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"Greediness has cost this company its value"

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Former Employee - L1 TECHNICIAN
Former Employee - L1 TECHNICIAN
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

You have a somewhat standard industry wage, not too good, not too great. You do get somewhat to choose your hours, that depends on your operation. Some of the people you work with are friendly and nice, but some of them can also be jerks. You can surf the Internet at work. Some supervisors are friendly and helpful. You get a MSDN subscription as a technician with Dell.

Cons

Not very stable, was laid off after a year of service. In fact, the whole location was laid off. Some supervisors have little or no business being supervisors. No real training other than Dell specifics, which is pretty useless for elsewhere.

Advice to Management

Stop laying off those competent people that work for you. Your greediness is finally catching up to you.

Other Employee Reviews for Dell

  1. "Great place to work if you like a really fast paced environment. You will not be bored."

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    Former Employee - Operations Advisor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Operations Advisor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you like a fast paced environment is the place to be, and real effort is made to make you feel part of a team, and to do extra activites that really create that sense of comradery.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not always easily managed there due to fast made decisions that trickle down to front line employees too fast.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.. try to mitigate the issues with work life balance.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "DELL ASIA- INVESTMENT BANK FOR expat STAFF"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Focused on execution with growing channel business and improved product offering
    - Good data gathering about the business and market analysis
    - Compensation is reasonable
    - Open communication among staff

    Cons

    - No career growth. All leadership positions are held by expats. The president is expat from US; all his direct reports VPs are expats and most of the VP's direct reports are expats. Dell spends US$25-35M/year just to pay for their housing, childrens education, tax equalizations, misc (excluding salary).

    Dell has been here in Australia for 15+ years but it has never had a local GM, they have always been from the US.

    - Management Communication with Staff: As all Leaders comes from US they have lack of understanding about the region and do not invest in building any relationships.

    - Mentoring, Training & Growth: Again as most leaders come here with a short term mindset they are not focused in developing staff or building relationships.

    - Work Life Balance: In 2006 staff was laid off and not a single expat was turned to local package the line managers are now doing more work then before.

    Advice to Management

    Pair down the ratio of expat to locals similar to what HP or Accer has. Develop local leaders for here in Australia.

    COMMUNICATE: Have the managers connect with employees build empathy. The expats with low Tell Dell (staff feedback) should be shipped back- show that you really care about the results.

    WORK LIFE BALANCE: Walk the Talk

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