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"Great place to work until the stock price drops"

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Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Oshkosh, WI
Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Oshkosh, WI
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Dell full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Very well compensated outside sales force
No micromanagement
Middle mgmt generally shields you from a lot of the BS
Decent work/life balance

Cons

Extremely reactive to external forces - market trends, company financials, etc.
Constant change -- Every Half (cannot stress this one enough)
Can't innovate and acquire at the same time

Advice to Management

Don't shuffle the deck every single time someone at the VP level changes jobs or leaves. It's ridiculous how little consistency there is in leadership under MSD.

Other Employee Reviews for Dell

  1. "Monotonous, yet a good place for a long termer looking to keep a decent paycheck and a family running."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Advisor in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Communications Advisor in Round Rock, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The variety of roles - one could go from engineering to marketing to operations within a few years. Setting up 1x1's with people was not difficult and people seem willing to give you insight and network with you.

    Cons

    Because of the built in processes that come with a company the size of Dell, most of the things you learn end up being Dell-unique unless your purposely seek roles that can build your resume. The con of having a variety of roles is that chances are you will end up being a "jack of all trades, master of none" unless you proactively tailor your roles to a specific niche.

    The biggest set back is the mindset of the company. In a world of innovators, such as Apple, Dell has capitalized on execution but hasn't set out to innovate organically. This is why so many acquisitions are being made. The old mindset that the direct order system will always work has led to a negative portfolio shift that is hardware heavy. Now that hardware is a break-even business at best, this is the company's greatest challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Change the mindset of the company, and cut back the red tape. Encourage innovation and investments in an infrastructure change that will allow Dell to own both the hardware and software dimensions, such as a Linux or open software type OS that uniquely goes with our hardware. Own the customer experience from end to end.


  2. "Dell has been a wonderful place to grow, learn, and develop my carier and personal network."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dell full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Dell has wonderful talent and the opportunities are endless for those that are willing to invest and learn. Because of the great talent there are wonderful mentors everywhere.

    Cons

    Most things at Dell are guardrail to guardrail and it can be hard to see where the middle line should be. It can be easy to get caught up in the daily grind and lose focus on what's important.

    Advice to Management

    Dell is currently going through a wonderful transformation from a hardware company to a solutions company. I believe "Who Moved My Cheese” comes into play with the current situation but few have found it. In times when massive change occurs quickly there are key pillars that keep your people working harder. Clear, open and honest communication, Ethics and culture, measurements or metrics that truly align the business goals, Customer’s needs, and the future vision. .


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