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"Rough, political and inefficient"

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Former Employee - Marketing Senior Analyst in Round Rock, TX
Former Employee - Marketing Senior Analyst in Round Rock, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

* Very generous offer and paid to move me and my family from California to Austin Texas.
* The people in my group were smart, hard-working, and professional.
* Starbucks in the cafe and ATM in the lobby.
* Facilities were always clean and tidy.
* Security is very polite, professional, and on the ball.
* Shipping is very polite, professional, and on the ball.

Cons

* On-boarding procedures are terrible. Sink or swim basically, your on your own.
* Very political and unrewarding
* Sr. Managers, Directors anyone managing people should all have proper management training.
* People Managers are unethical and don't even know their being that way.
* Some systems are anarchic and ways of thinking.
* Don't even get me started on the bluppers on HR's part.
* Difficult to find parking
* No coffee in the kitchen, just a microwave and soda vending machine

Advice to Management

Implement a required management training class "2 weeks" in person class to train people managers the Dos and Don't, etc. Fix the on-boarding experience. Every person I spoke with all said it takes 3-6 months just to figure out whats going on. Need some kind of training.

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  1. "You need to network!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Supply Chain Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Supply Chain Intern in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dell as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Dell is what you want to make out of it. If you want to sit around and do the minimum, do it! If you don't want to come in to the office, do it! If you want to exceed, you need to build a network of people around you, who can help you go where you need to go. It's all about the connections.

    Cons

    No structure. You had to figure out what to do with the given assignment yourself. There was little to no guidance.

    Advice to Management

    Would love to see more structured programs, like rotational marketing program that you have.


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    "Dell Services - Good when times are Good; bad when time are bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Superior infrastructure, diverse support network, International presence.

    Cons

    Inflexible model, missed business opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Verticals? horiztonals? Matrix? Follow the money and stick with it.

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