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"Good for learning, bad for growing"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good work/life balance, opportunities to talk to people in different countries

Cons

Low chances of being promoted, bad salary, too much bureaucracy

Other Employee Reviews for Dell

  1. "Mixed Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Brand Name, Cultures and Values

    Cons

    Annual salary hike is not good. Very stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees happy. Give importance to employee retention.


  2. "Limited in many ways"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice campus, some really smart and motivated people, a few very interesting projects, no silly swipe-in and out rules, communicative top management, and flexible timings.

    Cons

    No concept of retaining good talent. Internal training sessions are a joke. Unreasonable expectations from senior management when it comes to how projects are run - one is expected to deliver large projects with just untrained freshers and a couple of team leads in minimum time with high quality. Leadership seems to be out of touch with ground reality as they impose new restrictions and processes that further slow down work. Unreachable HR and non-existent career guidance. Only senior management seems to get promotions. Very few good projects to choose from. Good resources are often never able to switch projects to learn new things as there seems to be a shortage of capable, motivated employees, causing project managers to hold onto them no matter what. Illogical vertical-horizontal structure. Minimal investment in innovation and no expenditure on employee engagement activities. Seems to still be incapable of stitching together a convincing end-to-end story to customers, reflected in the few new logos/business wins since the merger with Dell. All in all, Perot Systems was a far better place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what team leads and project managers have to say to understand how the arbitrary decisions you impose may be affecting project delivery and in turn customer satisfaction. There's no point controlling costs to the point where your decisions start having a negative impact on our ability to deliver, and hence earn revenue.


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