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"Hard Work, Great Pay"

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

I worked at Dell full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Outstanding pay and bonus structure
Talented and nice co-workers
The ability to fix a problem without having to ask

Cons

Most people work 50-60 hours per week, especially around deadlines
Very demanding work
People are promoted based on friendships with their manager and not necessarily on merit
Management is ADD -- they can't stick to an idea to save their lives

Advice to Management

Stick with one idea and see it through to the end
Stop trying to copy Apple, you'll never succeed in that endeavor
Listen to your employees

Other Employee Reviews for Dell

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Direction lost"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Round Rock, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive compensation package
    Various oppotunities for lateral job change

    Cons

    Lost direction
    Lack of focus
    Too many changes and too often
    Taken over by biz politics


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Only thing that stands in the way of Dell is Dell"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good potential if executed properly, great acquisitions, decent vision, great work life balance

    Cons

    very poor execution, extreme CYA attitude, too much fat for the results delivered, delivery driven culture which results in a lack of innovation, product managers not empowered enough to make product/design decisions, bureaucracy at every level, what should take 1 week to get done takes 2-3 months to get done, process overkill, several folks have made a career at Dell by not doing anything constructive. middle mgmt bloated, resulting in poor career growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Innovate, innovate, innovate. put 3% of rev towards R&D, let product team make product decisions, focus on how to make great things and revenue will come

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