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"Direction lost"

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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

Other Employee Reviews for Dell

  1. Helpful (3)

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

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    • 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Hard Work, Great Pay"

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    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

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