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"More than a decade and still enjoying it..."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Austin, TX
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- Flex time
- Work-from-home
- Great work-life balance
- Fantastic annual bonuses
- Engineers get exposure to a breadth of product development activity such as Project/Program Management, Product Marketing, Technical Writing, Social Media marketing etc.

Cons

- Lots of red tape and bureaucracy
- Management focused on Windows OS and Windows OS based products
- Not innovative and does not spend nearly enough in R&D
- Very frugal travel budgets for employees. Forget traveling to Global Dev Centers (like SDC, BDC etc), travel for even local conferences is hard to get approval for.

Advice to Management

Well read my list of Cons :)

Other Employee Reviews for Dell

  1. "Stay away if you are a foreigner"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Manager 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

    + Diverse opportunities for career growth
    + Wonderful talented employees
    + Dynamic and adaptable culture

    Cons

    - You are treated like a third-class citizen if you are a foreigner. Indefinite company wide PERM pause without any consideration for performance, group or experience, is extremely frustrating.
    - HR promises perks that they dont keep. On joining the company I was verbally agreed that Dell would start my PERM process after 6m of joining. Now I am into my 3rd year and the process has not even started due to change in management, change in organization structure, PERM pause and what not.

    Advice to Management

    People build great companies and not processes. This is especially true if you are striving to be an end-to-end service provider with focus on software and services.


  2. "Hard place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Round Rock, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Connected workplace, location, facilities - cafeteria, gym, insurance, etc.

    Cons

    Policies and procedures are cumbersome, admin life is difficult and not recognized or valued even though required to keep on top of all new tools and procedures in order to train/advise others. Workload is extreme.

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