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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. "Hard place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "Typical corporate ladder"

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

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

    Pros

    Remote work options available, sometimes promoted; More vacation days with tenure (yearly allocation, use or lose); Week of paid vacation during xmas week

    Cons

    Earning promotions requires the utmost vigilance (hard work + suck up + networking + right place/right time + good manager). The company claims a merit-based raise/promotion system, but this is only a half-truth. It's very difficult and rare to be promoted within your current team; it's much easier to earn promotions through team/department changes - which requires good networking.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize high performing employees and value them above all else; at the same time, weed out low performers; Implement employee-tailored plans for growth and development.

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