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"A ton of opportunities"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Consultant in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Consultant in Austin, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Smart people,cool projects, strong culture of internal movement allowing for plenty of career opportunities

Cons

With such a large company (well over 100,000 in the workforce), there are often too many initiatives, diluting focus on the most important strategies. Even now with a strong culture / value statement / people strategy, you can still find remnants of the legacy culture of unhealthy competition and tolerating aggresive work styles

Advice to Management

Simplify and streamline the transformative work

Other Employee Reviews for Dell

  1. "A Company in Search of It's Identity"

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

    I worked at Dell full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stock...at least it was. A strong company in the earlier stages but it seemed to become mired in indecision with changes in the early '00. Playing catch up with major competitors and it seems that Michael has started to see the light in that hardware is a shrinking market compared to services, SaaS and consulting.

    Cons

    Red Tape, Products with short lifecycles, Disassociated product management, Acquisition and limited integration, etc.

    It will be a very bumpy road for the next few years as Dell tries to create an identity that customers can associate with and feel comfortable investing time and resources in, instead of spending share of wallet with their competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Private is the best option and has been for the last 10+ years. Too bad you have burned the investors and employees that built the foundation of a great company along the way. Private also removes the accountability to the outside world.


  2. "Transformation uncertain"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Round Rock, TX
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Agile Executive Leadership
    Annual employee survey taken seriously
    Very talented employees
    Helathy balance sheet

    Cons

    Transformation will take time
    Non-existent career management
    No formal mentor program
    Performance review process is broken
    Too many initiatives tends to result in no focus
    Lots of politics as some businesses struggle and others grow
    Annual changes in management teams

    Advice to Management

    Enterprise IT services is a lot more complicated than building boxes on demand, and removing cost from the supply chain. Figure out your differentiation and go to market plan and stick to it.


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