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"Empowering, varied, political and over-worked"

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Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Learn a huge amount, given great degree of freedom to find your own solutions and drive for results.
There are so many different technical solutions n the company portfolio and different routes to market that you can move around the organisation and get new experiences.
The work environment is high energy, results focussed and fast paced. Its quite exciting at times and stimulates innovation.

Cons

Painful amount of politics & playing the game. At times the internal competition is ferocious as colleagues seek to promote themselves.
Workloads are not managed effectively - you are set goals and often the 'how to' is not clear resulting in a totally unmanageable workload.
There is an overdependence on email which can lead to hundreds of mails that could take over your schedule.

Advice to Management

Reduce the number of KPI metrics and frequency of reporting. Simplify the sales function

Other Employee Reviews for Dell

  1. "Forward thinking organisation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture, inspiring top tier leadership. Can do attitude

    Cons

    Lots of acquisitions are broadening the portfolio to quickly


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Ok to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, flexitime, independence. Good pay.

    Cons

    Lack of structure and training for non technical roles. Very much learn on the job.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people managers to manage people rather than promoting anybody to run teams.

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