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"Is real change coming?"

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Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

At one time innovative and hungry.

Cons

Career corporate politicians rampant. Busy work galore!

Advice to Management

Do not re-arrange deck chairs, fix ship!

Other Employee Reviews for Dell

  1. "Pretty good experience while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Paid well, good benefits and very flexible work options. WFH 2-3 times per week is no issue. Strong market brand. Pretty good group to work for and with. First 2 bosses were great. Inovolved with high level decisions and analysis.

    Cons

    Management ignored the team for 5 months with no direction or communication. Going private may be more of the same since leadership changes seem minimal. Struggling to evolve away from client into solution / sw company. More of the same?

    Advice to Management

    Lead... don't manage. Evolve quickly. Accelerate the transition from client by reducing the platforms and complexity. More of the same?


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to take on leadership roles; lots of work to do"

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    Current Employee - Project Program Management in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Project Program Management in Round Rock, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dell full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Direct, open culture. Great & talented people. Good compensation for strong performers. The company reinvention can be very exciting. Tremendous employee morale and good will for the company to succeed.

    Cons

    The company is in transition. Insufficient investment to improve internal systems and processes.
    Tendency for "group think" amongst middle management supporting exec management - Dell has lost the value of "managerial courage".
    Great work-from-home flexibility.
    Work/Life balance under serious threat, especially for people in global roles. Lot's of work to do, and not enough people.
    Limited budget for internal travel to interact with your team and colleagues.
    During reinvention, over-emphasis on self-promoting political behavior.
    Perpetual restructuring has been wasteful and lost so many opportunities to Dell's external competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the underlying infrastructure so that employees can be more effective in their daily work. Guard against rewarding self-promoting political behavior.
    Make crisp decisions about where you will invest or divest the business.
    Direct HR to retain the strongest employees during restructuring efforts, even if there is no immediate bench.

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