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Updated 25 Nov 2014
Updated 25 Nov 2014
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    Sales Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at Dell in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    It took a month for initial contact since I submitted my resume and my first interview was arranged. I was interviewed by sales people, not by HR. I was asked about my motivation and whether I think I will be able to perform in this position. Didn't need to know products. The second interview a week later was a role play scenario. Nothing tricky, just a normal working situation - calling back a client who made a request and collecting the scope from him. Only sales people were present. All the people I met were nice, it paid to be yourself and to be enthusiastic about technology.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't any really difficult questions, something I didn't expect - what would make your time working for us horrible?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Human Resources Ops Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Dell in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume through an internal contact, and I was called within a week to arrange a time for an in person, one on one interview at the office in Frenchs Forest (so no phone interview screening). They emailed me all the details I required in advance - address, map, phone numbers, name of the interviewer, how to enter the office.

    I arrived on the arranged day and time and was greeted by the interviewer. He had a generic question and answer sheet, but thankfully did not use it other than to jot down notes in the relevant sections - the first question I was able to read on the page was, 'Why do you want to work for Dell?'.

    He was an experienced interviewer; and asked more general questions pertaining to my previous experience, knowledge of the role and the company, which gave me more freedom to answer questions without being stilted. Given that I am a recent graduate, he focused more on how my previous experience could relate to required competencies of the offered position, as opposed to the actual technical skills required. Having worked in the position being offered, he had comprehensive knowledge about the job and was able to answer and succinctly explain all the details I required.

    A few days after the interview, he called to say they were not continuing with my application, having other candidates with more relevant experience as one reason, also saying that the manager who was offshore would most likely not be able to provide the hand holding I would have required (basically, I was under-qualified for this role). He provided feedback, which was also greatly appreciated.

    In terms of culture, Dell in Australia is not considered a 'corporate' culture firm in which everyone wears a suit to work every day. I was overdressed in a black blazer, button down and a skirt - but it does help to make a 'professional' impression. Being a MNC, the interviewer did also say that the position would mean collaborating with people across the Asia-Pacific and Japan region, including India, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia - so time differences would affect how early or late you would start and finish.

    Interview Questions
    • Given your previous experience, what skills have you picked up that are most relevant to this job?
      While on exchange overseas, what difficulties did you face while dealing with the local culture?
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Dell.

    Interview Details

    Campus Recruitment - 2 interviews... technical and HR
    Technical was more on your marketing concepts and everything taught in college. HR was more general kinds. The normal ques like describe urself,strength weakness and all were only asked. it was a nice experience. they will keep u comfortable throughout

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview process has taken more than a month time.HR then Technical then manager round.Telephonic interview.Question related to work and technical skills.Negotiate well with HR.
    Don't get fooled by variable part.Try to get good fix salary.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Don't get fool by variable part.Go more for fixed salary.No onsite so take care of that while negotiating.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    MBA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It was a one stage interview with 2 people that lasted about 40 minutes. My experience was covered in great detail. I was asked questions on what kind of working environment I was looking for, what my strengths were, what leadership was to me and given a case question at the end. It was very conversational in style and I made sure to give them good reasons why I wanted to work for them, what I knew about them. I also followed up with substantive questions at the end.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Various Positions In Mid-level Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Mostly behavioral interviews with one or two managers. Competency-based interviews. Focus on driving for results, leadership abilities, ability to deal with and manage change.
    Hiring managers usually do not have much leeway on salary/benefits negotiations.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Dell.

    Interview Details

    I had an on-campus interview. The interview was not technical - the interviewer was very friendly, asked about my past experiences and strengths/weaknesses. There was only one round of interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to be adaptable/flexible given the resources you have.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Dell Response

    Nov 17, 2014Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    We're thrilled to hear about your positive experience. Congratulations on your offer!

  9.  

    Territory Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Dell.

    Interview Details

    1 gd n 2 interviews
    1 hr and other technical..
    Interviews are simple and behavioral in nature.. simple ways of asking.. basics should be known.. Understand the Dell proposition well ..

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I was waitlisted

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Logistics Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Dell.

    Interview Details

    - Communication with HR was smooth sailing and the HR personnel was very friendly and warm
    - I was interviewed by both the logistics and finance directors, I feel what concerns them the most is the fit for the company, especially the team you are working with.
    - It was a more of a get-to-know-you session than a this are the questions I'm going to ask 1,2,3...
    - HR was quick in responding back after interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions are not that difficult. Ask mostly on your background, the reasons for your interest in logistics, work experience and also experience with projects.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Dell.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter contacted me, was a bit rude in the process, but company intrigued me. There was no phone screen. They called me in for an interview based on my resume. Was a very uncoordinated process and met with different individuals from different teams. There were no difficult questions, more about daily processes. Hiring manager was supposed to meet with me but bailed for another commitment and never rescheduled. I never heard back from HR either. Horribly run organization.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Dell Response

    Nov 17, 2014Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    We are terribly disappointed and sorry to learn of your poor experience. Your post will be shared with our teams to further determine what we can do better in the future. Thank you for taking the ... More

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