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Dell Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
3,724 Reviews
3.4
3,724 Reviews
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Dell Chairman and CEO Michael S. Dell
Michael S. Dell
2,290 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance; flexible work hours; empowered individual contributors (in 468 reviews)

  • They give you a very nice laptop and dock so you can work from home when needed (in 158 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can become a challenge; frequent reorganizations affect work quality (in 146 reviews)

  • The senior management reporting to Michael is very uneven with a couple of real bozos (in 75 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great focus on diversity, work life balance is truly there as I worked from home. Really collaborative and innovative environment.

    Cons

    In recruitment you have limited opportunities because no one moves around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really strong leaders, keep innovating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Action packed, Fast paced and big on metrics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - TSR  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - TSR in Sydney

    I worked at Dell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you love technology and understand the value proposition of Dell you will go great guns. Lots of formal and informal learning. Can be alot of discretion required for decion making but adds to the challenge.

    Cons

    Big on virtual teams so if yours is toxic seriously affects your performance with not much room to maneuver
    Need to understand metrics of territory. If not things get quite perilous with your manager.
    Not for the easy going or wall flower
    Managers are young so not much worth with performance reviews

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better understanding of discovering peoples strengths and backing them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Sydney

    I worked at Dell full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong sales culture, good incentives, motivated team "on the floor" and growing portfolio of capabilities including easy conversation starters with WYSE, Quest software and hosting services.

    Good work life balance and decent rewards when over-achievement happens.

    Cons

    Growing layers of approvers before things can happen , lukewarm ability to execute on Services and disconnect between Sales and Support.

    Lack of communication from the most senior levels in the organisation over the last 12 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire for cultural fit, choose battles (and deals) Dell can win then go for it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales-driven organization, numbers on your back everyday. Multiple sales call in a week.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I worked at Dell full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Learnt a lot in this role, good products, always about price, great culture, great staff, northern beaches location.

    Cons

    Happy to undercut channel, a constant challenge between direct and channel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management always positive about outlook in tough times.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, strong products, awesome client range!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Melbourne

    I have been working at Dell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company has a very positive and supportive culture. Everyone will work to support and teach one another, regardless of if you work in their patch. Our enterprise products are second to none, and this is important as our customers trust us.

    Cons

    Your first week is like drinking straight from the firehose! Prepare to think, and move quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to take risks, and don't say the things other managers want to hear... This will kill the company in the long-term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great job

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Sydney

    I worked at Dell full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The connected home program was a great initiative for some on the staff that qualified. Good management teams and great colleagues and good social events.

    Cons

    Too many re-orgs and Changes, I had 5 managers in 3 years at one stage but my last manager I had for 3 years and was great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to get rid of the non contributors and get a fresh senior mangement team which vendor experience other than Dell.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dell full-time

    Pros

    - Excellent induction training
    - Good managers
    - Supprotive team membranes
    - Good work/life balance
    - Good career prospective with condition of acquiring the required training
    - Training and certification payment for approved certifications

    Cons

    - Higher levels engineers lack management skills
    - Organisation structure very flat for some departments
    - Internal IT support is poor
    - Slow career progression and advancement to next steps
    - Management Inflexibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Need to add another management layer; that's team leaders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not enjoyable

    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Dell full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some good peers. Established networks within industry.

    Cons

    Uncertain direction. Trying to play catchup to rest of industry, but there does not appear to be any real strategy (or competitive advantage being created). I found myself very confused on what type of mind share we are working towards when doing business with my clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You either need to communicate the direction better with employees or put some effort in getting an actual strategy in place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company - too many people not doing much..

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    Former Employee - Condultant  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Condultant in Sydney

    I worked at Dell as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for - they spend a lot of money on you - parties etc are very good. Management could be good or bad but mostly, a good company with great atmosphere.

    Cons

    There are too many people (or were when I was there) that dont anything - hard to tell what exactly they do. Even when you ask these guys that question - they seem to be lost, can't explain what exactly they do...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to get rid of these people who are not required and promote people who are doing a good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    exciting, fast paced and ever changing environment

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Sydney

    I worked at Dell full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    never a bored moment, good team work and management

    Cons

    if you don't like change then beware the only constant is permanent change

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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