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4 people found this helpful  

Great pay, abusive environment.

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Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Austin, TX (US)
Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Austin, TX (US)

I worked at Dell

Pros

Great financial compensation. Very challenging.

Cons

Border-line abuse. The corporate culture says one thing, but, in some cases, managers treat employees however they want. They know it is very difficult for individuals to sue such a large company and some managers are border-line abusive. They also use malignment and rumors that are not factual, to destroy careers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Walk your walk. If you want good people, be sure your people are being treated fairly all the way through the organization. I believe part of the reason you are in the situation you are in, and not HP or IBM is because you have burned through a lot of good talent and the word on the street is to stay away. As a result you are only attracting the people that are marginally talented, but will work hard. You need to attract the very talented (by treating them right). The very talented don't have to put up with the Dell crap, so they have chosen to go (or stay) elsewhere.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, but needs to focus on rewarding hardwork instead of maintaining profitability.

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    Career Advancement is encouraged from all levels of the company. Upper management runs a glass house to ensure that all can see the operations of the company. Communication is good.

    Cons

    Work life balance is somewhat ignored. Pay for lower level jobs not quite up to market standards. Company has reduced benefits with changing it's sales compensation structure. Increased the cost of health insurance, took away employee stock plan.

    Current market conditions are making it tough on Dell right now. Company recently announced 8000 layoffs globally. Considering it is primarily a commodities company, the current economic situation may not pose well for Dell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to rewarding employees for their success. Need to reevaluate sales quotas to ensure they are achievable and inline with market growth.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A Changing Landscape

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    Hard working env't. VERY intelligent people. Opportunity for large turnaround. Although challenged over the last few years, Dell has a very strong balance sheet and the potential to transition to be a key Enterprise IT provider that can leverage its brand and expand its presence Globally. Many fault Dell for being too US-centric (ie vs IBM or HP). However, this limited channel provides great opportunities abroad. _

    Cons

    Tough "sink / swim" culture. Somewhat reactive (ie transactional) selling process (although changing) - which can impact culture and expectations. Difficult to gain Executive experience as slowing economy / growth limits upward mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on margin (EPS) growth and ignore Wall St analyst revenue/growth expectations (ie market share). Provide greater internal mobility, trust your historic leaders with bigger responsibility, and standardize toolsets.

    No opinion of CEO
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