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Dell Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
3,967 Reviews
3.4
3,967 Reviews
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Dell Chairman and CEO Michael S. Dell
Michael S. Dell
2,432 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance; flexible work hours; empowered individual contributors (in 557 reviews)

  • They give you a very nice laptop and dock so you can work from home when needed (in 245 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can become a challenge; frequent reorganizations affect work quality (in 170 reviews)

  • The senior management reporting to Michael is very uneven with a couple of real bozos (in 81 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Bracknell, England
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Bracknell, England

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

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits
    Great company culture
    Great people (mostly)

    Cons

    Always changing - turmoil at times
    Some decisions defy logic. You just have to get on with some things knowing they are wrong and doomed to failure (not sure if this was attempt to manipulate share price, I guess no one knows what the motives were).
    Great flexible working practices
    Fun, rewarding, challenging
    Lost a lot of good (and some great) people (due to constant re-orgs)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be smart, don't allow yourselves to lose objectivity when making or evaluating decisions.
    Don't lose your good people, they may go to your competitors (your mission just got harder)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

    I worked at Dell full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Brand Name for the company

    Cons

    Average Compensation and lack of promotion plan

  3.  

    Looking forward to the future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Dell full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, decent salary, great people that I work with both overseas and in the UK. A great career move.

    Cons

    Can maybe work better with all products within the product portfolio to create a whole solution to the customer. Better communication with all Dell departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Dell Response

    Oct 23, 2014Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Glad to hear you've had a positive experience at Dell! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback!

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dynamic company not for the faint hearted

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to drive change, move across multiple areas of business, incredibly fast moving, can realise ideas if they are well thought out, flexible working hours and location

    Cons

    Pay well below market rates, tendency to load up extremely competent people to breaking point rather than hold everyone accountable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay market rates to your best employees and you wont keep losing them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Dell Response

    Oct 6, 2014Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Thank you for taking the time to share your comments, which we will communicate back to our leadership team. We value all of the feedback we receive, and use it to improve our employee offering.

  6.  

    Ageing Dinosaur barely holding it together

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Bracknell, England
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Bracknell, England

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

    Pros

    Decent work-life balance. Pay is ok but very average. If you want to spend more time with your family and not work very hard, you've come to the right place.

    Cons

    The company's products are dying a slow death and Executive mgmt has no desire to invest adequately in R&D. Lots of "talk" about innovation but R&D remains shockingly low. Because the products are so weak, margins tend to be razor thin which forces management to focus on OPEX cutting most of the time. Many employees idolise Michael Dell as a visionary. In reality, the last "vision" he had was in his dorm room. I lived with a decade of disappointment and can safely say- this man has no vision. His quote about selling off Apple says it all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good work life balance is keeping you competitive. The Emporer has no clothes but I wouldnt expect any manager to speak the truth or your career would be over. Kiss up to Michael Dell and his cronies and you'll be ok.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Dell Response

    Oct 23, 2014Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    We value all of the feedback we receive, so thank you for your comments which we will ensure are heard by our leadership team. Dell is continuously changing and evolving as a company and R&D is one ... More

  7.  

    #iwork4dell

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, awesome culture, COE leads on Social media

    Cons

    Can move too fast sometime........but this could also be a pro thinking about it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Dell Response

    Oct 6, 2014Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Great to hear you've had a positive experience at Dell, thanks for sharing!

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dell; close but no cigar

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at Dell full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some good people and friendly and pay is pretty good.

    Cons

    Insipid management, all about sales despite all the talk and career progression is pretty limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do any of the middle management actually make a difference or have any real control or influence over what happens? Er...nope. Still I must congratulate you all on excel skills with spreadsheets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    People People {eople

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Great cross functional People, Global scope and challanges, Dell is well suited to the employee who is willing to put in the work and live with the fact that colaoration is a part of the job in any Global Enterprise.

    Cons

    Constant directional Changes
    Management mis-alignment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after your performers,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Dell Response

    Jun 30, 2014Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Great to hear your feedback, we also believe our people are our greatest strength! Thanks for sharing!

  10.  

    Always fun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Account Director in London, England

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

    Pros

    Sales culture, good view on expenses

    Cons

    Still behaves like a box shifter

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Bracknell, England
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Bracknell, England

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

    Pros

    Great salary. Great work-life balance. Very supportive management. No micro management. Great talented team to work with

    Cons

    Not many. Too many people reporting on the same sales stats. Sales targets are unrealistic so achieving them is near enough impossible. Also, your number is made up of 100s of accounts. Trying to understand if your achievement is correct and verifying the results is impossible!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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