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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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    Not a bad place to work and getting better

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Nashville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Nashville, TN (US)

    I worked at Dell

    Pros

    Ability to learn various skills required to run a business - materials, distribution, customer care, support

    Cons

    large and cumbersome organization that forgot its heritage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run the business instead promoting a culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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
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