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Review averages

  • 347 employees say

    Excellent (168)
    48.414985590778%
    Good (81)
    23.342939481268%
    Satisfactory (60)
    17.291066282421%
    Subpar (38)
    10.951008645533%
    3.60
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.00

Reviews for Dell

Reviews - What employees say

3.60 Employees say
1.00 Applicants say

Company Culture

Again, NIH never had a problem with other institutes that I worked for "ONLY" NIAID

Support from management

again, the office was divided by race issues so and NO decision making

Teamwork

The current supervisor managed two offices one in Bethesda and the other in Montana and the employees in Montana are all white yes the co-workers were divided and offered to do overtime, promotions, remote/teleworking, details to other offices within NIH, yes unfairness I believe race played a major part.

Freedom to work independently

Somewhat , still micro managing by the former last supervisor

Internal Communication

Well the internal communication did not work for minorities at all always the last to find out anything that was going on in the office

Gender Equality

Nope the men (African American) in the office was allow privileges as far as teleworking not the (African American women)

Attitude towards older colleagues

Yes Caucasians

Career Development

Yes and no depends on the supervisor(s)

Overall compensation for your work

The lab I supported and one of my former supervisors awarded me with on spot awards each year including my performance appraisals ratings 3,4, and 5). My last supervisor did not compensate me at all and I was given an unsuccessful rating a 2. I never in my work history of the Federal Government receive an unsuccessful rating never!!

Office / Work Environment

The environment was okay

Environmental Friendliness

The last office I worked in with the new supervisor no friendliness towards minorities (African American and Hispanic women)

Work-Life Balance

Former institutes in NIH were fair and gave me reasonable accommodations. Having a child/young adult who has a disability Downs it helped my work-life but my last supervisor with NIAID would not allow me any reasonable accommodations and it forced me to resign in November 2018 after 17 years of service with the Federal Government.

Company Image

NIAID one of the institutes of NIH ....NO

Job Security

yes very stable

Handicapped Accessibility

I'm not disable but they do offered handicap accessibility

Workplace Safety

work safety was never an issue and yes

Challenging Work

The workflow was challenging which was not a problem it was the unfairness how the work was delegated.

Inclusive / Diverse

The office I formerly worked for NO for minorities (African Americans and Hispanics)

Suggestions for improvement

  • Management needs to be replace including my last supervisor

What I like about the company

I enjoyed working for NIH I've met and work with many good people and learned a lot about the mission of NIH

What I dislike about the company

The institute NIAID and the NIH EEO sides with management which gives NIH a bad name.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    National Institutes of Health
  • City
    Rockville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2018
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 02.Oct 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Man-eat-man world. Very competitive and leaders sometimes (not top leaders) explaining away bad results, for example, would have some dog and pony to fill their time with words to where everyone else in meeting could find an answer...not THE answer

Support from management

If you were in good with management you were good...if not, a covert effort was made to work unliked people off the team

Teamwork

That was good, because one had to go into the preverbal shooting gallery of an oversized review meeting where everyone has an opinion

Freedom to work independently

IT was cheaper for them to go MSFT and reduce facilities to spend less. If you were nice to people, have an educated question to ask an engineer, for example, you could break over-thought processes to get work done faster

Internal Communication

Fine, canned, un-conversational and you could spot the words that meant limited raises, no bonus or layoffs

Gender Equality

More woman then ever are making it up the ranks. It took a while to get there

Attitude towards older colleagues

Depended on the group. For example, engineering wisdom from those who were at the forefront of networking, creating the platform for social as we know it...it took marketing to pull the benefits and how to sell out of them. Dell was often too early on technologies....

Career Development

LOL

Overall compensation for your work

Was told, as one of the people on the team that did the most and was interim manager for the team, did exec. relations, events etc. was told I was the lowest paid

Office / Work Environment

It is barren at times, people stick to processes (which are necessary, but not at the expense of doing the right or more successful thing)

Environmental Friendliness

Faned at it and had solar panels.

Work-Life Balance

NONE...just get the job done. Groups, like say IT or Online, would be charged with lowering cost. But that ball went downhill to groups depending on them that meant they had more work to get done to just get a product page up. So they would pass off work of someone making $14/hour to more senior content creators make $50

Company Image

Dell took a while to realize that their early thought leadership and delivery of technology would be democratized. It came true, and companies beat Dell to price/performance congfigs and when PCs were powerful enough to so most things, Dell still kept a config to order that was higher in price, when Asus and Acer were cleaning their clock. It took a bit for Dell to shake it.

Job Security

Just read the smoke signals and figure out when to keep your head down and get work done or shine....

Challenging Work

Amount was high so you had to learn. Also, when layoffs happened, the work had to be absorbed.

Inclusive / Diverse

They were very good about that...at the end of the day they wanted the best employee - no matter what....

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Dell
  • City
    Austin
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Marketing/product management

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 30.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Lip-service to "people first". The culture is not very inclusive, and there seems to be a strong bias against older workers who have not "made it". After nearly two decades, I've been on both sides-- had managers invite me to join their team, and have been part of many reorganizations. Beware of remote managers that spend little time actually managing (Hands off is good, passive and disconnected is not), but who wield power in handing out reviews or recommending who gets laid off. the pressure on them is to do analytics, and for some managing people is secondary. You can take this with a grain of salt-- yes, Im pretty bitter after spending most of my life with Dell EMC, but my assessment is fairly objective.

Support from management

I rate this a one, but it depends. I've had fantastic managers, but my most recent two (one based in RR the other based in MN) were unmitigated disasters. The one in RR was very nice-- appeared to be helping, but didn't really tolerate much if you were having trouble in your role or life, which is contrary to Dell EMC's "people first" cultural tower. This was were I think my mostly successful career was negatively impacted-- like most places, managers wield a lot of power, and Dell Politics are something to be aware of, as you don't really have a reasonable way to get out from under them if you tick the wrong person off. Unless you can negotiate relationships with powerful managers, do not tick off the wrong manager. The 2nd manager was passive and non-communicative to the point that if you diplomatically asked about career paths, or growth opportunities, the abdication of support was palpable.

Teamwork

1st line organizational teams usually work well. Depending on organization, it can be great, others can be poor-- something that is worth asking about in a side-ways or diplomatic when interviewing. My experience in sales has been that it was great. Services interactions are a bit more stressed.

Freedom to work independently

This can be a five, depending on the organization. It requires you to use your common sense and deliver. It can also be a 1 in the wrong organization.

Internal Communication

Usually pretty good. I would rate this 3.5, hence the 4. Some organizational interaction has a 'fiefdom' feel.

Gender Equality

If you believe gender equality is gauged by what gender holds managerial position, there are probably more females in management than males.

Attitude towards older colleagues

If you look at the reduction in force actions, you will notice that the vast majority (at least when I got RIFed) are older. My group, was 80% over 50-- 8 out of 9 were older than 50, the one under 50 was 43. The only reason I know this is because of the notification they were required to provide. I did consider an attorney, but the severance was too much to risk.

Career Development

Lip-service to career. This can be a five with the right mentor and management, but this is rare. Some folks are stellar and rise in the ranks super fast. These are usually extremely charismatic, very good looking and think well of themselves (which normally is good, but the types that go up can be very narcissistic).

Work-Life Balance

Used to be fantastics. Now, mostly lip-service (c. late 2017-early 2018, post Dell EMC merger). It seems the uptight folks from MA have brought the WLB down in TX. MN has always been ambiguous.

Job Security

My career at Dell EMC was always growing, But don't expect management to look at your past successes as an indicator if you appear to falter more than once. At Dell EMC, if your manager is a schmoozer with upper management, and you get his negative attention, your goose is cooked. Find another job internally before it's too late.

Challenging Work

Loved the work. Hated the office politics and lack of humanity, especially from the 30ish generation toward the 40ish and 50ish generation.

Inclusive / Diverse

In terms of cultural diversity and inclusiveness, this is a five. In terms of diversity of thought, I'd rate it a two. "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is a good rule regarding ideological banter. I never had a problem.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Hold managers accountable, create a larger Ombudsman organization. Two weeks notice is not suffucient to find another internal job. You should provide three month, especially if you're willing to provide 2 month severance plus time served at Dell.

What I like about the company

I used to like the work and challenge.

What I dislike about the company

Hated the lack of thought-diversity. Great ethnic and gender diversity, but the thought-diversity was abysmal, and lacked open discussion about possible improvements to organization (as management took this as criticism and seems to shuffle you to the door).

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Dell EMC
  • City
    Round Rock
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered

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Review averages

  • 347 employees say

    Excellent (168)
    48.414985590778%
    Good (81)
    23.342939481268%
    Satisfactory (60)
    17.291066282421%
    Subpar (38)
    10.951008645533%
    3.60
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.00

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3.59
348 reviews

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