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Development program participants | Bob

Bob, GAT programBob, Global Assurance & Transformation participant

When did you join Dell and what roles have you held in your time here?

I joined Dell on August 3, 2009 as part of the Finance Development Program (FDP). I was a Communications Solutions OPEX Sr. Analyst, Small and Medium Business Pricing Sr. Analyst, Global Ops Business Controls Sr. Analyst, Integration Sr. Analyst, Audit Advisor (4 different audits), and Business Initiatives Senior Advisor (2 different strategic projects). I've never been in the same role or project at Dell for more than 7 months.

Tell us about the career development opportunities at Dell and what inspired you to apply for the Global Assurance & Transformation program.

When I first heard about the Global Assurance and Transformation (GAT) group at Dell, I knew it was for me. The program has so many benefits and allows you to work on projects that truly impact the strategy of the company. GAT provides you with a chance to travel across the world to work with your global business partners, lead teams at an early stage of your career, and participate in world-class training symposiums.

What has been the best part about participating in the GAT program?

I love having the ability to rotate and work on a myriad of strategic initiatives across Dell's entire enterprise. Since joining GAT, I've worked on a factory audit in Poland, a trade compliance audit in China, fraud investigations in the United States, and much more. I've had so many opportunities to expand my business acumen and gain a breadth of experiences.

What has been your most rewarding project so far in your career at Dell?

I was a member of the Dell Software Group (DSG) Integration team. Together, we helped create a new Dell business unit out of several acquired software companies.

How would you describe the Dell culture?

 The culture is fast-paced. The business is constantly changing to provide better products and services to our customers. The people are fantastic and committed to making Dell a better company each and every day.

Describe your Dell experience using 5 words.

Thrilling, Challenging, Exciting, Never Dull

What advice would you give others who are considering applying for one of Dell's Development programs?

Dell is committed to your development. You will not be treated as a number in a huge corporation. The company offers so many opportunities for you to learn and grow as an individual. If you love being pushed to reach your full potential then applying to one of Dell's development programs is a great way to accelerate your career.

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