Thread regarding Dell Inc. layoffs

Hopkinton

I'm based out of Hopkinton and here are the general numbers/dates we are hearing as of today.

Expected total 20-25% cut for DellEMC employees (this includes product/departmental cuts that extend beyond the dates listed below)

Expected 10-15% cut inside the Enterprise & Mid-range Storage Division (VMAX/VNX)

Hopkinton building 228 (EMSD) to get hit 1/11/17

Hopkinton building 176 (EMSD) to get hit 1/12/17

Most managers are being abnormally hush about the topic this time around so I'm generally expecting broad cuts affecting a much wider range of teams than normal in the engineering areas. No one is safe.

by | Post ID: @LifSPCt
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I heard some EMC federal people were cut.

by | Post ID: @LifSPCt-7hcj

Maybe getting laid off is better - the new Dell pay 'model' for field SE's looks like a 30% pay cut for the bulk of the team....unless you have a big bank or multinational.......

by | Post ID: @LifSPCt-6onj

Just found a new job (for more money even) at another company after being with EMC for almost two years. SO glad that I got out before the tsunami washes over EMC.

by | Post ID: @LifSPCt-5phe

Many people were let go from the VMAX product.

by | Post ID: @LifSPCt-3bvb

dssd hit late november.

more to come.

by | Post ID: @LifSPCt-3put

Hopefully Just Getting Started!

Good to see they are starting to flush out the sewage pipes of worthless layers of nothing in Hopkinton and Santa Clara. Hopefully they aim for similar stuff in Atanta, Dallas, and Chicago. Let's also hope the axe doesn't stop until every "Senior Director of Looking Important and Traveling Senselessly on the Company Dime" is flushed out. Marketing, HR, product "managers", "presales" managers...drop the axe on 'em all and make them go get jobs where they actually have to PRODUCE results and not just focus on the company's cultish "personal branding" silliness.

All the while VMAX3 - it's FLAGSHIP product and what started the company - shipped without FICON for mainframe...the very reason the thing was invented. But don't worry - it's the foundation of "Cloud"...that's why AWS, Azure, Google run so many of them- oh, nevermind.

And keep shutting buildings down - I could never understand how the company could pay for leases on so many places that appeared to be 2% occupied throughout the day, other than to make the incestuous and conniving sales management feel important. It was a well run company - right into the arms of a mercy killing. Good riddance.

by | Post ID: @LifSPCt-2fih

They hit a few in SOBO - I was hit - I was remote because my "NEW" boss was in Austin. Was told earlier in the week I would be getting project but when you see your name/role deletion notice on a Sat -- I knew something was up. Sobo does not have any signage and we were told there would be rolling layoffs through June/July.

Observation - The Wednesday of the week of pay date.

by | Post ID: @LifSPCt-2vxj

@mvg - thanks for this - I missed that storry

by | Post ID: @LifSPCt-2vhv

I wish I could upvote your comment!

by | Post ID: @LifSPCt-2npl

Jeremy Burton is looking like a creepy melted wax figurine of late. It's only a matter of time until MSD shows that overpaid dork the door.

by | Post ID: @LifSPCt-1npq

In a merger like this, the top brass are often contracted for a year (or so) to try and give an impression of stability to the rest of the world. While Dell may be private, and thus not have to answer to stockholders, others are watching and would notice a mass exodus (voluntary or otherwise) of the senior (or so) leadership. Start watching this time next year to see who leaves at the upper ranks.

by | Post ID: @LifSPCt-1vji

There were numerous layoffs in 2016 in preparation for the acqusition. This is just the 2017 version. More to come. Anyone who looks at the revenue per employee number understands how grave the situation is.

by | Post ID: @LifSPCt-1uxz

And, yet, Jeremy Burton still has a job. Amazing.

by | Post ID: @LifSPCt-1bxg

176 was definitely hit yesterday. And ongoing today.

by | Post ID: @LifSPCt-1soz

Working 176, haven't seen anyone hit from my area this week yet, but will keep an eye out

by | Post ID: @LifSPCt-1hle

We Have a new year's breakfast meeting tomorrow for the field teams.

We'll see if they let them at least get breakfast.

by | Post ID: @LifSPCt-tio

If they think there is even a remote chance of you making s stink they will do it over the phone. I already know of one case where this happened and the person was even in the office once a week. Mgmt and HR have no qualms getting it over as quickly and painlessly as possible.

by | Post ID: @LifSPCt-zpa

Remote workers? Depends if it's a one day scenario. Then they'll get you the next day in the office. If you are long-term remote, depending on the distance, they'll call you in to the office for a "Communications Meeting." If you are long distance remote, they will do it over the phone and then by certified mail.

by | Post ID: @LifSPCt-iuj

Anyone know how do remote workers get notified?

by | Post ID: @LifSPCt-mtt

I know someone that got walked out the door from bldg. 176 so I guess they are sweeping both buildings 176 and 228 today 1/11/17. Good luck to all.

by | Post ID: @LifSPCt-oqi

I wonder why they are laying off so many emplouees from the vmax team, has it reached the end of the road?

by | Post ID: @LifSPCt-dgx

Old but relevant

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/10/07/dell_has_laid_off_some_emc_people_at_hopkinton/

by | Post ID: @LifSPCt-mvg

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