Skip to comments.Dell layoffs this week: 15,000 to be hit: report
Posted on 02/03/2014 8:56:46 AM PST by Wiggins
Dell's expected layoff programme is expected to begin this week, and over 15,000 people may lose their jobs worldwide.
Insiders speaking to the Register say that the PC giant's restructuring operation has resulted in cuts in every department, "some of these have already been downsized and are now being told to cut 15 per cent more heads."
The restructuring efforts of the now privately-owned PC maker are down to a falling PC market, slumping profit margins and a slow start in the mobile realm where Apple, Samsung and Google now dominate. As part of the company revamp, founder Michael Dell is trying to focus on enterprise-related services including cloud and mobile systems -- but this means that staff in sectors unrelated to the new business focus are at risk.
One of the publication's sources predicts the cuts -- which are expected to hit at least 15,000 people -- will be "a bloodbath" when it arrives this week. The severance package includes two months' pay plus an extra week for each year in Dell's employ, a bonus at 75 percent, health insurance for 18 months in the U.S. and some outplacement services at least stateside.
Dell's current chief financial officer, Brian Gladden, will soon be leaving Dell in order to "pursue career interests outside of Dell," and will be replaced by the Texas-based firm's chief accounting officer, Thomas Sweet.
Last week, Dell announced a partnership with Cumulus Networks to deliver Linux-based, bare-metal networking devices to businesses, to develop their "vision of the new data center networking model is an open ecosystem where customers can choose among various industry-standard networking gear, network applications and network operating systems to meet their business needs."
Gearing up for Recovery Summer 5.0®...!!!!
Has Obomba visited Dell recently?
But... but... the unemployment rate!!.........
Ohio news this morning.... 400+ jobs leaving Cleveland airport.
Dell’s service sector has gone downhill. I’ve had the “pleasure” of working with DellDirect, and they’re the most dysfunctional group I’ve ever seen in IT. Having worked with HPDirect, by comparison, that’s not good.
Dell’s gone over to consulting real strong, esp. with their garbage “Quest” product line. They still make decent hardware, but being an HP guy myself, I think it’s inferior to other offerings such as IBM’s lines.
For the Tech PING list.
Bbbbut, the Stock Market is doing great!
I think much of this is due to the stupid refusal of the current leadership at Microsoft to fix Windows 8. Or, for that matter, their stupid refusal to provide alternate startup pages, for touch users and for keyboard-desktop-laptop users.
I’m still on Windows 7, but who knows where this is going if they don’t wise up NOW!
I worked for 2 years with a Dell client until a new Dell manager came in and decided to make the IT department Bangalore East.
Thank you for the Inspiration!
Someone could do a video of her and her billionaires with the theme music for “My Fair Lady” or “My Three Sons”
“I worked for 2 years with a Dell client until a new Dell manager came in and decided to make the IT department Bangalore East.”
For a long time personal products service was fulfilled in India and was horrible. But I also dealt with them at work and their business line suport was still stateside and was awesome. They knew what they were doing and were helpful. I learned that I could register the products I bought for home with business support and everything was right with the world.
About 6 or 7 years ago, if memory serves, they cut over business support to India. GAME OVER. I bought no more products from Dell.
“The U.S. economy continues to heal.”
Maybe its a typo and the meant the old English version "to heel over" like ship capsizing...?
Bought my first Dell a few months ago here in Japan and am extremely pleased with it so far ( after a nightmare few years with an HP ) . Customer support is in China and my wife says they speak Japanese as well as a native .
I agree with you in part. I think that MS could have fixed that issue with 8.1. 8.1 allows a user to now be able to boot to the desktop but they still have to access the start page for the apps. They should have added a start menu even though there are start up apps available like Start 8. Win 8 does have some nice features like storage space and file history. I still believe that people are moving to away from desktop computing to tablets and phones though. Especially with cloud services like Google Drive and Sky Drive available at a decent price.
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