Dell Technologies has confirmed that soon it will announce lay off from the core sales teams as part of a go-to-market strategy led by the partner that pays their direct sales staff even extra to sell storage via the channel, as reported by CRN.
As per the reports doing rounds in the media, a Dell spokesperson was recorded saying, “Some members of our sales team will leave the company. We don’t make these decisions lightly, and we’ll support those impacted as they transition to their next opportunity.”
However, no confirmation has been made by Dell officially, whether the layoff is a continuation or part of the February layoff of 6,650 employees.
The decision has impacted Dell employees and they have been exchanging worries and concerns on LinkedIn. Some of them are here:
“Well, my time is up at Dell Technologies as I was impacted in today’s workforce reduction. Friday will be my last day! I pray for all of my colleagues who have been impacted. As well as prayers for all that remain. It has been a great 7 years this time and a grand total of 14 years,” posted a sales manager holding experience of seven years.
“I was unfortunately impacted by the layoffs at Dell today. I'm thankful for my time at Dell and all of the friends that I made along the way. I consider many of you family and will definitely keep in touch. With that said, I am looking for a new role and would appreciate your support. Thank you in advance for any connections, advice, or opportunities you can offer. #OpenToWork,” wrote a technical sale representative with experience of five years.
“Unfortunately, I was one of one of the many people who was impacted by the recent layoffs at Dell,” said the sales manager with experience of five years.
There are a number of Dell employees with #OpenToWork status on their LinkedIn profiles impacted by the latest streak of layoffs by the firm. Check out some of them below:
“This is massive. This is exciting. We’ve been working on this for a while because we want to make sure we get it right. But we got it right and it’s supported by Michael Dell, Vice Chairman and COO Jeff Clarke, all the way through the organization,” in his statement Michael Dell bolstered the move revealing the company’s deep investment in partnership.
“We have decades of experience working with our partner community to accelerate transformation for our customers,” he said. “The ‘partner-first strategy for storage’ extends our partner commitment and unites the strengths of our partners with the advantages of our world-class team and solutions.”
The direct sales force of Dell is seen as largely compensated if their storage deals are moved through the channel. Moreover, the firm has declared already its intentions of expanding the opportunity spectrum for its sales representatives by increasing partners by four times the current.