HGST Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Ok place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HGST

    Pros

    Good pay bonus and benefits

    Cons

    hours get cut when things slow down

  2. Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at HGST

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance depending upon what department you work for

    Cons

    No flexibility; employees should be able to work from home

    Advice to Management

    be more flexible

  3. Good for learning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intent Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Intern - Intent Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at HGST as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good for interns, lots of learning, exciting perks, free lunch

    Cons

    Slow management, no proper communication, lay off issues

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  5. OK Place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HGST

    Pros

    Nice campus. Lots of room to walk

    Cons

    Way too many layers of management

    Advice to Management

    lay off all the useless managers

  6. OK, but not exciting.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Intern in Rochester, MN

    I have been working at HGST

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are friendly and nice. Payment is OK.

    Cons

    Not exciting. Sometimes feel I am just doing some trivial jobs.

  7. i was at this company for more than 10 years, in which time it was IBM, then Hitachi and now bought by Western digital.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Engineer

    I worked at HGST full-time (More than 10 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I worked in Research and there was a lot of pros: extreme schedule flexibility interesting work and very good and talented colleagues

    Cons

    Since it was bought by Western digital, some of the politics and policy have changed and it is a little less people friendly,

  8. Project Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HGST

    Pros

    A very challenging environment to work in

    Cons

    A lot of retention in workforce

  9. Avg salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HGST full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Latest technology to work with

    Cons

    not great salary. processes cumbersome

    Advice to Management

    increase the salaries

  10. My immediate manager was compassionate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at HGST (More than 10 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    some what ok for benefits

    Cons

    My work schedule was flexible

    Advice to Management

    Be open

  11. Decent Work culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at HGST full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Customer focussed, good bonus and have work life balance

    Cons

    Project take long sometimes due to long processes

    Advice to Management

    Have all engineers in the same time zone to resolve issues.

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