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HGST Reviews

Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 2015
128 Reviews
3.5
128 Reviews
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Mike Cordano
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a good work-life balance, and there is a sense of "familiness" within the company (in 14 reviews)

  • Good benefits, team work across the organization (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Unstable Management Team - too many changes in leaders every year (in 3 reviews)

  • Many meetings that lead to no real action items to be solved - wasting time and effort (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HGST

    Pros

    multicultural workforce, which makes it an interesting places to work.

    Cons

    sometimes stuck in old ways, hard to change

  2.  

    Nice SAP team

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

    I worked at HGST

    Pros

    very nice people and team to work.

    Cons

    Nothing atall , very nice people and team to work.

  3.  

    Good company to work for !

    • 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 as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. Good culcture

    Cons

    layoff happens quite often. Follow old process and it takes a long time for any change to happen

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    "A company that's like a family"

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

    I worked at HGST full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I like the diversity of cultures in this company, it works to the company's advantage. There is always a continuous drive for improvement and excellence so work has never been boring. There is a good work-life balance, and there is a sense of "familiness" within the company.

    Cons

    The company has a very fast-paced working environment that sometimes training becomes a less priority over work output.

    Recommends
  6.  

    It's a positive experience working there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lincoln, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lincoln, MA

    I worked at HGST as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free style.
    Cool tech, newest algorithm
    Friendly People there, always ready to answer my question
    Innovation product

    Cons

    location is not very good.
    Far from city, public transportation is not convenient.
    Especially in winter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a very strict team. The product is very good

  7.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HGST

    Pros

    Very great and wonderful experience

    Cons

    The team was sometimes lacking

  8.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    interesting projects, high quality people

    Cons

    HDD industry undergoing a transformation and skills in that industry might open less opportunities in the future

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    God company to work for

    • 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

    Pros

    The SAp team was very good to work with

    Cons

    Someimes have to work in shifts

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall decent experience

    • 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

    Pros

    Company has industry leading flash technology at customer disposal. Great technical resources at headquarters

    Cons

    small minded thinking in sales cycle. inexperienced leadership in Gov and Defense sector. No end to end solution besides PCIe cards to offer customer base

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company, could be better with a little more effort

    • 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 as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Competitive pay rate but could be better
    - Great work life balance. Understanding managers and flexible with hours
    - Some pretty solid benefits. Crossfit, premium coffee, cell phone discounts

    Cons

    - Always seems to behind the rest of the industry. Slow to come out with new products
    - Constantly shuffling people around, which creates confusion. I had 3 different managers in 6 months at one point
    - Communication gap between US and overseas teams are prevalent in some areas.
    - Seems to be hard to get promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Double check that organizational decisions make sense rather than just making a move for the sake of making one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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