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- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Western Digital (Irvine, CA) in November 2013.
You have three rounds of interview. First is the supervisor, engineers, and then technicians. Know what are your strenghts and weaknesses, hardest problem you solved, know how to solve different IT problems when they are asked you. Understand different technology concepts.
- If someone gave you a laptop and asked you to fix it how would you fix it? Nothing wrong with battery or power cord, and it doesn't start up. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Western Digital in November 2013.
Process was easy, 2 interviews in the row, great people, great atmosphere. Served food during 2 interviews, questions was easy, no surprises. I personally request to ask me more technical questions.
- None, everything was expected Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Western Digital (Irvine, CA) in November 2013.
Total interviewed 6 to 7 people from 10am to 3pm. 5 people face to face and 2 people using conference call. Each people for 40 min. Hiring Manager took me out for lunch.
- Plot Bode plot for an unstable transfer function 1 Answer
Helpful (1)No Offer
Got a phone call from the manager, went very well. Questions are more about the implementation of my previous project. There are some basic control theory problems, like what is gain margin, phase margin, Nyquist Sampling theorem, and etc.
- They love question about gain margin, phase margin. Really need to have a deep understand of how they come from. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Western Digital (Fremont, CA).
Received a telephone screening. Then received a phone call in 2 days about scheduling a 1:1 interview. When I arrived on campus, I met with 4 interviews. 1 with HR. 2 with managers of quality of assurance. And I would finally meet with the director of analytics. Mainly, they asked me questions on my background surrounding my resume. Furthermore, they provided me some background about the job position and company. Last, the director of analytics asked me some technical questions in statistics and some hypothetical situation about design of experiments.
- explain to me what Mardia Kurtosis test staitic is Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Western Digital (Irvine, CA) in September 2013.
I had one 1-hour phone interview and a five hour on-site interview session with four back-to-back one on one interviews and a 90 minute written exam. The staff was very friendly, relaxed, easy-going, and helpful. Enjoyed the process. The technical questions were pretty straightforward (some coding problems, performing SQL queries, basic HTML). They asked a few conceptual questions too about basic data structures (linked lists, arrays, hash tables) and search algorithms.
I didn't realize I could have negotiated until later.
- No Offer
Phone interview with HR about job description, went through resume, and was asked behavioral questions. Then had another phone interview with engineer and was asked about OOP, sorting algorithms, and more behavioral questions. On-site interview would have been next, but I was disappointed to find out that the job didn't involve me doing any programming.
- Tell me about sorting algorithms and how they work. Answer Question
- No Offer
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Western Digital in August 2013.
Being referred by a friend who works there, I was still shocked by the phone call from a HR specialist the next evening. It is very efficient for them to contact the candidate. Several questions were asked about my CV and then she asked when I can make an onsite interview. It's a pity that I have an one-month-long international travel in 3 days after the phone call. So I did not make it for the onsite interview.
- No questions are difficult. Answer Question
- No OfferAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Western Digital in August 2013.
Applied for position online and revived a screening phone call a couple of days later. Scheduled a phone interview a week later. Phone interview contained mostly behavioral questions and covered job history. Second interview was face to face with manager. After interview, was told I would be contacted in a week to do next steps. Never heard from manager, even after polite follow up. More than a month has passed since interview. No calls or emails were returned.
- Give a situation with evidence in which you've gotten someone to trust you. Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
Submitted my resume on school career website. Got a call within a week.
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