Western Digital Interview Questions

Updated Mar 25, 2015
Updated Mar 25, 2015
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    Brand Ambassador Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Western Digital in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • Give a situation with evidence in which you've gotten someone to trust you.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Submitted my resume on school career website. Got a call within a week.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at Western Digital.

    Interview Details

    - casual phone interview
    - multi person interview panel
    - mostly non technical
    - basic understanding of programming

    Negotiation Details
    Accepted as is.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Electronics Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Western Digital in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    2 rounds of phone interviews. First round is a behavioral interview. The second one is technical. Mainly about the projects on my resume. Many innovative problems around different projects.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you implement your filter into an communication system? What type will choose and why?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at Western Digital in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    HR is very good and following up with you regarding all the interview requirements and also for the results.
    Interview was a total 3 hours long, 5 engineers interviewed me for 30 minutes each and half hour for HR representative.
    The Interview was mostly to discuss resume, work experience, academic project and skills that they would like to use in their project.
    A couple technical questions on C++, one electrical circuit problem and a few logical problem solving questions.
    Overall- a good experience

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Electronics Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Western Digital in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview was a 4 hour long process included a behavioral interview for lunch. Met with 5/6 interviewers who mostly asked mostly about what was on my resume. Few technical questions related to classes listed on resume and hypothetical behavioral situations.On technical question was what the difference was between response of square wave using AC Scope or DC scope.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked questions about FFT what is the FFT of a pure sinusoid and what is the FFT of a random signal   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Formal offer through email.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Automation and Efficiency Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Western Digital in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Not too difficult for interns. More about experience, less technique.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Western Digital in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Met with about 4-5 people, took 2-3 trips to the company to finally meet with eveyone (because of their busy schedules)

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time in your career that you tried to do the right thing, but things didn't work out (your plan failed for whatever reason), and how did you deal with that?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much to negotiate about....their position was sort of a "take it or leave it" attitude, because there were a lot of candidates to choose from.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Firmware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Western Digital in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got called in for a on site interview, the interview lasted for 3 hours and was interviewed by 6 people, half hour each. The first two of them went well but rest 4 were really bad.

    Interview Questions
    • even though knowing that i was from Electrical Engineering background they kept asking me core computer science algorithms which i didn't had much answer to.
      I don't remember exactly the questions but it was some hardcore algorithm they wanted me to come up with.
       
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    FIT U Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Western Digital.

    Interview Details

    Met with the HR department managers at the career fair at school. Was called in for an interview a couple weeks later. Was informed that the interview would take approximately 4 hours. First there was a briefing and welcoming to Western Digital and what kind of benefits you'd receive if you were to be hired, it was very light and funny even though everyone was in a serious mood. Then you'd be dismissed one by one to your exam/interview room where you first have to complete an hour long exam that test you on the basics of electrical & computer engineering. (Circuits, networks, R, RL, RC, RLC, MOSFETs, CMOS, BJTs, programming, loops, scripting, function calls, computer architecture). After that, there are 4 engineers from different departments that comes in to interview you and ask you technical questions. It depends on the engineer's skills and if they match yours, then they'll ask you technical questions. Try to do your best on the board. Sometimes engineers will ask you behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • You have a mix of balls that contains 3 colors. Red, Blue, and Green. The probability for them are 70%, 20%, and 10%. Implement a function that demonstrates the case where you choose 1 ball with and without replacement.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

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