Western Digital Principal Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Aug 4, 2015
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Principal Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
No Offer

Application

I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Western Digital in August 2013.

Interview

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.

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    Principal Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Western Digital (San Jose, CA) in April 2013.

    Interview

    8 1:1 interview each lasts 30 minutes. No presentation, no lunch. Very smooth process and very nice people. All tech questions are related to my resume. So make sure you can say a few things for everything you put in there. Strangely not many behavioral question.But if you have prepared, its defiantly going to help.

    Interview Questions

    • Say my background does not match 100% to The job.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Did not negotiate.

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    Principal Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Western Digital.

    Interview

    8 different interviewers over 2 days. Interview process basically covered job expectations and suitability of the candidate to perform the job expectations. As the role being interviewed for requires a certain degree of experience, less emphasis was given towards the usual IQ / personality type questions, but focused more on job experience related ones.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you think your current experience can benefit the roles described   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Once interview is over, HR team will proceed with the offer

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    Principal Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Western Digital (Irvine, CA).

    Interview

    A primary phone interview. This is followed by 6 1:1 interviews, all of the questions were based on my resume. As my profile was for electronic design, all questions were related to storage and digital design. Good atmosphere for work and they seem to have a dedicated team.

    Interview Questions

    • Digital design and storage policies and principles. Know all the stuff in your resume!   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Poor benefits coupled with low pay.

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    Principal Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Western Digital (San Jose, CA) in January 2011.

    Interview

    First submitted my resume through WD employee, then WD HR schedured phone interview, The phone interview was mostly general questions about me. The last step was on-site interview. I did 8 1-on-1, 30min each.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to move? some vibration questions   1 Answer
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    Principal Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Western Digital (Aliso Viejo, CA) in January 2011.

    Interview

    The interview process was great. HR called and set up the appointment. Talked to the whole group, that tells me how much respects from the manager to his group members.

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    Principal Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Western Digital (San Jose, CA) in April 2010.

    Interview

    On site Interview by team of 4 peoples, followed by Lunch interview with hiring managers

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    Principal Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Western Digital.

    Interview

    Oversea interview was held through teleconferencing. The whole process lasted for about 1 hour. Both sides exchanged experiences and questions. Communication was conducted in English. The final result is undetermined. But the whole process was comfortable and with respects.

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