I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Western Digital in September 2013.
Interview Details – I received a call from Western Digital's recruiter who asked if I would be interested in working for Western Digital. Of course I said yes and the recruiter set up an interview for the following week. It was an all day interview that included lunch. In the morning, I arrived at 8 AM at the HR department. During the day I would meet with four engineers and two engineering directors. Each of them had a series of questions regarding typical engineering problems. There were no written tests, just back and forth questions and answers. The directors were more team oriented and tried to get a feel for how well I would fit on a team. During lunch, I went with three engineers and we just talked about my family, hobbies, and my commute to work because I lived more than 50 miles away. This lunch was to determine my personality. After lunch I went back to HR and had a general discussion on the company benefits. It was here that I was asked what salary I expected and what I was currently making. The HR person said that they will do their best to match my current salary. The interview ended around 4 PM. I found out one week later that I got the job and just had to accept the salary offer over the phone.
Interview Question – There was not any difficult questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation except to say that I told them that I wanted to make no less than what I was currently making with a cost of living wage increase. Well, they gave me 2% over what I was making at the time.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Western Digital in July 2013.
Interview Details – Easy. The hiring manager was eager to get someone. People are leaving this company, and new comers are necessary to keep the group operational.
Interview Question – As everybody believe that this hard drive business is dying out, why do you want to join? View Answer
Negotiation Details – no negotiation.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Western Digital in May 2013.
Interview Details – I was contacted through a headhunter who setup the interview. I don't recall If I had a phone interview first. I interviewed with 4 people including my prospective manager. The other interviewers turned out to be my immediate co-workers.
Interview Question – The questions were not very difficult for me. The interview was mostly for the interviewers and me to get to know each other. I don't recall any specific question. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate the salary. I tried to negotiate the vacation because I was coming from a position where I had had more weeks but that was not negotiable with WD.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Western Digital.
Interview Details – Got my resume forwarded by a friend inside the company. Interview was very simple unlike other company interviews I have attended. Just need to know what you have put on your resume. No talk/presentation expected.
Interview Question – None Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Quite flexible.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Western Digital in March 2012.
Interview Details – The hiring process was fast and easy. Scheduled after the phone interview. No presentation is needed for fresh applicant from academia. Interview consisted 4-5 one on one meetings and lasted half day.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Western Digital in February 2011.
Interview Details – I submitted the application on the company website and got an email asking me for an on-site interview within a week. (I don't know why the phone interview was skipped. Maybe because I live very closely to the company.) I was interviewed by four people, including director, manager and two engineers from the team. Each one took about 30 minutes. There was also a 30 minutes programming test, which was pretty easy considering the position I applied.
Interview Question – Tell me about your experience. Answer Question
Reason for Declining –
I actually applied for a different position on the website. Somehow the recruiter sent me resume to another team, so I ended up interviewed with that team. After talking to the director and manger, I figured out the position isn't really what I want.
They gave me the offer after one week but it wasn't really good, the salary was kind of low.
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