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Commodity company focused on tech leadership and bottom line

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

HGST is focused on being the technology and cost leader in the HDD industry. They have a warm, open culture and lots of smart people.

Cons

The merger with WD slowed down or stopped a lot of the forward momentum that the company had. It also caused a whole bunch of good people to leave. It may take a while for them to build back the talent pool and accelerate growth.

Advice to Management

Invest for the long-term, both in technology and in talent.

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  1. good company that has lots of ibm legacy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HGST

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    friendly people
    competitive salaries
    ok work-life balance

    Cons

    lots of work
    lack of communication since the company is so big
    some politics

  2. A great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at HGST full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    1) Due to more than 2/3 and almost dev sites and mfg sites were ex-IBM SSD (Hitachi acquired IBM SSD's HDD business since 2003), basically it still has IBM culture, one of keys is to respect individual. As long as you can contribute, no matter where you come from, you will be respected.
    2) Multi-cutures and harmony working environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes commonality not so satsifactory due to two dev sites although majority of the items are commonized.

    Advice to Management

    More efforts on HDD robustness in design to maintain the Quality leadership.

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