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Unprofessional Interaction

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Former Contractor - Contract Designer in San Jose, CA
Former Contractor - Contract Designer in San Jose, CA

I worked at HGST as a contractor (Less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great people overall to work with, very smart. Variety of work is interesting. Definite work-life balance.

Cons

Staffing in some groups are done quickly without consideration for actually staffing the best people for the job. The group interaction because of this is strained and there is high turnover. Also, there seems to be an unprofessional interaction between employees who have been with the company for a number of years to new employees, making it difficult to fit in.

Advice to Management

Instill a one-team mentality where employees interact positively and respect each other.

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  1. Good company, could be better with a little more effort

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at HGST as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Competitive pay rate but could be better
    - Great work life balance. Understanding managers and flexible with hours
    - Some pretty solid benefits. Crossfit, premium coffee, cell phone discounts

    Cons

    - Always seems to behind the rest of the industry. Slow to come out with new products
    - Constantly shuffling people around, which creates confusion. I had 3 different managers in 6 months at one point
    - Communication gap between US and overseas teams are prevalent in some areas.
    - Seems to be hard to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Double check that organizational decisions make sense rather than just making a move for the sake of making one.


  2. Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at HGST full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, team work across the organization. Ability to learn and progress up when there is an opportunity. People in most cases are professionals.

    Cons

    Work is always on the line. Many things have to be done from today for yesterday and some are not done for weeks or months. Management will push, but will not provide necessary time and resources.

    Advice to Management

    To listen more carefully to valuable employees and learn from them when possible. No one was born knowing everything - we learn and improve everyday.


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