Western Digital
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www.wdc.com Irvine, CA 5000+ Employees

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Challenging and Demanding, but Rewarding place to work.

Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

ProsChallenging work
Good bonuses and profit sharing
Decent benefits for entry level
Decent training
Great experience
Very interesting technology worked on

ConsMandatory shutdowns when vacation time is required
Can sometime demand very long hours when working towards a deadline
No big complaints, just little things

Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage the paid time off during the shutdowns, but do not make it required. Difficult for employees who have limited vacation time. Other then that, really no complaints. I like the challenging work and technological advancement. Exciting place to work, and employees normally rewarded for hard work. Especially appreciate recieveing bonus during hard times of Thai flooding, since we had to work harder then ever, but profit wasn't there. Shows they care.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This place is a JOKE. Slave labor at min. wage

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    I worked at Western Digital


    Pros: Friendly people, cool building, nice location Cons: DO NOT WORK AS A CONTRACTOR. This place is the WORST place for a temp job. First of all, I have 5+ years experience in… Advice to Senior Management: Coyne should stop buying exotic cars and actually care about… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    People are friendly. Promotion is a bit slow

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Western Digital


    Pros: The people are friendly and nice to work with. Cons: Slow promotions and rigid requirement for years working Advice to Senior Management: Don't be so rigid in terms of years of experience as a requirement for promotion. … More
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