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Challenging and Demanding, but Rewarding place to work.

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Current Employee - Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Western Digital

Pros

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

Cons

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

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Encourage 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.

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    People are friendly. Promotion is a bit slow

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so rigid in terms of years of experience as a requirement for promotion. If they are performing in the promoted position prior to the "required number of years", PROMOTE THEM!

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    Good learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Lake Forest, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Lake Forest, CA

    I worked at Western Digital

    Pros

    If you are an engineer or comp science major or have a background in these fields, there are plenty of opportunities.

    Cons

    Can be very cut throat at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

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