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Great starting place to work.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Irvine, CA

I have been working at Western Digital full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good salaries.
Coworkers are friendly.
Bonuses are nice.

Cons

The people who do not know what they are doing are the loudest.
Forced vacations.
Things can turn from calm to hectic in seconds.

Advice to Management

Do what is right technically instead of defending your mistake.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    (W)hat (D)ocumentation?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Western Digital full-time

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

    Pros

    Friday donuts, casual dress code

    Cons

    Benefits, management, - questionable behavior, pay scale, vacation policy,

    Advice to Management

    If you dream of becoming a fire fighter but could not cut it, WD is the place to be! Be prepared to battle fires daily in a high pressure situations. One little spark can spread like wildfire within a matter of minutes.

    Everything revolves around upper management's opinion. Employees usually make the best recommendations based on information and are constantly ignored. That's business.The cruel twist is later when the blame is not placed on upper management,but on the individual employee no matter what documentation is presented. Typical day is composed of chaos: responsible for numerous projects worldwide so days can be extremely long.

    Unlike most companies when assigned a project, employee is responsible for the entire project, not a portion of it. Constantly being pushed by tyrant management to meet unrealistic deadlines. Too many goals for employees to meet compared to the amount of staff along with the number of other obligations (projects and meetings). Start a project = already behind.

    Teamwork has two different meanings. First meaning: you are the team. Second meaning: work all hours until work is complete. Business more concerned about "checking the box" instead of doing it's homework.

    Majority of co-workers are generally nice because most understand the pressure being forced upon by management. Work environment is like high school. A lot of cliques, gossiping, and some questionable behavior. Majority of people want to be managers and delegate work to other employees or other sources.

    Most difficult part of the job is trying to complete assignments due to work environment (flip flopping of decisions on a hourly basis with project timelines being shortened) and other constraints. The best part of the job is going home.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Just okay...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Western Digital full-time

    Pros

    A big company making profit
    No.2 in the HDD industry

    Cons

    HDD is going downhill. No room to go higher. Eventually it will be replaced (or loose 1/2 of the market and people get laid off)
    Put too much emphasis on cost saving
    Work overtime
    Some departments are not well organized and play politics too much, people are in low moral.
    People who yell aloud "win" the game
    Mid management sucks, some of them don't know how to make important decisions. Some of them only have bachelor degree, in my opinion, a master is at least in a big company for mid management

    Advice to Management

    Promote talent people with true ability, not those who yell aloud
    R&D new technology to survive in future


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