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Great starting place to work.

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Current Employee - Electrical Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Irvine, CA

I have been working at Western Digital full-time for more than a year

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 ManagementAdvice

Do what is right technically instead of defending your mistake.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Just okay...

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    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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    Engineer with 3-5 yr experience

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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 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    WD as a large company (100,000 empolyee) is effective. The top management team (CEO, COO...) is lean and good at marketing. WD gives decent bonus to engineers and technicians (15%-25% of your salary). On the contrary, in lots of other large companies, all the money goes to managers.

    Cons

    Hard disk demand is hard to increase a lot more. However, there are too many old people in this business. Young people have no room to be promoted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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