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Nothing Great

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fremont, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

I have been working at Western Digital full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Pay is OK (base+bonus+ESPP). Could do better given the work. Nothing else to think of for 'Pro'

Cons

-Not much room to grow or to get promoted,
-There is excessive work, cannot balance work/life, should allow work from home at least once a week, since most people are working 7 days a week anyway!
-Benefits are very poor, health plan is really horrible
-Forced vacation, forced shutdown, almost no vacatiions hours remain in your balance
-Very poorly organized, no rigorous documentation, no robust training program
-Some people have no work, easy jobs but have been able to survive in the company while some folks are getting squeezed due to ever increasing work load

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Care for the people who actually 'work'

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Safe monopolistic industry; however technical depts. are mere foot soldiers, nothing more

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Western Digital as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    - Strong learning experience
    - Good resume point
    - Exposure to inter-dept. politics
    - Decent mid-level managers (someone willing to defend you)
    - For a large corporation, a decent opportunity to learn useful skills

    Cons

    - Jumping through bureaucratic hoops
    - Lack of job security
    - Little upward mobility
    - Terrible break room coffee (hah)
    - Little WD team spirit or culture
    - HUGE management and engingeering cultural division
    - Lack of respect for engineers
    - Tribal knowledge

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    remarkable operational rigor

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Marketing  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Marketing in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Western Digital full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    experienced team, analytically-oriented, deep resources

    Cons

    narrow-minded. slow career progressions. insular.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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