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Good company, driven by the bottom line

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Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA

I worked at Western Digital full-time (More than a year)

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

Pros

Good market share, reasonable salary and work load.

Cons

Benefits are much below the industry standard.

Advice to Management

Improve the benefits and invest in people.

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  1. 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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Care for the people who actually 'work'

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Lab Technician in Irvine, CA
    Current Contractor - Lab Technician in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Western Digital as a contractor (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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

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