Western Digital

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Fast-paced work environment, well-run company

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

I have been working at Western Digital full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Lean, well-run company. Get exposed to and work with technologies from many different fields.

Cons

Somewhat of a sweatshop... more so nowadays than in years past. A reflection of the brutal PC industry.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

"The No A**hole Rule" should be required reading for upper mgmt. There are a lot of 'em at this company and in this business.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
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    Western Digital

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Western Digital

    Pros

    Good culture and coworkers, flexible working hour.

    Cons

    provide very minimal benefits to employees.

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    It depends on particular depatrment and manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Stable company with consitent profit, hence - regular profit sharing payments (sometimes up to twice your target incentive percentage)

    Cons

    Base salaries are moderate. It is very difficult to get promotion (I am a lucky one, thanks to my management). Vacations are short (13 work days at start, no floating holidays) until 4 years of service. In addition, the company "recommends" using your vacation accruals every quarter (!). In general, the company is stingy on small things. The working environment depends on your first and second line managers – as probably in most big companies. Again, I am lucky to have a great manager and interesting software projects.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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