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Good company, if you get into the right group

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Former Employee - Firmware Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Irvine, CA

I worked at Western Digital full-time for more than a year

Pros

Diverse group of people to work with

Cons

Try to lowball you on the salary, little to no chance to move into management if you don't already start there

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Abusive Company Culture

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Western Digital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Large public company - looks good on a resume if you can survive

    Cons

    Management promotes workaholic reputation as if it is a badge of honor. Working to all hours of the evening and sending emails past midnight, through weekends, during vacations, etc. is viewed as the minimum requirement. Abusive management tactics are overlooked as long as that manager gives their all to the company. I have personally viewed multiple instances of reprehensible management behavior in public settings that could and should be reported as employee abuse. Many colleagues have escaped this company over the past 12 months and none have regretted their departure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a long, deep look at your corporate culture. It is no coincidence that so many strong employees are fleeing Western Digital for more humane working conditions. Promote managers that can truly lead and inspire, not those who try to lead through fear and intimidation.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    OK company , OK job if you really need a job ..

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Western Digital full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    employees are very smart and very technical . nice location. nice size cubicle. coworkers are usually very friendly. Once in a while you will meet a couple of difficult people but WDC has a training class to teach you how to deal with them . SO, you get the hint :)

    Cons

    culture is to send out email after midnight to demonstrate you work very hard. Bosses don't really care if you delivered project. As far as you work until 3 am every one will be happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice , not sure if they will listen anyways

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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