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Updated Jul 21, 2014

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3.3 96 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

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Mike Cordano

(15 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance is good,less pressure on newbies(in 10 reviews)

  • Good benefits, team work across the organization(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Many meetings that lead to no real action items to be solved - wasting time and effort(in 3 reviews)

  • Culture - leaves alot to be desired; difficult to adopt new or change (inherited from old IBM)(in 3 reviews)

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    A good company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis is a company with a friendly working enviorment.

    Constake a long time to implement any change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No challenge at all

    Senior Hardware Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsYou can have a office, which is nice to have a private working space.

    ConsPoor health insurance
    There are so many non-responsible managers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo reward to your hard work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    HGST in general

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork-life balance is good,less pressure on newbies

    ConsSkill-up in other technical fields other than work takes a back-seat

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall a good experience.

    Hardware Development Engineer II (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsEngineers I work with are great! Most are very personable and helpful. Very data driven approach to almost everything. Feel and notice the team concept to many projects.

    ConsLocal area food around the company is not great, very few good ones. Cafeteria is okay and new one seems improved from last vendor. Some management areas could be improved, but I'm sure that is the case with most companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer stock option opportunities. Improve healthcare benefits and premiums, much better two years ago.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    GREAT

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt was a nice experience and a great place for a fresh graduate. The colleagues were very easy to work with and most of them were willing to share experience and knowledge.

    ConsThe work load is heavy and do not have a shift turns for engineer. Most engineers needs to be 24 hrs on call.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great teamwork among the teams.

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsThe teams on projects work well together.

    ConsSome mangagement exceptional, some not so much.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the needs of the folks in the departments vs chartsmanship.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great learning experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany seems to be headed in a positive direction despite the HDD market trending down. Upper management is easy to access. Bonus has been paying out well and the stock has taken off. Strong commitment to employee growth. New cafe is much better than the old that people were saying was bad.

    ConsCertain people have been here for a long time and the company culture reflects that mix of old and new mentalities. Long hours due to constant communication with Asia based employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Software Developer

    Software Test Engineer II (Current Employee) Rochester, MN

    ProsEasy going attitude and okay pay-scale.

    ConsBoring work.
    Unfriendly co-workers.
    Very less opportunities to grow.
    Feels like a start up company with no values.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement has no idea of what goes around in the labs.
    Learn to judge the skill set of employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Work culture

    Principal Product Manager (Current Employee) Milpitas, CA

    Prosopportunity to work in leading data storage company, has entire SSD product portfolio,

    Consim new so will take to write specific things

    Advice to Senior Managementgood to join

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I worked in this company

    Software Developer (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsManagement is co-operative. People are friendly.

    ConsVer conservative in there approach.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCan try to adapt new approaches, new methods

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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