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HGST Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
136 Reviews
3.4
136 Reviews
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Mike Cordano
34 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a good work-life balance, and there is a sense of "familiness" within the company (in 14 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Unstable Management Team - too many changes in leaders every year (in 3 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good intern experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HGST

    Pros

    Experienced team members; fast learning environment and mature/leading technology in HDDs

    Cons

    Company is big so less efficient...

  2.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technologist
    Former Employee - Technologist

    I worked at HGST full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Engineers have a lot of power in this company to influence many decisions. Not a lot of panic and stress in the work environment. Management is focused on getting the job done of course but in a manner that I really respected. I had no unreasonable demands during my employment.

    Cons

    People can be very set in their ways going back to the IBM days. Resistant to change in other words.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineering Co-Op
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineering Co-Op

    I have been working at HGST

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Compensation is awesome but work hours are long. Cutting edge tech and work environment is nice.

    Cons

    Long hours, Slow progress and not enough motivated people, Job seems dull fro time to time and can be very boring in the long run if you aren't self motivated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    We're going places!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at HGST full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    HGST is like my your personal playground for those passionate about making an impact. There is so much opportunity to get involved and drive change. The executive team is getting better year over year driving organizational health and creating alignment / clarity across the organization.

    Cons

    There tends to be a percentage of the organization that is resistant to the exciting change we are going through as an organization. Get on the bus, people! We are going to great places.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Rochester, MN
    Former Intern - Intern in Rochester, MN

    I worked at HGST as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Hands on experience with company's day to day activities. Friendly staff who are willing to help out and lend a hand. Good pay.

    Cons

    Training new hires could be improved by providing with better learning material. It should be noted that the new hires usually get hands on experience right away which expedites the learning process anyway.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was pretty intense but good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HGST

    Pros

    The people around are really nice, good to learn things from them.

    Cons

    Work pace is fast, over time is needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    HGST review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at HGST full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good Company to work with

    Cons

    Lack of employee training . Multi level management style

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    SAP Crystal Report Developer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - SAP BOBJ in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - SAP BOBJ in Houston, TX

    I have been working at HGST as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A Datamart was formed on campus and building infrastructure in Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

    Cons

    Reports have been designed to see the available space, campus area, total capacity, and occupancy in a campus/building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SAP Crystal reports was a source to create all those reports based on user requirement.

    Recommends
  10.  

    asic verification engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HGST full-time

    Pros

    It is a great work place to work.

    Cons

    i dont see any cons.

  11.  

    Excellent Company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst

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

    Pros

    Leadership is exceptional. Great values & work culture. Compensation and Benefits are good.

    Cons

    None in particular in 3 yrs of experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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