Western Digital Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Western Digital President & CEO Stephen D. Milligan
Stephen D. Milligan
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Pros
  • The company is situated in a safe place with a calm working environment (in 19 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance but based on team (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Working environment not very nice (in 17 reviews)

  • Middle Management has very little power to promote and actually discourage trying to move up (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Plenty of Opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Producer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Producer in Mountain View, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great camaraderie around the office.
    Working on new & innovative products/services for the near future.
    Hard working, passionate individuals in every department
    Culture improvements since the addition of a new SVP

    Cons

    Tight deadlines
    Administrative hoops
    No Free Food/Drinks (Just snacks)

    Advice to Management

    Keep the energy and morale high by continually improving culture.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great place to start a career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Western Digital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, relaxed environment, stable company.

    Cons

    mediocre pay, not easy for advancement, annual increases are low.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Lot happening, good place for challenges

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Western Digital full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    - Good management
    - Good bonus and RSU
    - Good place if you are interested to be challenged to solve technical problems
    - Lot of opportunities for growth if you prove

    Cons

    - Lot of rush to ship features
    - Trying too many things at the same time is not fun
    - Date driven vs. quality driven
    - But if you are person who takes challenges or problems as opportunities - this is the place for you

    Advice to Management

    Slow down a bit, give enough time for teams to think and design. But do not push too much to get it solved quickly without letting teams to think properly -people end up cutting corners and quality suffers


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  5. Decent company to work with.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Stable company. Coworkers are enjoyable to work with.

    Cons

    Personal growth not very much.



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