Western Digital

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Western Digital Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
288 Reviews
3.2
288 Reviews
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Western Digital President & CEO Stephen D. Milligan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company is situated in a safe place with a calm working environment (in 19 reviews)

  • Can take care of personal issues and keep work life balance (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • there's no window in working environment (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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Pay, Great people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shipping in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Shipping in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Western Digital as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly and flexible supervisors and managers. Good training and advancement experience based on how you perform.

    Cons

    Not too much work load for the whole year except at the end of the year, almost double to triple.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan better for the year end inventory round up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits.
    Fantastic twice per year bonuses.
    Great stock plan.

    Cons

    No raises for at least the last 5 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have raises every year with one bonus instead of no raises and two bonuses per year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of good minds but slow to adapt to changes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    - Even though disk storage is considered old tech, it still has a lot of growth potential due to more need for digital media storage
    - Very structured big company environment if you like that
    - Bonus program and incentives are pretty good

    Cons

    - Salary is not very high compared to other companies
    - It wants to differentiate with software but quality of software engineering is not there
    - Slow to adapt to changes in industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good career start but need your self career path

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Western Digital

    Pros

    Good work-life balance but based on team. You have change to meet EE,ME,media technologies when work

    Cons

    Benfit and pay is below the average

  6.  

    Mostly good.....room for improvement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Western Digital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Leader in storage technology, provides some stability

    Cons

    They tend to pay below market for salary, and it is really difficult to get your full bonus...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower people below senior directors to make decisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, and getting better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Good results oriented culture. Very type A. Good people and smart. The leadership team has transitioned into a new culture where employee welfare is now a concern.

    Cons

    Long days. Limited opportunity for advancement. Getting promoted is difficult because of the internal policies. As a manager it is easier for me to hire from the outside than to promote someone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review policies that don't make sense. Talk to your mid level managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Comany

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Western Digital

    Pros

    A very good industry leader

    Cons

    It likes to layoff people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job

  9.  

    Generally a good company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Western Digital full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great work-life balance, very good senior managers and technicians, no strict time for your coming and leaving

    Cons

    no free food like many IT companies like Google or Microsoft

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for, bad low level manager

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    Current Employee - Tech Support in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Good company to work

    Cons

    Bad low level management, a lot of buddy system.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Good pay, good opportunity to learn

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Oracle Developer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Oracle Developer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Western Digital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good opportunity to learn

    Cons

    there is nothing to say

    Recommends

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