Western Digital

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Western Digital Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
287 Reviews
3.2
287 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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Awful Company Culture

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

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

    Pros

    The salary is competative and that's about it.

    Cons

    There is very little training. I never felt like I was on or part of a team. It's a culture of putting people down and being disrespectiful completly different from what the company "Core Values" are. Meetings are extremely long sometimes up to 2 and 1/2 hours without focus.

    In our department there was a lot of red tape. It took weeks and months for departments to work together to get something done. There are to many layers of approvals to be nimble and react to business needs.

    The one thing that stands out the most was the overall unprofessional upper management (Director level)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your teams, enablem them and work on a positive company culture. Have HR do breakthough surveys or get feedback. Work on a training programs and incorporiate more training into the culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Software Development Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    I am in the Advance Manufacturing Engineer (AME) department. This is a great department within WD to get involve robots, mechanical, tooling, data analysis, .net software automation, and various vendors and supplier. Every project provides new technology and constant learning and adaptation.
    Great company and lots of potential for growth.

    Cons

    Could always have more employee benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!
    Things are very smooth and organized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job if you know going in you should not expect to move up.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Change Administrator in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Change Administrator in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Western Digital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people and benefits. The building is really nice.

    Cons

    Middle Management has very little power to promote and actually discourage trying to move up. Raises are very difficult to obtain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent company to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Stable company. Coworkers are enjoyable to work with.

    Cons

    Personal growth not very much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work with

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

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

    Pros

    Long term stable industry, the company has clear vision, can adapt to the change. Positive culture, starting to focus on the employee value. Trainings are good.

    Cons

    Facing competition from new comers in SSD area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more promotion opportunity to employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Just started

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Strategy Intern in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Brand Strategy Intern in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Western Digital as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of interesting projects and opportunity

    Cons

    slightly chaotic. Need to be proactive about getting new assignements

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great opportunity.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - NPI Performance Analyst/QA Intern in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - NPI Performance Analyst/QA Intern in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Western Digital as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company, good colleagues, focused, and driven

    Cons

    Very technical, if you are new to the industry it might take a while to pick things up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fortunate to work with the best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Test Analyst Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Test Analyst Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Good leadership. Managers and senior leads got it together. That is rare these days. Projects run smooth and on time. Company allows engineers to take ownership of projects that take point to push project through with positive results. I enjoyed working there very much. I would return at a drop of the hat if offered.

    Cons

    Being a contractor, there was no warning of a layoff. It happened fairly quick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is always a positive thing to do when to think ahead to continue to get the support from engineers that are staffed. Meaning that it is important to keep engineers ahead of the game and allow to change tracks when there is a need. So in other words, don't plan for the next couple of weeks, plan for the next couple of years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Ok

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

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

    Pros

    People who work there are generally friendly and nice.

    Cons

    Too many layoffs and project cancellations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Western Digital

    Pros

    It is a job for good

    Cons

    it is industry with limitation

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