Western Digital Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Good for Chinese Engineers

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay for immigrants and just out of college workers

    Cons

    Good company for H1B Chinese immigrants but bad for everyone else

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Many research groups, friendly coworkers, growing market

    Cons

    Ordinary building, less free stuff, not a prominent company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Good experience, but little room for career advancement

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

    I have been working at Western Digital full-time

    Pros

    - Friendly work environment
    - Nice location
    - Manageable workload
    - Helpful co-workers / management

    Cons

    - Lack of integration among primary data systems
    - Difficulty gathering necessary information to do work
    - Indecisive management

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Good but not great

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

    I have been working at Western Digital

    Pros

    Nice worker and nice perks

    Cons

    Boring industry and boring work. Need to have better communication and bbetter control on their employees. People seem to not have a set schedule of work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 7 people found this helpful

    Poor Management

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Profitable Company, excellent CEO, Growing Business with Industry Consolidation and Increase in Cloud Storage

    Cons

    Management......executives have poor leadership and personnel practices.....hire and promote personal friends..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 7 people found this helpful

    Nitwits for Executive Management

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

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation for Senior Engineers. Number of different groups to work in. Manageable workload.

    Cons

    Executive management located in our Mountain View office continue to make bad decisions about software directions. Management continue to second guess engineering, thus stifling innovation by engineers. Executive management demanded that we post good reports on this site to offset the negative ones. Mountain View managers continue to disregard sound advice from their engineering talent, but instead follow the advice of their wives. Mountain View office has been the cause of several data center outages due to their covering up of past mistakes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro-managing and allow innovation to occur. Know that your decision making is poor and you need to start using the proper tools to determine the market landscape. Remove the Mountain View management and replace them with people who know what they are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  9. Good Pay, Great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Shipping in Irvine, CA
    Former Contractor - Shipping in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Western Digital as a contractor (more than a 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    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

  11. 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

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