Western Digital
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www.wdc.com Irvine, CA 5000+ Employees

Western Digital Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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3.2 35 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

Western Digital President & CEO Stephen D. Milligan

Stephen D. Milligan

(10 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Software Development Engineer

    Software Developer Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsI 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.

    ConsCould always have more employee benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up!
    Things are very smooth and organized.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent company to work with.

    Senior Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsStable company. Coworkers are enjoyable to work with.

    ConsPersonal growth not very much.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    So far, my overall working experience is satisfied

    Senior Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsThe ability to purchase company products on discount is good benefits. And WD offers good bonus based on the profits of the company

    ConsNot competitive compensation, especially really low base salary. In addition, the benefit provided by Western Digital is really bad.

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    Asleep at the Wheel and HGST isn't.

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsBonus' and stock grants, easy to BS Sr. management. Interesting technology but management interested in low cost over quality - as good as previous is the metric.

    ConsLack of leaders, communication, and benefits. Lots of slackers, finger pointing and fake schedules. Sr. management does not hold direct reports accountable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWalk around to the front of your desk and look at the window behind your desk. Notice the reflection of your monitor in the window? We do too. When you play video games, don't tell us you are finishing something for your boss.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice company to start the career, learned a lot from the coworkers

    Sputter R&D Engineer (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsFresh college graduates can learn A LOT from WD's cutting-edge technology and related process in the HDD industry, which may benefit the future career. Managers can coworkers are laidback and willing to help. Work-life balance is fine, although some overtime conference call with the international manufacturers may be needed.

    ConsCompany is too large for individuals to see their own roles and impacts. Pays OK but NOT competitive in Bay area.Working atmosphere in office is surely not the best for young people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore dynamics is needed to general employees. Supporting divisions like technicians need some new blood to follow the tech trend.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Chaotic work environment but co-workers are nice.

    IT Consultant (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsTechnology centric, excellent work culture

    ConsManagement is dysfunctional, no cohesive communication process

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe clear with your communications

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not too bad

    Principal Engineer (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsRun in a favorable bossiness environment, storage is very desirable in these days. less competitor.

    Conslow salary, no improvement for personal career, salary raise is slow

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    very political and toxic environment, no appreciation for talent...

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsThere are some (albeit very few) hardworking people who try to stay away from office politics

    Cons* Tribal management style....like clans...
    * No appreciation for talents, it is important who you know not what you know...
    * Pay is very low
    * The company is very cheap
    * Very toxic and political environment

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Impersonal, very little guidance, high expectation of working too much

    Senior Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsStock options and bi annual bonus, some flexibility in working hours, 15 holidays a year, plus minumum 10 days vacation.

    ConsLacking transparency in our group/company - not everyone is included in basic information of what's going on -lack of training. The higher ups make buckets of money and the pay is lower than most other tech companies in the area. Our group is understaffed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTransparency is important. Making people feel part of the group is important. There is little or no "team feeling" at the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to Learn

    Engineering Design (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsLearn a lot in a short period of time

    ConsYou learn a lot because of overwork due to poor management scheduling

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow workgroups to make design decisions with minimal supervision - trust your employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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