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Western Digital Engineering Interview Questions

Interviews at Western Digital

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Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Western Digital.

Interview

Mostly explained job description. The interviewer went through all the expectations and job descriptions. He did most of the talking and only asked 1 or 2 technical questions at the end. Didn't get to go onto the next round, not sure why because I didn't answer any questions.

Interview Questions

Other Interview Reviews for Western Digital

  1. Helpful (1)  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Western Digital (Irvine, CA) in October 2010.

    Interview

    The interview consisted of four main parts. Being interviewed by a Senior Software Developer was the opening. The interview then progressed into a 1 hour programming test, which tested knowledge on multiple concepts and intricacies. Thirdly, the actual manager came in and provided some interesting metaphors into the professional work life. Fourth, was interviewed by a panel of 3 others.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do first if you were asked to design a system to track scores?   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Longmont, CO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Western Digital (Longmont, CO) in November 2009.

    Interview

    Received call from recruiter who asked a few basic questions. Told to expect call in a few days for next steps if I was going to be considered for an interview.
    About five days later got a call to schedule interview for the following week.
    I got sick before the interview. They scheduled me for the last available interview slot/day to give me more time to recover.
    Interview was mostly one-on-one. Four different interviewers, one each hour with two together in one hour.
    I thought I did well in the interview, but later realized I did not "sell" my benefits to the company in a proactive way.
    Received call about a week later telling me I did not get the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you handled a conflict between two other people or groups.   1 Answer
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Western Digital (Irvine, CA) in April 2019.

    Interview

    4 - 45 min interviews with different managers stacked back to back in person. They were all from different departments and all asked about different CS, CE and EE topics.

    Interview Questions

    • Write a function that multiples to integers without using the multiplication symbol   1 Answer
    • Shortest path algorithm between 5 nodes   1 Answer
    • Finite state machines   1 Answer

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Western Digital in April 2019.

    Interview

    I first met the recruiter at my school, and she expedited my application process. I then received a coding challenge to complete, which included a lot of logic and hardware questions surprisingly. After completing it, I went on a call with a Verification engineer, which was more behavioral.

    Interview Questions

    • Call was more behavioral, but coding challenge had a few hardware concepts   Answer Question

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Western Digital in February 2015.

    Interview

    Went to our university career fair and submit my resume. After that got an email from one of the engineers. Just one phone call interview with Principle Engineer. Than One with the hiring manager. After that, I was hired.

    Interview Questions


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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Western Digital (Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)) in July 2014.

    Interview

    introduction yourself and some technical question. 2 times of interview between senior manager and manager.friendly and two way communication, look for long term candidate then a experience candidate

    Interview Questions

    • why you choose this company as your first job in your career.   Answer Question

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Western Digital in March 2008.

    Interview

    WD made quick decision after the interview.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No more negotiation margin.

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Western Digital in August 2010.

    Interview

    Interviewed with managers from different divisions.

    Interview Questions


  9.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Western Digital in December 2010.

    Interview

    Interview with department heads

    Interview Questions

    • Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Test was required   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    not much room for negotiation


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