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Headway Technologies Overview

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www.headway.com
Milpitas, CA
501 to 1000 employees
2000
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Western Digital, Hutchinson Technology, Alps Electric
Headway Technologies is making progress in the disk drive market. The company designs and manufactures recording heads for computer disk drives, including giant magnetoresistive heads, the industry's current standard. Headway's products are used ... Read more

Headway Technologies Reviews

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  • "Good company, but the future does not look bright"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    I have been working at Headway Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flat organization structure so individuals have better visibility than those in large companies
    Data driven R&D style to keep office politics low and technology iterations fast
    Smart colleagues to work with
    Generous bonus package when the years are good
    Best in industry medical insurance

    Cons

    The HDD industry is going downhill due to SSD competition and shrinking PC market
    Its "technology leader" business model is in peril because of HDD tech advancement slowdown
    Revenue highly dependent on Toshiba which may ax its HDD business any time

    Advice to Management

    Now may be the time to think about the alternatives regarding the business model

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Headway Technologies Interviews

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    Materials Scientist Interview

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ weeks. I interviewed at Headway Technologies.

    Interview

    A ~ 1 hour presentation and interviewed with individual employees. Had a lunch with the group leader. Good experience overall. Be confident and understand your field well, then you will have no problem on the technical aspect.

    Interview Questions

    • All basic questions. Some questions about the presentation. Some discussions in the field.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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