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Western Digital Overview
Irvine, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (WDC)
Information Technology
$10+ billion (USD) per year
The power of data is undeniable—creating a world that’s more predictive, more productive and more personal, enabling smarter decisions, breakthrough discoveries and deeper connections. At Western Digital, we believe in the promise of data and we’re ... Read more

Western Digital – Why Work For Us?

With two strategic locations (Mountain View, CA and Pleasanton, CA), the Content Solutions Team of Western Digital brings together the best professionals in their field - engineers, developers, specialists that are  leading innovation in the personal cloud computing space.

We want entrepreneurial software developers with their head in the cloud. 

We are currently looking for remarkable software developers who want to be on a ground floor opportunity developing software to bring a new and better world of content storage solutions to our products. Building on our success in the personal cloud market, we want smart and talented developers that strive to be the first to know, to innovate and create solutions to push our My Cloud products to the next level. Together in a fun and fast-growing environment, this may even be your chance to make history as well…perhaps in the cloud. 

Become one of the unique players to show us the future of software innovations at Western Digital.

Learn more about this today.

undefinedWe are an equal opportunity employer who values diversity.

You’ll find us inside digital devices, outside and in the cloud.

As a pioneer in data storage, we have become the number-one storage provider in the world. Western Digital (WD) is an integral part of business and personal lives providing a smarter and more intelligent way of storing, saving, protecting, sharing and experiencing their digital content on multiple devices.

At Western Digital (WD), you will have the opportunity to succeed. You will add your expertise as well as learning and growing to help create a new vision of storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions.

Around the world, tens of thousands of people are located at WD offices and with manufacturing operations in California, Thailand, and Malaysia as well as sales subsidiaries worldwide.

When we look at you, we’re not only interested in identifying the best and brightest graduates from top colleges and universities. We want to hear about your ambitions, goals and dreams of success. Because when you succeed, we succeed.

Come see what WD will look like when you become involved as a unique employee of Western Digital.

Learn more about our locations and opportunities.

We are an equal opportunity employer who values diversity.undefined

Western Digital's benefits program gives employees the flexibility to select benefits that meet their needs and the needs of their families. We offer health, welfare and financial benefits, along with the information employees need to make informed decisions about their care. 

Our U.S. benefits program includes:

  • Medical, dental and vision care coverage 
  • Vacation time 
  • 401(k) savings plan 
  • Employee stock purchase plan 
  • Flexible healthcare spending accounts 
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage 
  • Basic life insurance 
  • Business travel insurance 
  • Employee assistance program 
  • Adoption assistance 
  • Tuition reimbursement

Paul Chen

Senior Product Line Manager, Content Solutions

WD has a great culture with teamwork being a common goal here. At WD, you are encouraged to think outside the box. And, WD is making me smarter — as an employee, you will learn a lot. Entrepreneurship is a big draw — you get to take calculated risks. I’m proud to represent WD — when people realize where I work, their faces light up! They tell me, “I use a My Cloud” and they think it’s really cool.

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Western Digital President & CEO Stephen D. Milligan
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    Current Employee - Staff Product Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Product Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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


    Review is based on SanDisk experience
    Good RSUs
    If you negotiate well before joining, you will be in good shape
    Bonus% is better than many companies
    Potential to get promoted quickly if you can showcase your skills and have a good manager
    Flexible hours - no micromanagement
    Potential to grow professionally and financially


    Politics in middle management
    You need to know people to get things done
    Most managers are not qualified enough to guide a team, no vision, no long term goals
    People are not great technically but gets things done. This can cause unmotivated workplace, work can get boring. Very few smart people around

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps time to review your middle management and make changes
    Time to innovate

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Western Digital Interviews



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    not too difficult questions, no too technical as well. Managers are not too keen in knowing the skill set, requirement posted vs the interview process is not at all comparable. Phone interview first, then the personal interview and HR call to follow

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Western Digital Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500 (#194), Fortune, 2016
  • Fortune 500 (#205), Fortune, 2015
  • Awesome Products and Service - My Cloud, Golden Bridge Awards, 2014
  • 100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2009
  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
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