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Western Digital Overview

San Jose, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (WDC)
Computer Hardware & Software
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Western Digital® creates environments for data to thrive. Everywhere data is captured, preserved, accessed and transformed, we’re leading the charge to unlock its potential. From advanced data centers to mobile sensors to personal devices, our industry-leading ... Read more

Mission: At Western Digital, we believe in the promise of data and we’re redefining how the world keeps and leverages it. We power the technology and develop the solutions that transform the possibilities of data into reality. At every step, we innovate with purpose to deliver ... Read more

Western Digital – Why Work For Us?

We need you & your exceptional skills.

On your phone, in the cloud, across organizations – everywhere data lives, we provide the innovation the most game-changing companies rely on to thrive. New devices, new systems, new solutions, new architectures, all optimized and tuned to create the right conditions for data to realize its full potential.

The growing diversity of data launches an exponential number of new possibilities – for the world, and for you. You have the chance to be part of a team driving the innovative technologies necessary to meet these new demands and challenges. We’ve only started to scratch the surface of what data can do. You will help unlock its full potential.

Are you open-minded? Independent? Unique? Intellectual? Curious? Our exceptional challenges require your exceptional skills. Your different way of thinking will drive us forward. You’re the next big thing in data.

Come shape the future with us.

Western Digital is a diverse, global company leading the transformation of data. Innovation and groundbreaking technology only happen in an environment where our employees can thrive. Quality products, exceptional customer service, and industry-leading solutions all come from a culture that’s inclusive, forward-thinking, and bold enough to imagine the possibilities of data – a culture that welcomes your unique capabilities and passions with open arms. At Western Digital, we live our values and you will too.

Think Big – Do you have the courage to ask “what if?” and “why not?” We see beyond the here and now, and ahead to future possibilities. Look forward with us.

Make it Happen – Do you see challenges as opportunities and tackle them with optimism? We focus on execution and outcomes. We pursue excellence for customers, partners, and for each other. Make it happen with us.

Do it Together – We embrace different perspectives. The diversity of expertise across our business is what delivers the strongest solutions. Do you want to collaborate and lead by building strong partnerships with your colleagues, our customers, and our communities? Bring yourself to our table.

At Western Digital, “”! 

Our communities give us so much. It’s on us to give back to them and respond to their needs. Our philanthropic efforts include our employee volunteer program, community grants to support nonprofit organizations and public schools in areas employees work and live, and a scholarship program to narrow the academic achievement gap. Come join our vision of employee unification across the globe and make a significant impact worldwide:

  • Leveling the academic playing field, especially in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
  • Moving the needle to eliminate world hunger
  • Preserving the environment.


The future of data is limitless. Your future should be too. At Western Digital, we’re always evolving. Here you can advance your career and play the biggest role in the future of data.

Your college education prepared you to enter the workforce. Now it's time to jump in with both feet.

In Western Digital’s RAMP Internship Program, you have the tools and experience to launch your career and advance your skills.

RAMP participants work on real-world projects, attend networking events with other interns and the Western Digital leadership team, participate in training and workshops, and – of course – have fun too!

We want today’s best minds on our team and that means you. The LAUNCH Training Program gives college grads the most comprehensive experience by providing:

  • On-the-job training alongside industry professionals
  • Supplemental classroom training
  • Mentorship
  • Exposure to executives
  • Networking events
  • Competitive compensation package

When you join Western Digital, you join a 60-year history of innovation. You work for the birthplace of the first commercial Hard Disk Drive and the first 96-layer 3D NAND. We cover the entire hardware to software stack.

Our technologists contribute to a growing portfolio of inventions; we hold over 18,000 active patents and apps worldwide. Our expertise and level of integration and long-standing relationships with customers and partners across the spectrum of data give us an enviable view into how the world’s data needs evolve and an unmatched ability to anticipate what’s next. As the largest provider of data-centric solutions, we're determining how the world captures, preserves, accesses and transforms data today and tomorrow.

The broad backgrounds and specialties of our engineers and data scientists have defined our products. And you’ll continue to expand our possibilities. Our technologies shape industries from entertainment to healthcare to education. At Western Digital, you will too.

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    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Western Digital (New Delhi (India)) in October 2018.


    SanDisk Western Digital was a company in out campus and they offered the role of a Technical Intern. The screening test was an online objective test with 40 questions to be answered in 45 minutes. It had 10 aptitude questions and the remaining from C,C++ and Analog and Digital Electronics. The test had negative marking too. The results were announced in a week almost and 13 students were shortlisted. We had a telephonic interview after that. It comprised of questions related to my resume, data structures, OOPS concepts and SQL. Since I told them that I was comfortable with Java, they asked me questions from Java too. Some questions from SQL were also asked. They took every minute detail of the preojects that I had on my resume. The last question was: "Do you want to ask something". This indeed is a question to which we should reply intelligently. Try to ask a good question, it shows your interest in the firm. The interview lasted for 30 mins. Results were announced in 2 weeks almost.

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    • Function Overloading,Overriding, virtual functions, polymorphism,inheritance,truncate, joins, drop,delete from SQL. Questions from my projects were asked.
      Call by reference. call by value
      Java and C++(pointer and no pointer thing)
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Western Digital Awards & Accolades

  • Awesome Products and Service - My Cloud, Golden Bridge Awards, 2014
  • Fortune 500 (#194), Fortune, 2016
  • 100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2009
  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • Barron's 500(#7), Barron's, 2009
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