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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: 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?

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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 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, you will have the opportunity to succeed. You will add your expertise, as well as learn and grow 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 Western Digital 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 Western Digital will look like when you become involved as a unique employee of Western Digital.

Learn more about our locations and opportunities. http://www.wdc.com/en/company/employment/

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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.

Western Digital Reviews

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Western Digital President & CEO Stephen D. Milligan
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  • "good place to work at in Irvine"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Western Digital full-time (More than 5 years)


    good benefits with health and vision benefits


    focus more on roadmaps for future products .. needs to be more refined

    Advice to Management

    focus more on product development and roadmaps

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Western Digital Interviews



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    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Western Digital.


    The employees are very friendly, it was a 4 hour interview, and it was pretty easy interview. Questions were mainly on behavior, and few technical questions. Make sure that you are very familiar with you resume.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the difference between software and firmware?   Answer Question
    • What is a real-time operating system?   Answer Question
    • Describe a time you have argument with your co-worker.   Answer Question
    • What is the difference between SSD and HDD from the customer's point of view?   Answer Question
    • Give you a black box. Tell me everything you can think of in order to test the circuit inside.   Answer Question
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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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