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Western Digital Overview

San Jose, CA
10000+ employees
1970
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?


Western Digital® creates environments for your data to thrive. On your phone, in the cloud, across organizations. Everywhere data lives, we’re there to drive the innovation necessary for results today and the future you’ll create tomorrow. New devices, new systems, new solutions, new architectures, all optimized and tuned to create the right conditions for your data to realize its full potential.


The growing diversity of data creates an exponential amount of new possibilities—for the world, our company and you. You’ll be part of a team driving the innovation necessary to outpace new demands and challenges everywhere data lives, from sensors to mobile devices to the cloud. We’ve only started to scratch the surface of what data can do. You can help unlock its full potential.

Western Digital is a diverse, global company with strong values and a passion to innovate and lead the charge in the transformation of data. Creating the right environment where our employees can thrive is key to how we do business. 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. At Western Digital, we…

Think Big - We have the courage to ask “what if?” and “why not?” We see beyond the here and now, and ahead to future possibilities.

Make it Happen - We see challenges as opportunities and tackle them with optimism. With a focus on execution and outcomes, we deliver excellence for customers, partners, and each other.

Do it Together - We embrace different perspectives, drawing expertise from across our businesses to deliver stronger solutions. We win by building strong partnerships with each other, our customers and our communities.

At Western Digital, “We.care”! Giving back and responding to the needs of our communities is a priority, and we believe more can be achieved when we do it together. Our philanthropic efforts include our We.care 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. We aim to unify employees across the globe to make a significant impact worldwide, by focusing our efforts around:

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

 

Creating environments for data to thrive means creating environments where new talent can thrive. At Western Digital, we’re constantly innovating as we prepare to meet what the future of data holds. That’s where you come in.

Your college education prepared you for entering the workforce, and now it's time to jump in with both feet ... but how? Western Digital’s RAMP Internship Program gives you the tools and experience to get your career off the ground.

In addition to working on real-world projects, RAMP participants attend networking events with other interns and the Western Digital leadership team, participate in training and workshops, and of course, have a bit of fun too!

We're all about hiring brilliant college graduates. Why? Because we know our future success depends on having the best minds working with us today. Our LAUNCH Training Program is designed to give participants a comprehensive experience here at Western Digital by providing:

  • On-the-job training alongside industry professionals
  • Supplemental classroom training
  • Mentorship
  • Executive exposure
  • Networking events
  • Competitive compensation package

At Western Digital, we create innovative solutions by making prudent technology choices, investing in multiple parallel technologies, and delivering products with exceptional quality and reliability. Our disciplined approach to solving industry problems continues to drive our leadership in data-centric solutions for this decade and beyond.

Our technologists contribute to a growing portfolio of inventions, with over 13,000 patents to date. Our breadth of expertise and level of integration, paired with our long-standing relationships with customers and partners across the spectrum of data, give us unique insights into how needs are evolving and an unmatched ability to anticipate what’s next. As the largest provider of data-centric solutions, we're leading the transformation of how the world captures, preserves, accesses and transforms data.

To learn more about innovation at Western Digital, visit innovation.wdc.com

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    Pros

    No thought police here forcing a politically correct group-think climate

    Cons

    Free breakfast (oatmeal) and bagels are not healthy starts to a day. Need protein and not so many carbs.

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Western Digital Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Western Digital (Irvine, CA).

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    Phone call from HR after applying online, chose a date for the on site interview. Given hackerrank assessment through email which you complete before interview. Followed by on site interview later which was with 4 people, 40 minutes each, all technical. Be prepared to code on whiteboard with markers.

    Interview Questions

    • 2 CPUs, 2 Devices, connected by a bus. Write a function to deliver cpu message to correct device   Answer Question
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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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