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"Nothing Great"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Pay is OK (base+bonus+ESPP). Could do better given the work. Nothing else to think of for 'Pro'

Cons

-Not much room to grow or to get promoted,
-There is excessive work, cannot balance work/life, should allow work from home at least once a week, since most people are working 7 days a week anyway!
-Benefits are very poor, health plan is really horrible
-Forced vacation, forced shutdown, almost no vacatiions hours remain in your balance
-Very poorly organized, no rigorous documentation, no robust training program
-Some people have no work, easy jobs but have been able to survive in the company while some folks are getting squeezed due to ever increasing work load

Advice to Management

Care for the people who actually 'work'

Other Employee Reviews for Western Digital

  1. "Sr. Principal Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Western Digital full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I was there for more than 8 years and no pay raise in those 8 years, not one penny. Gas price tripled- everything went up except the salaries of western digital employees

    Cons

    Extremely cheap. Hiring management for lower cost (first time management) they act brutal (no experience) to show to their bosses that they are tough

    Advice to Management

    Western Digital employees are not herds


  2. "Safe monopolistic industry; however technical depts. are mere foot soldiers, nothing more"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Lab Technician in Irvine, CA
    Current Contractor - Lab Technician in Irvine, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Western Digital as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Strong learning experience
    - Good resume point
    - Exposure to inter-dept. politics
    - Decent mid-level managers (someone willing to defend you)
    - For a large corporation, a decent opportunity to learn useful skills

    Cons

    - Jumping through bureaucratic hoops
    - Lack of job security
    - Little upward mobility
    - Terrible break room coffee (hah)
    - Little WD team spirit or culture
    - HUGE management and engingeering cultural division
    - Lack of respect for engineers
    - Tribal knowledge

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