Western Digital - Good company, driven by the bottom line | Glassdoor
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"Good company, driven by the bottom line"

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Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Western Digital full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Good market share, reasonable salary and work load.

Cons

Benefits are much below the industry standard.

Advice to Management

Improve the benefits and invest in people.

Other Employee Reviews for Western Digital

  1. "Nothing Great"

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    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'


  2. "Sr. Principal Engineer"

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    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

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