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"WD is a solid company to work for."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Stable industry and stable career growth path.

Cons

It has some common issues as other big companies...

Advice to Management

A more transparent business process and more effective internal training or job rotation program can help motivated employees better.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "If you're not working at WD today, what more are you looking for?"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is an extremely well-managed company from a fiscal perspective (a HUGE PLUS these days); is consistently growing market share; has made very smart investments in acquisitions; has been consistent in paying out bonuses consistent with business performance; has recently re-structured the bonus plans to pay-out more to all levels; has great products; has been around for more than 35 years and shows no signs of changing that in any way; has provided me with the challenges I want and the rewards for meeting them.

    Cons

    has had the reputation for paying salaries below the market; is very prudent when it comes to spending contributing to an image inconsistent with its success; doesn't have a lot of "flash" or "sexiness" as a company - always stays in the background.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in creating a stronger image or "brand" for the culture and work environment. Force yourselves from time to time to take one eye off the business and pay attention to what your employees need. It's not that much and it pays off big time! Keep doing what you're doing to sustain our strong balance sheet and great market performance. Invest some of our profits into creating a physical environment that makes employees "brag" about working here.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Overall a satisfying place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The demands for more capacity and performance make an environment where you're always learning. Information exchange sessions are common.

    Cons

    Salary increases are doled out sparingly. Incentives are done through bonuses only.

    Advice to Management

    You've done a remarkable job building the business. Place more value on your employees.

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