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HGST Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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  • The recent merger with Western Digital and Sandisk has created large amounts of indecision (in 8 reviews)

  • The career growth opportunities are few and somewhat limited (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "very positive for beginners in industry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    straight out of university without experience. They understand what you missing in the university and let you catch up. good encouragement.

    Cons

    a bit of self learning.

    Advice to Management

    continue to value the ideas of others.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Incredible opportunity to make an impact"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HGST full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    HGST has a highly engaged leadership team who is on a mission to positively transform the organization. HGST is a gold mind for anyone coming in who wants to make an inpact. There is so much opportunity to get involved and drive initiatives. It's a secret gem within the Silicon Valley, filled with wonderful people.

    Cons

    We don't do a good job selling our amazing qualities. One could never tell just by looking at our website.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing exactly what you are doing.

  3. "Nice workplace, good working environment!"

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    Current Employee - HW Development Engineer - II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - HW Development Engineer - II in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HGST full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compitating environment with lot of new challenges but still not pressurizing.

    Cons

    Not many corporate employee perks, cafe is not that good.


  4. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have FREE CrossFit for all employees!! The management team are easy to work with, and approachable.

    Cons

    Sometimes too much office politics! Apply what is trained not just attend trainings and forget!

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional when dealing with exempts staff. Create more room for career advancement. Without the professionals, management have notjing


  5. "asic verification engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HGST full-time

    Pros

    It is a great work place to work.

    Cons

    i dont see any cons.


  6. "HGST review"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HGST full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Company to work with

    Cons

    Lack of employee training . Multi level management style


  7. "We're going places!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HGST full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    HGST is like my your personal playground for those passionate about making an impact. There is so much opportunity to get involved and drive change. The executive team is getting better year over year driving organizational health and creating alignment / clarity across the organization.

    Cons

    There tends to be a percentage of the organization that is resistant to the exciting change we are going through as an organization. Get on the bus, people! We are going to great places.

  8. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineering Co-Op
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineering Co-Op
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Compensation is awesome but work hours are long. Cutting edge tech and work environment is nice.

    Cons

    Long hours, Slow progress and not enough motivated people, Job seems dull fro time to time and can be very boring in the long run if you aren't self motivated.


  9. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Technologist
    Former Employee - Technologist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Engineers have a lot of power in this company to influence many decisions. Not a lot of panic and stress in the work environment. Management is focused on getting the job done of course but in a manner that I really respected. I had no unreasonable demands during my employment.

    Cons

    People can be very set in their ways going back to the IBM days. Resistant to change in other words.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  10. "Good intern experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Experienced team members; fast learning environment and mature/leading technology in HDDs

    Cons

    Company is big so less efficient...


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