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HGST Reviews

Updated March 18, 2017
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  • Very Micro managed, a step backward in my job roll once my previous company SanDisk got acquired by Western Digital and HGST (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. "Test Development Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at HGST full-time

    Pros

    I can't think of a single pro that this company.I am surprised

    Cons

    This is the worst company in the history of mankind. Pathetic management, co-workers trying to pull you down, too much politics, worst HR department.
    Extreme micro management, no cultural/extra curricular activities whatsoever. You are expected to sit and slog in your cubicle all day long.
    Sometimes, manager, even sits with you in the cubicle!! Schedule is very rigid.
    Pay was sub par. Too many unrealistic deadlines.

    My advice to all the new grads- Please please please DO NOT join this company. I cannot stress on this enough. And if you are not a citizen then I beg you please run away as far as possible as fast as u can. The immigration dept is almost non existent. They have no knowledge whatsoever about the current immigration laws and are just plain lazy.

    The atmosphere in the office is so stressful and depressing. Filled with grumpy old men.


  2. "Inside Sales Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned about new products systems and platform solutions

    Cons

    Very Micro managed, a step backward in my job roll once my previous company SanDisk got acquired by Western Digital and HGST


  3. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Process Development Engineer

    Pros

    cutting edge technology fun to work

    Cons

    not much oppurtunity to grow


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  5. "intern experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at HGST (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment to work at

    Cons

    Not a lot of mentorship


  6. "i like it here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good management, good bonuses, competitive salary

    Cons

    the medical benefits here are worse than working at Home Depot


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Hgst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HGST full-time

    Pros

    Leader, location, commute, crossfire onsite

    Cons

    Pay, downsizing, old company, culture


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Love the environment and people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warrensburg, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warrensburg, MO

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

    Pros

    (2012-2014) Was a great place to work..people and management are much closer to each other.. pay was fair enough .Japanese product line ..career growth for sure..will get change to travel Thailand or Japan..

    Cons

    Projects keep on changing due to new trends..HGST still lagging to adopt customer long time customer..Though, its a nice place to work :)


  9. "Low morale"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The pay is good.

    Cons

    Lack of job growth.
    Morale is low.


  10. "Lacks Direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at HGST full-time

    Pros

    R&D group was working on lot of innovative stuff

    Cons

    Management has little clue on the direction.
    Engineers are not respected

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing and retaining talent.


  11. "software engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    occasional good bonus. Some good engineers in flash development are always helpful

    Cons

    So many of them. One of the director came through acquisition and got bunch of clowns and drove lot of good people away.



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