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HGST Santa Ana Reviews

Updated March 13, 2017
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Santa Ana, CA

3.6
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Mike Cordano
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Pros
  • Work life balance and great vacation (in 24 reviews)

  • A lower budget, off-brand Game of Thrones work environment replete with narcissistic characters as well (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "Energentic Work Place and Great Co-Workers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers (engineers especially) were helpful.
    Pleasant yet energetic work environment.
    Never a dull day.
    Always learning something new.

    Cons

    Too many projects cancelled without reason.
    Too many layoffs.
    Management at times seems to lack commitment to critical projects.

    Advice to Management

    You need to re-evaluate your position in the marketplace and provide products that will address customer needs. More R&D is necessary for the SSD market.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "software engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1- Kick back environment
    2- Unlimited vacation

    Cons

    1- Management is disconnected from technology. Making bad decisions is the norm of the company.
    2- The company wants to stay relevant in storage field, but they are clueless


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