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Western Digital Los Angeles Reviews

Updated April 6, 2017
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Western Digital President & CEO Stephen D. Milligan
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  1. "General"

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    Former Employee - Firmware Validation Technician in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Firmware Validation Technician in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits, location, perks, amentities, team.

    Cons

    compensation, management, advancement, self value.


  2. "Western Digital - great vision and communication"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Digital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Leadership team makes very smart investment decisions, reads technology market well and takes appropriate actions to ensure not just current success in marketplace, but future success as well
    - Transparency
    - Strong investment in people/collaboration

    Cons

    - Integration is going well, but navigating new systems and processes is confusing at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Integration is hard, but your transparency helps us navigate - thanks!


  3. "Work and life balance"

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    Former Employee - Staff Firmware Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Firmware Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology & people, Much to learn. Product & development processing is well thought out and organized.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not good


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Nice Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice Environment , work culture & provides opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Hard disk business unit sales are declining


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Strong Company with Good Benefits But Occasional Misguided Business Plans"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Western Digital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are nice with top perks being educational reimbursement and allowance for health related items, like monthly gym membership. Severance package also decent.

    Cons

    Poor product development leads to numerous layoffs, all of which were presented as singular events. No transparency. Some departments, such as product testing, lack cohesive team environments and clear goals.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  7. "Technologist"

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    Current Employee - Technologist in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Technologist in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Western Digital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging technical work

    Cons

    HDD industry is a declining Industry


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Working at WD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Western Digital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunity for a first job.
    Friendly coworkers with unique personalities.
    Nice break room.

    Cons

    Older style of management.
    Benefits and other perks aren't the best.
    Uncertainty with latest mergers.

    Advice to Management

    More communication with the employee would be better.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Staff Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good. Company technology is good. Moto is good. But all this is not practiced.

    Cons

    Work environment is terrible. Managers pit cock-fights, smart people are laid off, teamwork or hard work is under-appreciated. Racism and cronyism. Blame game is high. They will make you scape-goat if you try helping them. If you work hard, they will give your credit to someone else.

    Advice to Management

    Advice is really for CEO, make sure your senior management is trying to improve the health of the company and not just trying to please you with some short term good news.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "An OK place"

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    Former Employee - Senior Principal Engineer Firmware in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Engineer Firmware in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Irvine location.
    Integration of HGST and SanDisk would made WD a big player in the storage market

    Cons

    - Way too many layoffs ins the last 2 years. At least 4 layoffs in the last 2 years when I was there.
    - Company was in a massive integration efforts (of 3 companies) so the overall employee morale were low.
    - Not a lot of new technologies development


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Constant Changes, Morale at All Time Low"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Western Digital full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company is investing in business growth areas. Stock is doing well as a result. Lots of future potential for growth.

    Cons

    Depending on the team, you will either work long hours or short hours. Some team are very short staff, so people are doing 2 or 3 peoples job. Teams keep shrinking and everyone keeps being asked to do more.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in the employees. Team Building and listen to employees to boost morale.


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