Western Digital Reviews

Updated May 9, 2021

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3.7
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Western Digital CEO David Goeckeler
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149 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance & good team(in 153 reviews)

  • "very good work environment to work(in 127 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work-life balance issue especially during COVID(in 49 reviews)

  • "STI and LTI are much less since Sandisk time(in 38 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great Company

      Feb 14, 2021 - Principal Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Continuous innovation and very inclusive and diverse

      Cons

      Can be hard to navigate through such a big company.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent learning experience in embedded systems but compensation, execution, and outlook could be better.

      May 2, 2021 - Servo Firmware Engineer in Irvine, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Wide knowledge and opportunities to learn details of embedded systems. Decent amount of resources, though documentation can be lacking.

      Cons

      Incentives + benefits are okay: short term incentive is nothing to write home about, and raises are currently on hold (cyclical industry).

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Overall good place to work

      May 9, 2021 - Senior Mechanical Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      relative good work life balance

      Cons

      overall compensation lower than FANG

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Exciting technological industry to be working in.

      May 8, 2021 - Engineering Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team of people to work with.

      Cons

      Cost cutting measures can impact resource constraints.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great current flexibility, Poor future potential

      Jan 27, 2021 - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      GREAT people! Interesting and impactful work that contributes to society. Super flexible in terms of every day life, if you need to go to appointments, start early/start late, take breaks for getting kids at school, etc. the company trusts you to take care of your work whenever it works for you. The company cares about healthy employees and overall is a good place to work. Unlimited PTO, but people typically take less than 2 weeks a year.

      Cons

      Much more suited to people established in their careers versus people interested in rapid growth. Great place to be a parent, not a great place to be young and ambitious. The company appreciates loyalty but doesn’t reward it.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Reasonable Job

      Apr 29, 2021 - Senior QA Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great ESPP(stocks) options, good work life balance

      Cons

      The company seems to be in a constant pivot which is difficult to execute with such a large company, Sometimes it feels like you're just spinning tires

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Overall Good

      May 3, 2021 - Senior Industrial Engineer in Milpitas, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Immigration friendly, nice people, work life balance

      Cons

      No clear salary increase policy

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Apr 28, 2021 - Program Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very smart people work at the company

      Cons

      Always searching for new business

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great People

      Apr 12, 2021 - Account Manager in Irvine, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people and the compensation (including 401k, healthcare, flex time off, and other perks)

      Cons

      It's a large company which makes it difficult to execute complicated projects or figure out who you need to reach out to when you have a question.

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to grow

      Apr 20, 2021 - Senior NPI PM in Milpitas, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good place to work for long run

      Cons

      Product development process need to be revised

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