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On average, employees at Western Digital give their company a 3.6 rating out of 5.0 - which is 5% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Western Digital employees are Senior Principal Engineers submitting an average rating of 3.4 and Principal Engineers with a rating of 2.9.

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3.6
Average Rating
(based on 63 Western Digital Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.6
Growth Opportunities
3.2
People You Work With
4.1
Person You Work For
3.7
Rewards You Receive
3.7
Support You Get
3.7
Way You Work
3.8
Work Setting
3.6
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"Western Digital is a good environment for developers because they put developers first. I never once had an issue where I felt that the higher-ups weren't treating us like "the talent". That's unique to Western Digital."
Posted 5 years ago in Irvine, CA
Western Digital Employee
in Irvine, CA

"I am constantly getting harrassed by another female employee. She pinned me down and groped me at a corporate event"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Western Digital Employee
in Irvine, CA

"I worked in the SMB QA department. This has been one of the best positions that I've had in my career and I have had some great ones. The only think that I think WD should do is to keep on a solid track of work process. Switching gears too much isn't good for business, employee relations or the reputation of a well oiled company."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.6
Western Digital (101)

4.7 Highest Rated in this Industry is National Medical Care (201)
2.1 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Ascensus (6)
3.7 Average of All Companies in this Industry (7,937)
Western Digital Employee
in San Jose, CA

"Worked here more than a year and very disappointed about work culture and management."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Director
in San Jose, CA

"Very strong company, very process oriented, excellent pay and stock. The management structure is very stable, there are people working in the company for decades. Sometimes it makes growth difficult. Worked there twice, will be glad to work there again."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5

Average Western Digital Ratings in the Past 4 Years

Year Salary
2010 $2
2011 $4
2012 $3
2013 $3
Western Digital Employee
in Irvine, CA

"Awesome place to work. Very conducive environment."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Web Development Intern
in Irvine, CA

"Western Digital is a good environment for developers because they put developers first. I never once had an issue where I felt that the higher-ups weren't treating us like "the talent". That's unique to Western Digital."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Western Digital Employee
in Irvine, CA

"Awesome company to work for. Very cool environment with a lot of freedom to employees."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Western Digital Employee
in Fremont, CA

"WD is very big. A lot depenends on manager of your particular team. I was very lucky. My manager was exceptional person and lead. People from other teams in the same departament wanted to move to our team (and some did). It seems like one common thing for Western Digital software is: very difficult to get raise/promotion. I consistently received good (Above Target or Significantly Above Target) marks during performance reviews, but only thanks to my manager's big efforts got raises (and not too impressive). WD has been economically solid and consistently paid insreased profit sharing during last 5 years."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Western Digital Employee
in Irvine, CA

"It's a good company, especially for the hardware field."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Intern
in Irvine, CA

"I have worked for WD for nearly six months. It was an amazing experience. I had a good time with my colleagues. I have learnt a lot of professional skills. As my first job, it was absolutely awesome."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Western Digital Employee
in Irvine, CA

"Western Digital is in a very competitive consumer industry. It has been my experience there that they make the employees very aware how little they will spend on their employees. Cost cutting at all times; with no support or provisions for expanding the work place. There are no corporate plans for modernization, each group is left to fend for themselves. XP and minimum memory are the norm, and no plans for development software upgrades. Even your work-station is recycled from someone else."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Western Digital Employee
in Irvine, CA

"I worked there over a year and my experience is mediocre at best. There are high expectations with limited resources. A lot of cooks in the kitchen so the projects are always difficult to meet deadlines. Very difficult to move up unless someone retires or quits, so the ceiling is set at manager level. Company preaches a positive work environment but the practice is 180 degrees."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Western Digital Employee
in Irvine, CA

"Good junior employees but harassing lying executives. They do illegal work practices there."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Western Digital Employee
in Irvine, CA

"Lot of lies, prejudice, and harassment may occur."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Intern
in Irvine, CA

"I worked at WD company for almost six months as an intern. I like WD, it offered me a chance to get touch with new technologies."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
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