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3.7
Average Rating
(based on 75 Western Digital Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.6
Growth Opportunities
3.2
People You Work With
4.2
Person You Work For
3.8
Rewards You Receive
3.8
Support You Get
3.8
Way You Work
3.9
Work Setting
3.7
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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
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
Western Digital Employee
in Mountain View, CA
Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Western Digital Employee
in Laguna Niguel, CA

"Company has a lot of potential, but does not emphasize employee morale and R&D."

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

"One of the worst companies; executives curse; executives may lie; executives want you to harass people illegally."

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

"If you're an electrical engineer, then you can work at WD and build a good career. However, if you're a computer scientist, stay far away. They hire CS people and put them in positions where they're incapable of advancement due to a lack of electrical engineering knowledge."

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

"No one's job is secure. This means that doing a better job than your manager at his, or her job is ABSOLUTELY not a good idea."

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