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3.8
Average Rating
(based on 77 Western Digital Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.6
Growth Opportunities
3.3
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
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
Western Digital Employee
in San Jose, CA

"It is a good company to work with, but no free lunches as most hardware companies."

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

"SparConn was able to complete any and all tasks placed in front of them. They always get work done on time and are very eager to please."

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

"I've started there 5 years ago and this is a place where I significantly increased my skills as a Firmware Developer. As long as you're not lazy, work here can give a lot of opportunities and joy."

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

"It's such a nice company with great benefits with all the employees."

Person You Work For 4.3 / 5 People You Work With 4.3 / 5 Work Setting 4.3 / 5
Support You Get 4.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.3 / 5
Company Culture 4.3 / 5 Way You Work 4.3 / 5
Manager
in Irvine, CA

"Long hours and, unless one is a recent Asian immigrant, being an outsider."

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"Short commute was good and the work interesting and challenging."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Say you are willing to work and travel all the time for the company, and don't mind being a minority in an American company."

What don't you like about working at Western Digital?

"The work was high stress and long hours. Most of the employees are from Asia and the company's Asian factories are used to replace American workers and lower the company's costs and wages. These Asian workers cannot leave the company, so they have to do whatever the company wants and take whatever pay the company want to. Since there was a preference toward Asian workers, Americans had to contend with their preferences to work with other Asians."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Stop making the company a slave and sweat shop, and hire Americans and maybe even train some Americans before bringing in Asian workers even though it might cost a little money."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Plating Engineering Technician
in Fremont, CA

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"Very safe work environment, company invested a lot of money to improve the work place."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"To be honest in their responses because these may help the management to improve."

What don't you like about working at Western Digital?

"In 3 years the company purchased 3 other companies and ended up laying off."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"show that the care for employee concern and needs and also build trust wit employees."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Functional Lead
in Lake, MS

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"The support I used to get from every group of the company."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"MAke sure that the job they do meets their career path and not the job title."

What don't you like about working at Western Digital?

"There was too much management internal disagreement on key issues."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Get the job done. Put the interest of the company first."

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

"It is good company to retire. Relaxed work culture but no growth."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Please don't try to explore new changes/processes while interviewing with IT management."

What don't you like about working at Western Digital?

"People work for retirement. Company has strong and mature business and employees are not ready for any process change."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management should be dynamic and encourage employees to adopt new changes."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Director of Planning
in Fremont, CA

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"Daily challenge for on time delivery and meeting schedules for vertical integration supply."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be prepared to work in a fast pace and dynamic environment with global reaching contacts."

What don't you like about working at Western Digital?

"Knowing the impact the product makes on the world consumer market."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Continue to challenge the staff and employees at all levels for continued improvement."

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

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"Receiving a regular paycheck that compensates me for my time."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The salary and position you come in for is the salary and position you will have for a long, long, long time."

What don't you like about working at Western Digital?

"Micromanagement and excessive goal setting/tracking tools create an administrative burden."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Make more of an effort to reward shareholders (e.g., dividends)."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Maintenance Technician
in Fremont, CA

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"Learning different things on tools and other co-workers wanting to show you."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"No matter how hard you work just try to keep busy, and ask others if they need help."

What don't you like about working at Western Digital?

"That people are not noticed for the job they do."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Should get out on the floor and try to notice the hard workers."

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 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
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