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3.7
Average Rating
(based on 76 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
Graduate Electrical Engineer
Person You Work For 2.5 / 5 People You Work With 2.5 / 5 Work Setting 2.5 / 5
Support You Get 2.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2.5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.7 / 5
Company Culture 2.5 / 5 Way You Work 2.5 / 5
Equipment Services Project Manager

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"The areas that I enjoy at WD were the people and the opportunities that the company gave me to grow within my career."

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

"Be yourself and show management how your experience is a good fit for their job requirements."

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

"I stayed with the company for almost 15 years I enjoyed my work at WD."

Administrative Assistant

"I was temporary thru Kelly Technical, but since the Tech Recruiter I was working for was old school, I did ALL his internet sourcing -- we hired a lot of people that way which was fun"

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"Working around a lot of interesting brainiacs (as my 15 year old would call it)."

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

"Be professional and intelligent, they may be putting you through a round of 5 interviewers consisting of programmers or engineers (if you are in IT, software, hardware, or firmware) -- so interviewing is quite lengthy. Nice sign on bonuses and stock sometimes."

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

"The contract or temp status. Some of the managers were great and well liked, others had trouble keeping their employees and we had to constantly refill, that was a bummer."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"None really, it is overall a good company with a good product, and many amenities for the employees to keep them happy."

Assistant Principal Engineer
in Irvine, CA

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"I really like to work at this company professionally. I wish I can retry to work again with this company with some status that can manage to stay."

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

"I worked under supervisors who was young and inexperienced. I also was inexperienced to handle this kind of supervisors."

Senior Principal Engineer
in Irvine, CA

"It's a living."

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"New stuff."

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

"Watch what you're getting into."

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

"No vision of the future."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Open up."

Help Desk Support Specialist

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"Friendly atmosphere."

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

"Not challenging enough."

Principal Engineer
in Lake Forest, CA

"Great company to work for."

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"A lot of new technology and really fast paced."

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

"Expect to do more then what is listed."

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

"The politics that came with the corporate world."

Laboratory Technician
in Irvine, CA

"Good."

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"Western Digital opened the door for me to learn and work in Microelectronics Field."

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

"I enjoyed the experience, Market conditions forced WD to sell the Microelectronics Division to Motorola when it happened."

Administrative Assistant

"I loved working here, this is an excellent employer."

Executive Administrative Assistant
in Lake Forest, CA

"I enjoyed working at Western Digital for several years."

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"I was a full time Administrative Assistant, I enjoyed the people, the work and the company."

Technical Support Engineer
in Lake Forest, CA

"This place has no health benefits."

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"Troubleshooting."

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

"No health benefits."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Provide a training manual."

Account Manager

"Good place to work but need to look for something else to change the pace as there is no room for career advancement."

Financial Analyst
in Lake Forest, CA

"They overwork and burn out employees. Stick it out and you can advance."

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"I got to present to VPs and learned I was good at it."

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

"Be patient and ready to jump through hoops."

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

"You can't ask questions of co-workers. They're mostly so overworked and confused they just push back."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"You are understaffed. Your training sessions need to be more than just one-shot lectures. Follow up."

Administrative Assistant
in Irvine, CA

"Excellent place to learn about computer hardware."

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"Always plenty of work to be done."

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

"I liked working at Western Digital."

QC Inspector
in Irvine, CA

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"Fast paced."

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

"Because that was contract job, I was interested in full time job."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Motivate your employees often."

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