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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
Technical Writer
in Irvine, CA

"High tech, intense work, good for a resume."

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"The money was fantastic the travel was fantastic."

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

"Experience and ability should be above average."

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

"Very long hours."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Mid management should listen to senior management."

Senior Principle Engineer

"More political than other companies."

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"Good in technique depth."

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

"You need to like political environment if you work in this company."

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

"Too political in engineering process."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep simple environment for engineers."

Principal Engineer
in Fremont, CA

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"Communication about strategic plans and competition. Everyone kept in the loop during good times. It is quite different during lean times and riffs."

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

"It is always the same for large companies."

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

"HR group always changing. Personnel always changing ,making support system shaky."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Investing into large remodels,new manufacturing facilities in the far east and exhorbitant salaries at the top make for interesting times . Where were the same planners when the economy hit rock bottom are they still employed by WDC Oh,don't worry we will just cut and layoff our largest expense, the employees....."

Scientific Programmer
in Hartford, CT

"Some excellent technical work."

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"General Digital had some excellent technical work with some interesting caveats. General Digital lacked a site facility clearance so all the work was sanitized to the unclassified level. Most employees were moonlighters who wrote test plans and procedures while guessing at the actual use. It was akin to solving technical mystery novels. Great fun until they stopped getting contracts."

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

"Act like you enjoy writing mystery procedures."

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

"I felt that we were wasting the resources of those who contracted General Digital for its services. We could have been a very productive partner if someone at General Digital had been briefed into the actual work and so could provide sanitized but relevant information to the coders and testers."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"General Digital should have gotten a facility clearance so that management could be briefed into the contracted work."

Administrative Assistant
in Lake Forest, CA

"Good."

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"Good environment until they started laying off."

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

"Not much growth opportunity."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"IT is an important part of any company - don't lay them off."

Western Digital Employee
in Lake Forest, CA

"Excellent employer, become rich in stocks."

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"Stocks, simple work and definite work requirements."

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

"Be an exact fit to customer requirement."

Consultant
in Lake Forest, CA

"One of the best stock companies to work for. Make fortune here."

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"Simple and to the point work requirements. Easy projects."

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

"Bring exact requirements as value. Company won't hire if you don't have exact skills needed."

Senior Principal Engineer
in San Jose, CA

"A hard working place."

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"Good benefits and good support, facility, people."

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

"Be more flexible."

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

"You better relocate to Irvine if most people in the group are there."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"More background in the software industry."

Senior Software Design Engineer
in Playa Vista, CA

"Fun environment."

Senior Principal Engineer
in Lake Forest, CA

"A great company with a lot of growth opportunities."

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"A lot of growth opportunity in a growing technology sector."

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

"Be very detailed in your explanation, since detail is extremely important."

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

"Layoffs or massive cutbacks."

Software Engineering Intern

"I interned there for a quarter and participated in one of their application development projects, in which I learned a lot. People there are friendly."

Mechanical Designer
in Irvine, CA

"Need better management."

Senior Principal Engineer
in Lake Forest, CA

"Loved the company - considered WDC as my second home."

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"Company was open to tailoring positions & responsibilities per my own preferences."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Just keep it lean."

Analytical Technician
in Fremont, CA

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"Good company to work for."

Senior Mechanical Engineer
in San Jose, CA

"It was a good place to work and dream to become a bigger fish one day..."

What do you like about working at Western Digital?

"When technology was in demand, this company rocked!"

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

"If you like changes this company will be a place."

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

"Technology change put them on test and the company got C average."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Plan A, B, C, even D..."

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