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What are the average starting salaries, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at Western Digital?

What do you like best about working at Western Digital? Are there any great perks or special treats for employees?

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Sparky in Los Angeles, California

120 months ago

Starting salaries are competive. Get it while going in. BUT you will be expected to perform per your position (pressure, pressure, pressure). Profit sharing is nice. No raises per se without promotion. Benefits are ok. Once you come up to speed be prepared to travel to lovely Thailand and/or Malaysia.

The guys at the top make a lot of $$, but unfortunately, there very little trickle down at WD. Western Digital has had a history of not being able to get and keep quality employees.

Expect very little guidance from management. They don't seem to know what they are doing. There is a core group that knows what it takes to get the job done. They are very extremely overworked but very well rewarded. Very hard to become one of them without WD historical experience. Everyone else is noise.

People in general complain about working at Western Digital but they stay. Seems typical for a hi-tech company that pays well but works you like a slave. Kind of like Broadcom. So, make your own judgement. Don't expect appreciation for a job well done.

Keep in mind, how you are treated during the interview will be the best you will be treated as an employee.

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Sleeping in Vista, California

59 months ago

Employees used to consider stock purchase plan their raise or bonus. One the stock dropped and the SEC accounting rules changed, that ended.
No raises. Just bonuses. But don't count on it unless you are JUST awesome!
They pay well but you are just a high priced slave.
Upper management makes oodles based on performance, that's why they get so upset when numbers are down. They won't get to buy that new Lamborghini! When I say upset, I mean screaming, cussing, throwing things around the room.

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