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It's a very good company to work for.
Manager (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CAJanuary 22, 2019
Too many changes, lay-offs. Long term employees good people to work with and management. Close to all freeway access from 880 or 680 and many restaurants to choose from.
Pros
Flexible Schedule
Cons
Lay-offs
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2.0
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Toxic work culture.
Principal Engineer - Competitive Analysis (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTJanuary 17, 2019
No one responds to emails.

Constant management reorganization

I doubt they will ever deliver on their enterprise ssd ASIC

Mass layoffs were conducted without regard for how it would influence current projects.
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4.0
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Good place to work
Principal Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAJanuary 17, 2019
Culture is to respect your peers and management. Reward fairly with promotions. Gym on site to promote healthy environment. Friendly people and very organized.
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5.0
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Not too bad.
Testing Technician (Former Employee) –  SLC UTJanuary 13, 2019
Pretty fast paced tech company. Pretty laid back tech company. supplied lunch No Drug test. they closed their slc location. so you would need to move to ca
Pros
none
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none
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3.0
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HDD industry in flux and integration pains
Staff Firmware Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CADecember 26, 2018
A large company with multiple different cultures within. WD and HGST integration over with, but WD and SanDisk integration just peeking. Seems like too many layers of management. Job Security and Advancement poor on the HDD side. Unlimited vacation in US for exempt employees, but controlled by direct managers.
Pros
Unlimited vacation
Cons
Unlimited vacation, HDD market in flux
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3.0
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Productive and fast pace company
Line Maintenance Technician IV (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CADecember 26, 2018
I've working at this company for 15 years. Every working days is a challenge. There are good days and bad days. If you like working for a fast pace company. This is the one.
Pros
challenging
Cons
headache
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3.0
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It was stressful qith good people
Security (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CADecember 17, 2018
Never organized very stressful and a lack of getting people home when important but very good people . always kept me filled with food. Never a dull moment
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3.0
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Salt Lake Office is great.
UX/UI Designer (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTDecember 12, 2018
Poor internal communication between departments. Thus resulting in a lack of information to obtain needed materials to provide quality work. A lot of turnover with merging brands.
Pros
Free lunch.
Cons
Poor internal communication.
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3.0
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Not the Worst Place
Web Designer (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTDecember 3, 2018
I worked for Western Digital for a couple years. I wanted to stay, but my particular organization is having problems deciding what it needs—whether it wants to focus on process or strategy. There is a lot of processes and the organization wants to be strategic but then falls into processes over innovation.
Pros
Benefits are decent. Company HSA annual match. Working remotely.
Cons
Process over innovation, promote friends over skilled people
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4.0
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Relaxed workplace
PRODUCTION TEST TECHNICIAN LEVEL 2 (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CADecember 3, 2018
Good to work for. They know how to show their care to employees. Many events are holding during years. I love their events with mini games and raffles.
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5.0
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At the break time you can enjoy to play the pool table
Test Technician (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CADecember 2, 2018
Western digital is the good company to work
You get the good benefit .
The management is very fair.
I wish I can continue working with Western digital
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4.0
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Ojt
WAFER FAB OPERATOR, EMPLOYNET (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CANovember 20, 2018
good training on machines to compete the work
bad communication about schedules and job promotion opportunities
overall a good experience that i would recommend to others
Pros
food was often provided
Cons
long days
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2.0
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Lost it's way
Supplier Quality Program Manager (SQPM) (Current Employee) –  Marlboro, MANovember 16, 2018
Company lost its way and let go some valuable people that could help. To many changes with no clear road map going forward. Too many directions with no real process.
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3.0
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Good place to learn embedded systems
Servo Firmware Engineer (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CANovember 15, 2018
Good place to learn hardware and embedded engineering but software engineering needs work. Currently integrating several companies so road maps and departments in constant state of flux.
Pros
Work life balance, benefits
Cons
road map constantly changing, HDD technology declining
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1.0
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Mandatory overtime
Plating Operator (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CANovember 14, 2018
Mandatory overtime, calling sick on your overtime day counts as your regular day of work, supervisor would make me work mandatory overtime even when i tell him im busy that day
Pros
Free lunch every thursday
Cons
Short breaks, working around cancer causing chemicals
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5.0
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Good place for working
R&D Technician (Current Employee) –  Fremont, CANovember 14, 2018
Give good benefit and schedule for employee. Environment is very useful and helpful. People work very hard and friendly. Really love to work in Western Digital.
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5.0
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Excellent place to learn and improve on your skills
Computer Technician (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CANovember 12, 2018
Work was straight to the point and i learned more about the hardware perspective of hard drives. management was on point and the culture was fun yet challenging in a professional manner. Learning new techniques was great and the staff made things easier.
Pros
everything
Cons
no complaints
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4.0
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Work Day
Payroll Specialist (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CANovember 10, 2018
Open email's, respond or forward to one the employee that worked with that location.

One time entries, checks, filing.

Process changes in the system.

Review any work that was asked of me.
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5.0
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Great place to work
Finance Analyst (Current Employee) –  Irvine, CANovember 1, 2018
I've worked at Western Digital for 10 years and it is a great company to work for. They provide educational reimbursement, flexible hours and the ability to work remotely.
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Great place to work
Sr. Accountant/Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CANovember 1, 2018
Great people to work with. Love the culture, it was what I was used to coming from E&Y and PwC it was the same, so I fit right in. Management didn't bother you they just let you do your work. Great atmosphere.
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