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While the work in Human Resources was extremely rewarding. Regional leadership was focused on business results, which made sense. Focus on talent development lacked.
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Technically
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Had the opportunity to give technical support for great product line. Very professional work averment with lot of support from supervisor and management team.
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Good and productive work. Work culture was good. Good place for learning and exploring skills. Got opportunity to automated e2e testcases and performance testing.
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WD has some of the best engineers in storage industry. However the company is not known for innovations. Also the last 4 years the company has suffered tremendously from mismanagement. With the new CEO in place and pile of issues in delivering products, I'm not optimistic in WD being a top tier company. Definitely an important company in storage industry.
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The work/projects here are very immersive and technically challenging for a new grad. However, due to the changes in industry, HDD are not changing as much so I only recommend to learn what you can and go somewhere else to build a long career.
Pros
Good work life balance, no issues getting what you need to do your job, helpful colleagues
Cons
Industry is heading in a downward trend
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Working at WD was pretty great until the merger lifted from China and HGST and WD started integrating. For whatever reason it was an HGST take over and as I believe it to be still a bit struggling as of today.
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Productive and fun workplace. Very busy. Very nice and professional. Communication is very big and providing daily status to management. Be independent and work at fast paced environment.
Pros
Free breakfast
Cons
Long hours. Lots of work
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Poor working environment. If you didn’t originally come from Western Digital, you are treated as expendable. Management is only out to save their own skins and will throw subordinates under the bus for their survival.
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A nice friendly working place with innovation and diversity .
company is internationally based. I leaned how to work in fast paced

production environment..i been handling devices ( wafer) for maintenance. Each device has a maintenance process witch required different operation for different parameters. That all maintenance process is computerized each device takes about 30 mint to 2 hours to get proceeded.
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Lots of Excel work along with working with Sales leadership. Good opportunity for those trying to get into hardware industry. Can have opportunity to grow.
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Strong engineering department with good collaboration between cross functional teams. I worked there for many years, long before acquiring HGST and Sandisk it was a great place to work. Upper management mostly from HGST now, moral is low due to many longtime WD employees and functions being replaced with HGST employees.
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Great benefits but company is very toxic management does not care about employees Everyone is scared to say anything or they will be let go we used to talk about to each other in secret
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I'd recommend WD to anyone thinking of applying for a position there. Fun work environment. Great co-workers. Innovative company with top talent. Senior management can sometimes be hard to work with but overall this is a great company.
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Traditional old fashion office setup, not a lot of perks in the office, but people are nice and don't spy on you.
Lunch is not provided, but there is a nice cafe and sitting area.

Office location is friendly enough to have a walk outside when the thinking stuck.

Health insurance is not great, but there are onsite clinic at multiple larger side campus.
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Internal promotion is great except for the fact that the people who get promoted are only qualified to operate tools and have no idea how to effectively manage large groups of people. Pay is decent compared to alternate options but is in no way worth it to deal with frankly awful management.
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Need to work in fast pace unorganized environment. Must be able to handle negative feedback on a daily basis. Long hours.

Interesting work. Challenging. Use to be fun work environment but once WD acquired other companies (4 years ago) the culture changed. No positive feedback on accomplishments.
Pros
Free bagels on Friday. Nice coffee machines and a nice employee lounge.
Cons
Long hours and no appreciation
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For a 70,000 person company their benefits were the most expensive I have encountered in 30 years in the IT industry.

WD has sold the DataCenter BU that I was supporting. While this was a good move for the company it was handled very poorly in my opinion.
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5.0
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The company culture is wonderful. I used to work for Sandisk which is a brand of WD.
Good benefit and work - life balance.

The head quarter has good cafe and gym.
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I liked working at Western Digital. The hard drive segment of the business was not growing so senior position were filled with very experienced people so advancement opportunities are limited. The company does layoff based on short term trends so job security is at risk for new hires.
Pros
On site health clinic, frequent group lunches, good career development education programs
Cons
Mediocre compensation
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Reorg often. Salary was not satisfying at all. Good work life balance for most of the time as not much work to do. Got to work with teams all over the world.
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Working for Western Digital is good and they treat employees respecfully. The working hours are very flexible and good environment to work. All managers are very friendly.
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