Yield Engineer/Data Analyst (Current Employee) – Fremont, CA – August 13, 2018
Company overall is doing very well. It has good position in the storage business after the WD, HGST merge and the acquisition of SanDisk. It has a solid position in the HDD business, meanwhile also a significant presence in solid state storage. The Fremont wafer fab has been affected during the merge and acquisition periods: management has been changed frequently and only become stable recently. Work culture is results driven and emphasize on cost saving and lean manufacturing.
Principal Firmware Engineer (Current Employee) – Irvine, CA – August 9, 2018
traditional engineer working culture, mentors and tech leads are nice, peers are cooperative. promotion is tough, compensation is only average. the company is switching to SSD, and traditional HDD sections have been through drastic changes
Design Engineer (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – August 1, 2018
Great place to work. Very satisfied. advanced my professional career Good workplace culture; best co-workers. My direct director was very knowledgeable and supportive. My contribution was great and noticeable to higher managers and my peers. I left the company to advance my career.
IT was pleasure to work under this productive work Environment
Network Security Engineer (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – July 29, 2018
I am currently working as a network security engineer in Western Digital, I deal with Firewalls, L2 and L3 security & troubleshooting, and successfully accomplished migration from legacy cisco ASA firewall to Palo Alto firewalls in Datacenters and in office locations.Apart from this at Western Digital, I also worked on configuring VPN tunnels between branch offices, Administering Load balancer's, Nexus switches, monitoring traffic etc.
it was a great place to work at, the employees were really positive and hardworking management was al little bit
Line operator (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – July 28, 2018
When working at western digital I learned about the mobile hard drives that we use every day to help with the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, from the phones to computers. Western Digital makes these wafers that are the same size as a cd music disk but they're a little heavier due to the wiring and gold embedded inside. We would archive the data that was written on the boxes the wafers came in, inside a computer then send them off for another process. Hardest part of the job was the clean suit you would have to get used to while working the long hours. We worked 12 hours each day and 4 hours overtime. The most enjoyable part was getting paid a big check after working only four days and the positive and productive environment. The people there were great the management was strict due to the "Clean room" environment employees worked in, but that was to be expected overall pretty cool place.
eating in a cafeteria full of gourmet chefs and food, sometimes it was hard to finish before you had to go back
the place was huge if you had no transportation car or bike it would be a hassle getting around.
Technical Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – July 27, 2018
I felt good working for this company. I wasn't surprised with being let go for corporate downsizing. They had been making cuts for the past two years. I worked well with others there and I was sorry to be let go.
Technologist, Test Engineering (Current Employee) – Milpitas, CA – July 4, 2018
Typical day at work will contain at least 1 meeting explaining why 100 new tests cannot be reliably correctly implemented in 2 days time.
hardest part of the job is explaining to people that there are procedures that must be followed for quality control and no matter how many times you tell certain people this they will always blame you for not meeting unrealistic deadlines.
Engineer (Current Employee) – Irvine, CA – June 28, 2018
Fresh out of college and I feel right at home. The company culture has been in flux due to the recent mergers but things are settling nicely. I love my manger, I enjoy my work, and I feel that the company really cares about my satisfaction.
Sr. Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – May 31, 2018
Working for WD provided me the opportunity to learn and grow professionally with on-site business classes that were made available to their employees during work hours as well as years of experience. I took with me so much more knowledge then I came into the company with which has helped me to become a great asset . My daily tasks included administrative support for 10 different managers and their departments. The workplace culture all around was enjoyable and although at times, high stress....the team work was exceptional. Unfortunately, I decided to end my journey with WD and accept a job offer with another company. This new opportunity would allow me more time with family and less time commuting to and from work.
Engineer (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – April 30, 2018
Engineering Manager rarely gets through a meeting without losing control of his temperament and raising his voice to someone. I left a contract to hire position, not wanting to hire on to that kind of manager. Some employees were nervous about getting their job outsourced.
Cleanroom Tech (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA 95138 – March 30, 2018
A challenging career position as a technician where I contribute my skills to the company and my strong interpersonel. I like the work I do, from an ordinary worker become a trainer, not much work and I was laid off. I work hard and enjoy my work
Free breakfast every Friday, camp and fun with team
coordinator (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – March 29, 2018
I loved being apart of Western Digital. It was my company and I love being there. Unfortunate circumstances the merger between Hitachi and the layoff caused my departure but I would I have stayed and grown with the company.
Sr. Change Lead (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – March 16, 2018
I have worked for many companies and I find WDC an exceptional place to work they have leaders who are open to new ideas, a lot of smart, very experienced employees who are willing to share their ideas. I personally have one of the best bosses I have ever worked for
System Engineer (Former Employee) – Lake Forest, CA – March 16, 2018
Coming to work on time is very important , showing the level of respect for your company and your fellow colleges. performing your job with the best intentions and quality that you can provide. learning from co-workers is an advantage. And should be two sided. As for management I think an open door policy and transparency is a key to successful and smooth relation ship between Management and employees. Family atmosphere because we all are humans and together and as team is much better for each one at the end. The hardest part of the job is the lack of communications. and being a part of the team and perform well is so enjoyable as being an effective part of the team.