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How bad will this week turn out to be?

From all the accounts I've read and heard, this week will be the layoffs week at Western Digital. But details are so scarce. Any ideas on the numbers they are looking to cut? And which area's will be hit the most? This weekend has been nerve-wracking... read more

Worse than we thought

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Any more layoffs this week?

Do we know if last week's layoffs at Western Digital are done or will some of it spill into this week? Also, if somebody please could give us more info on last week. primarily which locations were hit the most and what kind of numbers are we talking... read more

Latest layoffs rumors at Western Digital

Latest layoff rumours I am hearing is now 10 to 15%. Stock price has imploded and forward outlook for SSD profitability is going to be in the negative territory for the next several quarters. I hope everyone was saving their $$ when we were doing... read more

People need to realize this

The drive business has always had layoffs as part of their DNA. It just comes with being in the storage industry. Since buying these SSD companies, WD has not managed to produce any new SSD products under their leadership, which says something... read more

For those yelling fake news

Using Google to verify something is really not that hard. Here, try this: Western Digital, which recently relocated its headquarters to San Jose, is letting about 80 employees go as it prepares a series of consolidation plans for 2019... read more

WARN info

https://www.edd.ca.gov/jobs_and_training/warn/WARN-Report-for-7-1-2017-to-06-30-2018.pdf WARN filed in Calif confirms for June reports on the site, 79.


Is it true legacy SD offices in Marlborough, SLC, and SJ are being closed?

Got an offer in bay area WD

hi folks, i got an offer from here, wanted to know how stable it is here in wd? are there frequent layoffs ..i am looking for something stable.. this board seems quiet so hoping things are smooth


Here is an interesting article on the 2 new drive concepts for the coming year https://www.barrons.com/articles/western-digital-vs-seagate-battle-royale-of-hamr-against-mamr-1522254361


Has WDC given up on MAMR don't seem to hear much about it these days. I know Seagate is getting HAMR it to work...

More Layoffs Coming!

"I am hearing 5 to 8%, company wide, to be conducted from March thru May. Mainly IT, hdd development, and the thinning of the ranks in all the recent acquisitions. Management will not be affected because they've done nothing wrong."

How does WD motivate employees to work hard?

How does WD motivate employees to work hard with such brutal work environment and low pay? There is always fear of layoffs for employees and not many perks. How are people at WD motivated to work???

Work environment is a war zone

Overall message I’ve received at Western Digital is that we are inexpensive labor that can be easily disposed of. It doesn’t matter how much talent we have, I’ve been told on numerous occasions that am lucky to have a job. As if I and others on my... read more

Nepotism at its finest

I’ve been with Western Digital for quite a number of years and the road to any type of promotion is constantly undermined through nepotism and backstabbing. There is no concept of teamwork since employee’s have “every man for himself” attitude... read more

Begging to be sued

Working at Western Digital can be a nightmare on so many levels. Not really sure if there's even a discrimination box left unchecked. I've personally witnessed situations that were clear age discrimination, bullying, and s-xual harassment. I guess as... read more

Legal Rights When Laid Off

Here is an article that discusses an employee's rights when they are laid off: https://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/layoff-legal-protection A quick summary: WD can lay you off for any business reason. They can also lay you off for... read more
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November 7 layoffs at Western Digital

I have been hearing rumors among my coworkers and I have seen somebody post on this board as well that the next round of layoffs could happen on November 7. I am not sure where that specific date came from, so I was wondering if anybody knew more... read more

Caution to Prospective Hires

There are many good things to be said about WD. But a word of caution: if you are thinking of leaving a good job to come to WD, beware that once you come to WD, you can be laid off at any time. The fact that WD lured you away from a good position may... read more

Ongoing low-key layoffs at Western Digital

Won't talk for Irvine in particular, but from recently-ex'd colleagues theres an on going low level of layoffs on SSDs. Larger numbers marked for removal next 3-9 months because of consolidation after MOFCOM is lifted and SSDs forcing the HDD roadmap... read more

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