Am I the only one? I was never as stressed out and worried about my job as in the past year. We've always had occasional layoffs but it feels like they've ramped them up recently and added small cuts in between major rounds just to keep us on our... — read more
I left 2 months ago and Ive never been happier! Out of that toxic, borderline racist, corrupt place where I "wasted" away over 10 years of my career (including sandisk). Like I say it to others - When in doubt- Get the F*** OUT Create a list of the... — read more
Can anyone tell me if WD has announced a vaccine mandate?
I don’t like how this company is changing. I’m not saying the company should stagnate and never change, but also, I don’t believe there are many who like the direction in which this company is changing?
No one who does their job well enough can stay here long. Either they leave on their own because they realize that at WD they can't reach their full potential, or WD gets rid of them very easily, because there isn't much room here for those who excel... — read more
Hope your career fly off in new company
I recently had a little discussion with a colleague about whether it's ever been harder to work for this company than it is now, i.e., did WD always squeeze people this much? I no longer have any life-work balance here. It seems to me that from... — read more
Judging by my experience, I would describe Western Digital as a place where it's hard to grow your career. It seems to me that there is fewer and fewer opportunities for growth here. That’s why I’ve been thinking about leaving lately. How satisfied... — read more
I told a few coworkers I was ready to quit even without a new job lined up (I'm having issues with my manager that HR was no help at all with) and nearly everybody called me crazy. I'm confident that in the current labor market I'll be able to find... — read more
WDC pay without LTI is below market. Wondering if WDC uses LTI to match market, meanwhile make employee feel special by telling them it only gets offered to very limited people
Recent email say WD strongly encourages us to get vaccinated. Says we are almost at 90% with daily questions to enter building. Sorry I think it’s BS heard many employees just saying they are so they don’t have answer daily emails. My body my choice... — read more
Western Digital has gotten rid of a lot of people in a way that made it go very unnoticed by the media. They fail to do anything to keep people’s jobs, but they manage to hide things from the public eye. Fortunately, the people I know who... — read more
Will the layoffs continue or are we done for now?
I heard there are some people got laid off today. Anyone know more detail?
Not the first time… Western Digital Caught Bait-and-Switching Customers With Slow SSDs Guess that was too much to hope for. According to a report from Chinese tech site Expreview, the WD SN550 Blue — which is currently one of the best-reviewed... — read more
Came here today and saw high upvote downvote counts generally in favor of. The C - level team. Looks like someone is aggressively up voting pro wd and downvoting anti wd. Get a life you sycophants. And as for the haters, get a life too. If you dint... — read more
So much for all the “praise” of Goeckeler strategy and leadership. He has been a horrific CEO who was booted from Cisco along with his tag a longs who have hurt peoples careers and devastated our culture. Never cared about the people of Weatern... — read more
Everyone is talking about how they got much better offers with better pay and benefits after they left WD. No one says how much harder they have to work now. At WD a lot things are not good, but it is not true that there are no people who would... — read more
I finally got a great offer, which means I’m now counting the days until the last day here. When summarizing my impressions, I would not recommend anyone to come and work here. The stress and pressure I had here was astronomical. I just wonder how... — read more
Well looks like Goeckeler is booting the one who brought him to WD and bringing in one of his minions from Cisco. Sundberg is out and Bastione is in. Word is she is as toxic and horrific as Lynne and the others who have been waging war against... — read more
Anybody else has more info?
I keep hearing that the job market is great right now, is this true? I'd like to move on from here, I'm tired of constant stressing over layoffs but I'd lie if I said I wasn't worried about what's available and where I would land. How is everybody... — read more
I don't regret leaving at all. Now that I remember how much I was hesitant and how unsure I was of leaving and accepting another offer... I shouldn't have hesitated at all. Not only am I paid more, that wasn’t even the primary reason I left, but I... — read more
I keep hearing that there was layoff today, unfortunately all I heard is that affected Milpitas and Irvine. Anyone has more details?
For years I’ve been happy and content at this company but very recently I feel as though I could leave today just to be happy again.
I have enjoyed my short time here at WD but I have heard horrible things that happened to multiple close colleagues and that made me think... how many other employees are affected by toxic work environments and are too afraid to speak up?
From what I can recall, we've had July layoffs for the past two years. Does anybody know if the trend will continue this year?
The answer is arrogant leadership, most certainly. In fact, given that leaders are the ones who inspire and motivate, those who are at the top of WD I wouldn’t even call leaders. Their moves made my close colleagues and top experts leave WD. I... — read more
I already found my next employer but I am waiting until my September stock and bonus vested. I wonder at what time frame is WD's layoff? I wonder if I can volunteer for layoff, getting severance and the stock/bonus at the same time?
What can be achieved with fear-based leadership? Are they aware that it is impossible to achieve absolutely anything other than disperse all the talented and hard working people that this company needs into competing companies? I'm not afraid of... — read more
I'm at the point where I hate working here. I actively hate my job. I never thought this day would come yet here we are. Just imagine how much a company needs to change for one of its employees to go from truly enjoying his job to hating it within... — read more
We have a bunch of employees who've been here for years (some of them have even been here for a decade or more) and who still don't know how to properly do their jobs? How come they are still here when so many good people have been lost to layoffs?... — read more
Hard to believe that LC has been promoted given the documented violations and abusive toxic environment she has created. This is a textbook case of harassment and workplace violations that legal is CHICKEN to call out. Where is legal and hr? I... — read more
Is your manager OK with working from home few days a week in the future? I asked my manger and he said he will let me know.
Who continues to makes these stupid choices? Tweets and Instagram posts that get under 50 people engaged and now we have this translucent logo? What is brand thinking?
To work from home, one needs a mobile phone to answer calls, security confirmation, or read email. What is the experience of getting a company mobile phone approved for work? Better don't try?
Joined WD last year from Cisco. My director just showed me a 2.5% pay raise. Is this too low? With everything getting more expensive, including housing and food, shouldn't the pay raise be higher? What are other people getting?
I never thought that I will see SanDisk selling hard drives.
I’ve been at WD for 3 years. The only thing I can say is that it’s a good company to begin a career. Other than that it’s got your typical corporate BS that other businesses have: being underappreciated, office politics, an environment that thrives... — read more
Just learned from my manager that I have to return to the office as an 'early volunteer'. EVERYONE will have to be back in JUNE! WD is the only company that does this. All others let people work from home at least for the rest of the year. No one... — read more