Looks like WD is going to poke up China, two years after pissing off Toshiba. Great way to “continue to lead ..” WD’s odds of closing its door just got boosted by 3x.
Topics regarding layoffs at Western Digital Corp.
The "right sizing" has virtually become uncontrollable hemorrhaging. They are so disorganized that I've heard stories of folks getting cut and rehired before the ink dries. Those not getting laid off are just jumping ship while they can still swim... read more
I managed to relax a bit since the last round of layoffs, but the more June is approaching, the more is my anxiety returning. If this continues for much longer, they won't have to lay me off. I'll leave on my own. This kind of stress is not good... read more
What’s on your mind WD survivers ?
There will be more layoffs in 2019. More modular chunks cuts as COO said. Some entire groups will be let go to clean up the books!
Are we sure this is true?
When is the next modular chunks cut coming? Is it June or October?
https://careers.westerndigital.com/ New positions: United States - 136 Overseas (all countries) - 197 It was different years ago.
Milligan is captain of the ship, and he is responsible for whatever happens. But in such a huge company, if his direct reports are feeding him garbage, then he can't make the right decisions. You can blame him for not having the right VPs I guess. I... read more
End of fiscal year is coming, are we on target with the RIF or is more coming?
I see someone posted on a thread about 100 laid off in Milpitas, Any other locations impacted today? If yes, how many were let go?
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http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/city-manager-weekly-report-week-ended-march-9-2019/ Western Digital Economic Development Staff has received a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) letter from the State’s Employment Development Department... read more
Actually, NO ONE is safe. It doesn't matter where you're employed, there's simply no loyalty anymore between employer and the employee(s). Update your resume and keep a portfolio of your work, so that you have proof of your abilities and competence... read more
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not naive to think that layoffs are over at WD, but are we at least safe for the time being? In other words, have they achieved what they wanted wit cuts to this point?
Think they will target smaller numbers of folks to avoid the story that mass layoffs are in the process at WD nd tat that will go on until the next bigger wave is announced. Am I just being paranoid or is that a likely option, cause in my head it... read more
Yesterday there were layoffs at my location but today nothing,so far so good, all seem quiet. Does that mean that they laid off everyone they played in yesterday's wave, of course for now, or are they planning to stretch the layoffs to a couple of... read more
My condolences, I know how you feel today. Been there done that. However, you will not regret in year from now: you get severance pay you should not be working for this company when there are better opportunities around
Is it the usual? Have there been any changes?
Any chance Western Digital might decide to spring more layoffs on us today? Or was it truly finished yesterday?
In WD doesn’t matter how much you are smart, educated and hard worker. One day they would laid off you because of saving their pocket’s benefits and money for their personal expenses! Good luck to all amazing and smart people got laid off yesterday... read more
Been working here for 12 years Back in the John coyne era, the management hierarchy counting my self to coyne is 6 layers. Post merger, after countless layoffs, the hierarchy is now 12 layers. We have more managers than ever, yet less workers than... read more
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
PG Media plant will shut down & VSS already announced today,so far management forthcoming with how many is effected
This thread is for info about potential Western Digital Layoffs in 2019 or any other relevant information?
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
I heard there are no more layoffs until 2020. This is great news!
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
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
SSD rockbottom price levels = massive layoffs to come. At least 8% company wide, to be conducted by end of calendar year. Mainly in the ssd and mamr development teams. Failure to launch competive SSD offerings and the shortcomings of MAMR is now... read more