Interesting it was only Sivaram and CFO present. "The 18 terabyte product that is going out this December will use a variant of the MAMR technology."- Siva Sivaram. What does 'a variant of the MAMR' mean? Either it's microwave or not. "So that... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Western Digital Corp.
Thoughts? Any Western Digital Layoffs 2020? Any news or rumors?
Don't know the full scope yet, but two layoffs that I know of at our tiny site and the last minute notice all-hands suggest a lot more. Sorry to those boned again by WD. Unfortunately it will never stop.
Everybody I talk to seems to hate this place and is only looking for a way out. This is really surprising to me, because outside of no job security, I still enjoy my work. And now I'm starting to think I'm the only one. Are there other people who... — read more
Seagate already started refinancing $0.45B of debt maturing 2022/2023 (relatively short term) to reduce risks. WD has $7.26B debt due in early 2023 (and another $3.4B due in the 2024 and 2026). One will be a fool to sleep well on this massive... — read more
What percentage was the latest bonus? Just curious. I got layoff last year.
Fist time to see announce new products for future year - this is a first. Basically WD completely missed 16TB product. WD 18TB announcement is a ploy to compete with Seagate’s in-ramping 16TB. Interesting time but seriously critical. Whichever... — read more
Can anybody name a single value point that the CTO org added in the past 2.5 years? WTF is risc-V how is it related to WD core business? Can not believe WD CTO does not even have a bachelor degree (but do somehow get a MBA degree). Not surprising... — read more
Western Digital is at number 2, that doesn't bode well for us... MORGAN STANLEY: These 11 large tech companies are most likely to get acquired within the next 12... — read more
Are there seriously people working at Western Digital who believe we'll be safe until next month, not to mention next year? Have you not been paying attention? Yes, maybe there will be no huge layoff rounds, but small layoffs have been happening... — read more
There are no more layoffs until 2020. Relax and enjoy wdc.
CQ2’19 Market Share Seagate 40.3%, y/y -15%, Q/Q +0.4% Toshiba 25%, y/y -4.5%, Q/Q +5.5% WD 34.7%, y/y -31%,Q/Q -3% More layoffs and WD needs more Pebble Beach offsite to do better in market place.
when will be next layoff? Any possibility to be volunteer layoff for next time?
Rumors of an upcoming semi-hostile take over of the majority of product design by Penang are starting to circulate (there is rumored support from on high for this)
End of '19 is the self-imposed COO deadline. Tell me about the fantastic gains in AD. And how the STO doesn't burn out. Back in '17 they said MAMR was 99% done and working hard on the second generation. At 15% CAGR, you should be ~33% over '17 AD... — read more
All signs point to something big next week. Anyone know anything?
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. — read more
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. — read more
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 — read more
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?