I keep hearing about layoffs in near future. Is this happening? How many people and which offices?
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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...
"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 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???
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
When is the next round of layoffs? There has not been one recently.
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
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
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
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
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
Does anyone know about the upcoming layoffs in November? How many? Which locations?
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
I'd like to see if you think that our jobs are safe (are they) - I am referring to Irvine.
Are there more layoffs in 2017? Is company on target with Sandisk cost savings and synergies?
without getting this thing，any ssd business will become a joke for sure. Heard big guys have jumped in to compete. Wow, fun to watch how this play out... a desprete poor fighting with 1000B cap billionaires ！
Has WDC given up on HAMR don't seem to hear much about it theses days. I know Seagate are still trying to get it to work..
On whats to come in the next 3 months ?
More than 500 Engineers and Operators are retrenched. This includes HDDs and SSDs technology teams.
Is SanDisk toast without that R&D partnership it shares with Toshiba? It looks like the executive team is desperately trying to negotiate a deal.
Three different systems, which requires a lot of manual bridging, has made conditions really tough for a lot of people and created so much extra work Lots of good folks leaving because of the chaos. Doesn't seem like there is good long term plan. The... read more
How has the WD/HGST/Sandisk integration been going? I've heard not well. It sounds like both were rushed and not well-thought out (ERP issues, etc.). Any thoughts?
Just sharing the official WARN Notice: http://www.edd.ca.gov/jobs_and_training/warn/WARN-Report-for-7-1-2016-to-04-10-2017.pdf
https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees/reporting-violations https://www.oig.dhs.gov/index.php?option=com_content&id=152 If H1B visa holders continue to be retained and qualified American workers are laid off, these are helpful websites.
Any updates on when it is? Any updates from any campus?
Anybody heard about a layoff this March? What day?