Looks like massive reorg announcement from Goeckler.
Topics regarding layoffs at Western Digital Corp.
Good news is there are jobs and we don’t need to watch our out of touch CEO in a golf cart video (which clearly had $$$$ spent), plus the weird obsession making all things on our homepage about Goeckeler yet he is so quiet publicly. Bad news is our... — read more
Doesnt look like there have been any, not sure why the frequent questions
So glad to see the Cordano Crown crew gone! Our company is in a terrible shape due to many years of terrible management. DG needs time to get the house in order. There are still way too many mid-level management to get rid of. It's going to be worse... — read more
Five years in, was buying Sandisk a good idea?
Two key leaders at WD are leaving. Message from CEO was a joke. Hack job couldn’t even say anything about them and what they did for WD. Misspelled last name of one of the leaders. Total joke. People are bailing and word is Goeckeler is bringing in... — read more
Are there any layoffs planned for this September? Which locations will be impacted? San Jose? Milpitas? Irvine? Colorado?
Goeckeler needs to be better prepped. Needs a technologist in room with him to address questions. He doesn’t know how to deliver a clear and compelling responses. Does not seem to understand business.
New CEO is MIA for employees and in the press. Doesnt seem he gets Operations and our business. More layoffs, leadership seems paralyzed by guessing what is happening. Lots of chaos and seems like leaders are trying to keep jobs and that CEO doesnt... — read more
Or will there be even more layoffs today and next week?
Anyone has more infirmation?
I'm hearing raises/promos have been delayed again from September to December/January again this year even though it was supposed to be a on time temporary thing last year. Can anyone confirm or have any additional info?
Hi, I am joining WD as staff engineer and with the current stock prices and coronavirus situation, i am worried if layoffs are coming and it can affect me. Would like to know if its a good time to join
This is a lay-off site. But my attitude has changed a lot with the Corona Outbreak. Usually I think more what will happen, if I loose my job. Now I am just very grateful that I am working at WDC and doing something useful. Hopefully a long time!
Hi guys, I am about to join WD at end of May when my school is done. I am going to work on HDD R&D San Jose office. With the Coronavirus and the new CEO, should I fear that I would lose the job before even starting it?? How are things over... — read more
http://archive.is/yqJLX Archived from: https://newsroom.cisco.com/execbio-detail?articleId=1494653 Via: https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:HsZQn9tuceEJ:https://newsroom.cisco.com/execbio-detail?articleId%3D1494653
What is your opinon about what needs to be done next?
I got layoff last year. How much percent was Sti bonus this year?
First there was the fictional MAMR claims. Then that morphed into 'MAMR variant' or so-called ePMR. ePMR has nothing to do with MAMR. It also appears to be a great way to degrade the write head over time. Is WD really going to continue the... — read more
This should be a straightforward info, how many people work here? Also, how about the office at Irvine?
@125RaZ5t is 2020 layoffs thread for WDC
Anyone know what this is going to be about? Lots of all hands meetings seem schedule for Thursday as well...
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
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)