Western Digital Corp. Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at Western Digital Corp.

WDC Earnings a joke

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 leadership mess

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 

New Job staff Engineer

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

Grateful to work at WDC

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!

Layoff new hires

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 


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 

Layoffs Started Today

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.

WD Debt

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 

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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 

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WDC Technology

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 

Are you really that naive?

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 


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.

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