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Nepotism at its finest

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

Begging to be sued

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

Legal Rights When Laid Off

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
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November 7 layoffs at Western Digital

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

Caution to Prospective Hires

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

Ongoing low-key layoffs at Western Digital

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
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HAMR???

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..

Long Term Plan?

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
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Integration status

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?

HQ Move Lament

http://www.ocregister.com/2017/04/24/western-digital-moves-headquarters-to-san-jose-from-irvine/
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H1B Visas and layoffs

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.
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Labor department might investigate visas

Multiple news stories mention that Trump might get Labor Department to look into Visa abuses. If you are an older worker who gets laid off while the company continues to retain its workers in various Visas, then it is time to start reporting the... read more

This isn't a WD thing it is everywhere

I am an older guy in laid off April 15. I need new skills because I was too pigeonholed at WD. Jeez most people were/are. So now I see these cool jobs for interns that I'd love to do just to learn even though my pay would be a third of what it was... read more

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