What is your opinon about what needs to be done next?
Topics regarding layoffs at Western Digital Corp.
Are there any layoffs planned for this September? Which locations will be impacted? San Jose? Milpitas? Irvine? Colorado?
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
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
Anyone has more infirmation?
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.
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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!
Or will there be even more layoffs today and next week?
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
Thoughts? Any Western Digital Layoffs 2020? Any news or rumors?
@125RaZ5t is 2020 layoffs thread for WDC
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?
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
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.
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
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
when will be next layoff? Any possibility to be volunteer layoff for next time?
There are no more layoffs until 2020. Relax and enjoy wdc.
What percentage was the latest bonus? Just curious. I got layoff last year.
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
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
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
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
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.
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)
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 ?