Topics regarding layoffs at Western Digital Corp.

Topics regarding layoffs at Western Digital Corp.

Pay adjustment

Joined WD last year from Cisco. My director just showed me a 2.5% pay raise. Is this too low? With everything getting more expensive, including housing and food, shouldn't the pay raise be higher? What are other people getting?

Liberation, finally!

I accepted a job at a much smaller company that seems to have a lot of potential. I also accepted a much lower salary, it was that important to me to get out of here. I couldn’t stand this atmosphere anymore. I procrastinated with leaving and... —  read more 

Layoffs update?

I would love for someone to tell me that the post below about the layoffs is just a rumor and nothing more. I panicked when I saw the post, so I'm asking for more information. Where are the layoffs happening or about to happen? I really don’t like... —  read more 

Too far gone?

Is WD too far gone to get back on its feet? Some of my coworkers believe that it will although it’s got a very long road ahead, but others insist we should just stick a fork in it because the company is done for. With the way leadership hasn’t had a... —  read more 

More layoffs

This place just gets worse and worse. More layoffs and clearly HR is asleep at the wheel. The level of politics and toxicity is off the charts. Not sure how we won an award of most ethical when employees have been screwed over this year by Goeckeler... —  read more 

Layoff coming soon?

I think many people received email like this recently:" This is a test of the Western Digital Emergency Communication tool. It is only a test. In the event of an emergency, critical information will be communicated to you via the contact information... —  read more 


Lots of weird hiring and firing happening. Clear strategy other than it’s all about Goeckeleker and the team he brought it to create chaos. We are supposed to be innovating and instead losing engineering talent with the game playing and politics. ... —  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.

Poor HR management

In my opinion, HR should be the voice of compassion, reason and ethics, but that is not the case in this company. They should, of course, be the link between the company and employees to protect us, but they are not. They should help, but they don’t... —  read more 

More Cisco people? Hmmm

Interesting that employees are laid of, forced out only to be replaced by more Cisco people. Makes you wonder if HR is asleep at the wheel or doesn’t care that starting at executive levels across and down it’s happening. Crazy how we have our own... —  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 

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 

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 

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.

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!

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

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