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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I was smelling all day because of this dream. I still recall some details in the dream. From the business point of view, The first thing I would like to do is to shutdown all the R&D facilities in US early next year and let my Asia sites do the job... read more
What about supporting those among us who already pursued STEM and did well, but do not know if we will or will not be employed for the long haul ? Why this double standards? /
Do you think that our executives will make a decision to cut people in Irvine.
Or can we take a few days of vacation time off ?
Change was only covered from a sugar coated perspective.
I worked there for over 15 years and was the beneficiary of a Christmas RIF. WD will frequently do some sort of layoff in December right before Christmas. I think because of tax reasons but not sure. No one likes to hear layoff, but it would be nice... read more
So you would call for company shutdown during low productivity festival weeks of decrmber in the name of family time, and take some liability off your books by taking PTOs in return. The spin is we need you to take time and be with family. Then, you... read more
Most jobs are "generic descriptions" advertized solely to justify that no local candidates were found. The jobs on most large company websites - the companies do not plan to hire anyone at all. The supply of engineers in the market has long surpassed... read more
Does anyone know when will be the next time of layoff at wafer (HGST or Fremont)? Even if there is no large scale layoff incoming soon, will they let individual Engineer go from time to time?
Any changes to the severance plan for the 200 that just got cut?
Let it go ! Let it go ! it is going ! It will be gone ! It will be gone ! Be gone with the wind ! When peach ripes again, only a leave dancing in the air ! in the air ...
Europe layoffs were done step by step within the last 2 years nearly each quarter. Therefore, anyone got hardly aware about how many guys were laid off. PR + social media "disappeared" overnight from one of the European offices. We are expecting next... read more
What I don't understand is why WD continues to flog the "green, purple and blue garbage" (HDD) when it should be pushing the SSD out front, thereby offering it as a viable alternative. What was the point of the merger with HGST and the acquisition of... read more
Any updates gentlemen?
"Milligan said WD has been scaling down HDD capacity on a brick-and-mortar and head-count basis to react to the decline in the HDD market. He said WD had taken out 20% of its facilities and 25% of its head count during the last two years. Milligan... read more
The prediction is that HDD in all portables will reach EOL this year; HDD life in all PCs will end by next year. Well, HDD as main stream in data centers or clouds could survive a little bit longer, let's guess, say three years or sooner! So for the... read more
I wasted an hour to listen WD earning call today. Milligan made clear that more layoff is planned. From what he said, at least 10% is planned. Anyone has more info?
/ July 22, 2016: "New Straits Times also reported that Western Digital Corp (WD) is expected to lay off 400 Malaysian staff and 800 foreign workers from its Penang... read more
Before WD laid me off, they had me take courses for success at WD. My favorites were: Intro to Posturing Buzz Words for Business Flying Under the Radar Public Speaking: Good but not Too Good Advanced Posturing: Social Media Raking It In!: Basics of... read more
Nim boonliang + Esther lim, company scum, WD Singapore must investigate for their lost.
Another 6,500 to be layed off at Seagate by end of financial year 2017. This brings the total to over 8000. There Will be more at WDC and it will be in the thousands.
ahh, his deal of layoff should be what we all aim for. LOL