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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
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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
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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
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Legal Rights When Laid Off

Here is an article that discusses an employee's rights when they are laid off: / 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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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
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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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More Layoffs in 2017?

Are there more layoffs in 2017? Is company on target with Sandisk cost savings and synergies?
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Any updates ?

On whats to come in the next 3 months ?
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Meltdown Seagate

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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..
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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?
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Advice to Managers: Be Soft, Not Harsh

When WD laid me off, the manager seemed harsh and cold. Here's a better approach "Unfortunately, when many department managers are faced with the gruesome task of telling people their jobs are being eliminated, they react in the worst possible way... read more
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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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H1B Visas and layoffs

/ / If H1B visa holders continue to be retained and qualified American workers are laid off, these are helpful websites.
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When is the next round and what percentage?

"Some layoffs will happen". My message to management: make the cuts, get done with it, and assure the employees who remain - no more cuts for another N months/years.
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Offer from WD

Got offer from WD ! Is it good time to join ?
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Western Digital Layoffs 2016 - A Summary

This is worth a repost (from : ), I am not the author but it's the best summary of what's going on at WD that I've seen so far... WD Irvine primarily focuses on hard drives for desktop and laptop computers. Fewer laptops and destops use... read more
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