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Western Digital Overview

Industry

Internet Software & Services

Organization Type

Public

Employees

> 10,000

Headquarters

San Jose, CA

Website

jobs.westerndigital.com

Website

jobs.westerndigital.com



Founded in

1970

Revenue

> $1B

Key People

Dave Sornson (Senior Director, Human Resources),
Stephen Milligan (CEO),
Douglas Pickford (Senior Director, Marketing)

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About Western Digital

Western Digital Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells data storage devices and solutions worldwide. It offers its customers hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs), flash-based embedded storage products for computing devices, such as desktop and notebook PCs, security surveillance systems, gaming consoles, and set top boxes, and other products. Western Digital solutions are marketed under the G-Technology(r), HGST, SanDisk(r), Tegile(r), Upthere(r) and WD(r) brands. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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Western Digital Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells data storage devices and solutions worldwide. It offers its customers hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs), flash-based embedded storage products for computing devices, such as desktop and notebook PCs, security surveillance systems, gaming consoles, and set top boxes, and other products. Western Digital solutions are marketed under the G-Technology(r), HGST, SanDisk(r), Tegile(r), Upthere(r) and WD(r) brands. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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What Is

Western Digital's Mission Statement

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Designing, manufacturing and selling hard drives is all that we do. We understand the importance of the data you put on your hard drives. We focus our passion, knowledge and innovation on products that reliably keep your information and content safe and close at hand.

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Gender

Male

69.4%

Female

22.9%

Unknown

7.6%
Ethnicity

White

38.6%

Asian

32.7%

Hispanic or Latino

17.1%

Unknown

6.1%

Black or African American

5.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

24.1%

Chinese

20.7%

Mandarin

13.8%

French

8.6%

Vietnamese

6.9%

Japanese

5.2%

Tagalog

5.2%

German

3.4%

Russian

3.4%

Filipino

1.7%

Cantonese

1.7%

Malay

1.7%

Ukrainian

1.7%

Shan

1.7%
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Western Digital Careers

Average Length of Employment
Motorola Solutions 6.2 years
IBM 5.8 years
Seagate 5.2 years
HP 5.1 years
Rockwell Collins 4.4 years
Northrop Grumman 4.4 years
Fiserv 4.0 years

Western Digital

3.6 years
Microsoft 3.6 years
Oracle 3.6 years
Dell 3.5 years
Symantec 3.5 years
Quantum 3.4 years
NetApp 2.7 years
Visa 2.6 years
Yahoo 2.6 years
NVIDIA 2.4 years
Expedia Group 2.1 years
Top Employers Before Western Digital
Seagate 17.3%
IBM 13.6%
Quantum 8.0%
Intel 7.4%
HP 7.1%
Cisco 3.1%
Microsoft 3.1%
Broadcom 2.6%
Verizon 2.3%
Top Employers After Western Digital
Seagate 13.0%
Intel 10.8%
IBM 8.2%
Qualcomm 7.1%
Quantum 4.8%
Broadcom 4.5%
HGST Inc 3.7%
Apple 3.3%
Masimo 3.3%
Cisco 3.0%
QLogic 3.0%
SanDisk 2.6%
Microsoft 2.6%

What is it like to work at Western Digital

Western Digital Employees Education

Schools

San Jose State University

13.8%

University of California - Irvine

13.8%

California State University - Fullerton

6.7%

University of Phoenix

6.7%

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

5.2%

Santa Clara University

4.8%

De Anza College

4.1%

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

4.1%

Irvine Valley College

4.1%

University of Southern California

4.1%

Stanford University

3.7%

National University

3.3%

University of California - Berkeley

3.3%

San Jose City College

3.3%

Orange Coast College

3.3%

California State University - Long Beach

3.3%

Carnegie Mellon University

3.3%

University of California - Los Angeles

3.0%

Evergreen Valley College

3.0%

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

3.0%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

23.2%

Business

18.6%

Computer Science

12.2%

Mechanical Engineering

7.6%

Computer Engineering

6.1%

Chemistry

3.3%

Engineering

2.8%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.6%

Computer Information Systems

2.6%

Materials Science And Engineering

2.5%

Communication

2.3%

Information Technology

2.1%

Physics

2.1%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.0%

Accounting

2.0%

Project Management

1.8%

Management

1.6%

Chemical Engineering

1.6%

Mathematics

1.6%

Industrial Engineering

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

39.4%

Masters

24.6%

Other

15.5%

Doctorate

8.6%

Associate

6.3%

Certificate

4.3%

Diploma

1.1%

License

0.1%
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Western Digital Employee Political Affiliation

Democratic Party

70.1%

Republican Party

29.9%

Employee Political Donations

Name Job Title Party Donation
Michael RayGeneral Counsel $14,000Republican Party
Michael MallaryEngineer $5,698Democratic Party
Thomas KennedyEngineer $2,500Republican Party
Brendon ParkerSoftware Engineer $2,255Democratic Party
James WelshGeneral Manager $2,000Democratic Party
Clark JacksonSoftware Engineer $1,318Republican Party
Daniel LottisPhysicist $1,250Democratic Party
Paul ShermanScientist $1,100Democratic Party
Gina WhitneyEngineer $1,025Democratic Party
Paul OddoEngineer $1,000Republican Party
Thao NguyenManagement $1,000Democratic Party
Scott VouriExecutive $1,000Democratic Party
Scott DavisComputer Technician/Sales $1,000Republican Party
Brian DavisComputer Technician/Sales $1,000Republican Party
Robin NeillComputer Engineer $1,000Republican Party
Scott WatsonEngineering Director $700Democratic Party
Nathan EmleyEngineer $700Democratic Party
Michael SullivanSenior Staff Engineer $675Democratic Party
Joginder SinghTechnology $646Democratic Party
BUU DuongEngineer $506Democratic Party
Stephen SkalaEngineer $500Democratic Party
Bill JoestEngineer $500Democratic Party
Damon CurnellSoftware Engineer $500Democratic Party
Lee GavensEngineer $500Democratic Party
Michelle AppelqvistAttorney $500Democratic Party
Khin HtooEngineer $475Democratic Party
Jing BoothEngineer $450Republican Party
Joel ShumakerEngineer $450Democratic Party
Kulbir GillEngineer $400Democratic Party
David SmithEngineer $385Democratic Party
YU LoEngineering Director $350Democratic Party
Annop VuthiEngineer $300Democratic Party
Quinn MaleElectrical Engineer $250Democratic Party
Nathan WhitneyAutomation Engineer $250Republican Party
Howard ZollaEngineer $250Democratic Party
Jianxin FangEngineering Manager $250Republican Party
Cynthia GraceVice President $250Republican Party
Prakash KasirajManager $250Democratic Party
Steve WerkSoftware $250Democratic Party
Gerardo BerteroEngineer $250Democratic Party
Caroline ScottMarketing $250Democratic Party
Samir DesaiProduct Manager $250Democratic Party
David BergerEngineer $250Democratic Party
John BakerDirector Of Sales $250Republican Party
Pradeep ThayamballiDirector $250Democratic Party
James RantschlerEngineer $250Republican Party
Ronald AllenSenior Staff Engineer $250Democratic Party
Kyle McElroyAttorney $240Democratic Party
Ken DelpapaEngineer $225Democratic Party
Michael RepedeEngineer $200Democratic Party
William GuthrieEngineer $200Democratic Party
Curt KaneVice President $200Republican Party
Xiang YAOEngineer $200Democratic Party
Edward McDonaldSupervisor $200Republican Party
Richard CorbeilComputer Programmer $200Democratic Party
Michael CritchlowEngineer $200Democratic Party
Jared ArchibaldFirmware Engineer $151Republican Party
Robert HordEngineer $100Republican Party
Melissa BUISenior Account Manager $100Democratic Party
Andrew McCallumEngineer $100Democratic Party
Shahid PirzadaEngineer $100Democratic Party
Gary ScapellatiEngineering Director $75Democratic Party
YUN HongEngineer $70Republican Party
Terri CHEFirmware Engineer $70Republican Party
Martin SamllenEngineer $53Democratic Party
Alan BentleyEngineer $50Republican Party
Brad AndersonEngineer $50Democratic Party
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Western Digital Salaries

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Director Of Software DevelopmentSan Jose, CA $221,291
Senior DirectorIrvine, CA $216,000
Engineering DirectorMilpitas, CA $216,000
Senior Director Of EngineeringMilpitas, CA $200,000
Senior Engineering TechnicianMilpitas, CA $197,428
Senior Engineering ManagerMilpitas, CA $190,000
Manager Of Business ApplicationsMilpitas, CA $190,000
Material EngineerMilpitas, CA $190,000
Legal CounselMilpitas, CA $189,000
Senior Engineering TechnicianMilpitas, CA $189,000
Director, Product EngineeringMilpitas, CA $180,368
Engineering DirectorMilpitas, CA $180,000
Staff Software EngineerSan Jose, CA $179,036
Engineering TechnicianMilpitas, CA $172,800
Digital DirectorMilpitas, CA $171,122
Supported The DirectorMilpitas, CA $170,000
Senior Engineering TechnicianMilpitas, CA $170,000
Application Software DeveloperMilpitas, CA $169,749
Engineering TechnicianSan Jose, CA $168,210
Engineering TechnicianMilpitas, CA $168,210
Engine Development TechnicianRedwood City, CA $165,000
Firmware EngineerMilpitas, CA $165,000
Software Engineer/Technical LeadMilpitas, CA $163,363
Marketing SpecialistMilpitas, CA $162,000
Engine Development TechnicianMilpitas, CA $162,000
Senior Technical DesignerMilpitas, CA $161,830
Senior Information Technology ManagerMilpitas, CA $160,362
Engineering TechnicianMilpitas, CA $160,000
Senior Software Engineer ManagerSan Jose, CA $160,000
Research And Development EngineerMilpitas, CA $160,000
Engine Development TechnicianMilpitas, CA $160,000
Professional TechnicianMilpitas, CA $158,184
Principal Firmware EngineerMilpitas, CA $158,184
Professional TechnicianMilpitas, CA $158,184
System Software DeveloperMilpitas, CA $157,477
Engine Development TechnicianMilpitas, CA $157,019
Technical Systems EngineerMilpitas, CA $157,019
Principal Firmware EngineerMilpitas, CA $157,019
Engine Development TechnicianMilpitas, CA $157,019
Engineering TechnicianMilpitas, CA $157,019
Engineering TechnicianMilpitas, CA $157,019
Research And Development EngineerMilpitas, CA $157,019
Engine Development TechnicianMilpitas, CA $157,019
Program AnalystMilpitas, CA $156,511
Engineering TechnicianSan Jose, CA $155,147
Senior Software Engineer ManagerMilpitas, CA $155,147
Lead Web DeveloperMilpitas, CA $155,147
Principal Firmware EngineerMilpitas, CA $155,106
Engineering TechnicianMilpitas, CA $155,106
Engine Development TechnicianMilpitas, CA $155,106
Senior Project ManagerSan Jose, CA $155,106
Software Development EngineerMilpitas, CA $155,106
Technical Design EngineerMilpitas, CA $155,106
Technical Systems EngineerSan Jose, CA $155,000
Engine Development TechnicianRedwood City, CA $153,774
Engine Development TechnicianRedwood City, CA $153,774
Senior Information Technology ManagerMilpitas, CA $153,000
System Design EngineerMilpitas, CA $152,526
Principal Firmware EngineerMilpitas, CA $152,526
Engine Development TechnicianMilpitas, CA $152,526
Technical Systems EngineerMilpitas, CA $152,526
System Design EngineerMilpitas, CA $152,526
Engine Development TechnicianMilpitas, CA $152,526
Software DeveloperMilpitas, CA $152,526
Product Design EngineerMilpitas, CA $152,526
Partner Marketing ManagerMilpitas, CA $152,100
Marketing SpecialistMilpitas, CA $152,000
Product Specialist/Product ManagementMilpitas, CA $151,891
Principal Firmware EngineerMilpitas, CA $151,837
Principal Firmware EngineerMilpitas, CA $151,837
Manager, Program ManagementMilpitas, CA $151,299
System Design EngineerMilpitas, CA $151,164
Software Development EngineerMilpitas, CA $151,112
Software Development EngineerMilpitas, CA $150,796
Demand Planning AnalystMilpitas, CA $150,000
Principal Test EngineerMilpitas, CA $149,219
System Design EngineerMilpitas, CA $148,980
System Design EngineerSan Jose, CA $148,803
Principal Firmware EngineerMilpitas, CA $148,803
Manager, Project ManagementMilpitas, CA $148,608
Software DeveloperMilpitas, CA $148,500
Software DeveloperMilpitas, CA $148,026
Principal EngineerMilpitas, CA $147,806
Research And Development EngineerMilpitas, CA $147,368
Staff DeveloperMilpitas, CA $147,222
Demand Planning AnalystMilpitas, CA $146,791
Development EngineerMilpitas, CA $146,668
Principal Firmware EngineerMilpitas, CA $146,619
Technical Design EngineerMilpitas, CA $146,000
Principal Firmware EngineerSan Jose, CA $145,808
Purchasing ManagerMilpitas, CA $144,851
Firmware EngineerMilpitas, CA $144,364
Product Marketing SpecialistMilpitas, CA $144,055
Marketing SpecialistMilpitas, CA $144,000
Development EngineerMilpitas, CA $143,000
Verification EngineerLongmont, CO $142,800
Engine Development TechnicianIrvine, CA $142,626
Principal EngineerIrvine, CA $142,230
Senior Engineering ManagerMilpitas, CA $142,000
Business/Applications AnalystMilpitas, CA $141,898
Principal EngineerSan Jose, CA $141,871
Packaging EngineerMilpitas, CA $141,773
Business/Applications AnalystSan Jose, CA $141,466
Industrial Engineering ManagerMilpitas, CA $141,045
Marketing ManagerMilpitas, CA $140,666
Development EngineerIrvine, CA $140,000
Business/Applications AnalystMilpitas, CA $140,000
Application EngineerMilpitas, CA $140,000
Senior Information Technology ManagerFremont, CA $140,000
Business AnalystSan Jose, CA $139,277
Professional TechnicianMilpitas, CA $139,277
Business Systems Senior AnalystMilpitas, CA $139,050
Principal Firmware EngineerIrvine, CA $138,965
Engineering TechnicianLongmont, CO $138,822
Senior Production ManagerMilpitas, CA $138,773
Reliability EngineerMilpitas, CA $138,653
Product Marketing ManagerMilpitas, CA $138,620
Engine Development TechnicianRedwood City, CA $138,396
SpecialistMilpitas, CA $137,696
Reliability EngineerSan Jose, CA $137,571

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Revenue

> $1B

Net Income

US$397 million (2017) [1]

Market Cap

$26,320,000,000

Total Equity

US$11.418 billion (2017) [1]

Total Assets

US$29.860 billion (2017) [1]

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Frequently Asked Questions about Western Digital

When was Western Digital founded?

Western Digital was founded in 1970.

How many Employees does Western Digital have?

Western Digital has more than 10,000 employees.

How much money does Western Digital make?

Western Digital generates more than $1 billion in revenue.

What industry is Western Digital in?

Western Digital is in the internet software & services industry.

What is Western Digital's mission?

Western Digital's mission statement is "Designing, manufacturing and selling hard drives is all that we do. We understand the importance of the data you put on your hard drives. We focus our passion, knowledge and innovation on products that reliably keep your information and content safe and close at hand."

What type of company is Western Digital?

Western Digital is a public company.

Who are Western Digital's competitors?

Western Digital competitors include Seagate, Quantum, NVIDIA, Symantec, HP, Northrop Grumman, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Dell, NetApp, Oracle, Microsoft, Fiserv, Motorola Solutions, Rockwell Automation, Visa, Rockwell Collins, Yahoo, Insight Enterprises, Expedia Group.

Who works at Western Digital?

Dave Sornson (Senior Director, Human Resources),
Stephen Milligan (CEO),
Douglas Pickford (Senior Director, Marketing)

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