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Western Digital Overview

Industry

Internet Software & Services

Organization Type

Public

Employees

> 10,000

Headquarters

San Jose, CA

Website

westerndigital.com

Website

westerndigital.com



Founded in

1970

Revenue

> $1B

Key People

Stephen Milligan (CEO)

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About Western Digital

Western Digital Corporation (abbreviated WDC, commonly known as Western Digital and abbreviated WD) is an American computer hard disk drive manufacturer and data storage company. It designs, manufactures and sells data technology products, including storage devices, data center systems and cloud storage services.

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Western Digital Corporation (abbreviated WDC, commonly known as Western Digital and abbreviated WD) is an American computer hard disk drive manufacturer and data storage company. It designs, manufactures and sells data technology products, including storage devices, data center systems and cloud storage services.

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What Is

Western Digital's Mission Statement

?
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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Western Digital Employees

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Gender

Male

69.9%

Female

22.7%

Unknown

7.5%
Ethnicity

White

54.0%

Asian

31.5%

Hispanic or Latino

10.1%

Unknown

3.7%

Black or African American

0.7%
Languages Spoken

Spanish

25.0%

Chinese

21.4%

Mandarin

14.3%

French

8.9%

Japanese

5.4%

Tagalog

5.4%

Vietnamese

3.6%

German

3.6%

Russian

3.6%

Filipino

1.8%

Cantonese

1.8%

Malay

1.8%

Ukrainian

1.8%

Shan

1.8%

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Western Digital Careers

Average Length of Employment
Seagate Technology 5.9 years

Western Digital

3.5 years
Quantum 3.4 years
Top Employers Before Western Digital
IBM 14.2%
Quantum 8.4%
Intel 7.4%
HP 7.1%
Microsoft 3.4%
Cisco 3.1%
Broadcom 2.8%
Verizon 2.5%
Printronix 2.5%
Top Employers After Western Digital
Intel 10.4%
IBM 8.4%
Qualcomm 6.0%
Quantum 4.8%
Broadcom 4.8%
HGST Inc 4.0%
Apple 3.6%
Masimo 3.6%
Cisco 3.2%
Raytheon 2.8%
Microsoft 2.8%

Western Digital Employees Education

Schools

San Jose State University

13.5%

University of California - Irvine

13.5%

University of Phoenix

6.8%

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

5.6%

California State University - Fullerton

5.2%

Santa Clara University

4.8%

De Anza College

4.4%

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

4.4%

Irvine Valley College

4.4%

University of Southern California

4.4%

National University

3.6%

University of California - Berkeley

3.6%

Stanford University

3.6%

San Jose City College

3.6%

California State University - Long Beach

3.6%

Orange Coast College

3.2%

Carnegie Mellon University

3.2%

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

3.2%

University of California - Los Angeles

2.8%

Evergreen Valley College

2.8%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

23.8%

Business

17.9%

Computer Science

12.1%

Mechanical Engineering

7.4%

Computer Engineering

6.4%

Chemistry

3.3%

Engineering

2.9%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.8%

Computer Information Systems

2.6%

Communication

2.4%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.1%

Information Technology

2.1%

Physics

2.1%

Accounting

2.1%

Materials Science And Engineering

1.9%

Project Management

1.7%

Management

1.7%

Mathematics

1.7%

Industrial Engineering

1.6%

Chemical Engineering

1.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

40.2%

Masters

24.7%

Other

15.3%

Doctorate

7.9%

Associate

6.5%

Certificate

4.1%

Diploma

1.2%

License

0.1%
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Western Digital Employee Political Affiliation

Democratic Party

72.5%

Republican Party

27.5%

Employee Political Donations

Name Job Title Party Donation
Michael RayGeneral Counsel $14,000Republican Party
Michael MallaryEngineer $5,698Democratic Party
Thomas KennedyEngineer $2,500Republican Party
Raymond BukatyAttorney $2,400Democratic 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
Richard RutledgeMarketing $1,000Democratic Party
Scott 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
Melissa BUISenior Account Manager $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
Andrew IbarraTest Engineer $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
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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Senior Information Technology ManagerFremont, CA $140,000
Management EngineerFremont, CA $137,051
Program DeveloperSan Jose, CA $136,323
Principal EngineerFremont, CA $134,992
Optical Engineering TechnicianFremont, CA $134,992
Staff EngineerFremont, CA $130,728
Senior Principal EngineerFremont, CA $129,789
Engineering ManagerFremont, CA $129,251
Software Development EngineerFremont, CA $128,107
Principal Process EngineerFremont, CA $126,968
Programmer AnalystFremont, CA $126,048
Principal EngineerFremont, CA $125,460
Product Design EngineerFremont, CA $123,677
PhysicistFremont, CA $123,600
EngineerFremont, CA $121,992
Failure Analysis EngineerFremont, CA $121,992
Principal Process EngineerFremont, CA $121,888
Senior Staff EngineerFremont, CA $121,540
ManagerFremont, CA $121,472
Principal EngineerFremont, CA $121,202
Programmer AnalystFremont, CA $121,202
Staff EngineerFremont, CA $121,188
Senior ManagerFremont, CA $120,400
Material EngineerFremont, CA $120,000
Application Software DeveloperFremont, CA $119,662
Principal EngineerFremont, CA $119,142
Research And Development EngineerFremont, CA $119,142
Product Design EngineerFremont, CA $119,142
Product Design EngineerFremont, CA $119,142
Principal Process EngineerFremont, CA $119,142
Program DeveloperFremont, CA $119,139
Principal EngineerSan Jose, CA $118,664
Principal EngineerFremont, CA $117,300
Senior Staff EngineerFremont, CA $117,021
Senior Principal EngineerFremont, CA $116,122
Engineering ManagerFremont, CA $113,090
Senior Staff EngineerFremont, CA $112,569
Senior Staff EngineerFremont, CA $112,569
Material EngineerFremont, CA $111,000
Senior Staff EngineerFremont, CA $110,837
Senior Staff EngineerFremont, CA $110,837
Electronics EngineerFremont, CA $109,845
Principal EngineerFremont, CA $109,762
Principal EngineerFremont, CA $109,762
Principal EngineerFremont, CA $109,762
Senior Staff EngineerFremont, CA $109,262
Senior Staff EngineerFremont, CA $109,262
Programmer AnalystFremont, CA $109,231
Integration EngineerFremont, CA $109,085
Staff EngineerFremont, CA $109,085
Principal EngineerFremont, CA $108,752
Principal EngineerFremont, CA $108,752
Programmer AnalystFremont, CA $108,534
Staff EngineerFremont, CA $107,536
Staff Test EngineerFremont, CA $107,411
Manufacturing EngineerFremont, CA $107,411
Senior Staff EngineerFremont, CA $107,037
Principal Process EngineerFremont, CA $106,018
Manufacturing EngineerFremont, CA $105,706
Staff Process EngineerFremont, CA $105,706
Manufacturing EngineerFremont, CA $105,636
Senior Programmer AnalystFremont, CA $105,600
Senior Staff EngineerFremont, CA $105,567
Staff EngineerFremont, CA $105,566
Staff EngineerFremont, CA $105,566
Systems AdministratorSan Jose, CA $104,811
Staff EngineerFremont, CA $104,000
Electrical EngineerFremont, CA $103,529
Product Design EngineerSan Jose, CA $103,397
Staff EngineerFremont, CA $102,000
Staff EngineerFremont, CA $101,672
Staff EngineerFremont, CA $101,483
Staff EngineerLongmont, CO $101,483
Senior Principal EngineerFremont, CA $101,483
Staff EngineerFremont, CA $100,800
Electronics EngineerLake Forest, CA $100,610
Senior Staff EngineerFremont, CA $100,360
Computer Systems AdministratorFremont, CA $100,000
Principal Process EngineerFremont, CA $100,000
Senior Staff EngineerFremont, CA $99,829
Senior Principal EngineerFremont, CA $99,829
Senior Staff EngineerFremont, CA $99,829
Staff EngineerFremont, CA $99,000
Product Design EngineerSan Jose, CA $99,000
Electronics EngineerLake Forest, CA $98,779
Material EngineerFremont, CA $98,600
Material EngineerFremont, CA $98,000
Material EngineerFremont, CA $98,000
Material EngineerFremont, CA $98,000
Senior Principal EngineerFremont, CA $97,989
Staff EngineerFremont, CA $97,240
Senior Principal EngineerFremont, CA $96,905
Senior Principal EngineerFremont, CA $96,905
Senior Principal EngineerFremont, CA $96,905
Senior Principal EngineerFremont, CA $96,905
Senior Principal EngineerFremont, CA $96,905
Staff EngineerFremont, CA $96,366
Senior Staff EngineerFremont, CA $96,366
Electronics EngineerFremont, CA $96,350
Staff EngineerFremont, CA $95,676
Senior Principal EngineerFremont, CA $95,000
Database AdministratorLake Forest, CA $95,000
Electronics EngineerFremont, CA $95,000
Electronics EngineerFremont, CA $95,000
Senior Principal EngineerFremont, CA $95,000
Material EngineerFremont, CA $95,000
Senior Staff EngineerFremont, CA $94,640
Senior Staff EngineerFremont, CA $94,640
Senior Principal EngineerFremont, CA $94,474
Senior Principal EngineerFremont, CA $94,353
Purchasing ManagerFremont, CA $94,059
Purchasing ManagerSan Jose, CA $94,059
Senior Principal EngineerFremont, CA $94,000
Staff Process EngineerFremont, CA $93,995
Programmer AnalystFremont, CA $93,712
Principal EngineerFremont, CA $93,662
Staff EngineerFremont, CA $93,642
Staff EngineerFremont, CA $93,642
Staff EngineerFremont, CA $93,642
Senior Staff EngineerFremont, CA $93,288

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Western Digital Stock Performance

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We calculated the performance score of companies by measuring multiple factors, including revenue, longevity, and stock market performance.

Revenue

> $1B

Net Income

US$397 million (2017) [1]

Market Cap

$13,155,280,000

Total Equity

US$11.418 billion (2017) [1]

Total Assets

US$29.860 billion (2017) [1]

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