How to get a job at

Western Digital

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.

What

Western Digital

Looks For

Western Digital seeks highly motivated students for their summer internship programs with a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA. Beyond that, they seek candidates who have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, strong technical skills in the area of study, passion for the HDD, flash and nonvolatile memory industries.

History of

Western Digital

Western Digital has long been at the forefront of game changing innovations. From the invention of the first hard drive to recent advancements in 3D NAND our journey of innovation continues to inspire those who dare to think big about the possibilities of data.

Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Corporate Strategy & Partnerships
Data / Analytics
Design (UI/UX)
Engineering
Marketing
Product
industries
Tech
office locations
Greater Los Angeles
Greater San Francisco
2019 Revenue:
$20,647M

Western Digital

Internship Programs

RAMP Internship Program:

RAMP is a 10-12 week Internship program brings together unique personalities and perspectives that will help drive company strategy towards the future. Each intern works alongside their business teams of experienced, professional employees on carefully selected, strategic projects over the course of the summer. In addition to first-hand experience, RAMP also provides opportunities to network with executives and other interns, a day to give back to the community

LAUNCH Program

LAUNCH is for newly graduated hires. This full-time 12-month program allows you to dive deeper into professional life by getting exposed to different parts of the organization while also gaining experience with day-to-day responsibilities.

Some LAUNCH Program program elements include: 

  1. On the job training and mentorship with industry professionals
  2. Supplemental professional development trainings
  3. Executive exposure
  4. Networking events with other Western Digital employees
  5. Competitive compensation and benefits package

Internship Info

Number of interns (2019):
Preferred education level:
Undergraduate - PhD
Perks:
  • Gym / Health Club / Fitness Membership
  • Casual Dress/Atmosphere
  • Education/Training/Tuition/Certification Reimbursement

Western Digital

Interview Process

Applications for the Mars Internship and Co-op Experience open in September, a year prior to the start of the program. Recruiting will continue up to January if positions are available.

1.  Online test:

After submitting an online application, students were asked to do an online test to test technical skills (“Hacker Rank Test”).

2. Phone interview with hiring manager or recruiter:

The phone interview is primarily centered around the candidate’s skills, experiences and projects with some technical questions incorporated throughout the interview

3. On-site panel-style interview:

The final four candidates are invited on-site to participate in a panel-style group interview

How to Prepare

Use your network

Reach out to your alumni network and see if they can offer you insight into Western Digital and the interview process

Do your research

Do research on Western Digital, such as their culture, current projects, company goals, etc.

Practice makes perfect

The positions are very competitive to get, so doing your research and preparing for behavioral-type questions is imperative.


Common Interview Questions at

Western Digital

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