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Testimonials

We think our Ramp and Launch programs offer exceptional opportunities for starting and growing your career. But don't just take our word for it ... hear it straight from our program participants!

Interns

Byron P.

WD Ramp Engineering Intern

Cal Poly Pomona, Computer Engineering

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Zach A.

WD Ramp Finance Intern

USC, Business (Economics/Administration)

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Breanna T.

WD Ramp Human Resources Intern

UC Irvine, Psychology

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Breanna T.

WD Ramp Human Resources Intern

UC Irvine, Psychology

“I first was attracted to WD by the opportunity to find a niche in Human Resources to gain experience in. After meeting with the interview team and getting a taste of the high energy and constant push to succeed I knew I'd found the right match.

I began by supporting both the Talent Acquisition and the University Recruitment functions. I learned more than I ever could have imagined. Everyone here challenges me to think above and beyond the norm — they want you to be an innovator regardless of your position.”

Byron P.

WD Ramp Engineering Intern

Cal Poly Pomona, Computer Engineering

“I love web and application development, and I see myself starting my career somewhere in that field. Part of what keeps me attracted to WD is the opportunity to go into a web and application development field in a company where there are teams and departments in place.

My current project is developing a tool to improve the efficiency of our firmware developers. A tool that can save five minutes a day could save 1825 hours in a year, or approximately 30 days — one month of an entire year that could be given back for developing WD products.”

Zach A.

WD Ramp Finance Intern

USC, Business (Economics/Administration)

“WD's culture definitely fits what you would expect of a successful tech manufacturing company. The people I work with are driven and have expectations for each other and incredibly knowledgeable about the workings of the company.

I feel comfortable asking people out to lunch, even if they're in more senior roles, and everyone is quick to help or encourage me when I need help as an intern. I couldn't have asked for a better experience to learn than this, especially for my first corporate working experience.”

Engineering

NICOLE C.

WD Launch Program Engineer

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Mechanical Engineering

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JOSE G.

WD Launch Program Engineer

UC Irvine, Computer Engineering

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ANIBAL H.

WD Launch Program Engineer

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Computer Engineering

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ANIBAL H.

WD Launch Program Engineer

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Computer Engineering

“What I love about the company culture of Western Digital is that they strive every day to better their product and I think that is a great characteristic of a company.

The coolest project I worked on was to interface RFID hardware to a robot so that one could bring this robot to a factory and have it automatically take inventory. The software I created was a GUI so that the user can tell the robot to start scanning and then after it stopped it would record the data in an excel sheet.”

NICOLE C.

WD Launch Program Engineer

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Mechanical Engineering

“I was attracted to WD because I liked how open the engineers are to new ideas and how committed the company is to ongoing learning and training opportunities. I'm currently working on Failure Analysis of some production drives that are having an issue with thermal popping. I've gotten to run the testing, analyze the data, present it in meetings, and be a part of the discussions on how to fix the problem.

It's been really exciting to be part of a team that's working on a production part, because it's easy to see the importance of our hard work.

JOSE G.

WD Launch Program Engineer

UC Irvine, Computer Engineering

“I wanted to apply my Computer Science skills in an environment that worked closely with hardware. A hard drive provides the perfect opportunity being that it has many intricate components. Hard drives are the unsung heroes of computers. Their complexity can easily be taken for granted because we're used to them 'just working.' After a year of working here, it still amazes me that they can do what they do.

One of the main reasons I want to stay at WD is the flexibility that WD offers to try out different jobs. There's a job here for almost every CS/Engineering major.

Graduates

ALEXIS M.

Senior Application Engineer

Cal Poly Pomona, Computer Science

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AMY P.

Senior Engineer System Design

UC Irvine, Electrical Engineering

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BENJAMIN Y.

Senior Engineer Electronic Design

Cal Poly Pomona, Electrical Engineering

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ALEXIS M.

Senior Application Engineer

Cal Poly Pomona, Computer Science

“There is a strong, positive presence and relationship within the tech industry, emphasis on the importance of quality engineering from multiple disciplines to the company's success, excellent facilities and workplace environment, and positive feedback from my coworkers and supervisors.

A group of employees play basketball together twice a week during lunch, and another group (directly supported by the company) plays in an intramural corporate gaming league several weeks of the year. Both groups are open and encouraging of finding other employees interested in participating.”

BENJAMIN Y.

Senior Engineer Electronic Design

Cal Poly Pomona, Electrical Engineering

“I wanted to join the WD team because I wanted to help make the next generation of a product that I use in my everyday life. It is very exciting to see your family and friends using the products that you helped create and refine.

What keeps me at WD is the people. When a product is being developed, everyone working on it is helping each other to make sure we create the best product we can. I enjoy the work hard, play hard attitude we have at WD. Everyone can have a good time together, but when it is time to work people give it their all.

AMY P.

Senior Engineer System Design

UC Irvine, Electrical Engineering

“To me, the coolest project was actually the one I worked on for WD's first ever Hackathon contest. It was an invention I had been dreaming about for years: a smart toilet. Laugh all you want, but we took home the trophy. And the toilet.

Actually our team created a whole collection of smart home appliances for the contest. We even got a patent from it all. Now I work in WDLabs where we do all sorts of crazy projects, trying to figure out what the next big thing might be for the company.

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