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    Top company in the whole industry

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Intern in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Intern in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)

    I worked at HGST as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Organized well, brilliant colleagues, the manufacturing team is really focusing on improving the production rate and planing the schedule.

    Cons

    The top managers most are foreigners. The management method and communication have both pros and cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

HGST Interviews

Updated 17 Oct 2014
Updated 17 Oct 2014

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    Firmware Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, MN (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, MN (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at HGST in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was emailed and asked to come in for an interview. Was promised no technical questions, but was asked some easy-ish questions on OS and data structures. I had another offer, and they were able to expedite getting me an offer very fast, which was very nice as I really wanted to work there but could not turn down a sure thing.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. Analyzing Big O of the algorithms I had used in projects
      2. What possible data structures could I use to handle translation from logical address to physical address?
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I had another offer. Recruiter beat it by about 10%.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Website www.hgst.com
Headquarters San Jose, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2003
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology
Revenue ₹10 to ₹50 billion (INR) per year

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) makes external and internal hard-disk and solid-state drives for a wide range of IT products, from laptops to servers. Its data storage product portfolio ranges from 3.5-inch computer drives to solid-state drives for such applications as database analytics and cloud computing. HGST sells through distributors such as Ingram Micro and Arrow Electronics. The company has development and manufacturing operations in Asia and North America. HGST is wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, which has agreed to sell HGST to Western Digital for... More

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