Benefits are an important part of your compensation. At Western Digital, we provide comprehensive benefits that give you choices, help you save for the future, and enable a healthy work/life balance.

Health Benefits


Medical Benefits

Western Digital provides comprehensive medical insurance plans for eligible employees and their dependents, as well as domestic partners. Employees who meet the eligibility criteria enjoy coverage from their first day of employment. There are plans available to meet the needs of both you and your family. All Medical plans provide you with an opportunity to open an HSA bank account to pay for healthcare expenses with pre-tax dollars.

Dental Benefits

To ensure that dental needs for both employees and their dependents are met, Western Digital offers a comprehensive and flexible dental plan. Members can choose from a large network of providers including specialists.

Vision Benefits

Vision benefits are offered through one of the leading providers of vision care programs. The plan is designed to provide you with periodic exams, frames and contact lenses.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Balancing the needs of work, family, and personal responsibilities isn’t always easy. The employee assistance program offers the right support at the right time to all eligible employees and household members including parents and in-laws.

Income Protection

Income protection benefits are designed to provide for you and your family when you are unable to work, and to help you get the most from your paycheck.

Short-Term Disability

When illness or injury may prevent you from being able to work Western Digital provides supplemental short-term disability coverage, in conjunction with any state benefits that may be available. If you become injured or ill, this coverage provides you with a portion of your salary.

Long-Term Disability

If your illness or injury becomes long-term, Western Digital provides an income protection program to help replace a portion of lost compensation. This program is provided to employees at no cost.

Life Insurance

Western Digital provides life insurance to all eligible employees to support the financial well-being of their survivors.

Accidental Death/Dismemberment (AD&D)

AD&D insurance provides financial assistance when an employee loses their life, limbs and/or vision due to an accident.

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA)

Eligible employees may enroll in a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA) to pay for eligible out-of-pocket expenses to care for dependents while the employee and their spouse are at work.

International SOS

This international travel assistance program can cover you whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure. Some examples of the types of things this valuable program can help you and your family with: assistance with lost documents or a personal cash advance if your wallet is lost or stolen, help with coordinating medical treatment for you or a family member, including making referrals, if necessary, and travel security updates for any country. This is at no cost to the employee.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) allow you to reduce your taxes by paying for certain healthcare and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.

Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA)

Eligible employees not enrolling in a company-sponsored medical plan or are enrolled in Medicare, may enroll in a Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA) to pay for allowable health care expenses for the employee and eligible dependents.

Planning for the Future

Western Digital offers plans to help you with your financial and retirement goals as well as to enable employee ownership.

Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)

Eligible employees hired by Western Digital receive stock options. Additional stock options may be given as annual rewards to employees who make significant contributions to the company.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

SanDisk offers eligible employees the opportunity to purchase SanDisk common stock every 6 months at a price of at least 15% off its fair market value. Through payroll deductions of up to 10% of salary you can share in the growth, and ownership, of the company.

401(k) Savings Plan

Western Digital will match 50 cents per dollar on the first 6% of eligible compensation that is contributed on a regular pretax basis.

Western Digital Work/Life Programs

We know you have a life! Western Digital has programs designed to help you make the most of your time, and to say thank you for being a member of the Western Digital team.

Tuition Reimbursement

Western Digital offers educational assistance so employees can increase their knowledge and skills, and prepare for potential opportunities for development within the company.

Health Club Membership

Western Digital provides employees the use of an on-site, company health club at no cost to the employee. Eligible employees have the full use of facilities, including fitness classes, a variety of exercise equipment, and full locker room amenities.

Discount Coupons/Tickets

Discount coupons for many local and national amusement parks are available to Western Digital employees. Western Digital also partners with local businesses to offer discounts on services and merchandise.


Western Digital employees enjoy both the convenience of online purchasing, and a discount on great products and other items, so you can express your pride in the company you are helping to build, by actually using the quality products we build.

Work/Life Balance Program

Western Digital offers a work/life balance program that includes comprehensive referral services to help employees handle life events such as: child care, elder care, school selection, college assistance, adoption assistance and other programs to help you achieve balance in your life.

E-Concierge Membership

This program allows you to obtain personal assistance in a wide variety of products and services! It is like having your own personal assistant. You can access these services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the web.

Community Relations

As a corporate citizen in the communities in which our employees work and live, Western Digital recognizes its responsibility to respond to the needs of our local communities. Emphasis is placed on Educational programs, especially Science, Technology, Engineering and Math; Basic Needs Programs, especially those leading to economic self-sufficiency; and Civic Programs, with an emphasis on environmental protection and community volunteer projects.

International Benefits

As a global company we offer competitive health and welfare, pension, income protection, and employee recognition programs in our larger locations.