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Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
354 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great work life balance at the moment, as management can not decide on projects to work on (in 50 reviews)

  • Great work environment with state of the art building and technology (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Frequent extra hours, bad work-life balance, less help from the team (in 6 reviews)

  • Your career growth can stagnate after few years (in 10 reviews)

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    Uncertainty for Contract Worker

    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Specialist in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Specialist in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Higher pay than comparable job task. It'd be a steal for my coworker who was paid as engineer and work same as my job role, which is basically as a technician.

    Cons

    No backup and pass of knowledge learning from professional in deep of the night 3rd shift, but even in the rest of the 12 hour long overlapping day hours there wasn't knowledge transfer process.
    The real problem being treated as a contract worker is that there was absolutely no transparency in stability of your current job. As employer likes, they renew your contract hooking you up to high pay but when they don't want you, not out of your work fault, they would ask you return your company entrance badge and clear up your office place, i. e.,to pack up and leave the company, in 5 minutes. It's an absolutely dehumanizing experience I ever experienced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    High technology doesn't mean sitting in high hill for a long while. Continuing this division of labor force between the hired and the temp. will only hurt productivity in the long run.
    At one moment the management seemed to be prioritizing a team project group. Another moment the company put the emphasis somewhere else but showed traces of unprofessional and rough transitions.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    I have no illusions that Seagate could care less about me as an employee or human being

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay was good and good ability to buy stock, my boss treated me very well and like I was a responsible worker

    Cons

    Lay people off like they are garbage and treat them that way. I know someone who had been there 23 years and came in one morning with security at her desk. They told her she could not empty out her desk, she had to make an appointment - under their surveillance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Ideal first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Bloomington, MN

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. You work on cutting edge field. Always something new to work on. Plenty of opportunity to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Management is not very quick to change course when their plans don't work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be quick to change course.

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    Laid back and underpaid environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    No pressure and easy to implement a change

    Cons

    Extremely low pay and bad weather

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Seagate strong brain power poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    Seagate is the largest manufacturer of hard discs. If you would like to be involved in developing cutting edge technology seagate is a good place to work for. One of the few companies where there is still significant investment in Research and Development areas. Best talent pool.

    Cons

    Highly stressful and competitive environment. Heavily layered. Too many management levels. No work life balance. No coordination between different organizations. Redundency at all levels. Promotion of self agendas rather than a common vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to cut down management chains further and improve communication between different organizations. Reduce redundency. Promote a common vision throughout the organization

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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