Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated March 6, 2015
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  1. Seagate RHO uses the latest design and process technologies to develop next-generation magnetic hard drive products.

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    Current Employee - Senior Development Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Development Engineer in Bloomington, MN

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many smart people work together on challenging projects. Most people have worked for Seagate at least a decade, but there is room for upward movement as people transfer internally or retire. The leaders give employees room to experiment and have a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Employee reorganizations happen often, are sudden, and can be accompanied by layoffs. The reorgs are top-down with little input from the bulk of employees. Some upper level managers seem ignorant to rising technological disruptions.

    Advice to Management

    Share information freely with employees that concerns job security. Try to limit the number of meetings in the workplace to improve efficiency.

  2. With the right attitude a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shakopee, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shakopee, MN

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone I worked with was eager to help me get started. They also spent extra time helping me and others. Enjoyable place to work

    Cons

    Will there be growth in HDD sales in 5 years or will it be flash? Questionable long term HDD opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Are they properly looking to the future and investing in flash? When flash gets to 0.20 cents per gig, HDDs are a tough sell.

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    Seagate is a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Shakopee, MN
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Shakopee, MN

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Seagate is very flexible with work life balance. Everyone works hard to get products released and keep customers happy.

    Cons

    Work is always intense with long hours. Nothing great ever comes from easy work.

    Advice to Management

    Always say thank you to employees for great work. Bonuses are always a great way to show appreciation, but at least saying thank means a lot.

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  5. Seagate Review

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to gain experience in a corporate environment. Plenty of resources available for continuous learning of applications and certifications.

    Cons

    It seems that career growth may be limited in this particular function. I have been under the impression that this function is as highly recognized as other functions.

  6. Good opportunities, lots of travel, high paced environment.

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    Current Employee - Managing Principal Engineer in Shakopee, MN
    Current Employee - Managing Principal Engineer in Shakopee, MN

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good challenges, very technical

    Cons

    slow moving, risk adverse, and technology usage is pretty behind the times

    Advice to Management

    work-life balance

  7. Mixed experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer II in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer II in Shakopee, MN

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very organized HR policies
    - Clean building, nice infrastructure to work

    Cons

    - Too many useless processes at some sites, you are directly competing with engineers from other sites who dont have to go through all the processes and they can be more productive
    - if you are stuck in a team which does not get visibility at upper level, your career is doomed
    - dont recognize all the employees for hard work, only some

    Advice to Management

    There are many hard working engineers working for promotion....its not their job to make themselves visible to you, its your job to give them what they deserve.

  8. Senior Technical Track

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Technically challenging environment working with talented people. Development strategy and project decisions are data driven. Good people to work with and pretty good benefits (good benefits for employee, becoming less of a good deal for family members).

    Cons

    Questionable commitment of company to R&D. Increasing technical challenges of maintaining rate of storage density growth leads to questions of value / ROI of R&D (if density gains level off, hard drives will still be around as a commodity but R&D not as essential). This lead to pressure from upper management looking to cut R&D staff. Some locations seemed to offer more opportunity for advancement along the technical track.

    Advice to Management

    Commit to long term growth by investing in R&D to achieve technical leadership. Spend less time concerned with dividends, stock buybacks, self defeating cost savings.

  9. Intense but interesting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay, very good benefits, commitment to personal and social well-being
    lots of bright, dedicated people working together

    Cons

    cyclic hiring / firing phases, rigid rank ordering required for evaluations
    a bit top-heavy in management
    somewhat silo-ed, departments guard their turf jealously
    sudden changes in direction, seemingly less from internal findings than following other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep honest with the employees

  10. Seagate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Bloomington, MN

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good company in terms of compensation, salary, flexibility

    Cons

    less career opportunity, location is also not as good since winter is too long in minnesota

  11. Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • 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 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual, informal work enviornment. Flexibillity in work hours. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Tough to get permotions. Long-term prospects uncertain.

    Advice to Management

    Layout a clear plan where the company is headed 10 years down the road.

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