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Seagate Technology Reviews in Minnesota

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Seagate Review

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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)

    Pros

    Good pay, good challenges, very technical

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work-life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mixed experience

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Senior Technical Track

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Intense but interesting

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep honest with the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Seagate

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    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)

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great opportunity and excellent work/life balance!

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to manage huge data overseas
    Excellent work/life balance
    Decent compensation

    Cons

    Probably not the best for Software Engineer since main industry for this company is not Software

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • 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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Tough to get permotions. Long-term prospects uncertain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Stable and good work environment

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

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn, excellent resources available, good environment to grow and learn, employees are treated with respect

    Cons

    Diminishing raises and benefits over the last several years. (typical of all industries)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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