Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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Seagate Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Luczo
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Pros
  • Work Life Balance (Not for everyone here) (in 50 reviews)

  • Great People, Good work environment (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • As with all companies there are some managers who are not as flexible as others with regard to time-off, work-life balance and training options (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. Sr. Engineer

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, and I think this is the only advantage of Seagate that I can think right now.

    Cons

    Inefficient for adopting new ideas. Too many lay-offs, and the lay-off is not based on your performance evaluation. Too many reorganizations. Too much politics for a technology company. Compensation is below average.


  2. SeaGate

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    Former Employee - Senior Visual Designer in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Visual Designer in Cupertino, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay. These people love their vacations. Nice people.

    Cons

    Expect to work through your lunch and eat at desk. These people do not take lunch.

    Advice to Management

    Needs smoother organized on boarding system. Clear expectations within the roles needs to be defined and communicated.


  3. depressing atmosphere too much politics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    too big to fail. good for dealing with people.

    Cons

    depressing atmosphere; too much politics; bad chaos management; coworkers not helpful


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Lack of ethics. Profits come beyond employees

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Cupertino, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can slack at work and still get by.

    Cons

    Company doesn't really care about employees. The profits and cost savings are more important

    Advice to Management

    Be more ethical.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Seagate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scotts Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scotts Valley, CA

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Personal Growth and Training when you could get it. There was a budget; however, the director were not approving of spending money on training

    Cons

    The management was not managers, they acted unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    Replace Most of the Directors


  7. Don't ever join the Retail division

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy job, if you are OK with the repetitive work.

    Cons

    Boring product lines Political managements Small minded leader Difficult coworkers Never ending grind, extremely boring work

    Advice to Management

    Try to hire some smart people, not just your own friends.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Stay away from the branded retail team

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New clean office. Good location.

    Cons

    Endless work. Very political culture. Petty management. If you wanted to survive there, constantly kiss up. The product is 2nd tier, the management is 3rd tier and narrow minded.

    Advice to Management

    Stop comparing who's more rich. It's sickening to average employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Horrible management is bringing the company down!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scotts Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scotts Valley, CA

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Can be a solid company if the right people are in the right place. Talented individuals in the company Semi-good products

    Cons

    Low morale Bad company culture Management is clueless Employees are dissatisfied

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on your employees. There is extremely low morale in the company and EVERYONE wants to leave the company. In the past 6 months, I know at least 2-3 people that have left our team/company each week. If you don't believe me, take a survey.


  10. Helpful (2)

    A place full of great individuals with nothing to look forward to

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

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Individuals who are excellent to work with and get to know Flexible schedule (For those who are not bound to working a specific shift) Casual work environment

    Cons

    No rewards for exceeding expectations, everyone is treated the same. You will be treated the same as the worst person in your department. There is no room for advancement, everyone is stagnant. There is absolutely nothing to aim for or look forward to. It doesn't matter how good you are or how big of difference you make. Everyone is constrained, held back, and equally diminished by the corporate executives and their socialist policies.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your many excellent employees for their hard work and outstanding accomplishments. They deserve it! Stop treating everyone the same. Even the smallest positive gesture towards a well-deserving employee can go a long, long way. Seriously though, treat people fairly. People who deserve raises and rewards should get them. People who don't should not. We are not all equal. If we are, then there is no reason to be motivated. Stop blaming the macro economy and using it as justification for your poor treatment of the employees.


  11. losers

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    Former Employee - Confidential in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Confidential in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Seagate Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Well, it's not better than being unemployed, so I can't think of any.

    Cons

    This company is very stingy with employees. To cope with the economic downturn, they told us to use up our 2008 vacation and that there would be no layoffs. A month later, in January, 2009, they laid off a large number of employees. A VP spoke to us as a group, claiming to regret the decision. But, the day before he was laughing gleefully immediately after the CEO announced to directors and above that the layoff would take place. They have always managed to add insult to injury, in my experience.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management acquired in Dec 2008 created the problems that division is having.



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