Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated June 17, 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. Flawed Strategy

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Executive in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Executive in Cupertino, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Name recognition
    Good base salary

    Cons

    Horrible commission plan.
    Very limited on the total number of solutions the sales team can sell.
    Too many VP's who add nothing to the bottom line except expense.
    Quotas very high and not attainable due to having to pay for the VP overhead.
    No job security and threatened regularly with being put on a performance plan..

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the Salesforce.com internal police.
    Quit hiring VP's who having nothing to do except spreadsheets and con-calls.
    Get the sales team some new products and services they can sell.
    Quit hiring until the sales turn around.for the CSS Group.
    Don't hire only ex executives from Cisco. Look at other tech company's too.
    Listen to the sales pro's and not management for insight as to what products and services are needed.


  2. Principal Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay. Lots of smart people to work with. Collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Toxic management structure. "Yes" man mindset to get into management. Lots of good engineering talent underused due to that. People in management do not like to be challenged.

    Advice to Management

    It is beyond any advice.


  3. Employess are Narrow Focused

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Broomfield, CO

    I worked at Seagate Technology (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Pay, Technology, Teams, Benefits, Work/Life balance

    Cons

    Layers of management, timing of approval processes, internal legacy systems

    Advice to Management

    Dial back micro management, allow process improvement


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  5. Senior Software Developer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    No overtimes, management limits creatives

    Cons

    bureaucratic, no development opps, office politics


  6. Helpful (2)

    Company Culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Seagate Technology

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Competitive Compensation, Good place to learn

    Cons

    Management is not good. Hard at new employees


  7. Helpful (2)

    The traditional Korean company. Korean culture.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

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

    Pros

    I think other sites are good except Korea.

    Cons

    You'd better not expect a good career path.

    Advice to Management

    People managing is messy. Need fair processes.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Sweat Shop

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Program Manager
    Former Employee - IT Program Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Pay and compensation is the best

    Cons

    Progressive ideas, requests for tools and resources fall on deaf ears

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees; Stop reorganizing every few months.


  9. Good work being done, but only in a few departments

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

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

    Pros

    HDD technology is one the best

    Cons

    Bad pay, well below average, Lack of clarity in management, Did not know scope of project

    Advice to Management

    Set clear target /objectives before recruiting prople for a positions


  10. Helpful (1)

    Generic

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Seagate Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Pay is good for upper level people.

    Cons

    Male dominated enviroment breeds poor behaviors.


  11. Challenging Team Dynamics

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

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

    Pros

    Good salary, commute, nice facility.
    Opportunities to work in the community for charities.

    Cons

    Team dynamics non existent with virtual teams
    Favoritism - one employee is the superstar and the rest are just OK
    Too many time wasting manual processes, but push back when you try to innovate
    Throw people under the bus culture in my dept
    Only care about the metrics
    Stifling and focus on negative instead of positive



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