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Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
354 Reviews
3.7
354 Reviews
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Seagate Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Luczo
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Longmont, CO

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

    Pros

    Senior Team members are friendly and willing to transfer the knowledge to young/Upcoming members in the team. Good place to learn if one is willing to go the extra mile and take additional responsibilities.

    Cons

    Too slow in promotions. Bureaucratic process slowing down Promotion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Techinical Support. Challenging but rewarding if you allow it to be.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in West Valley City, UT
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in West Valley City, UT

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

    Pros

    Management is very hands off. If you like a micro-management style or a "hand holding" style, this is not the type of environment for you. The plus side of this type of management is the fact that you are given the freedom to experiment with different projects to better your surroundings.

    The people on the staff are great and are willing to help. The culture of the support staff is laid back yet productive.

    The exposure you get in this position is very rewarding. You will be supporting all sorts of platforms and software. This is a great place to get a foot hold on all sorts of areas.

    Cons

    Being in the technical support staff with Evault is challenging in that there is a constant flow of tickets and there are not enough people staffed to meet the requirements of provided premier support. The average ticket count on one's plate will be 25 - 35 tickets.

    You might feel stretched thin and wish you could focus your skills in fewer areas. In the future, if more people are hired, this might be a possibility.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Well run organization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    Vision, mission & value alignment to objectives.
    Many long time employees
    Great innovation company

    Cons

    Limited career path, largely due to many long time employees
    Hard Drive industry is subject to boom or bust cycles

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Technology to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Longmont, CO

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

    Pros

    Cool new technology to work with, great work life balance and lots of work for motivated individuals

    Cons

    Very hard to grow within company, lots of bureaucracy to deal with and note many opportunities for talented individual contributors to grow into leadership positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen bureaucracy for mid level experienced individual contributors to grow within the company, reduce top heavy management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Seagate is a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Some pressure, but not a lot. Some appreciation award is good.

    Cons

    depends on the manager, some are very good and aggressive. Some are not good and doesn't support the employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Super place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Cupertino, CA

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

    Pros

    This company has a great products, good workplace culture, good organization, nice work-life balance. Attitudes are very positive and departments work together well. Employees believe in the products and the executive management team.

    Cons

    Need to provide more opportunities for career advancement. Many people stuck in the same roles for too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more career development and growth.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It's HARD WORK to be the industry leader, for every employee has to work hard.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    working with the cutting edge of disk technology.

    Cons

    lots of overtime on the weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider the employess more instead of the stock holders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Work, Great Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer II in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer II in Longmont, CO

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

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, good work life balance, 15 vacation days per year to start, great site, in fact one of the few in the area that has an onsite diner (cafeteria), gives you the chance to train and learn the job when you first start

    Cons

    Pay is above average for the sector but less than the top technology companies, the word is mixed on forward mobility and promotions, new hire training is not always very structured which can be a plus or a con

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Seagate Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 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

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