Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
323 Reviews

3.7
323 Reviews
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Seagate Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Luczo
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance-- 9 to 5, cant believe those companies still exist :) (in 37 reviews)

  • Great People, Good work environment (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • There is more upper management than many of the competitor organizations (in 9 reviews)

  • Little opportunity for career advancement (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    overmanaged company, but can be rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - In Technology
    Former Employee - In Technology

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    What I liked best about Seagate is the general work ethics and the transparency. When unpleasant decisions had to be made they would tell you and they would not tell you lies. Teamwork is generally very good. Working at Seagate can be very rewarding (it applies primarily to the distant past though)

    Cons

    Seagate tends to accumulate useless layers of management, and often these are the typical "yes" people who have little of an idea what is going on. Seagate also has the ability to clean up itself, but I have seen many good people let go, because the "yes" people would not know better. In the recent years, STX have "encouraged" highly paid people to leave and have retained the inexperienced ones. They are cheaper and object less.
    In some places, some ethnic groups are highly overrepresented in the workforce - not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce management and bureaucracy (a PO that needs > 2 weeks to be created is just ludicrous). Encourage critical discussions and do not throw out the people who do that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just Ok

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

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

    Pros

    I had a great team and manager. I also enjoyed the ability to grow and further my education along the way. I was provided several opportunities to further my experience outside of my title

    Cons

    The pay is very low and I was strung along for years being told that I would get a promotion which never happened. The company is overall very slow to act and it hinders some real innovation from happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your committed talent what they are worth!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    3 Star is being nice.... (Depends on the Department!)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of talented people
    Lots of projects
    Work Life Balance / Depending on Department

    Cons

    Marketing needs retooling (ancient dinosaurs, free loaders, shady seedy types_
    Instead of overworking people, focus on effective communications, lessen the need for politics, and get the tactics fine tuned before you preach about strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote those who actually work, stop kowtowing to those who don't pull their weight. Don't get lost in the politics, this is still a great company and can definitely overtake its competitors, just WAKE UP and cut the FAT!

    If you're good at 30,000 ft birds eye view, then stay there and don't play in the weeds with the foot soldiers. Stop rewarding the dead weight, be efficient, stop pretending, and stop campaigning constantly. Focus on your most valuable assets which is your TEAM and work on your communication skills. Please hire a decent WEB team, and realign priorities! (EX: Largest product category should be respected, treated, and compensated accordingly. Don't pay the big bucks to people who take 3 months to run reports or answer emails. True story.)

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  5.  

    Seagate is hard to beat in the OKC area

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    Seagate working timing very stable

    Cons

    Seagate pay & benefit very less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase salary

  6.  

    Working at Seagate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Support Agent
    Current Employee - Tech Support Agent

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    - flat hierarchy
    - team player (colleagues are very nice- easy going and positive mind)
    - well training courses
    - great technology and great products

    Cons

    I've join in Seagate only for three month, I don't think I found the cons yet.
    Quite a nice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will get latest technology training.

  7.  

    okay to work here +1

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ok basic salary, relax working environment, work-life balance

    Cons

    Low AWS and increment, few calculative colleauges, bias sup and manager seldom listen ( my dept only )

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More interaction with management will definitely help

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Strong manufacturing culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most employees believe in the company and its products

    Cons

    Most people seem set in their way of managing their work, not open to new ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work for retire worker but not for fresh graduate.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Quite relaxing company, no pressure, flexible time, good in work/life balance.

    Cons

    Fairly low bonus and increment, pretty slow in promotion process and low in career prospect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    ok to work if you just want a lfie

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Johor Bahru (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Johor Bahru (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Seagate Technology as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    good to build interpersonal skills because life are not so hard for you

    Cons

    sluggish life, might have to work long hours if you want to perform well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Big Company But Always Playing Catchup

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Operator  in  Derry, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Derry, Northern Ireland (UK)

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The shift pattern is probably the best positive side to working as a Production Operator. 4 x 12 hour Shifts and then 4 days off. The health care plan is good but increasing excess charges are eroding it's popularity.

    Cons

    Never have i ever worked in a company where there are so many managers. we have managers with nobody to manage. 35% Shift Workers to 65% day staff. WD produce as many and varied drives as we do with far less staff thus increasing their profit margin on each one sold. Dissemination of information from the top to the production floor leaves a lot to be desired.
    Tools left idle due to the lack of spare parts. Ageing tools that are hard to source spare parts for. For this production facility to move into the next generation of media storage requires a very large investment in up to date tools and a serious overhaul in how the facility is managed and run.
    Finally for a world leader why are we always playing catchup with new markets and technology. We have missed the boat more times than a drunken sailor on shore leave...
    Nice to see that you are finally taking SSD seriously with your recent acquisitions...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline management...Overhaul the appraisal system..IT IS NOT WORKING ..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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