Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
115 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title

115 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Some job growth, worst HR

    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    - Good work life balance if in the right division
    - Decently priced cafeteria food (but nothing compared to Google, etc)
    - Stock has done well

    Cons

    - Very old company with rewards going to the top
    - The worst HR & HR business partner group I have ever worked with

  2. Seagate Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BI Analyst in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - BI Analyst in Bloomington, MN

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

    Pros

    Bonus program, coworkers, upper management

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to move up the ladder. Cross-Functional opportunities rare.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Overall balanced experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director, Human Resources in Scotts Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Director, Human Resources in Scotts Valley, CA

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

    Pros

    Ability to balance work and personal live was achievable. Partnered with some of the leaders to drive effective business results. Reasonable infrastructure in place.

    Cons

    Lack of culture that drive full engagement with employees. Clear business direction was missing and in general a lack of communication on a regular basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication on a regular basis.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Tired but good pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good pay, nice compensation, good signon bonus

    Cons

    Frequent extra hours, bad work-life balance, less help from the team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great component company, but not a retail, consumer one

    • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, pay well, nice benefits

    Cons

    Not retail focused, incestuous industry, need to take more risks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your core strengths, e.g. HDD components.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Good company, good people, no chance for promotion

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

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, good people to work with. Lots of good talent. Plenty to learn about storage. Working on latest hybrid drives.

    Cons

    NO chance for promotion above senior engineer.
    Promoted too many people too fast many years ago, now promotions are rarely, if ever, handed out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote those that deserve it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Environment

    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Highly competent engineers with high working ethics. Supportive management that motivates engineer to growth.

    Cons

    High bureaucracy and politics impede effective action and innovation.

  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Nice Opportunity for new firmware engineers, but limited growth potential later on.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Shakopee, MN

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

    Pros

    -Excellent , Knowledgeable , Cooperative Colleagues
    -Well established processes for operation and development
    -Will get a chance to work with all the tools of the trade ( Lauterback Emulator, Lecroy/Xilinx protocol Analyzers, Perforce, Slickedit etc ) and learn industry standard storage protocols like SAS and SATA. ( PCIe too if you join SSD team )
    - ESPP, 401k match, Health Care are good. Bonus is good during ( and only during) boom years.
    -Good work Life Balance

    Cons

    -Very limited growth potential for new employees. You are looking at 4-5 years to get to the next level.
    -Your immediate manager has very limited power and that shows when it comes to yearly reviews.Decisions regarding promotion taken at a higher level by people you might rarely interact.
    -To get ahead you need to get "visibility". To get that you first need to be seen as good. But to be recognized as good you need to be in good projects. See where I am going with this !!!
    -HDD business is always in a boom-bust cycle. One year you are making record profit margins. Next year you are talking about salary/ hiring freeze.
    -I think the compensation ratio is not reflecting the actual reality.
    -Weather is horrible during winter. But, summer and fall are nice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please recognize employees contributions more. Provide raises and promotions in a timely manner.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Development Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Staff Development Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    No compensation for the amount of work required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the individual contributors that are doing the work with promotions, pay increases, and shares.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Good News, Bad News

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - BlackArmor Channel and Partner Management in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Contractor - BlackArmor Channel and Partner Management in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Seagate Technology as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful talented individuals working constantly to overcome highly political division management to deliver for the outstanding executive team and company as a whole. Creative, professional teams and strong peer support make environment worth the headaches.

    Cons

    Meetings, meetings, meetings, and taboo subjects due to multiple acquisitions create a two-tiered culture. Productivity and profitability, particularly for Branded Solutions, is hiding the enormous potential. Habitual dismissal and de-hiring of top performers to protect status quo is costly and impactful to morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executives awarding positions based on past performance excellence may want to consider domain expertise, particularly with regard to B2B vs B2C and software. While margins are ok, they are unnecessarily lean, and at risk with each release due to the lack of integration of division management in the tangible decisions being made each day "around" those executives to save product P&L.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Seagate Technology Photos

Work at Seagate Technology? Share Your Experiences

Seagate Technology

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.