Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Not bad

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is decent and majority of workforce is top-notch. Technology is exciting and pace is fast.

    Cons

    Executive management mostly is not helpful. Structural problems in many organizations limit improvements that can be made.

    Advice to Management

    Tie bonus compensation to what lower level employees receive. It makes no sense why VPs and above get multiple 10's of % bonus when employees get 1%. Move low performing directors out of their position and get people that want to make a difference in those positions.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Good place to work, but could improve

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The compensation is good, and the company is flexible about your time off and working hours. The U.S. sites are outgrowing the 8-5 working hours culture and recognizing that business in a company that circles the globe happens 24 hours a day.

    Cons

    Still uses a stacked ranking system and there is little visibility to comparisons between departments. This forces the same distribution of rankings down to a small department level. If you hire well and build a talented department this can be very demotivating.

    Advice to Management

    Change the ranking system to get more in tune with modern management practices.


  3. Helpful (2)

    decent place to work

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

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

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

    Pros

    work life balance-- 9 to 5, cant believe those companies still exist :)
    decent pay
    decent benefits
    good co-workers
    company is doing alright for now

    Cons

    no career growth
    except for few groups, its mundane work, nothing cutting edge
    a dinosaur-- not sure if it can survive in the rapidly changing industry, with competition from smaller, nimble companies
    if you want to grow this is not the place; if you want to spend a few years before your retirement then this is the place
    location--winters get really brutal

    Advice to Management

    its only a matter of time before ssd companies start taking your business, make sure products in new markets are successful. take initiatives to change the work culture, make sure ppl are challenged on a daily basis and things are actually deliver on schedule. engineer culture needs a major revamp.


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  5. Reasonably good company to work for with limited career growth opportunities

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

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

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

    Pros

    No shortage of intersting/challenging projects to work on; great people to work with, good work-life balance, good benefits

    Cons

    -Career stagnation
    -Ineffective senior management: charisma, image, style favored over character and substance; too many "leaders" with limited/no vision, no real sense of direction, and incapable of inspiring/motivating employees; widespread inability to make critical decisions

    Advice to Management

    Learn to exercise true leadership and help Seagate regain its position of leadership in the disc drive/data storage industry sector


  6. Helpful (1)

    Ok place to work if you can handle the cold Minnesota weather and slow career growth.

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

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance ,
    easy commute to Shakopee because its far south of the city..

    Cons

    limited career opportunities in the ASIC department.
    Very hard to get promotion.
    Cafe food is very bad and limited for vegetarian.

    Advice to Management

    bring some fresh blood to management ..


  7. Good and stable company to work for.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big company culture. Stable and good salary.

    Cons

    Big company culture. You usually have to work in very small area.


  8. Tons of endless work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    -Decent compensation and bonuses over the last few years
    -Convenient location
    -Lots of great people that want to do the right thing for the company

    Cons

    -Way, way, way too much work
    -Limited number of growth opportunities
    -Unrealistic expectations with given number of resources
    -Archaic IT systems that hinder efficiency

    Advice to Management

    Be more sensitive to work-life balance and aware of what resources it takes to deliver against expectations


  9. Fast pace, high energy company

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great, plenty to do. Great goals from upper level management

    Cons

    The Mid Level Management needs to be replace in Branded - Operations and the Commodity director

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who know what they are doing at Mid Level management, instead being more concern with which supplier that are taking them out for lunch


  10. Seagate technology work experience in technology

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

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The disk drive industry is interesting work

    Cons

    poor decision making ability, too much buracracy


  11. 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



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