Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Overall positive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Legal in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Not a high stress environment, Seagate Way is a good idea

    Cons

    Upper management does not embrace the Seagate Way. Each year another benefit is taken away (Stock options, RSUs, earned vacation time, PPO). Is upper management trying to tell us something?

    Advice to Management

    Bring back RSUs and earned vacation time based on longevity if you value your employees.


  2. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    excellent skilled engineer and team

    Cons

    fast pace, very dynamics, tough industry


  3. Technical Support

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech Support Agent in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Tech Support Agent in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, low lighting was a plus.

    Cons

    Contract-to-hire for phone tech support is never fun, all the work without the benefits. The staffing company does not screen candidates well. Some of the contractors had questionable mental stability.

    Advice to Management

    Better documentation/communication from the people developing the backup software.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    engineer

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

    Pros

    The culture of the company is good. The company encourages its employee to study and learn. Colleagues are friendly and nice.

    Cons

    salary is not very competitive. Benefit is also very limited. Managers are not familiar with new technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Too many managers.


  6. Old School

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, good opportunities if driven and self-motivated

    Cons

    Old marketing style, doesn't embrace new media quickly or the transitioning marketing landscape

    Advice to Management

    Cast a wider marketing net to attract new consumers.


  7. Okay company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    +Good friendly working environment +Good work-life balance

    Cons

    -Slow career growth -Very conservative business model and processes


  8. Anonymous

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Not too many options in health benefits


  9. overmanaged company, but can be rewarding

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - In Technology
    Former Employee - In Technology
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Just Ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst II
    Former Employee - Analyst II
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (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 Management

    Pay your committed talent what they are worth!


  11. 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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.



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