Seagate Technology Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 10, 2014
Updated Aug 10, 2014
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    Internal Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Cupertino, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Seagate Technology in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Three interviews:
    Over the phone with Staff Auditor
    Over the phone with Senior Auditor
    In person with Staff, senior, and VP of Internal Audit.

    Everyone was extremely kind. A few technical questions about audit, not too much as this was an entry-level type position. Most of the questions during the phone interviews were behavioral, and about your philosophy on communications and team work.

    During the in-person interview, there was a sort of test: you had to write an audit report based on a scenario. It was OK that I didn't have any audit experience, I just made stuff up. They just want to see your writing ability. They will teach you the specific audit requirements.

    Position was awarded to someone else with more audit experience (although this was a no-experience required position).

    Interview Questions
    • What can you tell me about internal audit?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Internal Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Had two 1-2 hour phone interviews before having an onsite 3 hour interview with the Manager, Sr Manager and VP. Mostly straight forward asking about experiences, my accomplishments etc. There were some questions on where I want to be in a few years as they are looking to hire and retain younger employees.

    Interview Questions
    • Read this prompt and write a report on your observation Audit Observation (5cs). Was given 45 Minutes.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Technical Customer Management Intern Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    send my resume to manager, after about one week, got an email to set the phone interview. after one week, get into second round on sit interview

    Interview Questions
    • phone call just some general question, why u choose seagate, do u have any questions for me.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Seagate Technology.

    Interview Details

    Start from 9am, presentation first; then a panel interview followed, 3:1; then a nice lunch; then meet director and a senior engineer and finally HR

    Interview Questions
    • Basic technical questions; A lot of behavior questions asked   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Firmware Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Longmont, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Longmont, CO
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Seagate Technology in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    I do not like the recruiting process. Applying online does not always result in call backs even though you are qualified. I believe there is a disconnect between the HR and hiring teams. So if you can try to get in touch with an engineer.

    Interview Questions
    • For me it was a behavioral question about designing a spice rack for a visually impaired chef.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Nothing. Since I was aa new hire there was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Software Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Longmont, CO
    Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Seagate Technology in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had an initial phone call a couple of weeks after I dropped off my resume at a career fair. Then an in person interview was set up a week later. The interview seemed pretty standard. There were some technical questions from each of the four groups. Also some behavioral questions. Nothing too difficult.

    Interview Questions
    • There was a tricky pointer question. There was also a question about the direction statements are executed in, in C.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Analyst II-Solutions Center Systems Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Tigard, OR
    Anonymous Employee in Tigard, OR
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Seagate Technology in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Approx. 3 weeks later I received an email asking that I call the recruiter to discuss the position. The phone screen clarified position while identifying match with the candidates desired position (responsibilities and salary). The salar was below expected based upon the title market research.l

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Intern Firmware Tools Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Seagate Technology in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview took about 4 hours, I got the interview 2-3 days after applying. I was interviewed by seven different people in the department plus two current co-op students, each interview lasting a half hour. Overall a very good interviewing experience, they were all very friendly. Half of the interviews consisted of skill tests while the other half was almost like a tour of the company and what they do. One interviewer also brought me on a lunch break which included a company-paid meal, which was nice.

    Interview Questions
    • - Write a function of code by hand to accept an error code as a parameter and return its corresponding expected message, given a tables of codes and messages.
      - Write truth tables for 'and', 'xor', and 'exclusive or'. Then a practice problem about error codes and using boolean algebra to find expected results.
        View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They offered me the summer intern position a few days after the interview and I accepted. No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Longmont, CO
    Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Seagate Technology in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Standard online application. After that I was contacted via email and several phone interviews were arranged, each lasting between 20 mins and an hour. After that I was invited to headquarters in Longmont and spent the morning being individually interviewed by team members I would be working with.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Excellent offer, timing for a job move was not right.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    it is quite difficult

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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