Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Seagate Technology
- Intern (17)
- Engineer (6)
- Staff Engineer (4)
- Software Engineer (4)
- Senior Engineer (4)
- Firmware Engineer (4)
- Engineering (3)
- Analyst (3)
- Software Test Engineer (2)
- Internal Auditor (2)
- Industrial Engineer (2)
- Engineering Specialist (2)
- Engineer II (2)
- Process Engineer (2)
- Engineering Assistant (2)
- Firmware Engineer II (2)
- Marketing Manager (2)
- Account Manager II (1)
- Sourcing (1)
- Engineering Director (1)
- Reliability Engineer (1)
- Director Product Marketing (1)
- Quality Engineer (1)
- Test Development Engineer (1)
- Thin Film Engineer (1)
- Program Manager (1)
- Business Analyst (1)
- Manager (1)
- Tech Support Agent (1)
- Firmware Test Engineer (1)
Senior Engineer Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Seagate Technology (San Jose, CA).
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
- Basic technical questions; A lot of behavior questions asked Answer Question
Other Interview Reviews for Seagate Technology
Senior Engineer InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took a week – interviewed at Seagate Technology (Bloomington, MN) in March 2012.
The phone interview consists of a group of people. Most of questions are from your resume. The questions are not difficult and I felt that they just want to know more about you from the interview. The on-site interview is very easy. There is no format, no difficult questions. They randomly talked with you and asked you easy questions. People are nice ans smart. They like to talk with you in mid-west styles. It seems to me that they just try to see whether you can fit the team well.
- What if you conflict with your team members? Answer Question
The salary is what I expected, so I did not negotiate.
Senior Engineer InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Seagate Technology (Minneapolis, MN) in March 2011.
phone interview first, and the office onsite interview. Was required to do a 45min presentations, and spend the whole day talk with people in the group. They are really nice and professional. The traveling itinerary was arranged well.
- Nothing very special. Just general question and some technical questions. Answer Question
Senior Engineer InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Seagate Technology (Bloomington, MN) in May 2010.
I was contacted by a Seagate recruiter and submitted my resume. A couple days later, I was contacted by a Seagate manager with whom I talked on the phone for close to an hour. He sounded enthusiastic about me, but I didn't hear back for about 10 days, at which point an HR rep asked me to come out for an interview three days later. I called Seagate's travel agent and they arranged flight, car, and a comfortable hotel right near their location.
I was asked to prepare an hour-long research presentation, and given a precise schedule of my interview (9am - 3pm) several days ahead of time.
My interview consisted of my hour-long presentation and Q&A, then about 8 one-on-one meetings with members of the group I would join, from young engineers who had been there 2-3 years to a VP. My initial impression was that most of the group members were "midwestern" and low-key, but they were extremely smart and asked very good questions. They explained to me some of their group's organization and basic challenges and roles. I was asked to talk about my background and personality in detail, but there were no gotcha or trick questions, a noticeable difference from my other tech interviews. They seemed pleased with my background and resume.
I was taken out to lunch for an hour with the manager. My interviewers were friendly in terms of offering me coffee and bathroom breaks. Individual interviews started and ended on time.
My final interview was with HR. They asked me about salary expectations and other offers. I was a little bit coy, but estimated one other forthcoming offer, and told them that I was very favorably impressed with Seagate and enthusiastic about the job. A few days later, they decided to match my competing offer.
- What kinds of electronic design software tools have you used? Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
This was a very tough call for me, but ultimately I decided that another offer was a slightly better fit for me in terms of personality and location, as well as long-term prospects.