Seagate Technology

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Opaque management making uninformed decisions.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Seagate Technology

Pros

Good salary and benefits. Work locations reasonable (although it gets _very_ cold in Minnesota). Interesting technical challenges and smart co-workers.

Cons

Management is typically focused on the current quarter's results. This is unavoidable in the current climate. However, this approach is lethal in the engineering area, leading to patching instead of progress.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

(1) Much more pushback against product line proliferation, leading to feature creep paralysis in hardware and firmware designs.
(2) Really stupid for a high-tech company with a thriving research center to break up that center and disperse the researchers to the engineering centers where they focus on today's issues instead of tomorrow's solutions.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    mixed experience: many great people to work with but a weak management to maximize potential

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    - developing and marketing great technologies in a very innovative and fast-growing industry
    - working with many great people creating a motivating environment

    Cons

    - management on average not strong enough in the regions to maximise potential of work force
    - company mostly concerned by short-term results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - should assess middle and senior management competences on results achieved more than on political capabilities.
    - should reward better the true achievers than pretenders in staff

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company from 2000 - 2005, all downhill from there.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    The paid compensation is about all.

    Cons

    The really great managers, directors, and execs have left the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start hiring great leaders again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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