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Very good experience

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

I was lucky enough to have a very good manager who made sure I had challenging projects, access to necessary resources, and who made sure I was introduced to those around the company that might help me farther down the line. Work-Life balance was also very good...until the off-shoring model, that is.

Cons

Recent company hiring changes have made it impossible to ever see a raise without changing jobs. Also, 'hiring from within' is no longer the custom. The company's openly stated hiring strategy is to hire the most inexperienced person (read: youngest) who might be able to handle the job as a way to keep salary costs down. In addition, international teams require late nights for US workers.

Advice to Management

Your experienced employees have a great deal to offer.

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  1. Good place to work but long hours

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary well above normal for job title

    Cons

    Long hours working with internationals

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    Good News, Bad News

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - BlackArmor Channel and Partner Management in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Contractor - BlackArmor Channel and Partner Management in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Seagate Technology as a contractor (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful talented individuals working constantly to overcome highly political division management to deliver for the outstanding executive team and company as a whole. Creative, professional teams and strong peer support make environment worth the headaches.

    Cons

    Meetings, meetings, meetings, and taboo subjects due to multiple acquisitions create a two-tiered culture. Productivity and profitability, particularly for Branded Solutions, is hiding the enormous potential. Habitual dismissal and de-hiring of top performers to protect status quo is costly and impactful to morale.

    Advice to Management

    Executives awarding positions based on past performance excellence may want to consider domain expertise, particularly with regard to B2B vs B2C and software. While margins are ok, they are unnecessarily lean, and at risk with each release due to the lack of integration of division management in the tangible decisions being made each day "around" those executives to save product P&L.

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