Seagate Technology

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Nice Opportunity for new firmware engineers, but limited growth potential later on.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Shakopee, MN
Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Shakopee, MN

I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

-Excellent , Knowledgeable , Cooperative Colleagues
-Well established processes for operation and development
-Will get a chance to work with all the tools of the trade ( Lauterback Emulator, Lecroy/Xilinx protocol Analyzers, Perforce, Slickedit etc ) and learn industry standard storage protocols like SAS and SATA. ( PCIe too if you join SSD team )
- ESPP, 401k match, Health Care are good. Bonus is good during ( and only during) boom years.
-Good work Life Balance

Cons

-Very limited growth potential for new employees. You are looking at 4-5 years to get to the next level.
-Your immediate manager has very limited power and that shows when it comes to yearly reviews.Decisions regarding promotion taken at a higher level by people you might rarely interact.
-To get ahead you need to get "visibility". To get that you first need to be seen as good. But to be recognized as good you need to be in good projects. See where I am going with this !!!
-HDD business is always in a boom-bust cycle. One year you are making record profit margins. Next year you are talking about salary/ hiring freeze.
-I think the compensation ratio is not reflecting the actual reality.
-Weather is horrible during winter. But, summer and fall are nice.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please recognize employees contributions more. Provide raises and promotions in a timely manner.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    Seagate Environment

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Longmont, CO

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, insurance and benefits.
    New interesting projects.

    Cons

    Extremely stressful. Hard driven schedules.
    Degree requirements changed. BS now required. If you were laid off and don't have a 4 year degree then there is no chance to be rehired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back the environment and culture you had 15 years ago.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Finance analyst

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    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Industry Leader
    Global Acknowledgement
    Stable growth
    Great technology

    Cons

    Lack of emotional/social intelligence
    Lack of collaborative growth
    Lack of innovative thinking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in employee growth and learning without focusing only on meeting management delieverables. Avoid micro-managment. Empower employees to think critically about business objectives. Reward demonstated hard work and flexibility.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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