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

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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)

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

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 Management

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

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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 a year)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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    30+ years in manufacturing, corporate culture severely declining

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice facilities overall, industry leader (1st and 2nd place in various areas)

    Cons

    Location from where most employees lived (Santa Cruz County); lack of raises; lack of bonuses; when someone leaves the company or is let go, others will have to take over the job responsibilities without the position being back-filled; fear of retaliation of issues that might get brought up; lack of management response to issues needing addressing (turning a blind eye/good ol' boys club); if you want a promotion, you have to leave the company; no respect or concern for the humanity working at the company.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying attention to your employees instead of treating them like a number and causing them to leave.

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