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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 for 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.

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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 for 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.

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good company to work for ..

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    1) Good work-life balance
    2) People are v helpful
    3) Full opportunity to show your skills

    Cons

    1) Salary range is not so good compared to market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nurture work environment for creative thinking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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