Seagate Technology
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Seagate Technology Reviews in Longmont, CO

Updated Jun 26, 2014
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3.6 36 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

Seagate Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Luczo

Steve Luczo

(18 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Pretty good company

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
    Longmont, CO

    ProsGood work-life balance. Not-very-high expectation from the management, so you'll feel you're always over-achieving

    ConsThere are not may cons of Seagate. However depends on your career goals, you might find the company is not very agressive,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work!

    Senior Program Manager (Former Employee)
    Longmont, CO

    ProsMany talented, hard working people. Pay, benefits and training are first-rate! There is an introductory course in disc drive technology, and many in-depth courses beyond that that are worthwhile and most are provided on-site.

    ConsThe majority of folks are committed to the team's success - some of management is not. Lay-off's happen to all businesses during down-times. You need to be flexible and able to deal with ambiguity, as the requirements for a product can change on a daily basis.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt was nice to hear from the CEO on-site and in video conferences, but hearing about a weekend trip to Africa for sightseeing made it clear that there was a clear separation between us working folks and top management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Work and life balance is just balanced!

    Firmware Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Longmont, CO

    Pros- Location: beautiful Rockies Front Range visible all day outside the window is really amazing
    - Office Culture: People are chilled out, hours are flexible
    - Type of Work: The type of work is usually good and managers are understanding.
    - Competition: In most teams, the competition is healthy and inspiring to work with some really smart people.

    Cons- Difficulty of work: For new hires, the amount of information can be overwhelming and one requires a good manager and team to help overcome the learning curve. I do not think they take that seriously and it reflects badly on the engineer if he under performs.
    - Office Culture: As I said the office culture is great but the team's culture supersedes that.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn general, improve on the training of new hires. More than management, it is a team initiative.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Well balanced and healthy work environment

    Design Engineer || (Current Employee)
    Longmont, CO

    ProsNice people to work with, you can get variety of tasks to work on. Good for fresh grads as mentoring is good. You can have easy life going on. Flexible office hours, can work from home at times.

    ConsCompensation and benefits are average. Low on vacations. Slow on promotions. Immigration process is very slow. Your career growth can stagnate after few years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Principal Engineer (Former Employee)
    Longmont, CO

    ProsPay level. Relaxed environment.

    Cons-Lack of opportunity for learning new engineering and science skills.
    -Repetitive work that involves no challenges.
    -Lack of vision by management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire managers that are honest and have vision. Let people invent and take risk. Encourage/reward people to learn. Spin off startups.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Gave me the opportunity to pursue a full life cycle recruiter opportunity

    Full Life Cycle Recruiter/Senior Administrator (Former Employee)
    Longmont, CO

    ProsGreat people and great benefits

    ConsNot a lot of room for growth or opportunities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fast pace and never a dull moment

    Senior Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
    Longmont, CO

    ProsPlenty to learn and do. New opportunities to grow and move around. Fast pace on daily basis helps to keep good interest in the job at hand. Opportunity to interact with internal customers, as well as external ones on occasion (depending on job function). Management encourages taking initiative and compensates innovation accordingly. Compensation is performance-based. Key contributor awards are available, which are generally better than the flat across-the-board company bonus.

    ConsToo many meetings at times (needing to "show face" just because). Sometimes run into contention among multiple sites as to what a "global" design solution to a common challenge should be. Fast pace of technology/change could be a bit unsettling at times. Small amount of concern about technology obsolescence down the road.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEither follow through with the initiatives, or don't introduce them. Also reduce the number of initiatives. Avoid the push for "commonality at any cost" and realize difference market segments require different design rules.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place with great people here.

    Firmware Engineer (Current Employee)
    Longmont, CO

    ProsThe leader in the storage industry. People are nice here, and full of talent.

    Conscompensation here is not high ( especially comparing with companies in California),

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very good company. Decent salary. Great culture.

    Automation Engineer (Current Employee)
    Longmont, CO

    ProsReally great culture here, lot's of very intelligent people who work here. Seagate really treats their employee's well too. There is a lot of opportunities to travel, if that's something you like, and they pay for all of it.

    ConsSome of their HR systems are pretty outdated. The salary could be a little higher. But not much to say in terms of cons.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company, good people, no chance for promotion

    Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
    Longmont, CO

    ProsCompetitive salaries, good people to work with. Lots of good talent. Plenty to learn about storage. Working on latest hybrid drives.

    ConsNO chance for promotion above senior engineer.
    Promoted too many people too fast many years ago, now promotions are rarely, if ever, handed out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote those that deserve it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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