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Seagate Technology Reviews in Minneapolis, MN

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
354 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great work life balance at the moment, as management can not decide on projects to work on (in 50 reviews)

  • Great work environment with state of the art building and technology (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Frequent extra hours, bad work-life balance, less help from the team (in 6 reviews)

  • Your career growth can stagnate after few years (in 10 reviews)

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    Seagate Review

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A great place to gain experience in a corporate environment. Plenty of resources available for continuous learning of applications and certifications.

    Cons

    It seems that career growth may be limited in this particular function. I have been under the impression that this function is as highly recognized as other functions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work, but could improve

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    The compensation is good, and the company is flexible about your time off and working hours. The U.S. sites are outgrowing the 8-5 working hours culture and recognizing that business in a company that circles the globe happens 24 hours a day.

    Cons

    Still uses a stacked ranking system and there is little visibility to comparisons between departments. This forces the same distribution of rankings down to a small department level. If you hire well and build a talented department this can be very demotivating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the ranking system to get more in tune with modern management practices.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Senior Technical Track

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Technically challenging environment working with talented people. Development strategy and project decisions are data driven. Good people to work with and pretty good benefits (good benefits for employee, becoming less of a good deal for family members).

    Cons

    Questionable commitment of company to R&D. Increasing technical challenges of maintaining rate of storage density growth leads to questions of value / ROI of R&D (if density gains level off, hard drives will still be around as a commodity but R&D not as essential). This lead to pressure from upper management looking to cut R&D staff. Some locations seemed to offer more opportunity for advancement along the technical track.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commit to long term growth by investing in R&D to achieve technical leadership. Spend less time concerned with dividends, stock buybacks, self defeating cost savings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Finally working at my favorite company

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    Current Employee - I T in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - I T in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    People are friendly, job is challenging, planning personal/professional growth is expected. Flexibility for work life balance is encouraged. I really like my management team.

    Cons

    Getting to know your personal resources can be a challenge with a Global company. Sometimes communication gets lost when trying to work through issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep solid communication between teams. It saves a lot of problems on big projects that unknowningly cross paths.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intense but interesting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, very good benefits, commitment to personal and social well-being
    lots of bright, dedicated people working together

    Cons

    cyclic hiring / firing phases, rigid rank ordering required for evaluations
    a bit top-heavy in management
    somewhat silo-ed, departments guard their turf jealously
    sudden changes in direction, seemingly less from internal findings than following other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep honest with the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great opportunity and excellent work/life balance!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to manage huge data overseas
    Excellent work/life balance
    Decent compensation

    Cons

    Probably not the best for Software Engineer since main industry for this company is not Software

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Stable and good work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn, excellent resources available, good environment to grow and learn, employees are treated with respect

    Cons

    Diminishing raises and benefits over the last several years. (typical of all industries)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall, great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Great compensation, flexible hours and good work/life balance, plethora of challenging projects to work on. Good opportunities for lateral moves.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for career advancement. Groups tend to work in silos. Some white collar positions now being farmed out to Asia.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps some consolidation or better collaboration among groups -- seems there are too many orgs and design centers to keep track of and support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to work for ..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (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
  11.  

    Average

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Development Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Staff Development Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    No compensation for the amount of work required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the individual contributors that are doing the work with promotions, pay increases, and shares.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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