Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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Seagate Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Luczo
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Pros
  • Work Life Balance (Not for everyone here) (in 50 reviews)

  • Great People, Good work environment (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • As with all companies there are some managers who are not as flexible as others with regard to time-off, work-life balance and training options (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. Good Company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, People, Work Enviroment. Communication from the top levels to all employees is superb!

    Cons

    Budgets are up and down continuously.


  2. Staff Engineer

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits, flexible schedule, challenging work

    Cons

    Constantly cutting costs. For example: max vacation accrual rate per year was recently cut by 5 days. Inconsistent budgeting across organizations.


  3. Positive Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are the best I've had
    Lot of focus on motivating and engaging employees
    Very inclusive and smart group of people, everyone has been very helpful in my short stint so far
    Lots of folks with 15+ years in the company - good to see loyalty inspired
    Evolving technologies forces people to keep learning new things

    Cons

    Messages coming from top management are sometime confusing (in terms of long term outlook of the company and business)

    Advice to Management

    Too early to say too much - keep continued focus on motivating and caring for employees. This is a differentiator that I've not experienced in past jobs (and I've had several)


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Seagate RHO uses the latest design and process technologies to develop next-generation magnetic hard drive products.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Development Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Development Engineer in Bloomington, MN

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Many smart people work together on challenging projects. Most people have worked for Seagate at least a decade, but there is room for upward movement as people transfer internally or retire. The leaders give employees room to experiment and have a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Employee reorganizations happen often, are sudden, and can be accompanied by layoffs. The reorgs are top-down with little input from the bulk of employees. Some upper level managers seem ignorant to rising technological disruptions.

    Advice to Management

    Share information freely with employees that concerns job security. Try to limit the number of meetings in the workplace to improve efficiency.


  6. With the right attitude a great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shakopee, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shakopee, MN

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone I worked with was eager to help me get started. They also spent extra time helping me and others. Enjoyable place to work

    Cons

    Will there be growth in HDD sales in 5 years or will it be flash? Questionable long term HDD opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Are they properly looking to the future and investing in flash? When flash gets to 0.20 cents per gig, HDDs are a tough sell.


  7. Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Shakopee, MN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The salary, benefits, and bonus money were all terrific. I was very happy working for the company.

    Cons

    Sometimes, there is an implication that you need to work the weekend and during off-hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Seagate is a great place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Shakopee, MN
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Shakopee, MN

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

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

    Pros

    Seagate is very flexible with work life balance. Everyone works hard to get products released and keep customers happy.

    Cons

    Work is always intense with long hours. Nothing great ever comes from easy work.

    Advice to Management

    Always say thank you to employees for great work. Bonuses are always a great way to show appreciation, but at least saying thank means a lot.


  9. Great Company For New Grad

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is great with working with new grads, nice work-life balance and great bonuses. The have lots of events and promotions to show employee appreciations.

    Cons

    HR often blocks promotions and raises.


  10. Uncertainty for Contract Worker

    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Specialist in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Specialist in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Higher pay than comparable job task. It'd be a steal for my coworker who was paid as engineer and work same as my job role, which is basically as a technician.

    Cons

    No backup and pass of knowledge learning from professional in deep of the night 3rd shift, but even in the rest of the 12 hour long overlapping day hours there wasn't knowledge transfer process.
    The real problem being treated as a contract worker is that there was absolutely no transparency in stability of your current job. As employer likes, they renew your contract hooking you up to high pay but when they don't want you, not out of your work fault, they would ask you return your company entrance badge and clear up your office place, i. e.,to pack up and leave the company, in 5 minutes. It's an absolutely dehumanizing experience I ever experienced.

    Advice to Management

    High technology doesn't mean sitting in high hill for a long while. Continuing this division of labor force between the hired and the temp. will only hurt productivity in the long run.
    At one moment the management seemed to be prioritizing a team project group. Another moment the company put the emphasis somewhere else but showed traces of unprofessional and rough transitions.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Rewarding, technically challenging, great place to grow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Development Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Staff Development Engineer in Bloomington, MN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Technical and academic advancement is highly valued here. Seagate has the best tuition program of any company in the area

    Cons

    Of late, raises have diminished and been largely replaced with bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the performance review system and tie bonuses and raises with performance.



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