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Seagate Technology Reviews in Minnesota

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
355 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    decent place to work

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Shakopee, MN

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

    Pros

    work life balance-- 9 to 5, cant believe those companies still exist :)
    decent pay
    decent benefits
    good co-workers
    company is doing alright for now

    Cons

    no career growth
    except for few groups, its mundane work, nothing cutting edge
    a dinosaur-- not sure if it can survive in the rapidly changing industry, with competition from smaller, nimble companies
    if you want to grow this is not the place; if you want to spend a few years before your retirement then this is the place
    location--winters get really brutal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    its only a matter of time before ssd companies start taking your business, make sure products in new markets are successful. take initiatives to change the work culture, make sure ppl are challenged on a daily basis and things are actually deliver on schedule. engineer culture needs a major revamp.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Senior Technical Track

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    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
  3.  

    Finally working at my favorite company

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Seagate

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Bloomington, MN

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

    Pros

    good company in terms of compensation, salary, flexibility

    Cons

    less career opportunity, location is also not as good since winter is too long in minnesota

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Casual, informal work enviornment. Flexibillity in work hours. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Tough to get permotions. Long-term prospects uncertain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Layout a clear plan where the company is headed 10 years down the road.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great opportunity and excellent work/life balance!

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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 (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
  9.  

    Ok place to work if you can handle the cold Minnesota weather and slow career growth.

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Shakopee, MN

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance ,
    easy commute to Shakopee because its far south of the city..

    Cons

    limited career opportunities in the ASIC department.
    Very hard to get promotion.
    Cafe food is very bad and limited for vegetarian.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring some fresh blood to management ..

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Work environment

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Bloomington, MN

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

    Pros

    Integrity, professional, growth, and good benefit/compensation

    Cons

    Need to further improve personal growth and challenges

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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