Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. 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.


  2. 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.


  3. Great Company For New Grad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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  5. 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.


  6. Seagate Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

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

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

    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.


  7. 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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    I have no illusions that Seagate could care less about me as an employee or human being

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was good and good ability to buy stock, my boss treated me very well and like I was a responsible worker

    Cons

    Lay people off like they are garbage and treat them that way. I know someone who had been there 23 years and came in one morning with security at her desk. They told her she could not empty out her desk, she had to make an appointment - under their surveillance.


  9. Good opportunities, lots of travel, high paced environment.

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

    Good pay, good challenges, very technical

    Cons

    slow moving, risk adverse, and technology usage is pretty behind the times

    Advice to Management

    work-life balance


  10. Mixed experience

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

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    - Very organized HR policies - Clean building, nice infrastructure to work

    Cons

    - Too many useless processes at some sites, you are directly competing with engineers from other sites who dont have to go through all the processes and they can be more productive - if you are stuck in a team which does not get visibility at upper level, your career is doomed - dont recognize all the employees for hard work, only some

    Advice to Management

    There are many hard working engineers working for promotion....its not their job to make themselves visible to you, its your job to give them what they deserve.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Not bad

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is decent and majority of workforce is top-notch. Technology is exciting and pace is fast.

    Cons

    Executive management mostly is not helpful. Structural problems in many organizations limit improvements that can be made.

    Advice to Management

    Tie bonus compensation to what lower level employees receive. It makes no sense why VPs and above get multiple 10's of % bonus when employees get 1%. Move low performing directors out of their position and get people that want to make a difference in those positions.



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