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Seagate Technology Reviews in Minnesota

Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 2015
370 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not bad

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work, but could improve

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Senior Technical Track

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

    Finally working at my favorite company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    Intense but interesting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    Seagate

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    Great opportunity and excellent work/life balance!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 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
  11.  

    Work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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