Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    decent place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Good place to work, but could improve

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

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

    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 Management

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


  3. Helpful (1)

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

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

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    bring some fresh blood to management ..


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  5. Senior Technical Track

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Finally working at my favorite company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

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


  7. Intense but interesting

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

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

    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 Management

    Keep honest with the employees


  8. Seagate

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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


  9. Great Place to Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Tough to get permotions. Long-term prospects uncertain.

    Advice to Management

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


  10. Great opportunity and excellent work/life balance!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    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


  11. Work environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    Integrity, professional, growth, and good benefit/compensation

    Cons

    Need to further improve personal growth and challenges



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