Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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Seagate Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Luczo
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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. AWESOME!!!!!

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    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer II
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer II

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

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

    Pros

    work life balance Growth opportunities

    Cons

    duh! just the weather! AWESOME COMPANY!!!

  2. BDM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company. They offer a lot of opportunity to move up.

    Cons

    Processes and bad HR department.

  3. awesome

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    Former Contractor - Contract Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Former Contractor - Contract Engineer in Longmont, CO

    I worked at Seagate Technology as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people I worked with are the best

    Cons

    long drive to and from the plant

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  5. Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    Great team work. Good pay. Friendly co-worker and manager.

    Cons

    Big organization. No room to grow.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Program Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    Fast paced, dynamic, excellent work culture, opportunities to move jobs within the company

    Cons

    leadership struggles to show vision, not much room to grow vertically

    Advice to Management

    Need to create management opportunities for next generation

  7. Excellent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very laid back company atmosphere

    Cons

    power structure kinda weird and dismissive.

    Advice to Management

    more democratic leadership

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

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    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.

  9. Has it's good and bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Seagate has some really cool new technology and are trying hard to increase market share. With some teams there is good flexibility and training.

    Cons

    The salary is fairly uncompetitive, the atmosphere is circa 1989, the management team struggles to adhere to an objective and seems to have challenges articulating their business goals.
    Titles and career paths are fairly opaque. With the exception of taking six to ten years for advancement, there really is not the opportunity for upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Certain projects take a bit of time to mature, trust the people you hire to give you accurate timelines instead of "pivoting" too quickly.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Current Employee

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager

    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

    Interesting technical job, good compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Large company feel - too many policies and bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Seagate Way initiative does not work below director's level - it's a declaration with very little touch with reality. iMAP performance evaluation system is still a joke even after changes in FY15 and the reason for frustration for many good employees. Get rid of it and make something from the scratch.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Company Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Seagate Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Competitive Compensation, Good place to learn

    Cons

    Management is not good. Hard at new employees

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