Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
322 Reviews

3.7
322 Reviews
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Seagate Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Luczo
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance-- 9 to 5, cant believe those companies still exist :) (in 37 reviews)

  • Great People, Good work environment (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • There is more upper management than many of the competitor organizations (in 9 reviews)

  • Little opportunity for career advancement (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Super place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager  in  Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This company has a great products, good workplace culture, good organization, nice work-life balance. Attitudes are very positive and departments work together well. Employees believe in the products and the executive management team.

    Cons

    Need to provide more opportunities for career advancement. Many people stuck in the same roles for too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more career development and growth.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding, technically challenging, great place to grow

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Revamp the performance review system and tie bonuses and raises with performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It's HARD WORK to be the industry leader, for every employee has to work hard.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician  in  Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    working with the cutting edge of disk technology.

    Cons

    lots of overtime on the weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider the employess more instead of the stock holders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Work, Great Culture

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    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer II  in  Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer II in Longmont, CO

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, good work life balance, 15 vacation days per year to start, great site, in fact one of the few in the area that has an onsite diner (cafeteria), gives you the chance to train and learn the job when you first start

    Cons

    Pay is above average for the sector but less than the top technology companies, the word is mixed on forward mobility and promotions, new hire training is not always very structured which can be a plus or a con

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Seagate Review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time for more than a year

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great until Yearly Review Time.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with overall. Most very qualified.

    Cons

    Company has decided they will only pay so much for labor regardless of skill, work output and education. Share holders and VPs come first. Pay is below industry standards. Many of top foreign engineers who are very good will leave at first opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People work for you and make you money, they don't cost you money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paralegal  in  Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time for more than a year

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just Ok

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    Former Employee - Analyst II
    Former Employee - Analyst II

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I had a great team and manager. I also enjoyed the ability to grow and further my education along the way. I was provided several opportunities to further my experience outside of my title

    Cons

    The pay is very low and I was strung along for years being told that I would get a promotion which never happened. The company is overall very slow to act and it hinders some real innovation from happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your committed talent what they are worth!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    overmanaged company, but can be rewarding

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    Former Employee - In Technology
    Former Employee - In Technology

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

    Pros

    What I liked best about Seagate is the general work ethics and the transparency. When unpleasant decisions had to be made they would tell you and they would not tell you lies. Teamwork is generally very good. Working at Seagate can be very rewarding (it applies primarily to the distant past though)

    Cons

    Seagate tends to accumulate useless layers of management, and often these are the typical "yes" people who have little of an idea what is going on. Seagate also has the ability to clean up itself, but I have seen many good people let go, because the "yes" people would not know better. In the recent years, STX have "encouraged" highly paid people to leave and have retained the inexperienced ones. They are cheaper and object less.
    In some places, some ethnic groups are highly overrepresented in the workforce - not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce management and bureaucracy (a PO that needs > 2 weeks to be created is just ludicrous). Encourage critical discussions and do not throw out the people who do that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    What you make it

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Cupertino, CA

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

    Pros

    Salary
    Work Life Balance (Not for everyone here)
    Talented Peers
    Creative work

    Cons

    Top Heavy
    Poor Bonus System
    HR Dept Sucks
    Company Morale Low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of poor performers faster. Lots of people at company collecting paycheck and supporting overall company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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