Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Seagate Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Luczo
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Pros
  • Work Life Balance (Not for everyone here) (in 50 reviews)

  • Great People, Good work environment (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • As with all companies there are some managers who are not as flexible as others with regard to time-off, work-life balance and training options (in 6 reviews)

  • Your career growth can stagnate after few years (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Desk Technician in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Service Desk Technician in Oklahoma City, OK

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good support from management, friendly people.

    Cons

    Departmental restructuring without a clear vision.

    Advice to Management

    Hash out a direction and reach a consensus before disrupting productive departments.


  2. Usability

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Usability Analyst/Project Manager in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - IT Usability Analyst/Project Manager in Los Gatos, CA

    I have been working at Seagate Technology (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Great people!

    Cons

    The drive up highway 17


  3. Overall good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Project Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Senior IT Project Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Seagate Technology (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Lower stress work place. Good pay

    Cons

    Low-initiative culture, slower work environment

    Advice to Management

    Improve intiative


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  5. Good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 benefits, plenty of opportunity for advancement in certain areas, good culture

    Cons

    communication can be lacking between departments


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    Working Here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    Good learning experience. Lots of learning opportunities, new projects are always available

    Cons

    Management is restrictive, only care about deadlines


  7. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Gym on site. Great benefits. Good worklife balance. Employees are treated well.

    Cons

    Lots and lots of managers. Company is segmented into an older class of employees and young. Not very many in between. Likely going to have lay-offs.


  8. Seagate Employee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    Was treated all in all pretty well

    Cons

    Benefits could be hard to figure out


  9. OK pay, if you can stand the hours/demand

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Seagate Technology

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

    Pros

    Almost impossible to get fired from, decent benefits, and decent pay. Overall work conditions are somewhat laid back in terms of dress code depending on department

    Cons

    Almost impossible to get promoted, employee reviews are not based on performance and are instead "rationed". Plus every few years they do global lay-off to balance the books.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the rebuilding and remodeling, stop with the buying of failing companies. Hire people to actually do the jobs as needed and let them do the job.


  10. Fond memories of being on a high performing team

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

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Incredibly smart, dedicated, principled and operationally effective colleagues. 2) One of the most truly "global" companies on the planet due to the way work gets done in this vertically integrated and globally distributed organization. Stay here and you'll see the world. 3) Though the market leader "big dog" for many years, this is a company that NEVER rests on its laurels. 4) The company's ability to plan and implement is truly remarkable. This includes internal programs like "Business Excellence" (Six Sigma, Lean, etc.), as well as technology innovations. 5) Very few tech companies provide the convergence of so many technical disciplines to innovate at such a high level. Seagate employs hundreds of PhDs and is one of the leading filers of patents in the US.

    Cons

    1) The need to interface with teams around the globe (and around the clock), and meet/beat deadlines can oftentimes have an impact on work-life balance. Some roles are especially challenging in this regard. 2) All products have a very short window of opportunity for market share and margins, so the pressure to innovate and optimize those opportunities is intense. This has gone on so long that it seems normal, but other companies build their strategy around "annuities" and have less pressure of this sort.


  11. Really flexible and stress free

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Oklahoma City, OK

    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

    Good work-life balance No overtime required A lot of employees have been there for 10+ years (not seen in many tech companies) Good benefits/food/equipment

    Cons

    Too relaxed at times Not ready for their interns, took a week until you were actually able to "work".

    Advice to Management

    From what I have noticed, management is given to seniority no matter the skill level. It turns off some of the current college students that may be looking towards a future with this company.



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