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"Nice Opportunity for new firmware engineers, but limited growth potential later on."

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Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Shakopee, MN
Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Shakopee, MN
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

-Excellent , Knowledgeable , Cooperative Colleagues
-Well established processes for operation and development
-Will get a chance to work with all the tools of the trade ( Lauterback Emulator, Lecroy/Xilinx protocol Analyzers, Perforce, Slickedit etc ) and learn industry standard storage protocols like SAS and SATA. ( PCIe too if you join SSD team )
- ESPP, 401k match, Health Care are good. Bonus is good during ( and only during) boom years.
-Good work Life Balance

Cons

-Very limited growth potential for new employees. You are looking at 4-5 years to get to the next level.
-Your immediate manager has very limited power and that shows when it comes to yearly reviews.Decisions regarding promotion taken at a higher level by people you might rarely interact.
-To get ahead you need to get "visibility". To get that you first need to be seen as good. But to be recognized as good you need to be in good projects. See where I am going with this !!!
-HDD business is always in a boom-bust cycle. One year you are making record profit margins. Next year you are talking about salary/ hiring freeze.
-I think the compensation ratio is not reflecting the actual reality.
-Weather is horrible during winter. But, summer and fall are nice.

Advice to Management

Please recognize employees contributions more. Provide raises and promotions in a timely manner.

Other Employee Reviews for Seagate Technology

  1. "Seagate Environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, insurance and benefits.
    New interesting projects.

    Cons

    Extremely stressful. Hard driven schedules.
    Degree requirements changed. BS now required. If you were laid off and don't have a 4 year degree then there is no chance to be rehired.

    Advice to Management

    Get back the environment and culture you had 15 years ago.


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    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work that is interesting, and fast paced. Many different technologies come together in one device which is incredibly complicated, it is satisfying to be a part of the team that enabled these amazing devices.

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to come by. Lots of bureaucracy in some areas make it difficult to move forward at times.

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