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Seagate Technology Longmont Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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Seagate Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Luczo
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Pros
  • There are always opportunities for internal career movement and they do a good job of allowing for a good work life balance (in 137 reviews)

  • Safe and healthy working environment (in 97 reviews)

Cons
  • work/life balance not as good as other companies (in 20 reviews)

  • Upper management seems pretty disconnected from the workforce (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Nice place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You could attend courses to improve your skills. Food in the cantine is not bad and managers trying to understand the problems instead of just blaming you when there is a delay in a project.

    Cons

    Seagate is laying off people all the time. This is not very helpful to increase the morale of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    You should think more about people and maybe a little bit less about the share holders.

    Some decisions seems to be taken in a rush before taking into account the consequences.


  2. "Sr. Staff Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation is equal to peers.
    Work life balance is wholly up to employees.

    Cons

    Indecisive management. As far as I can tell they do not have or have at least have not communicated any clear direction. More interested in keeping stock price up than investing in future projects.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is frequent, but unclear concerning direction and future.

    Seagate Technology Response

    Apr 11, 2017 – Sr. Talent Aquisition Partner

    Seagate values every employee experience so we appreciate your feedback. It is good to hear that you value the workplace culture and compensation, we strive to succeed in these areas! Your reference ... More


  3. "Supply Chain Operations Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I liked Seagate because it was a new technology company. That atmosphere is really exciting and I was proud to work there.

    Cons

    This is a mature company with very little room for growth in some HDD groups. There might be some growth with SSD's if you are about to get with that group.


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  5. "Good to Great, Maybe"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Director in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Seagate is big on training and employee growth. If you are ambitious, you can get lots of good experience. They are very community oriented, people cook for a local shelter, employees work with schools, lots of that kind of thing.

    Cons

    Lately, raises have been slight and promotions hard to get. The company has become very top heavy and it is hard to break out. It’s easy to get more responsibility, hard to get more pay. The company seems to be shrinking rather than growing. This hurts moral.

    Advice to Management

    The disc drive industry is going through some huge changes. Flash is capturing many of their traditional markets. Macroeconomic forces are pushing on them and the field is down to 3 competitors. Management needs to figure out how to keep profits up and employees motivated in a shrinking market. I wish I knew that magic bullet.

    Seagate Technology Response

    Mar 14, 2017 – Sr. Talent Aquisition Partner

    Thank you for your review. It’s helpful to hear a well thought-out answer. Flash is certainly a part of Seagate's future and we can assure you that our company is healthy and has a stable future ... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good company in a shrinking industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has a harmonious work environment

    Cons

    The company is a somehow head heavy organization - lots of VP's.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good time to be with seagate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, especially the employee stock purchase program. Smart, engaging coworkers. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Late night con calls a couple times a week but that comes with with working in tech.

    Advice to Management

    Na

    Seagate Technology Response

    Feb 3, 2017 – Sr. Talent Aquisition Partner

    Thank you for your endorsement. We are happy to hear you love Seagate. We love it too! A focus on our employees is a priority and we are happy to hear positive feedback like yours.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Seagate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Writer/Editor in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Writer/Editor in Longmont, CO
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great fitness classes in Longmont. Great people.

    Cons

    Management is uneven because company is so spread out nationally and globally.

    Advice to Management

    Spend money on training managers in communication, motivation, recognition.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "none"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was an interesting place to work. Enjoyed all the technical challenges and the people.

    Cons

    Layoffs produced a lot of instability in the work place.

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good insurance plans, working hours flexible, sick days, good working envirinment, good small gym, many exercise activities, reward for health.

    Cons

    overload tasks, lots of politics, boss always chase you to finish tasks right the way, lots of pressure, make life miserable.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Many layoffs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Firmware Test Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Firmware Test Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of freedom, time off, work / life balance, management is always on your side, recognition for going above and beyond

    Cons

    Constant fear of layoffs. They are pretty open about the restructuring plan we are in the middle of. Stock price jumps when layoffs happen.


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