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Seagate Technology Minneapolis Reviews

Updated March 3, 2017
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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. "A great place to grow!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great place to learn and grow as a professional.

    Cons

    Management suffers from the allure of moving jobs overseas for short term profitability.


  2. "Seagate Technology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. In team working relationships are great. Cross functional relationships are a bit more difficult.

    Cons

    Very silo'ed company with cross functional team having difficulties. Management under values IT greatly even though the entire company runs on IT. Lack of good applications integrations between corporate systems. Constant threat of Layoffs. Very little opportunity for career advancement.


  3. "R&D Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - R&D Technician in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - R&D Technician in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent high tech professional working environment.

    Cons

    Uncertainty of HDD technology being eclipse by SSD.


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  5. "IT Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Management in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - IT Management in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Good pay, incredible engineering, dedicated contributors

    Cons

    Bad choices by executive management, short term focus, political.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of technical challenges. There are so many talent engineers

    Cons

    There are a lot of management problem plus too many layoffs

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Was a good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best place for work and life balance. Some of the engineers are very very good. Most of the people here are very friendly.

    Cons

    The management team needs huge improvement. Too many managers grow up from technical track. Very hard to find a professional manager.

    Advice to Management

    No micro management!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunity to Grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Except the tough market, Seagate has established itself as leading HDD provider and continuously expanding in other areas which gives a chance for career growth. Relaxed working environment, decent compensation.

    Cons

    Along with many dedicated employees, a lot of piggybackers. Not a lot of young employees. No encouragement for team building exercises.

    Advice to Management

    More interaction between internal teams should be encouraged, redundancy of work should be avoided. More collaboration needed. And management should know who is actually doing work behind the scene, hire dedicated people who are committed to get things done.


  9. "Staff Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and technical manager

    Cons

    Business strategy needs to be more transparent.


  10. "Senior engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work and life balance

    Cons

    Job security is not good for short and long term


  11. "Changing Times"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people historically good compensation.

    Cons

    Little diversification and consolidating company.



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