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Seagate Technology Minnesota Reviews

Updated July 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 146 reviews)

  • Safe and healthy working environment (in 104 reviews)

Cons
  • work/life balance not as good as other companies (in 21 reviews)

  • Upper management seems to not be very knowledgeable at what happens at the ground level (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Internship at Seagate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Firmware Engineering Intern in Shakopee, MN
    Current Intern - Firmware Engineering Intern in Shakopee, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive wage as far as internships are concerned, and the job is challenging and rewarding. The company is very flexible with the hours that you work, as long as you hit the 40 hour mark.

    Cons

    The learning curve can be quite steep (depending on what area you're working in).


  2. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Shakopee, MN
    Current Intern - Intern in Shakopee, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seagate Technology as an intern

    Pros

    The people are very nice and make the day go by smoothly. Management treats employees well. As an intern, I feel welcome and appreciated.

    Cons

    There aren't very many downsides to working here. There isn't a ton of structure,so if you're a person who wants structure, this may not be the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue making your employees feel welcome and appreciated.

  3. "Incredible technology, stale culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Bloomington, MN
    Current Intern - Intern in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Seagate Technology as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Exciting product
    -Fun and valuable intern events

    Cons

    -Stale culture, my coworkers seem to look at their job as just a way to make money
    -Manager seems to care less about me because I'm an intern

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to hire on an intern for three months, please make sure that the project is something that they will actually be able to work on BEFORE you extend an offer, or even put out the job listing. Try to make sure that your intern is actually gaining a valuable experience from the internship.

    Seagate Technology Response

    Jul 18, 2017 – Employment Branding & Social Media Intern

    Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We recognize that you have this concern and we are sorry you had a bad experience during your internship. We are always trying to... More


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Constant lay-offs, no job security."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not many left, which is why most people who can find another job leave.

    Cons

    Sometimes no raises or less than a couple percent. Very few benefits left, no good health insurance any more. Employees not treated well, just a number to be cut.


  5. "A Hard to Drive Company"

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

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The nature of work is challenging

    Cons

    Company is in down hill direction

    Advice to Management

    Not too much to say


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Experience, Uncertain Future"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, decent work-life balance. Pay is very competitive. HDD's are a very mature technology but that also means each improvement requires very challenging engineering problems to be solved. Not a military/government/medical product so there are not regulation hurdles that prevent some the newest and most exotic tech.

    Cons

    Company spends a lot of time convincing employees of a stable business which in itself is troubling; especially given the amount of recent layoffs and site closures.
     No clear long term path to address markets outside of spinning disk. There are some 'big company' business process headaches.

    Advice to Management

    Find a long term plan to address (the eventual) decline of spinning disk markets.


  7. "Staff Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shakopee, MN
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Shakopee site has a very collaborative environment. Many nice people to work with. Very diversified. Everyone works to push the products out of the door.

    Cons

    Industry is going down. No new products. Minnesota nice couldn't compete with Colorado cowboys/cowgirls. :).

  8. "Sustaining Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, clear goals, interesting technology

    Cons

    Lack of communication between 1st shift and offshift, limited advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more development of lower level engineers


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Seagate needs to innovate or die"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Electrical Engineer in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Staff Electrical Engineer in Shakopee, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Seagate was fine. Most people were competent and responsible. I was given the autonomy to do my job as I saw fit, and I was able to solicit help from other teams.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, upper management has not handled SSD well, or come up with other streams of revenue besides spinning disks. Instead of innovating new revenue streams in data storage, Seagate just cuts the workforce every time revenues decline. Seagate continues to shrink the size of the company, with 3 layoffs in the last year and one imminent. Furthermore, the Shakopee site is now managed by Longmont CO, it seems clear they are second favorite and slowly being absorbed by Colorado. It may be just a matter of time before the Shakopee facility no longer exists.

    Seagate Technology Response

    Apr 4, 2017 – Sr. Talent Aquisition Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. Employee experience is important to our leadership team. The tech industry is one that changes rapidly and we do our best to keep up. The... More


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Dying company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer II in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Engineer II in Shakopee, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Seagate Technology (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are passionate about data storage and acknowledge the fact that the company is a dying breed.

    Cons

    The company exclusively designs and manufactures hard disk drives. They are facing extreme pressure from the flash storage market. The company leadership is either incapable or doesn't care to change the direction of the company and so the company will die in a few years. The company only promotes yes men who go along with the poor decisions of the executive leadership.


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