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Seagate Technology Minnesota Reviews

Updated July 13, 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 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. "Incredible technology, stale culture"

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    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


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Constant lay-offs, no job security."

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    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Seagate needs to innovate or die"

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    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


  4. "IT Management"

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    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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Seagate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Shakopee, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Shakopee, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, High Deductible health plan like most employers.

    Cons

    Continuous rounds of layoffs/rumors of layoffs going on. Limited room for advancement. Morale is slowly being destroyed - many people are looking over their shoulder or looking for new jobs outside the company.

    Advice to Management

    Do new product designs and firmware in the U.S. instead of outsourcing them overseas.


  7. "Going from bad to worse"

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

    I worked at Seagate Technology (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pros???? Not sure if there are any pros anymore as this company has gone from bad to worse

    Cons

    No work-life balance, no transparency among employees and managers. Upper management gets all the perks and raises. If you're not part of the good 'ol boys club, look elsewhere.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "A Slowly Sinking Ship"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. many who are now being laid off. Compensation has been good, although that has been slipping.

    Cons

    The company is in long-term trouble, facing a technology transitions from hard drives to solid state drives. The transition has happened faster than expected, leading to the need for layoffs to right-size the company. The issues is that the company has no solid plans for the future, other than to continue to make larger disk drives, and a fuzzy idea about building storage systems consisting of HDD and SDD. This company will continue to shrink, meaning this is not a place to plan for a long career. If you need to be hired by Seagate, work on a plan to obtain skills and get out within 2-3 years.

    Advice to Management

    You better be good to those still employed by you, because the word about Seagate's future is out and others will be poaching your staff shortly.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Seagate Technologies"

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

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

    Pros

    On-site fitness center, decent vacation policy, mediocre management, at best. Most people are great to work with for the most part.

    Cons

    You're constantly looking over your shoulder for your manager to walk in and lay you off. IT got hit hard last September, 30% of them were walked out the door, you never know when the next one is coming. No advancement opportunities, at all.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the needs of your teams, over-worked and under-appreciated is not a very good combination if you are expecting results.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    The people at Seagate are what makes this company enjoyable. The company has had a successful history. Salaries for employees who perform well are compensated very nicely.

    Cons

    Company has shifted its focus on reducing expenses, and headcount as of late. Seems some departments can benefit from headcount reductions by increasing staff on their own teams.


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