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Seagate Technology Minnesota Reviews

Updated April 10, 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 144 reviews)

  • Safe and healthy working environment (in 101 reviews)

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

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

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  1. "Sustaining Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  2. "Facilities Maintenance Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Maintenance Engineer in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Maintenance Engineer in Shakopee, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, close to home and flexible working hours

    Cons

    poor supervision, economy is not good for the company

  3. "Fine"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Shakopee, MN
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Shakopee, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Professional work environment.

    Cons

    Poor job security. Layoffs happen frequently.

    Advice to Management

    Please give a clear direction of the company.


  4. "Seagate Technology"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Was a good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!


  6. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and pretty good people all around

    Cons

    Constant fear of restructuring and the uncertainty of your job


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Changing times"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Designer II in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Designer II in Shakopee, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and to be employed.

    Cons

    Seagate let the times change and was not ready for the industry decline. The mega giant is slowly dying a death that the whole industry will have.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about the EVERYTHING!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Was great, but trending quickly downward"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart, amazing co-workers
    Data based decisions
    Professional business processes, strong 6 sigma spirit of data and improvement
    High pay and decent (though diminishing) benefits

    Cons

    Hard Disk Drive portion of the business is changing dramatically, so a layoffs every 6-9 months. Not a lot of upward or even lateral mobility in a contracting company.
    Environment has moved from excellence, risk taking and strong meritocracy to a lot of politics, cronyism, and conservatism - the other reviews about the good ol' boys network are sadly true now, too.

    Advice to Management

    Need to take a serious look at the negative cultural changes of the past 5 1/2 years. Focus on your amazing employees. Culture, environment, and workplace tone do matter.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Facilities Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at Seagate Technology (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good People to work with

    Cons

    Very up and down industry


  10. "Changing Times"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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