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Seagate Technology Minnesota Reviews

Updated May 21, 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 138 reviews)

  • Safe and healthy working environment (in 100 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Staff R&D Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shakopee, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shakopee, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to work on new technologies. Good compensation when compared with peer. Good life work balance.

    Cons

    HDD industry consolidating and SSD is replacing the high performance products. Hence less room for personal and industry growth.

    Seagate Technology Response

    Feb 3, 2017 – Sr. Talent Aquisition Partner

    Thank you for your positive feedback and constructive points! We are happy to see you like the work life balance as this is an area we strive to succeed in. The tech industry is one that changes ... More


  2. "Seagate Technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  3. "seagate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Shakopee, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Shakopee, MN

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

    Pros

    Good work cultures with highly technical team of engineers.

    Cons

    Too vertically aligned, top heavy.


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  5. "R&D Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "IT Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Was a good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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!


  9. "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


  10. "Seagate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Industrial Engineer in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Staff Industrial Engineer in Minnetonka, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The salary is good and location is good.

    Cons

    The size of the company

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  11. "Changing times"

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


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