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Seagate Technology Minnesota Reviews

Updated June 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 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Changing times"

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


  2. "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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Seagate"

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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunity to Grow"

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


  5. "Sucks"

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

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

    Pros

    Good location and nice building.

    Cons

    Going to hell in a hand basket.


  6. "Management"

    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
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Fast pace development.

    Cons

    The unknown for the job outlook.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Was great, but trending quickly downward"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  8. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Intern - Intern in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Intern - Intern in Minnetonka, MN

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, management team, training, global recognition

    Cons

    Current layoffs has made it difficult for interns to be hired on full time


  9. "analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Edina, MN
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Edina, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    it's really casual working there

    Cons

    haven't find one right now

    Advice to Management

    it's really good management


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Facilities Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


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