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Updated February 16, 2018
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  • Culture of extreme poor work/life balance due to demands of working with global teams (in 23 reviews)

  • Heads that need to roll at upper management as a result of gross process compliance issues don't (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Staff firmware engineer"

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    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance, and people are nice

    Cons

    Management is not consistant and reorg very often


  2. "Stagnant"

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    Current Employee - Test Automation Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Test Automation Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good: PTO, stocks, ...

    Cons

    No advancement at all. No promotions, no salary increases. Overwork with no reward. Cold culture.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees. Process needs serious improvement.

  3. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    Great team and world class expertise

    Cons

    Questionable decisions by executives not involved and not intune with the market


  4. "Tester"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    Good company great benefits fun environmrnet

    Cons

    no downside would highly recommend

    Advice to Management

    don't sell, keep focused on reels software


  5. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great work, great salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Demanding. Sometimes long hours. Possible late night calls overseas depending upon position.


  6. "NO Employment Security/Stability!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Professional in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Professional in Longmont, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, better- than-average benefits (overall...)

    Cons

    Ongoing layoffs to compensate for gross management mistakes. Heads that need to roll at upper management as a result of gross process compliance issues don't. NO focus on continuous improvement, accountability or management responsibility. ISO compliance is a joke, facade at best. May be an environment to develop entry-level skills, but most experienced professionals leave within 2 years - NO long-term future for those who are competent and capable of making a real difference to ensure success, either for themselves or the company. NO BS excuses be management can justify willingness to sacrifice careers "for the good of the organization" - there wouldn't BE any "good" without the thankless contributions of now-gone truly talented professionals. I regret THIS employment decision!!!

    Advice to Management

    Waste of words - you're as useless and callous to your employees as I've ever seen in 30+ years.

    Seagate Technology Response

    Feb 14, 2018 – Talent Brand Strategist

    We're sorry to hear you've had a negative experience. Our employees are important to us and we value your feedback. Thank you for writing a review.


  7. "ASIC Design"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work, team building, latest techonolgy

    Cons

    Consolidation, underpaid, bad health insurance

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employees

    Seagate Technology Response

    Jan 29, 2018 – Talent Brand Strategist

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review! Employee experience is important to us, as is your feedback, which we will take into consideration.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Bad Management Running the Show"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, lots of long time people but that is changing.

    Cons

    Management is out of control. They no longer care about the people. Only money. The company looks good on paper but after you work there a while you see it is all smoke and mirrors. Consistent lay offs and upper management do not listen to SMEs. They keep taking away from the employees yet keep asking them to do more. No work from home which is silly in this day and age. Slow sinking ship. Upper management keep hiring their friends who end up costing the company money. Also the new CIO Ravi is hatcheting away at IT without thought to the consequences. I honestly feel sorry for the over worked people who are left and now waiting to get the hatchets during the next round of rifs.


  9. "A Great Place to Work with Very Talented People"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, new brand is exciting and evolving, established focused company, good location if you are in the South Bay. Fantastic benefits and unlimited vacation policy is very nice.

    Cons

    Culture could be a little more defined to be more modern. What they have is great but could definitely benefit from a culture/office revamp.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee feedback on perks and events. Other than that, the long term goals and vision of the company is good and I feel the company is on track to stay successful.

    Seagate Technology Response

    Jan 29, 2018 – Talent Brand Strategist

    Thanks for your positive review! We agree - our people are extraordinary and the future is bright for data storage. Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Production Machine Operator in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Production Machine Operator in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a really nice company to have on your resume - take the experience and go somewhere else.

    Cons

    The company culture is far from ideal. Production employees are often worried of job security and are hesitant to train newcomers, leading to inefficient and poor job knowledge. There are very few opportunities for growth. In addition, management handles situations regarding harassment disappointingly; I was harassed by a previous employee for months and I talked to leads and supervisors regarding the behavior. They laughed it off. It only became serious after another employee reported it to a manager. Apparently, this aggressive employee had been treating many people poorly for years so that is why they found this behavior excusable! Thankfully HR was finally able to get involved! A few months later, I was also uncomfortable with a male employee who I felt was getting too close for comfort. I reported it to management, and instead, I was asked if the problem was me as I had two issues in the last year. I couldn't believe that a manager would make me feel guilty for reporting harassment...! Shocked with how this situation was handled, I resigned a few weeks later.

    Advice to Management

    Disrupt the company culture where employees feel threatened by newer employees. I don't think it's very professional or appropriate to look at a reported issue and accuse the employee who is being harassed to "look within."


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