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Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated May 22, 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)

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  1. "Great Experience, Uncertain Future"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, decent work-life balance. Pay is very competitive. HDD's are a very mature technology but that also means each improvement requires very challenging engineering problems to be solved. Not a military/government/medical product so there are not regulation hurdles that prevent some the newest and most exotic tech.

    Cons

    Company spends a lot of time convincing employees of a stable business which in itself is troubling; especially given the amount of recent layoffs and site closures.
     No clear long term path to address markets outside of spinning disk. There are some 'big company' business process headaches.

    Advice to Management

    Find a long term plan to address (the eventual) decline of spinning disk markets.


  2. "Manager, Cloud Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Industry standard technology company
    -Open to new technologies to increase productivity

    Cons

    -It is a large corporate environment
    -Bureaucratic
    -Stingy


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Seagate Technology"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work and life balance
    good fitness program

    Cons

    management not consistence
    different site not incorporated well


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  5. "22 year tenure"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great atmosphere (offices, labs, even has its own cafe), excellent equipment (newest computers, labs well provided), and flexible work schedules.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, Seagate (like all other businesses) struggling with economy, so promotions and advancement potentials are a little "slow", and again (for the same reasons), may have to live with fairly constant threats of cyclic layoffs. Not that I believe Seagate enjoys EITHER, its just a sad side effect "of our economy", but if I had to pick "cons", that is about as bad as it gets, and it isn't directly Seagate's fault?

    Advice to Management

    In the face of a weak economy, sometimes verbal appraise is better pay, than "thanks for all your hard work, but no focal pay raises again this year". So step up the impromptu visits, and compliment "them" frequently.


  6. "Staff Systems Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people around you are nice and welling to work with you.

    Cons

    Company medical benefit isn't that great.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior IT Desktop SupportTeam Lead"

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    Current Employee - Senior IT Desktop Team Lead in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior IT Desktop Team Lead in Cupertino, CA

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

    Pros

    Using Google for our Application Support. During my time at Xyratex/Seagate we migrated from Office (Outlook) to Google (Mail) and apps. This was a great journey and has been a vast improvement in Document Sharing.

    Cons

    We have had staff cuts for the last 2 years now leading to the site closure. This has been a stressful time for all.

    Advice to Management

    I love applying/following/and teaching processes and procedures and have found that the team I looked after now all have implemented the same in their new positions.


  8. "Nice place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You could attend courses to improve your skills. Food in the cantine is not bad and managers trying to understand the problems instead of just blaming you when there is a delay in a project.

    Cons

    Seagate is laying off people all the time. This is not very helpful to increase the morale of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    You should think more about people and maybe a little bit less about the share holders.

    Some decisions seems to be taken in a rush before taking into account the consequences.


  9. "Staff Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shakopee, MN
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Shakopee site has a very collaborative environment. Many nice people to work with. Very diversified. Everyone works to push the products out of the door.

    Cons

    Industry is going down. No new products. Minnesota nice couldn't compete with Colorado cowboys/cowgirls. :).


  10. "Director Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity if the company can get costs, overhead and expenses under control

    Cons

    Driven by quarterly numbers and makes significant short-term decisions to hit.


  11. "Interesting technology company little conservative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    things to learn, ownership and responsibility. performance based reward system.

    Cons

    conservative, tight teams, micro management. work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    even though there is an open door policy, it's better for employee wellbeing, to have scheduled 1-1 between manager & employee once a month, wherein the discussion is not work related.


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