Seagate Technology Reviews
56% would recommend to a friend
(2576 total reviews)
57% approve of CEO
Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
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- "Frequent Layoffs and Unstable Job Security" (in 165 reviews)
- "HR n many other departments work like Indian Government officers(Slow & with bad management ethics)" (in 119 reviews)
- "Low salary compared to other MNC" (in 64 reviews)
- "All the proofs are in form of emails from the abusive manager, messages from the abusive manager." (in 50 reviews)
- "depressing environment due to inadequate upper management." (in 45 reviews)
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Updated Dec 1, 2023
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- 5.0Nov 28, 2023ManagerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearBloomington, MN
Supportive work environment. High tech company that is making cutting edge hard drives. People are great. Pay and benefits.
Work life balance could be better.
- 2.0Sep 15, 2023Senior EngineerFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsLongmont, CO
I will echo the opinion that most people here seem to share while I was there: Talented and friendly engineering colleagues, low level management, and technologists/geniuses that the company had been somehow able to retain. Good stock purchase program. Recognized and rewarded hard work when able. Provided capabilities to move within the company.
Mid and above level management. No training was provided and it showed. Incompetency and greed is cemented in the company structure. Harsh layoffs. Frequent and souless. Staggered deliveries successfully kept Seagate off the national news headlines but constantly loom behind the better knowing minds of the employees. No clear direction. Some company initiatives were akin to asking lead engineers to throw darts at a word cloud for ideas. (This may be irrelevant following the layoffs if they consolidate and stick to what they were good at.)5
- 2.0Oct 29, 2023Staff AnalystFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsFremont, CA
Stable, diversified, business oriented, some what balanced in work-life.
lack of support, politics, favoritism, lack of upward mobility, Technology related to work flow efficiency and productivity is subpar.1
- 4.0Oct 26, 2023Program ManagerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearFremont, CA
Company has some leading technology. They are friendly to work with; with fewer politics than a lot of organizations
Company is trying to move the organization to the 23's vs the 95's
- 4.0Oct 26, 2023Senior Staff Firmware EngineerFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsLongmont, CO
None anymore (after 2020). Seriously, nothing.
Constant layoffs due to declining revenues and preference to give share dividends instead of rewarding the employees.4
- 3.0Sep 1, 2023FA EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsLongmont, CO
Good work-life balance. Lots of challenging technical projects.
Very political environment. Team work is abysmal especially after rounds of lay offs. Some Senior Management tend to cherry pick certain favorite individual subordinates and spend exclusive technical and social time with them only without including other team members. Isolation is typical in engineering work and you get your work done, go home, rinse, repeat. But so much for company’s motto of ‘inclusion’4
- 4.0Oct 31, 2023Senior Engineer IFormer EmployeeBloomington, MN
Good company with a lot of technical work. Benefits and salary were market rate. Lots of travel to Asia, which if you're into is cool
May need to do long stints overseas.
- 4.0Sep 12, 2023Principal TechnologistFormer Employee
The stock benefits and bonuses were substantial. There were many of the groups that worked very well together and had great team members.
They were very aggressive regarding layoffs. Especially over the last 10 years they had numerous layoffs. Executive management struggled to embrace new ideas and markets choosing to only focus on the core business, even as it dwindled. They had no allegiance to long-term employees. Always thinking they could get the work done with younger, lower paid engineers.1
- 4.0May 5, 2023Senior EngineerFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsBloomington, MN
It was a good working environment. I liked and respected my colleagues, and felt generally supported. The work/life balance was pretty good and I appreciated my generous parental leave, which improved after I started. I liked that workers of any gender had access to 16 weeks of bonding leave. I was given an opportunity to switch roles/responsibilities during my leave, and I thought this was a sign of good company support! (I do not think this anymore... please see below.)
The tech I was working on was not particularly new or fresh. I was working on interesting problems, but it was not very exciting. Layoffs are the second huge bummer. This was true when my teammates were laid off, and then (of course) when I was laid off less than two months after I was back from my parental leave. I was transitioning into a new role, so navigating that transition while also transitioning into working motherhood, and felt kind of set up to be on the chopping block. It was shocking and demoralizing to see talented, well-liked senior colleagues with decades of company experience get chopped.5
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Seagate Technology has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 2,941 reviews left anonymously by employees. 56% of employees would recommend working at Seagate Technology to a friend and 31% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -6% over the last 12 months.
56% of Seagate Technology employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Seagate Technology 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.