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Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated June 23, 2018
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  • "Culture of extreme poor work/life balance due to demands of working with global teams" (in 24 reviews)

  • "Upper management create a mess on company's directions" (in 35 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Very nice company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    All people are nice. Not very fast pace.

    Cons

    Future is not clear though


  2. "Dot Hill/Cloud Systems group is the place to be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Formerly Dot Hill, the Cloud Systems group is doing some amazing work in storage tech. The people are phenomenally talented and intelligent. The middle management is excellent. This creates great work, keeps the pressure off for deadlines. Very worker friendly policies such as flexible times, working from home and unlimited PTO. Good benefits - 401k, bonuses. Restricted Stock and ESPP generates a lot of wealth quite fast.

    Cons

    * They got better as I left but product releases very crazy chaotic.

    * Seagate taking over Dot Hill did a lot of good things to the stock and benefits but really messed up the small company nature.

    * We survived for several years and rode out recessions without laying off anyone but Seagate came in and laid off beloved and veteran employees just for their bottom line. We went from family to anyone is replaceable in 1 year.

    * Open recs never get filled. Upper management knows that they can squeeze more out of engineers and force middle management to keep chugging along with what they get. I honestly feel bad for some of them.

    * It's tiring to play second fiddle to the drive department which is always ailing and doing poorly. The Cloud Systems group is profitable but has to bear layoff costs when the rest of the company struggles.

    Advice to Management

    Stop messing with what made us great in the first place. If you lay-off engineers you'll lose the only part of your org that makes money.

  3. "Sr Hardware Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    I have a great management team.

    Cons

    This is a male-dominated environment.


  4. "Upper Management Stinks"

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

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    Lots of good people, but they are leaving or left.

    Cons

    Ibworked for Seagate for 17 years and am very thankful for all it has given me. Sadly years of the good old boys club, hiring of buddies, back scratching and poor decisions have made the place a toxic and dying company. It is only a matter if time before the company fails and the management walks away with money in their pocket at the expense of all the employees who tried to keep it going. Upper management lacks creativity and compassion. Too bad.


  5. "Review 1"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    No comment. It is OK.

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Insufficient engagement with employees"

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

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

    Pros

    Vast resources to pull on if you needed them

    Cons

    There was little or no care shown to the people doing the actual work. It was clear that management didn't really care about what we said regarding directives we were given, just that we needed to get them done. When layoffs happened, it was all done hush-hush and you didn't know if you were going to be next that day. People were just escorted out of the office without a word or even an email going out saying what was happening.

    Seagate Technology Response

    Jun 11, 2018 – Talent Brand Strategist

    We're sorry you had a negative experience. We value our employees' and their feedback is important to us. Thank you for your review.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Staff Program / Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Staff Program/Project Manager in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Staff Program/Project Manager in Longmont, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary level matched job described in interview

    Nice gym and cafe on site

    This is a large company so everyone's experience can differ greatly based off job role, location and most importantly your Manager.

    Cons

    Org Chart is designed as something you would expect from a 1 Billion dollar company, not a 10+ Billion dollar company. All senior managers handle a little of everything, which means theoretically a 1 billion dollar product is only worth 10% of their time and effort.

    Due to lack of conference rooms, it is common to have web-ex meetings with people in the same building and never meet them in person.

    Manager is given autonomy to determine if you can take vacation days, ability to work from home, use on site facilities (i.e. gym, walking path), etc. Make sure to get an opportunity to speak to other co-workers reporting to the manager before accepting any offers.

    Advice to Management

    The management training appears to be lacking and have a focus on being a boss and getting result as opposed to being a leader. Unless your manager is a natural leader or received training elsewhere, the employees can be in a tough situation.

    Would like to see an emphasis on improving the low morale in the company. Seems to be only focused on doing everything you can to make the numbers appear better to the shareholders at the end of each quarter.

    Seagate Technology Response

    Jun 5, 2018 – Talent Brand Strategist

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback and value our employees' opinions.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Current"

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

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    Market leader
    Recommended for consumer organization

    Cons

    Overworked, understaffed
    Laid off key IT personnel


  9. "Worst job I ever had."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A good brand name to use in your resume.

    Cons

    Bad environment.
    You'll be treated as a number not as a human being.
    Amateur management team.
    You need to have inside connections to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Hire professional managers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "company based on solid values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people, culture is based on respect, there is no backstabbing or politics compared to some other places.

    Cons

    Tough industry, very competitive and fast-changing

    Seagate Technology Response

    May 14, 2018 – Talent Brand Strategist

    Thanks for your positive review! We also love our people - it's absolutely what makes Seagate great!


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