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Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated January 20, 2019
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    I have an awesome manager who really cares about developing his team.
    My team is high performing and collaborative.
    The campus has great amenities, it is a very comfortable place to work.
    Great work/life balance.
    Hard Drives are an interesting product in a fascinating industry, and it's exciting right now because we have the best technology and the best products.

    Cons

    Seems like enjoyment at Seagate is contingent on which manager you have.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people into management who are passionate about development and communication, not just good engineers.

    Seagate Technology Response

    Aug 27, 2018 – Talent Brand Strategist

    Thanks for your kind review! We're so glad to hear you've had a positive experience at Seagate. We're also excited by the growing need for data and we're thankful for our outstanding employees who... More


  2. "Its Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Not Many today, company was great 5 years ago

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs, change of culture, overload

  3. "Not bad"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits but at a cost

    Cons

    Lots of management confusion year to year


  4. "Spiralling downward"

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

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    work-life balnce, good cafeteria, reasonable bosses

    Cons

    Deadbeat and lacking in strategy

    Advice to Management

    Think beyond HDD and stock price next quarter


  5. "Questionable Management"

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

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

    Pros

    They make good products and have smart engineers and have a good cafeteria.

    Cons

    Management treats you like dead meat. I was there for 2 years and there was a layoff every quarter. You are just an employee number on a managers spreadsheet.


  6. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Director in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to explore ideas

    Cons

    Company not progressing with new product types


  7. "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Pay. Not so interesting projects. Repetitive work.

  8. "Stable company"

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

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    Stable company, knowledgeable and motivated co-worker

    Cons

    Slow advancement, tendency to favor recent college grads for hiring instead of experience employees.

    Advice to Management

    Hire experience people instead of college grads


  9. "Terrible Company"

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

    I worked at Seagate Technology (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Salary, Good People, Good short term product

    Cons

    Constant layoffs, Future direction of the company is terrible, Will not survive the next decade

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a better long term strategy and spend the money to get there.


  10. "Once great company is speeding downhill"

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    Former Employee - Director in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Director in Longmont, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good when you get a bonus, though not regular due to missed expectations.

    Cons

    RIFs every 6 months, lack of leaders, terrible managers, haphazard hiring, low performing teams everywhere, difficult to want to go to work each day

    Advice to Management

    Fire ALL managers and start over, the current culture is not conducive to turning the company around.
    Promote from within for leadership positions.
    Hire better people through best hiring practices, not 30 min interviews.