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Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated June 28, 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 144 reviews)

  • Safe and healthy working environment (in 101 reviews)

Cons
  • work/life balance not as good as other companies (in 21 reviews)

  • Upper management seems pretty disconnected from the workforce (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior IT Desktop SupportTeam Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


  2. "Staff Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. :).

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "Decent Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits
    ESPP
    Pay is about average
    Leader in the space, although need to focus for on SSD's
    Straightforward review and promotion path setup

    Cons

    Hard drives are a dying breed
    They released 10,000 employees w-2's to hackers
    Very corporate
    A lot of management, can be too heavy in some departments

    Advice to Management

    Work hard to retain good talent proactively rather than reactively.

    Seagate Technology Response

    Apr 11, 2017 – Sr. Talent Aquisition Partner

    Thank you for your positive feedback and constructive points! It’s great to see employees who care about the future of the company and your feedback helps us prioritize points of improvement.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Staff Software Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for, however, things move very slow and decisions takes ages.

    Cons

    not very competitive pay structure

    Advice to Management

    CEO is a wall street type who knows how to jack up the stock price, but is not very strategic thinker and leaves that upto his deputies.


  7. "Executive Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Cupertino, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people, longevity, culture. my current boss

    Cons

    longer commute time and management changes

  8. "People not valued"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great team of co workers
    Good benefits
    Great products

    Cons

    Poor management, inconsistent messaging about goals, little training or overlap given when people change roles, regular layoffs

    Advice to Management

    value your personnnel investment more
    Upper management needs to learn more about how things actually get done


  9. "Sustaining Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, clear goals, interesting technology

    Cons

    Lack of communication between 1st shift and offshift, limited advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more development of lower level engineers


  10. "Sr. Staff Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation is equal to peers.
    Work life balance is wholly up to employees.

    Cons

    Indecisive management. As far as I can tell they do not have or have at least have not communicated any clear direction. More interested in keeping stock price up than investing in future projects.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is frequent, but unclear concerning direction and future.

    Seagate Technology Response

    Apr 11, 2017 – Sr. Talent Aquisition Partner

    Seagate values every employee experience so we appreciate your feedback. It is good to hear that you value the workplace culture and compensation, we strive to succeed in these areas! Your reference ... More


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