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Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated May 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 140 reviews)

  • Safe and healthy working environment (in 101 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Fine"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Shakopee, MN
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Shakopee, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Professional work environment.

    Cons

    Poor job security. Layoffs happen frequently.

    Advice to Management

    Please give a clear direction of the company.


  2. "Staff R&D Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to work on new technologies. Good compensation when compared with peer. Good life work balance.

    Cons

    HDD industry consolidating and SSD is replacing the high performance products. Hence less room for personal and industry growth.

    Seagate Technology Response

    Feb 3, 2017 – Sr. Talent Aquisition Partner

    Thank you for your positive feedback and constructive points! We are happy to see you like the work life balance as this is an area we strive to succeed in. The tech industry is one that changes ... More


  3. "123"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Management and awesome small tech support group.

    Cons

    Head management needs more work and the company software needs to be upgraded.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good time to be with seagate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, especially the employee stock purchase program. Smart, engaging coworkers. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Late night con calls a couple times a week but that comes with with working in tech.

    Advice to Management

    Na

    Seagate Technology Response

    Feb 3, 2017 – Sr. Talent Aquisition Partner

    Thank you for your endorsement. We are happy to hear you love Seagate. We love it too! A focus on our employees is a priority and we are happy to hear positive feedback like yours.


  6. "Good team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SSD Engineer I in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - SSD Engineer I in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very smart people. Industry leading designs and research. Fairly flexible in terms of projects and what you do everyday. Small teams get to know each other well.

    Cons

    Small, critical teams are not given enough resources to succeed. Technicians are overworked and never available, so tech work ends up going to engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for us to work. We need to get equipment and prototypes within some defined period of time

    Seagate Technology Response

    Feb 3, 2017 – Sr. Talent Aquisition Partner

    Thank you for providing an evaluation of your time at Seagate. We recognize your concerns and will consider these moving forward. Seagate is always trying to improve the employee experience and your ... More


  7. "Receptionist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Scotts Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Scotts Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    All the employees who worked there were awesome. Benefits were good.

    Cons

    Low Salary and management sucked.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Seagate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Writer/Editor in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Writer/Editor in Longmont, CO
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great fitness classes in Longmont. Great people.

    Cons

    Management is uneven because company is so spread out nationally and globally.

    Advice to Management

    Spend money on training managers in communication, motivation, recognition.


  9. "Good company culture, while the future is not clear.."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in China, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in China, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company culture is quite positive, such as OPEN, TEAMWORK, which are part of Seagate Way.

    Cons

    Strategies making from top management is not that correct, so that the whole China is impacted a lot, such as one site.

    Advice to Management

    Please hear more voice from the bottom employees.


  10. "Seagate Technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. In team working relationships are great. Cross functional relationships are a bit more difficult.

    Cons

    Very silo'ed company with cross functional team having difficulties. Management under values IT greatly even though the entire company runs on IT. Lack of good applications integrations between corporate systems. Constant threat of Layoffs. Very little opportunity for career advancement.


  11. "seagate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Shakopee, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Shakopee, MN

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

    Pros

    Good work cultures with highly technical team of engineers.

    Cons

    Too vertically aligned, top heavy.


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