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Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated July 5, 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 146 reviews)

  • Safe and healthy working environment (in 104 reviews)

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

  • Upper management seems to not be very knowledgeable at what happens at the ground level (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "IT Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A lot of the people there were really friendly.

    Cons

    Needs better resource management to fully utilize employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Was great, but trending quickly downward"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, amazing co-workers
    Data based decisions
    Professional business processes, strong 6 sigma spirit of data and improvement
    High pay and decent (though diminishing) benefits

    Cons

    Hard Disk Drive portion of the business is changing dramatically, so a layoffs every 6-9 months. Not a lot of upward or even lateral mobility in a contracting company.
    Environment has moved from excellence, risk taking and strong meritocracy to a lot of politics, cronyism, and conservatism - the other reviews about the good ol' boys network are sadly true now, too.

    Advice to Management

    Need to take a serious look at the negative cultural changes of the past 5 1/2 years. Focus on your amazing employees. Culture, environment, and workplace tone do matter.

  3. "It's pretty Average"

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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

    The technology being developed at the company is state-of-the-art. They utilize the latest technologies to make the best hard drives possible. It's cool to be in such a cutting edge industry.

    Cons

    This company is dangerously set in its ways, and a lot of those ways are not good. Most of the business tools in the organization are outdated or misused which hinders workflow.

    Advice to Management

    Since we're a technology company, let's really exploit technology to make the business more productive. There are so many things that could be done to streamline productivity.


  4. "too bad"

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    Creative and intelligent co-workers, decent benefits, fast paced, challenging industry.

    Cons

    Too many unproductive and useless acquisitions added in short timeframe resulting in multiple layoffs to compensate for poor executive decisions and lack of strong oversight.

    Advice to Management

    Don't get caught up in a useless frenzy. Stick with methodical fast growth rely on the talent, knowledge, and creative skills of staff.


  5. ""Dynamic" environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The extreme chaos does present its share of opportunities. There are good training programs for internal employees. Diverse culture working with co-workers in multiple geographies.

    Cons

    I'm in the systems business which is in a constant state of chaos as the company. There is an unwillingness to adopt key core business processes and procedures. The ad-hoc approach frustrates the workforce.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Facilities Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at Seagate Technology (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good People to work with

    Cons

    Very up and down industry


  7. "My Views"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Principal Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Managing Principal Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging, Engaging, Great Engineering, Agile FW development,

    Cons

    No decision making, Multiple avenues for projects, no ramifications to actions or failures, too many processes, too many meetings, Too much cover your rear.

    Advice to Management

    Decision making, Freedom for invention, Less executive management attention.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Principal Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company is working on Interesting technology

    Cons

    Behind in flash technology. Cost cutting has made engineers overloaded.

    Advice to Management

    Management does not easily accept criticism. you need to follow management direction, even if you think it is wrong.


  9. "Great Company"

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

    Pros

    Great folks to work with

    Cons

    work/life balance not as good as other companies

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more


  10. "Good company to work for"

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

    Pros

    Always challenging. Job satisfaction is hight

    Cons

    Growth is slow. Pretty laid back


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