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Seagate Technology Scotts Valley Reviews

Updated January 22, 2017
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Seagate Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Luczo
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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 138 reviews)

  • Safe and healthy working environment (in 100 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)

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  1. "Receptionist"

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    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.


  2. "User Experience Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Manager in Scotts Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Manager in Scotts Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company is the industry leader world-wide. Lots of opportunity and job diversity within the company. Never a dull moment, always a new initiative to address.

    Cons

    Not very customer centric, punitive culture they are trying to change but going slowly. Quarterly attention to stock price results in recurring layoffs every 2 years or so. Storage industry shifting to cloud and Seagate's having trouble pivoting.


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    "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Scotts Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Scotts Valley, CA

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

    Pros

    Good company to work with. Mix of old and new generation, lots of process, procedures, approvals.

    Cons

    Late on adopting new technologies, storage sector is shrinking and lots of layoffs


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  5. "Seagate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Scotts Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Scotts Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    They require me to enter pros, but I can't think of any.

    Cons

    Really bad senior management staff.


  6. "Too many layers of management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scotts Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scotts Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Most tend to be friendly and try to be helpful

    Cons

    Blaming others. Thinking that screaming at vendors will get things done faster.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the basics.


  7. "Intense, worldwide team effort, lots of moving parts with constant focus on forecasts, inventory, new products and profi"

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    Former Employee - Executive Director in Scotts Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Scotts Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong leadership focused on teamwork and fast moving product line.

    Cons

    Intense pressure to meet competitive pressures and meet hockey stick forecasts


  8. "Genuine people and technical work"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Scotts Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Scotts Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Willing to invest money in employees (Trained in ANSYS and FEA)
    - Long lasting employees (10+ years within Seagate)
    - Smart, technical employees in a family like team

    Cons

    - Difficult to find innovation in the mechanical space
    - Challenging to communicate between different sites
    - Laid off


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Seagate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scotts Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scotts Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Personal Growth and Training when you could get it. There was a budget; however, the director were not approving of spending money on training

    Cons

    The management was not managers, they acted unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    Replace Most of the Directors


  10. "Seagate technology work experience in technology"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Scotts Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Scotts Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The disk drive industry is interesting work

    Cons

    poor decision making ability, too much buracracy


  11. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Scotts Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Scotts Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, location and products.

    Cons

    Slow to make decisions and decisions over ruled based on relationships instead of facts.


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