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Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated 13 April 2015
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  1. Senior Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Derry, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Derry, Northern Ireland

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    company offers healthy working environment

    Cons

    Annual salary is quite low

  2. Big Company But Always Playing Catchup

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    Current Employee - Production Operator in Derry, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Derry, Northern Ireland

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The shift pattern is probably the best positive side to working as a Production Operator. 4 x 12 hour Shifts and then 4 days off. The health care plan is good but increasing excess charges are eroding it's popularity.

    Cons

    Never have i ever worked in a company where there are so many managers. we have managers with nobody to manage. 35% Shift Workers to 65% day staff. WD produce as many and varied drives as we do with far less staff thus increasing their profit margin on each one sold. Dissemination of information from the top to the production floor leaves a lot to be desired.
    Tools left idle due to the lack of spare parts. Ageing tools that are hard to source spare parts for. For this production facility to move into the next generation of media storage requires a very large investment in up to date tools and a serious overhaul in how the facility is managed and run.
    Finally for a world leader why are we always playing catchup with new markets and technology. We have missed the boat more times than a drunken sailor on shore leave...
    Nice to see that you are finally taking SSD seriously with your recent acquisitions...

    Advice to Management

    Streamline management...Overhaul the appraisal system..IT IS NOT WORKING ..

  3. Customer Technical Support Team Manager and Cloud Systems and Solution Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Seagate is a HDD manufactoring Company.

    Cons

    only focus on HDD business. even though Seagate acquired Cloud solution compnaies such as eVault and Xyratex. but still focusing on HDD.

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  5. Has it's good and bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA (US)

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Seagate has some really cool new technology and are trying hard to increase market share. With some teams there is good flexibility and training.

    Cons

    The salary is fairly uncompetitive, the atmosphere is circa 1989, the management team struggles to adhere to an objective and seems to have challenges articulating their business goals.
    Titles and career paths are fairly opaque. With the exception of taking six to ten years for advancement, there really is not the opportunity for upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Certain projects take a bit of time to mature, trust the people you hire to give you accurate timelines instead of "pivoting" too quickly.

  6. A large high technology company with many areas of opportunity.

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Johor Bahru (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Johor Bahru (Malaysia)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Good Working Environment
    2. Good employee benefit

    Cons

    1. Too much politics at work. Manager requested his staffs to frame, sabotage his competitors eg. the staffs / director / departmental manager.
    2. Need to pay manager's entertainment fee after office hours.
    3. IT manager without knowing IT technical knowledge.
    4. Company has further study sponsorship policy for employees. But manager rejected my application. I applied 4 years' for further study, but success neither.

    Advice to Management

    1. Top management must be very careful of the working cultures. Don't tolerate manager playing too much politic game. Requests them to put more focus on work instead of politic game.
    2. Need to review manager's competency and working attitude.
    3. Most of the engineers dissatisfied with the performance of IT department.
    4. Need to put more regards pertaining to many senior staffs' leaving.

  7. great place to work

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    Former Employee - Hardware Design in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Hardware Design in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Seagate Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good office culture. good work flow.

    Cons

    not making much money at that time

    Advice to Management

    too many manager

  8. Helpful (1)

    Big

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, and some great people

    Cons

    It's big, and the management layers are thick. Biggest company I've ever worked for, so often feel distanced from "where it happens". Dearth of women in management.

    Advice to Management

    Look around for people to promote from within rather than recruiting so heavily outside...and make an effort to seek out well-qualified women for the management team.

  9. Great Working Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, and supporting boss.

    Cons

    Salary package slightly below average.

    Advice to Management

    Review your company benefits packages against market rating

  10. A good environment

    Former Employee - Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    A good environment. friendly staff

    Cons

    slow in promotion. increment very little

  11. Helpful (1)

    Overall positive

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    Current Employee - Legal in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Legal in Cupertino, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Not a high stress environment, Seagate Way is a good idea

    Cons

    Upper management does not embrace the Seagate Way. Each year another benefit is taken away (Stock options, RSUs, earned vacation time, PPO). Is upper management trying to tell us something?

    Advice to Management

    Bring back RSUs and earned vacation time based on longevity if you value your employees.

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