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Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
340 Reviews
3.7
340 Reviews
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Seagate Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Luczo
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance at the moment, as management can not decide on projects to work on (in 47 reviews)

  • Good work environment, people and far sighted strategy (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Your career growth can stagnate after few years (in 10 reviews)

  • Need to provide more opportunities for career advancement (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Seagate is a good Company to work for.

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    Former Employee - CTS in London, England
    Former Employee - CTS in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great for Leadership principals, treat customers and staff fairly and openly. Talented and committed workforce.

    Cons

    Ensure your package is good on day 1, it will not be likely to change much over the years. Raises can be minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More 360 degree reviews for management- leadership style can tend towards autocratic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    company offers healthy working environment

    Cons

    Annual salary is quite low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Springtown is like a concentration camp

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

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

    Pros

    Small city so everyone knows ones other. .good common people employed.

    Cons

    Performance related pay is outdated .. No employee rights.keep changing the rules.one rule for management, eng. etc and another for shift workers.Managers hold grudges and pay is laughable.
    Needs american ceo's, directors, managers to return on a full time basis and sort out the discrimination and favourtism which is rife around the ranks.
    Becoming a really stressful company to work for due to the conquer and division mentality which has deepend in the past few years.
    Using and altering data to use as a batering stick to give unfair appraisals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and manage fairly and remember that you are only managers not gods..directors have to see that they are now borderline paranoid and thats we hsve gone padt cost cutting andvare now throat cutting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    poor treatment of operators.

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

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

    Pros

    Only two pros that I can think of in working for Seagate in Derry,and they are the four days off and health insurance.

    Cons

    Where do I start.. poor pay structure,some employees are earning just above minimum wage.Store shelf stackers earn more an hour than the average operator.Bullying is rife from some of the managers.Treatment of operators is horrendous.Seen as third class citizens.promotions within company now are virtually impossible to get.The appraisal system does not work.You could do ten times the work of a guy beside you but he will get a higher appraisal because he kisses a lot of ass.Morale between the operators is the lowest ive seen it at and im with the company ten years.A lot of people in "management" do very little for the pay that they are on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too many in management and days staff and not enough operators.overhaul the appraisal system.equal pay for all operators ,send managers on a course on how to talk and deal with people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Seagate we turn on Ideas?

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Limavady, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Limavady, Northern Ireland

    I worked at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    Great working conditions personal health care, good salary, lots of bonus and incentive schemes, profit share, stock purchase plans rewards and recognitions etc

    Cons

    management were very weak and in some cases completely incompetent and frankly the fact that some of them managed to get promoted in the posotions they were in was amazing. Too many meetings and it was also hard to dismiss poorly performing employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    relatively poor

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Seagate is a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Shakopee, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Shakopee, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Seagate is very flexible with work life balance. Everyone works hard to get products released and keep customers happy.

    Cons

    Work is always intense with long hours. Nothing great ever comes from easy work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always say thank you to employees for great work. Bonuses are always a great way to show appreciation, but at least saying thank means a lot.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Enjoying it

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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 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Seagate employees! Most people seem pretty happy and are very helpful to new employees. I felt very welcomed into the team. Salary and benefit package seem competitive. Company is currently going through a transformation and jumping into new and exciting future.

    Cons

    Process oriented company...way too much process sometimes. We should be open more open to change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome Seagate

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    Former Employee - Senior QA in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Senior QA in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Managements are very approachable. Company invests heavily on its people and new tools.

    Cons

    Many redundant positions with overlapping functions tends to delay decision making process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer Intern in Fremont, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer Intern in Fremont, CA (US)

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people there are very nice and very helpful. They have lots of activities prepared, the working hour is flexible.

    Cons

    Some problems are very difficult to solve. Lots of Challenge jobs.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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