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Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated 17 August 2014
Updated 17 August 2014
320 Reviews

3.7
320 Reviews
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Seagate Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Luczo
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance-- 9 to 5, cant believe those companies still exist :) (in 37 reviews)

  • Great People, Good work environment (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • There is more upper management than many of the competitor organizations (in 9 reviews)

  • Little opportunity for career advancement (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Seagate is a good Company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CTS  in  London, England
    Former Employee - CTS in London, England

    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.  

    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

    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
  3.  

    poor treatment of operators.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator  in  Derry, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Operator in Derry, Northern Ireland

    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
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  5.  

    Seagate we turn on Ideas?

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Limavady, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Limavady, Northern Ireland

    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
  6.  

    It's HARD WORK to be the industry leader, for every employee has to work hard.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician  in  Fremont, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Fremont, CA (US)

    Pros

    working with the cutting edge of disk technology.

    Cons

    lots of overtime on the weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider the employess more instead of the stock holders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to Work, Great Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer II  in  Longmont, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer II in Longmont, CO (US)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, good work life balance, 15 vacation days per year to start, great site, in fact one of the few in the area that has an onsite diner (cafeteria), gives you the chance to train and learn the job when you first start

    Cons

    Pay is above average for the sector but less than the top technology companies, the word is mixed on forward mobility and promotions, new hire training is not always very structured which can be a plus or a con

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Seagate Review

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst  in  Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    Pros

    A great place to gain experience in a corporate environment. Plenty of resources available for continuous learning of applications and certifications.

    Cons

    It seems that career growth may be limited in this particular function. I have been under the impression that this function is as highly recognized as other functions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    What you make it

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Cupertino, CA (US)

    Pros

    Salary
    Work Life Balance (Not for everyone here)
    Talented Peers
    Creative work

    Cons

    Top Heavy
    Poor Bonus System
    HR Dept Sucks
    Company Morale Low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of poor performers faster. Lots of people at company collecting paycheck and supporting overall company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Rewarding, technically challenging, great place to grow

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    Current Employee - Staff Development Engineer  in  Bloomington, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Development Engineer in Bloomington, MN (US)

    Pros

    Technical and academic advancement is highly valued here. Seagate has the best tuition program of any company in the area

    Cons

    Of late, raises have diminished and been largely replaced with bonuses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp the performance review system and tie bonuses and raises with performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Product Manager

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    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager

    Pros

    Fair pay, opportunities to learn new things. Generally the company is facing right direction, so it should have a good future. Good internal systems - it means that you can find information quickly.

    Cons

    workload unbalance between employees. sometimes the process is slow. Design center is not so customer focusing. Sometimes you have to face the office politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More customer-focus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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