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Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated 10 September 2014
Updated 10 September 2014
329 Reviews
3.7
329 Reviews
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Seagate Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Luczo
Steve Luczo
187 Ratings

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.  

    Uncertainty for Contract Worker

    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Specialist  in  Bloomington, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Specialist in Bloomington, MN (US)

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Higher pay than comparable job task. It'd be a steal for my coworker who was paid as engineer and work same as my job role, which is basically as a technician.

    Cons

    No backup and pass of knowledge learning from professional in deep of the night 3rd shift, but even in the rest of the 12 hour long overlapping day hours there wasn't knowledge transfer process.
    The real problem being treated as a contract worker is that there was absolutely no transparency in stability of your current job. As employer likes, they renew your contract hooking you up to high pay but when they don't want you, not out of your work fault, they would ask you return your company entrance badge and clear up your office place, i. e.,to pack up and leave the company, in 5 minutes. It's an absolutely dehumanizing experience I ever experienced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    High technology doesn't mean sitting in high hill for a long while. Continuing this division of labor force between the hired and the temp. will only hurt productivity in the long run.
    At one moment the management seemed to be prioritizing a team project group. Another moment the company put the emphasis somewhere else but showed traces of unprofessional and rough transitions.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great until Yearly Review Time.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with overall. Most very qualified.

    Cons

    Company has decided they will only pay so much for labor regardless of skill, work output and education. Share holders and VPs come first. Pay is below industry standards. Many of top foreign engineers who are very good will leave at first opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People work for you and make you money, they don't cost you money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician  in  Fremont, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Fremont, CA (US)

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding, technically challenging, great place to grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Development Engineer  in  Bloomington, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Development Engineer in Bloomington, MN (US)

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

    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
  6.  

    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)

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time for more than a year

    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
  7.  

    Seagate Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst  in  Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time for more than a year

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    What you make it

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

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time for more than 8 years

    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
  9.  

    Product Manager

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    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    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
  10.  

    Rising share but dropping satisfaction

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Bayan Lepas (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Bayan Lepas (Malaysia)

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The only global IT office in the region creating many opportunities for IT graduates/experts.

    Cons

    Some managers are already sitting in their comfort zone and are very difficult to listen to others and innovate, both in business and operation wises. Promotion is difficult unless employees attempt to resign. Managers hardly fight for employee for their rights and benefit. Relationship with headquarter is like vendor providing services to customers without a sense of belonging. Still using punch-card system for some sites!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide two-way performance appraisal system and act accordingly based on final rating given. Put punch-card machines in nearest museum. Enable job rotation in real life by allowing employees switch to another team/job function.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I have no illusions that Seagate could care less about me as an employee or human being

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paralegal  in  Bloomington, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Bloomington, MN (US)

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay was good and good ability to buy stock, my boss treated me very well and like I was a responsible worker

    Cons

    Lay people off like they are garbage and treat them that way. I know someone who had been there 23 years and came in one morning with security at her desk. They told her she could not empty out her desk, she had to make an appointment - under their surveillance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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