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Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
342 Reviews
3.7
342 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)

  • company offers healthy working environment (in 34 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2.  

    Old School

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    Good people, good opportunities if driven and self-motivated

    Cons

    Old marketing style, doesn't embrace new media quickly or the transitioning marketing landscape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cast a wider marketing net to attract new consumers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Hard Disc Drive manufacturer pushing the edge of ideas

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Eng Tech Specialist in Longmont, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Eng Tech Specialist in Longmont, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    This company does push the envelope of technology and implement new ideas very quickly. Exposure to many different Engineering disciplines is common and to be expected. Holiday count and vacation time are very good benefits for new hires. Our facility offers on-site restaurant and gym equipment and with instructors. Insurance overeager is normal.

    Cons

    The hours are long if you are working a issue that is hot ( frequently ) and need solutions yesterday. Currently, in 2014 and last year the management went to a flat cost model for R&D expenditures with no yearly cost-of-living increase. Instead they will give you a yearly bonus which may of may not ( typically ) cover the actual cost-of-living. They are going away from Preferred Physician Provider (PPP) and going to a high deductible insurance model.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Anonymous

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Not too many options in health benefits

  6.  

    Okay company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    +Good friendly working environment
    +Good work-life balance

    Cons

    -Slow career growth
    -Very conservative business model and processes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to retire...no really...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer

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

    Pros

    -Learning curve is low.A lot of training and skills on the job.Friendly to not so friendly staff interactions..At least 80% of staff have redundant tasks and prefer to leave home early.

    Cons

    -Tasks and work gets repetitive very fast and boring.
    -No new or breakthru technology to learn in terms of job.
    -Too relaxed environment at times, but no staff is complaining.
    - Management can be biased
    -No career progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pls hire managers with solid managerial experience. Give more recognition to staff that put initiative in their work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    My experience was rewarding, pleasant, and very engaging.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Cupertino, CA (US)

    I have been working at Seagate Technology as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best things about working here are the co-workers. People I've come into contact with have been down to earth, easy to get a long with and very approachable. You will work hard, but you'll like the team that you're working with and that will make the work enjoyable and rewarding. Each team, depending on the department you're working in will be a different experience. Depending on the team you're in you might have to work some extra hours but the work-life balance is definitely manageable and you'll be able to keep a healthy balance.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons at the moment as I am still going through the training and job interview process. I will update in the future if I have any cons or issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great learning environment, helpful people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Seagate Technology as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    helpful and friendly people, good intern recognition, learning environment

    Cons

    relatively slow paced, lacking in some ways to keep up with new technology trends at workplace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good internship program !

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A solid and dynamic company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Director in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Engineering Director in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, people and far sighted strategy. Good opportunity for growth and good work life balance.

    Cons

    None that are of any concern

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carry on the excellent job of guiding the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Singapore R&D is difficult for test engineers...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Flexibility depends on your boss.

    Cons

    Test engineers in R&D is difficult to progress. Small chance to move to Staff Engineer because Senior need to go throught a tech review with 5 projects related to tech development but as a test engineer, we don't develop things and there are limited opportunities within my organisation. Basically it's forcing staffs to go when you are stuck at this level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to review the tech review for Test engineers. It's very unfair.

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