Seagate Technology

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Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated 16 November 2014
Updated 16 November 2014
350 Reviews
3.7
350 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.  

    Intern

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    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

    Great place to learn more about data storage and its material, the employees are willing to help in case you have trouble of understanding the technical topic

    Cons

    add on the working benefit

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Well run organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    Vision, mission & value alignment to objectives.
    Many long time employees
    Great innovation company

    Cons

    Limited career path, largely due to many long time employees
    Hard Drive industry is subject to boom or bust cycles

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Technology to work with

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

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

    Pros

    Cool new technology to work with, great work life balance and lots of work for motivated individuals

    Cons

    Very hard to grow within company, lots of bureaucracy to deal with and note many opportunities for talented individual contributors to grow into leadership positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen bureaucracy for mid level experienced individual contributors to grow within the company, reduce top heavy management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company with great benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Longmont, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Longmont, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Committed to continuous employee training
    On-site cafeteria
    On-site fitness center with staff
    Numerous employee social events
    Full benefit packages
    Beautiful view of the mountains (Longmont, CO site)
    Engaged managment
    Great work-life balance

    Cons

    As with all companies there are some managers who are not as flexible as others with regard to time-off, work-life balance and training options.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  7.  

    Awesome Seagate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Enjoying it

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard Disc Drive manufacturer pushing the edge of ideas

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  11.  

    Old School

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    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

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