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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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180 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.  

    Hectic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Helpful colleague and nice environment

    Cons

    Low salary, little benefit, worst in the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary, have more benefit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

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    Former Employee - Paralegal  in  Bloomington, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Bloomington, MN (US)

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just Ok

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    Former Employee - Analyst II
    Former Employee - Analyst II

    Pros

    I had a great team and manager. I also enjoyed the ability to grow and further my education along the way. I was provided several opportunities to further my experience outside of my title

    Cons

    The pay is very low and I was strung along for years being told that I would get a promotion which never happened. The company is overall very slow to act and it hinders some real innovation from happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your committed talent what they are worth!

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

    overmanaged company, but can be rewarding

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    Former Employee - In Technology
    Former Employee - In Technology

    Pros

    What I liked best about Seagate is the general work ethics and the transparency. When unpleasant decisions had to be made they would tell you and they would not tell you lies. Teamwork is generally very good. Working at Seagate can be very rewarding (it applies primarily to the distant past though)

    Cons

    Seagate tends to accumulate useless layers of management, and often these are the typical "yes" people who have little of an idea what is going on. Seagate also has the ability to clean up itself, but I have seen many good people let go, because the "yes" people would not know better. In the recent years, STX have "encouraged" highly paid people to leave and have retained the inexperienced ones. They are cheaper and object less.
    In some places, some ethnic groups are highly overrepresented in the workforce - not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce management and bureaucracy (a PO that needs > 2 weeks to be created is just ludicrous). Encourage critical discussions and do not throw out the people who do that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Command center operator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good company if you are willing to take the risk of not being able to make this a career

    Cons

    Hurting on cash flow. Downsizing done every 6 months to a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to much downsizing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Tech Support Agent  in  Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Tech Support Agent in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

    Pros

    Family friendly company
    Encourage advancement
    Tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Health breaks status
    Required to work the day after holiday even if it is your day off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting work, good colleagues, family friendly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Skill development is encouraged. Pretty good mobility within the company if you want to try a new areas. Company is expanding beyond just hard drives. Flexible hours make it easy to accommodate family stuff. Wide range of work available. Some people like to be narrow specialist and others are broad generalists, both kinds of engineers are valued. Social culture, lots of leagues and civic opportunities. New exciting projects.

    Cons

    Typical big company problems. Occasionally you run into someone who isn't getting the job done. Eventually it gets sorted out, but it can take a while for the hierarchy of management to zero in on the problem. New development is fun, but there is also a fair amount of legacy stuff that is expected to not be touched.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome place to be

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    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment , reasonable targets & friendly management

    Cons

    Poor basic increment, varying overtime schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Enriching

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Drive to be the best

    Cons

    too focused on silo metrics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good opportunities, lots of travel, high paced environment.

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    Current Employee - Managing Principal Engineer  in  Shakopee, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Managing Principal Engineer in Shakopee, MN (US)

    Pros

    Good pay, good challenges, very technical

    Cons

    slow moving, risk adverse, and technology usage is pretty behind the times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work-life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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