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Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated 20 February 2017
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Seagate Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Luczo
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Pros
  • There are always opportunities for internal career movement and they do a good job of allowing for a good work life balance (in 134 reviews)

  • Safe and healthy working environment (in 90 reviews)

Cons
  • work/life balance not as good as other companies (in 19 reviews)

  • Upper management seems pretty disconnected from the workforce (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Good for first time job but Underpaid"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Scope to gather new professional experience

    Cons

    Underpaid than average UK company, difficult to get Promotion


  2. "Enginnering Technician / Product Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician Production Management in Derry, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician Production Management in Derry, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Wages. Good working conditions. Interesting job role.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancements in job.


  3. "Senior Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Derry, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Derry, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    company offers healthy working environment

    Cons

    Annual salary is quite low


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Big Company But Always Playing Catchup"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Derry, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Derry, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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 Management

    Streamline management...Overhaul the appraisal system..IT IS NOT WORKING ..


  6. "Fair Outlook"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    Good market outlook in the coming years

    Cons

    Major consolidation in the marketplace, intense competition.


  7. "IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great peers to work with

    Cons

    Over worked and stressful. Expectations are for you to be available in all time zones globally.

    Advice to Management

    Review what is expected of IT and understand that of shore contractors cannot provide the level of support to the business that is expected and needed.


  8. "Fine"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Shakopee, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Shakopee, MN (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Professional work environment.

    Cons

    Poor job security. Layoffs happen frequently.

    Advice to Management

    Please give a clear direction of the company.


  9. "Lots of potential but slow to change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    Lots of super smart people trying to do the right thing.
    Good technology and product development process.
    Good benefits with emphasis on health and wellness.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy, inefficient systems, and reliance on manual processes.
    Upper management seems pretty disconnected from the workforce.
    Bullying behavior is tolerated.

    Advice to Management

    The Seagate Way had a lot of potential but has been ignored and undermined. The primary message during a year of restructuring seems to be a hard sell from the executives about why STX is still a leader in technology, but they seek very little open feedback from the employees. Employee surveys could be summarized with one superficial question -- "Do you believe us yet?" Try some real engagement instead of just "rah rah ree...be part of the team."

    Seagate Technology Response

    16 Feb 2017 – Sr. Talent Aquisition Partner

    Thank you for this evaluation of your time at Seagate. We are happy to see you like the workplace culture as this is an area we strive to succeed in. We also recognize your concerns about upper ... More


  10. "123"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Portland, OR (US)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Management and awesome small tech support group.

    Cons

    Head management needs more work and the company software needs to be upgraded.


  11. "Senior Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    Learn new technologies
    Layoff package is ok

    Cons

    Tough to get growth
    Hire and fire approach



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