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Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated 22 May 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 138 reviews)

  • Safe and healthy working environment (in 100 reviews)

Cons
  • work/life balance not as good as other companies (in 20 reviews)

  • Upper management seems pretty disconnected from the workforce (in 23 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Enginnering Technician / Product Management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "Senior Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Big Company But Always Playing Catchup"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 ..


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  5. "Good for first time job but Underpaid"

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    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


  6. "Depends on who your manager is"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Johor Bahru (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Johor Bahru (Malaysia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    1. Good benefit
    2. Good salary
    3. Work life balance
    4. AWS

    Cons

    1. Very little increment
    2. Messy production flow
    3. A lot pf politics
    4. Bonus always lower than one month salary.

    Advice to Management

    Please solve problem by focusing on the root cause instead of the superficial things that only covers the problems.


  7. "Territory Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    The people are trying their best and the products lead the industry.

    Cons

    Red Tape, processes, and aging technology.


  8. "22 year tenure"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Longmont, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Longmont, CO (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great atmosphere (offices, labs, even has its own cafe), excellent equipment (newest computers, labs well provided), and flexible work schedules.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, Seagate (like all other businesses) struggling with economy, so promotions and advancement potentials are a little "slow", and again (for the same reasons), may have to live with fairly constant threats of cyclic layoffs. Not that I believe Seagate enjoys EITHER, its just a sad side effect "of our economy", but if I had to pick "cons", that is about as bad as it gets, and it isn't directly Seagate's fault?

    Advice to Management

    In the face of a weak economy, sometimes verbal appraise is better pay, than "thanks for all your hard work, but no focal pay raises again this year". So step up the impromptu visits, and compliment "them" frequently.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "As corporate as it gets"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    9 to 5 job, few people work any overtime

    Cons

    Processes for everything. If there is no process for whatever you want to do you probably will not be able to do it. Slow moving, inflexible environment and frequent layoffs that have nothing to do with employee performance.


  10. "laid back"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    the work environment is ok

    Cons

    poor visibility to future product line


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away from Cloud Division !"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    The hardware side of the house wasn't bad.

    Cons

    Stay away from software side. They really don't know what they are doing when trying to make a "product"


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