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Updated 5 March 2015
Updated 5 March 2015
115 Reviews
3.0
115 Reviews
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Seagate Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Luczo
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Pros
  • Great work life balance at the moment, as management can not decide on projects to work on (in 50 reviews)

  • Great work environment with state of the art building and technology (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Frequent extra hours, bad work-life balance, less help from the team (in 6 reviews)

  • Your career growth can stagnate after few years (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Senior research engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Good career growth good peer groups

    Cons

    Too much to do not much time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your lower staff members

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Has it's good and bad

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

    Pros

    Seagate has some really cool new technology and are trying hard to increase market share. With some teams there is good flexibility and training.

    Cons

    The salary is fairly uncompetitive, the atmosphere is circa 1989, the management team struggles to adhere to an objective and seems to have challenges articulating their business goals.
    Titles and career paths are fairly opaque. With the exception of taking six to ten years for advancement, there really is not the opportunity for upward mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Certain projects take a bit of time to mature, trust the people you hire to give you accurate timelines instead of "pivoting" too quickly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A large high technology company with many areas of opportunity.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Johor Bahru (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Johor Bahru (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Good Working Environment
    2. Good employee benefit

    Cons

    1. Too much politics at work. Manager requested his staffs to frame, sabotage his competitors eg. the staffs / director / departmental manager.
    2. Need to pay manager's entertainment fee after office hours.
    3. IT manager without knowing IT technical knowledge.
    4. Company has further study sponsorship policy for employees. But manager rejected my application. I applied 4 years' for further study, but success neither.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Top management must be very careful of the working cultures. Don't tolerate manager playing too much politic game. Requests them to put more focus on work instead of politic game.
    2. Need to review manager's competency and working attitude.
    3. Most of the engineers dissatisfied with the performance of IT department.
    4. Need to put more regards pertaining to many senior staffs' leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great place to work

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

    I worked at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    good office culture. good work flow.

    Cons

    not making much money at that time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too many manager

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Working Environment

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, and supporting boss.

    Cons

    Salary package slightly below average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review your company benefits packages against market rating

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Big

    • 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 benefits, and some great people

    Cons

    It's big, and the management layers are thick. Biggest company I've ever worked for, so often feel distanced from "where it happens". Dearth of women in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look around for people to promote from within rather than recruiting so heavily outside...and make an effort to seek out well-qualified women for the management team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A good environment

    Former Employee - Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    A good environment. friendly staff

    Cons

    slow in promotion. increment very little

  9.  

    Overall positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Legal in Cupertino, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Not a high stress environment, Seagate Way is a good idea

    Cons

    Upper management does not embrace the Seagate Way. Each year another benefit is taken away (Stock options, RSUs, earned vacation time, PPO). Is upper management trying to tell us something?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back RSUs and earned vacation time based on longevity if you value your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good place to work

    • 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

    excellent skilled engineer and team

    Cons

    fast pace, very dynamics, tough industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to learn. Staffs are friendly and willing to help. Ppl are hardworking and with good technical capabilities.

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working environment. Work life well balanced. Good for knowledge accumulation and growth.

    Cons

    Common problems like in other big traditional MNCs. Not fast react to fast changing world. No shining points in terms of industrial financial performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be focus. Be open minded. Find the problem and solve it. Move fast.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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