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Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 312 reviews

87% Approve of the CEO

Seagate Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Luczo

Steve Luczo

(173 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Awesome place to be

    Engineering Specialist (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsRelaxed environment , reasonable targets & friendly management

    ConsPoor basic increment, varying overtime schedule

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Seagate is a good Company to work for.

    CTS (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat for Leadership principals, treat customers and staff fairly and openly. Talented and committed workforce.

    ConsEnsure your package is good on day 1, it will not be likely to change much over the years. Raises can be minimal.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore 360 degree reviews for management- leadership style can tend towards autocratic.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Enriching

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDrive to be the best

    Constoo focused on silo metrics

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good opportunities, lots of travel, high paced environment.

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

    ProsGood pay, good challenges, very technical

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

    Advice to Senior Managementwork-life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pretty good company

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) Longmont, CO (US)

    ProsGood work-life balance. Not-very-high expectation from the management, so you'll feel you're always over-achieving

    ConsThere are not may cons of Seagate. However depends on your career goals, you might find the company is not very agressive,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for.

    Manager (Current Employee) Cupertino, CA (US)

    ProsThe people are wonderful. The work is generally interesting. Company is well managed and has been stable for a long time. It has outlasted numerous rivals by being well managed. Compensation OK but not great. Benefits good.

    ConsToo much process. There are a lot of things that could be done much simpler than they are done. Human Resources is way more into process than it is productivity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind ways to cut processes down significantly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work!

    Senior Program Manager (Former Employee) Longmont, CO (US)

    ProsMany talented, hard working people. Pay, benefits and training are first-rate! There is an introductory course in disc drive technology, and many in-depth courses beyond that that are worthwhile and most are provided on-site.

    ConsThe majority of folks are committed to the team's success - some of management is not. Lay-off's happen to all businesses during down-times. You need to be flexible and able to deal with ambiguity, as the requirements for a product can change on a daily basis.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt was nice to hear from the CEO on-site and in video conferences, but hearing about a weekend trip to Africa for sightseeing made it clear that there was a clear separation between us working folks and top management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Mixed experience

    Firmware Engineer II (Former Employee) Shakopee, MN (US)

    Pros- Very organized HR policies
    - Clean building, nice infrastructure to work

    Cons- Too many useless processes at some sites, you are directly competing with engineers from other sites who dont have to go through all the processes and they can be more productive
    - if you are stuck in a team which does not get visibility at upper level, your career is doomed
    - dont recognize all the employees for hard work, only some

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are many hard working engineers working for promotion....its not their job to make themselves visible to you, its your job to give them what they deserve.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great People

    Material Research Intern (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsWorking on cutting edge technology. Try to attract top people in the field. Makes it a great learning experience.

    ConsNeeds to promote more people from within

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    Lack of ethics. Profits come beyond employees

    Senior Product Manager (Current Employee) Cupertino, CA (US)

    ProsYou can slack at work and still get by.

    ConsCompany doesn't really care about employees. The profits and cost savings are more important

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more ethical.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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