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Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated 23 October, 2014
Updated 23 October, 2014
350 Reviews
3.7
350 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance at the moment, as management can not decide on projects to work on (in 47 reviews)

  • company offers healthy working environment (in 34 reviews)


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

  • Need to provide more opportunities for career advancement (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Old School

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    Good people, good opportunities if driven and self-motivated

    Cons

    Old marketing style, doesn't embrace new media quickly or the transitioning marketing landscape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cast a wider marketing net to attract new consumers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Senior Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Derry, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Derry, Northern Ireland (UK)

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    company offers healthy working environment

    Cons

    Annual salary is quite low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Okay company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    +Good friendly working environment
    +Good work-life balance

    Cons

    -Slow career growth
    -Very conservative business model and processes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Anonymous

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Not too many options in health benefits

  6.  

    Good place to retire...no really...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Learning curve is low.A lot of training and skills on the job.Friendly to not so friendly staff interactions..At least 80% of staff have redundant tasks and prefer to leave home early.

    Cons

    -Tasks and work gets repetitive very fast and boring.
    -No new or breakthru technology to learn in terms of job.
    -Too relaxed environment at times, but no staff is complaining.
    - Management can be biased
    -No career progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pls hire managers with solid managerial experience. Give more recognition to staff that put initiative in their work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Singapore R&D is difficult for test engineers...

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    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Flexibility depends on your boss.

    Cons

    Test engineers in R&D is difficult to progress. Small chance to move to Staff Engineer because Senior need to go throught a tech review with 5 projects related to tech development but as a test engineer, we don't develop things and there are limited opportunities within my organisation. Basically it's forcing staffs to go when you are stuck at this level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to review the tech review for Test engineers. It's very unfair.

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    Just Ok

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

    I worked at Seagate Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
  9.  

    overmanaged company, but can be rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - In Technology
    Former Employee - In Technology

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

    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
  10.  

    3 Star is being nice.... (Depends on the Department!)

    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of talented people
    Lots of projects
    Work Life Balance / Depending on Department

    Cons

    Marketing needs retooling (ancient dinosaurs, free loaders, shady seedy types_
    Instead of overworking people, focus on effective communications, lessen the need for politics, and get the tactics fine tuned before you preach about strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote those who actually work, stop kowtowing to those who don't pull their weight. Don't get lost in the politics, this is still a great company and can definitely overtake its competitors, just WAKE UP and cut the FAT!

    If you're good at 30,000 ft birds eye view, then stay there and don't play in the weeds with the foot soldiers. Stop rewarding the dead weight, be efficient, stop pretending, and stop campaigning constantly. Focus on your most valuable assets which is your TEAM and work on your communication skills. Please hire a decent WEB team, and realign priorities! (EX: Largest product category should be respected, treated, and compensated accordingly. Don't pay the big bucks to people who take 3 months to run reports or answer emails. True story.)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Working at Seagate

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Support Agent
    Current Employee - Tech Support Agent

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    - flat hierarchy
    - team player (colleagues are very nice- easy going and positive mind)
    - well training courses
    - great technology and great products

    Cons

    I've join in Seagate only for three month, I don't think I found the cons yet.
    Quite a nice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will get latest technology training.

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