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Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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3.5 310 reviews

87% Approve of the CEO

Seagate Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Luczo

Steve Luczo

(172 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 36 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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    3 Star is being nice.... (Depends on the Department!)

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsMarketing 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 Senior ManagementPromote 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.)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working at Seagate

    Tech Support Agent (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou will get latest technology training.

     

    Seagate is hard to beat in the OKC area

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSeagate working timing very stable

    ConsSeagate pay & benefit very less

    Advice to Senior Managementincrease salary

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    okay to work here +1

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsOk basic salary, relax working environment, work-life balance

    ConsLow AWS and increment, few calculative colleauges, bias sup and manager seldom listen ( my dept only )

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore interaction with management will definitely help

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Strong manufacturing culture

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsMost employees believe in the company and its products

    ConsMost people seem set in their way of managing their work, not open to new ideas.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not bad

    Senior Staff Engineer (Current Employee) Shakopee, MN (US)

    ProsPay is decent and majority of workforce is top-notch. Technology is exciting and pace is fast.

    ConsExecutive management mostly is not helpful. Structural problems in many organizations limit improvements that can be made.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTie bonus compensation to what lower level employees receive. It makes no sense why VPs and above get multiple 10's of % bonus when employees get 1%. Move low performing directors out of their position and get people that want to make a difference in those positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work for retire worker but not for fresh graduate.

    Engineering Specialist (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsQuite relaxing company, no pressure, flexible time, good in work/life balance.

    ConsFairly low bonus and increment, pretty slow in promotion process and low in career prospect.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    ok to work if you just want a lfie

    Process Engineer (Current Employee) Johor Bahru (Malaysia)

    Prosgood to build interpersonal skills because life are not so hard for you

    Conssluggish life, might have to work long hours if you want to perform well

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    decent place to work

    Staff Engineer (Former Employee) Shakopee, MN (US)

    Proswork life balance-- 9 to 5, cant believe those companies still exist :)
    decent pay
    decent benefits
    good co-workers
    company is doing alright for now

    Consno career growth
    except for few groups, its mundane work, nothing cutting edge
    a dinosaur-- not sure if it can survive in the rapidly changing industry, with competition from smaller, nimble companies
    if you want to grow this is not the place; if you want to spend a few years before your retirement then this is the place
    location--winters get really brutal

    Advice to Senior Managementits only a matter of time before ssd companies start taking your business, make sure products in new markets are successful. take initiatives to change the work culture, make sure ppl are challenged on a daily basis and things are actually deliver on schedule. engineer culture needs a major revamp.

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

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    Good place to work, but could improve

    Senior Director (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN (US)

    ProsThe compensation is good, and the company is flexible about your time off and working hours. The U.S. sites are outgrowing the 8-5 working hours culture and recognizing that business in a company that circles the globe happens 24 hours a day.

    ConsStill uses a stacked ranking system and there is little visibility to comparisons between departments. This forces the same distribution of rankings down to a small department level. If you hire well and build a talented department this can be very demotivating.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange the ranking system to get more in tune with modern management practices.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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