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Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated 16 November, 2014
Updated 16 November, 2014
350 Reviews
3.7
350 Reviews
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Seagate Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Luczo
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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.  

    Seagate is still a great company despite the supposed demise of disk drives.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO (US)

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good tech company with plenty to offer to engineering employees.
    Great work environment with state of the art building and technology.
    Good emphasis on improving and streamlining processes to be more efficient.

    Cons

    Lots of re-organization going on with mergers and acquisitions.
    Work life balance is good, and supported
    Opportunity for growth is limited once you reach the middle levels of management or technical fields.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Techinical Support. Challenging but rewarding if you allow it to be.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in West Valley City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in West Valley City, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    Management is very hands off. If you like a micro-management style or a "hand holding" style, this is not the type of environment for you. The plus side of this type of management is the fact that you are given the freedom to experiment with different projects to better your surroundings.

    The people on the staff are great and are willing to help. The culture of the support staff is laid back yet productive.

    The exposure you get in this position is very rewarding. You will be supporting all sorts of platforms and software. This is a great place to get a foot hold on all sorts of areas.

    Cons

    Being in the technical support staff with Evault is challenging in that there is a constant flow of tickets and there are not enough people staffed to meet the requirements of provided premier support. The average ticket count on one's plate will be 25 - 35 tickets.

    You might feel stretched thin and wish you could focus your skills in fewer areas. In the future, if more people are hired, this might be a possibility.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellant company, good benefits, friendly people

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

    I worked at Seagate Technology as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, good craic in office and nights out organised, good benefits, beginning of a good training scheme

    Cons

    sometimes difficulties trying to work across different departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and incorporate cooperation across different departments, rather than a blame game.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Seagate Technology as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn more about data storage and its material, the employees are willing to help in case you have trouble of understanding the technical topic

    Cons

    add on the working benefit

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Well run organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    Vision, mission & value alignment to objectives.
    Many long time employees
    Great innovation company

    Cons

    Limited career path, largely due to many long time employees
    Hard Drive industry is subject to boom or bust cycles

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Technology to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Longmont, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Longmont, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Cool new technology to work with, great work life balance and lots of work for motivated individuals

    Cons

    Very hard to grow within company, lots of bureaucracy to deal with and note many opportunities for talented individual contributors to grow into leadership positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen bureaucracy for mid level experienced individual contributors to grow within the company, reduce top heavy management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company with great benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Longmont, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Longmont, CO (US)

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Committed to continuous employee training
    On-site cafeteria
    On-site fitness center with staff
    Numerous employee social events
    Full benefit packages
    Beautiful view of the mountains (Longmont, CO site)
    Engaged managment
    Great work-life balance

    Cons

    As with all companies there are some managers who are not as flexible as others with regard to time-off, work-life balance and training options.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Grass isn't always greener.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Hopes of things becoming better once Seagate acquired Xyratex. Still waiting to see some results towards that ideal.

    Cons

    Seagate don't seem interested in the manufacturing side of Xyratex and as such, most staff in manufacturing are still uncertain as to whether they will still have a job with the company for much longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to communicate. There is no point being in a role such as people management, if you have no people skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard Disc Drive manufacturer pushing the edge of ideas

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Eng Tech Specialist in Longmont, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Eng Tech Specialist in Longmont, CO (US)

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This company does push the envelope of technology and implement new ideas very quickly. Exposure to many different Engineering disciplines is common and to be expected. Holiday count and vacation time are very good benefits for new hires. Our facility offers on-site restaurant and gym equipment and with instructors. Insurance overeager is normal.

    Cons

    The hours are long if you are working a issue that is hot ( frequently ) and need solutions yesterday. Currently, in 2014 and last year the management went to a flat cost model for R&D expenditures with no yearly cost-of-living increase. Instead they will give you a yearly bonus which may of may not ( typically ) cover the actual cost-of-living. They are going away from Preferred Physician Provider (PPP) and going to a high deductible insurance model.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Old School

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • 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

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