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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Awesome Seagate

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

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

    Pros

    Managements are very approachable. Company invests heavily on its people and new tools.

    Cons

    Many redundant positions with overlapping functions tends to delay decision making process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer Intern in Fremont, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer Intern in Fremont, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The people there are very nice and very helpful. They have lots of activities prepared, the working hour is flexible.

    Cons

    Some problems are very difficult to solve. Lots of Challenge jobs.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Hard Disc Drive manufacturer pushing the edge of ideas

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5.  

    Old School

    • 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 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Springtown is like a concentration camp

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

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

    Pros

    Small city so everyone knows ones other. .good common people employed.

    Cons

    Performance related pay is outdated .. No employee rights.keep changing the rules.one rule for management, eng. etc and another for shift workers.Managers hold grudges and pay is laughable.
    Needs american ceo's, directors, managers to return on a full time basis and sort out the discrimination and favourtism which is rife around the ranks.
    Becoming a really stressful company to work for due to the conquer and division mentality which has deepend in the past few years.
    Using and altering data to use as a batering stick to give unfair appraisals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and manage fairly and remember that you are only managers not gods..directors have to see that they are now borderline paranoid and thats we hsve gone padt cost cutting andvare now throat cutting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    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
  11.  

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

    • 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 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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