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Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated 29 January, 2015
Updated 29 January, 2015
374 Reviews
3.7
374 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 50 reviews)

  • Great work environment with state of the art building and technology (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Frequent extra hours, bad work-life balance, less help from the team (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    What a difference a change of scenery makes....

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1) LEADERSHIP! I can't speak for every level, but I can say that my direct manager and his manager are very supportive, focusing on mentoring and building our skill set and acumen.
    2) Culture - again, this is based on department or organization, but we have a team mentality. It is truly a culture based on cooperation and collaboration. (Sales Org) This is a reflection on leadership, and the choices they have made in building a great team.
    3) Flexibility! This may roll under leadership again, but they are very accommodating, very understanding. This holds much more weight that any incremental raise, or frankly even a very large raise! I truly do enjoy what it is I do, and I always feel as if I am valued and part of something larger, greater.

    Cons

    1) Process - The way Sales must interact with collections / pricing. It is improving, but still has a long way to go. Ways to facilitate this are communication and other departments realizing that sales is driving revenue, and as a result, these departments must not just support sales, but work in conjunction with them and show a sense of urgency, pro activeness when approaching their daily routine / duties.
    2) Marketing - Channel Marketing is actually moving the needle, but the department that gets all the marketing funds, AKA Global Marketing is slow to react. When they do react, it is very REACTIONARY and not proactive. Too many politics and the aforementioned process slows down any sort of effort or momentum, if any. As a result, our growth, while evident, isn't fulfilling the potential it could.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I can only say thank you to current leadership, again, director and senior director are the only ones I can vouch for, but thank you for making this a place where people want to be, for taking the time to lead and mentor, and for standing up and supporting your team, your people, which in turn makes them want to work and fight hard for you, the team, and Seagate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Working Environment

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, and supporting boss.

    Cons

    Salary package slightly below average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review your company benefits packages against market rating

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Big

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 benefits, and some great people

    Cons

    It's big, and the management layers are thick. Biggest company I've ever worked for, so often feel distanced from "where it happens". Dearth of women in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look around for people to promote from within rather than recruiting so heavily outside...and make an effort to seek out well-qualified women for the management team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A good environment

    Former Employee - Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    A good environment. friendly staff

    Cons

    slow in promotion. increment very little

  6.  

    Overall positive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Legal in Cupertino, CA (US)

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not a high stress environment, Seagate Way is a good idea

    Cons

    Upper management does not embrace the Seagate Way. Each year another benefit is taken away (Stock options, RSUs, earned vacation time, PPO). Is upper management trying to tell us something?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back RSUs and earned vacation time based on longevity if you value your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    excellent skilled engineer and team

    Cons

    fast pace, very dynamics, tough industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to learn. Staffs are friendly and willing to help. Ppl are hardworking and with good technical capabilities.

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working environment. Work life well balanced. Good for knowledge accumulation and growth.

    Cons

    Common problems like in other big traditional MNCs. Not fast react to fast changing world. No shining points in terms of industrial financial performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be focus. Be open minded. Find the problem and solve it. Move fast.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to intern for

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Shrewsbury, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Shrewsbury, MA (US)

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    - Seagate provides a competitive hourly pay compared to other tech companies.
    - Everyone is extremely nice
    - The work is not exhausting or boring. You learn a lot about your field of study while in a workplace setting.
    - Depending on the location, there are a lot of fun events and activities sponsored by Seagate like ping pong tournaments, ice cream socials, and company parties.

    Cons

    8 hours a day in a cubicle. At least there are some breaks though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was not there long enough to notice anything that could need improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to spend the rest of my career.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

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

    Pros

    Very casual, laid back environment. Relaxed management. Team oriented environment. Work from home opportunities in some departments, incredible benefits, on site gym and cafe, Starbucks coffee, best place to work in IT in Oklahoma. Amazing work/life balance.

    Cons

    Only worked here for 6 months, but haven't found anything yet that would make me ever want to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Best management team I have worked for so far. Continue to share your path to the future with your teams providing outstanding vision.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Generic

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    Pay is good for upper level people.

    Cons

    Male dominated enviroment breeds poor behaviors.

    Doesn't Recommend

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