Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated 26 August, 2014
Updated 26 August, 2014
323 Reviews

3.7
323 Reviews
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Seagate Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Luczo
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183 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance-- 9 to 5, cant believe those companies still exist :) (in 37 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 for 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    What you make it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Cupertino, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Salary
    Work Life Balance (Not for everyone here)
    Talented Peers
    Creative work

    Cons

    Top Heavy
    Poor Bonus System
    HR Dept Sucks
    Company Morale Low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of poor performers faster. Lots of people at company collecting paycheck and supporting overall company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Command center operator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology

    Pros

    good company if you are willing to take the risk of not being able to make this a career

    Cons

    Hurting on cash flow. Downsizing done every 6 months to a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to much downsizing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Support Agent  in  Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Tech Support Agent in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

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

    Pros

    Family friendly company
    Encourage advancement
    Tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Health breaks status
    Required to work the day after holiday even if it is your day off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 for 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
  7.  

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

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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 full-time for 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
  8.  

    Working at Seagate

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • 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.

  9.  

    Seagate is hard to beat in the OKC area

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time

    Pros

    Seagate working timing very stable

    Cons

    Seagate pay & benefit very less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase salary

  10.  

    okay to work here +1

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More interaction with management will definitely help

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting work, good colleagues, family friendly

    • 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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Skill development is encouraged. Pretty good mobility within the company if you want to try a new areas. Company is expanding beyond just hard drives. Flexible hours make it easy to accommodate family stuff. Wide range of work available. Some people like to be narrow specialist and others are broad generalists, both kinds of engineers are valued. Social culture, lots of leagues and civic opportunities. New exciting projects.

    Cons

    Typical big company problems. Occasionally you run into someone who isn't getting the job done. Eventually it gets sorted out, but it can take a while for the hierarchy of management to zero in on the problem. New development is fun, but there is also a fair amount of legacy stuff that is expected to not be touched.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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