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Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 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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    Command center operator

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementto much downsizing

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

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    Awesome

    Tech Support Agent (Current Employee) Oklahoma City, OK (US)

    ProsFamily friendly company
    Encourage advancement
    Tuition reimbursement

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting work, good colleagues, family friendly

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSkill 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.

    ConsTypical 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome place to be

    Engineering Specialist (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsRelaxed environment , reasonable targets & friendly management

    ConsPoor basic increment, varying overtime schedule

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Seagate is a good Company to work for.

    CTS (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat for Leadership principals, treat customers and staff fairly and openly. Talented and committed workforce.

    ConsEnsure your package is good on day 1, it will not be likely to change much over the years. Raises can be minimal.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore 360 degree reviews for management- leadership style can tend towards autocratic.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Enriching

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDrive to be the best

    Constoo focused on silo metrics

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pretty good company

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) Longmont, CO (US)

    ProsGood work-life balance. Not-very-high expectation from the management, so you'll feel you're always over-achieving

    ConsThere are not may cons of Seagate. However depends on your career goals, you might find the company is not very agressive,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good opportunities, lots of travel, high paced environment.

    Managing Principal Engineer (Current Employee) Shakopee, MN (US)

    ProsGood pay, good challenges, very technical

    Consslow moving, risk adverse, and technology usage is pretty behind the times

    Advice to Senior Managementwork-life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work!

    Senior Program Manager (Former Employee) Longmont, CO (US)

    ProsMany talented, hard working people. Pay, benefits and training are first-rate! There is an introductory course in disc drive technology, and many in-depth courses beyond that that are worthwhile and most are provided on-site.

    ConsThe majority of folks are committed to the team's success - some of management is not. Lay-off's happen to all businesses during down-times. You need to be flexible and able to deal with ambiguity, as the requirements for a product can change on a daily basis.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt was nice to hear from the CEO on-site and in video conferences, but hearing about a weekend trip to Africa for sightseeing made it clear that there was a clear separation between us working folks and top management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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