Seagate Technology Employee Reviews in United States

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Great work environment with good people and benefits
Executive Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Longmont, COFebruary 10, 2016
A typical work day for me consists of checking email for myself and my VP, managing my VP's calendar, office management for a staff of 10, learning about the hard drive and Cloud industries, and helping my co-workers with projects, travel, expenses, etc. The most enjoyable part of the job is the wonderful people. The hardest part of the job is learning the industry as a newcomer.
Pros
Great people, great benefits, good pay
Cons
Market stability, cutbacks
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Fascinating high technology company
Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, MNMarch 8, 2016
An excellent company to work at with many brilliant minds developing first class disc drives.

Production area and office space are both immaculate and first rate. Full service cafeteria, workout room, good pay and good benefits.
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Long hours with some great people
Product Manager (Current Employee) –  Lake Mary, FLApril 6, 2016
The days are long, but you get to spend them with some great people. Both benefits and compensation are fair. A good employer for Silicon Valley based employees.
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Stable and interesting, but little bit boring
Firmware Engineer II, FW & ASIC Team (Current Employee) –  KoreaNovember 11, 2015
Drive technology is already stable enough so that your job might not be dynamic like web engineers. However, it can be very interesting with embedded system and your job security might be quite secured.
Pros
good benefits and stable job security
Cons
quite complex because of high hardware dependencies.
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Desktop Support Technician (Current Employee) –  Shakopee, MNNovember 17, 2015
Benefits could use some work, your last day might be tomorrow. They are in a turbulent time right now.
After the last round of layoffs in September, IT was hit hard, around 35%, nobody knew what was going on, and this continues 2 months later.
Pros
On-site fitness center
Cons
No direction from management, horrible communication
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Used to be a good company to work for
Customer Service Technician Level 1 (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKOctober 6, 2015
Seagate has a lot of lay offs lately and the people still working there fear for their jobs. Used to have nice benefits but due to mismanagement and poor money management the benefits are going slowly away. HR does not hold supervisor or managers accountable to Seagate procedures. Complains will trigger an investigation but nothing is done.
Pros
Competive pay, bonus
Cons
no appreciation for their employees
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Good Job culture
Software Development Intern (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CANovember 10, 2015
Excellent Life balance at seagate. As an intern the compensation and benefits were very good. Job culture is also great as everyone is very supportive.
Pros
free lunches, events
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Dynamic workplace - great employees - state-of-the-art products
Staff/Quality/Reliability Engineer (Former Employee) –  Longmont, ColoradoAugust 19, 2015
Seagate is a great place to work. Typical days introduce you to new and exciting technology. Learned numerous skills from Core Team to Customer Quality to Reliability. Management is top-notch. Co-workers are great team players. The pace is high level and rewarding. The best part of the job is the interaction with employees from all aspects of the company.
Pros
Great place to utilize and expand your skills. Great benefits and profit sharing.
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Good work Life balance with no opportunities for advancement
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Longmont, COJuly 19, 2016
At the time of this review I've worked for Seagate about 4 years. It's not great. The pay is stagnant and there are almost no opportunities for advancement. In my experience they do a very poor job of training new hires and providing them the support they need to become productive quickly. All that said I quite like almost all of the people I work with on a day to day basis and Seagate has proved excellent from a work life balance perspective, as long as you don't abuse the privilege management doesn't have any problem with employee leaving early to take care of critical errands, attend school plays etc. If it wasn't for the numerous layoffs that have been held in recent years I would say it's a great place to find stable if somewhat underwhelming employment.
Pros
Work Life Balance, On Site Cafeteria, Excellent Co Workers
Cons
No Opportunities for advancement, Incompetent Management, Frequent Layoffs, Terrible at Training Entry Level Employees
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Seagate works you hard and compensates well.
Director (Former Employee) –  Shakopee, MNAugust 18, 2016
Review emails to see if actions or items need to follow up.
Go to meetings addressing potential issues or resolving existing issues. You may be the one presenting some of the information for discussion at the meeting.
Co-workers are professional and work to get the job done. Most disagreements come from different job functions. (You expect Procurement people to be most concerned about price, Designers about functionality and meeting program schedules, etc.)
Hardest part of the job is nightly calls with Asia.
Enjoy working as team to solve issues.
Pros
Compensation, co-workers
Cons
Expect to work late evenings M-Th on calls with Asia.
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The Average Age at Seagate (in 2008) was 52 years old.
Senior Software Developer (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, MNAugust 11, 2016
An old culture means that telecommuting or flex hours are frowned upon. If you aren't in your desk for 8+ hours a day you are considered to be not working.

Job reviews are based out of 5, but managers aren't allowed to give out whatever number they want. For example, my group was allowed one "4" every year (no "5"s) and my manager did his best to move that around. Basically everyone got a "3" ("1" or "2" were grounds for firing at the next layoff or immediately). Your bonus is based on your rating too, so don't expect big bonuses either.

Many large layoffs in the past 8 years.
Pros
Cafeteria On Site
Cons
Old Culture, Old Employees, Old Thinking
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No vision, weak management
Senior Manager (Former Employee) –  Cupertino, CaliforniaJuly 29, 2015
This company is in the position of having only one competitor (Western Digital). Some may think that this is enviable; I think it has dulled management. The company could be doing so many exciting things and, at least its consumer division, is run by management that is concerned about meeting deadlines, no matter the quality of the product. They simply refuse to see that making great products that exceed customer expectations leads to profit.
Pros
Compensation is good.
Cons
Management, culture, work environment
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Fantastic Corporate Management Team, Great environment
SENIOR EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAApril 29, 2016
After Seagate acquired MMC Technology, I worked at the corporate site in Scotts Valley, set amid a grove of Redwoods. Going to work over the summit every day was amazing. The company had a fantastic infrastructure and a great HR department. Bill Watkins was a wonderful leader and had established a great team of senior staff. His commitment to his employees as well as to his philanthropic efforts rallied all of us together and inspired us to do our best. Great cafeteria too!
Pros
Great environment, solid commitment to community, both internal and external.
Cons
Corporate restructuring led to major organizational changes and lay offs.
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Call center atmopshere-
Engineering Technician 1 (Former Employee) –  Yukon, OKAugust 23, 2015
Tech support on Seagate hard drives and software.
Good Cafeteria
Family oriented
Good Management

* inbound call center
*tech support for computer hard drives
* warranty/ Customer service
*multiple breaks and shift bids
* No weekends
Pros
Borrow Vacation, On site Cafeteria, Benefits
Cons
Multiple policy changes, Temp to hire up to 12 months
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Great place with great oppurtunities.
Sales Operations Account Manager/ Sr Order Manager (Former Employee) –  Scotts Valley, CAApril 22, 2015
It was a pleasure of having the opportunity of working with people from many different countries and cultures. I like the convenience of having a cafeteria that serves you a hot meal daily. Their fitness center is awesome with state of the art exercise equipment along with showers. Easy access to a Television where one can watch the news and weather. Free Coffee is a plus of various flavors for their employee, with vending machines and microwaves to heat up your food. Continuous online training provided to keep your skills up to par. Promotions from within is always a plus
Pros
Well Balanced, great benefits, advance oppurtunities, multicultural, positive atmosphere
Cons
frequent layoffs
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Good place to work
Analyst II (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKSeptember 25, 2015
• Good balance of work and family time
• Co-workers willing to assists with any issues
• Free gym
• Free popcorn
• Normally a 8 hour work day
• Good benefits
Pros
Great people. On site Cafeteria. Free gym.
Cons
The office space is in need of a face-lift, Layoffs are periodically necessary to adjust for the company's spending.
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Professional and respected
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Shakopee, MNJuly 14, 2016
As the Admin Assistant I enjoyed being the go to person in the depart. Helping where I could with what ever needed to be done. Being a long term employee, I was very familiar with the software, policies, and procedures. I also developed a network and relationships where I could go to find out answers for my team.

I also enjoyed the variety and the multi-tasking. Everyday was something different.
Pros
The people
Cons
Downsize and reorganization
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Great work culture. good job security. Good compensation. Great CEO
Senior Staff Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Shakopee, MNMay 15, 2016
Typical day would be one or less meetings, code development, bi-weekly progress report

Learned SA and Fibre Channel interfaces

Good management

Co-workers very easy to work with. Very collaborative.

Hardest part was to convince management and co-workers to look at the problem in a new, more efficient way.

Enjoyed the most the delegation of responsibility to pursue the projects and lead them.
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Excellent work environment but experiencing some growing pains.
Senior Marketing Manager (Current Employee) –  Shakopee, MNJuly 17, 2015
The best part of Seagate is it's people. I enjoyed working with consummate professionals from around the world. Each skilled in their particular field of endeavour.
Pros
Excellent benefits, career development opportunities, training.
Cons
Company expanded too quickly and then suffered a contraction.
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Seagate = Borders' Books
Director (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAAugust 8, 2016
Great minds and poor leadership.

The 30+ year old company lacks innovation resulting from a Command and Control management style. The "C" office holders are out of touch with their market and employees. The company is imploding.
Pros
Employees
Cons
Lack of vision and leadership from the executive leadership team.
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