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Seagate Technology PLC (commonly referred to as Seagate) is an American data storage company. It was incorporated in 1978 as Shugart Technology and commenced business in 1979. Since 2010, the company is incorporated in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Cupertino, California, United States.

According to Wikipedia in 2015, one of Seagate's wireless storage devices was found to have an undocumented hardcoded password. On January 21, 2014, numerous tech articles around the globe published findings from the cloud storage provider Backblaze that Seagate hard disks are the least reliable among prominent hard disk manufacturers. However, the Backblaze tests have been criticized for having a flawed methodology that has inconsistent environment variables, such as ambient temperatures and vibration, and disk usage; in addition, Backblaze's statistics show that the vast majority of installed drives at Backblaze are Seagate, and Backblaze editor Andy Klein has noted "that a large number of new Seagate drives being deployed could be statistically responsible" for failure rate data in their specific data center population. In the broader landscape, Seagate enterprise drives have been named most reliable for seven years running in the well-respected IT Brand Pulse survey of top IT professionals, and have been cited as leader the last two years running in every measured category: reliability, performance, innovation, price, and service and support. Backblaze has released an updated page of statistics which shows that Seagate drives had by far the most failures in Q2 2019. Best by far was Toshiba.

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Machine Operator (Current Employee) says

"Some people say "well work is work", but that just isn't the case here. The managers are toxic and abusive and the HR team is lazy and unprofessional. If you're lucky to even get fulltime then you're introduced to the most competitive, unforgiving workplace I've ever been to."

Corporate Paralegal (Former Employee) says

"Attorneys do your paralegal work, then you do admin work which they micromanage.. My opinion - stay away. Do you like to do a minimum amount of thinking, then this is your place. I learned to pay attention to red flags on interviews, no matter how slight. Of course, this is my opinion only. But, hey, it's an honest opinion.Do you like an old fashioned culture? This is your place.Not dynamic. No sense of ownership"

Staff Software Engineer (Former Employee) says

"The company was interested in sending the work overseas to Pune and that was the main interest of VP. I didn't enjoy working in the company. The company sucked. The upper management was strictly interested in pleasing Wall Street."

Senior Engineering Specialist (Former Employee) says

"Review, and assign ServiceNow tickets that came in after hours. Best part of the job was the flexible hours and flexible management. I don't recommend working in the IT dept at SeagateFlexible managementNo future, constant layoffs in I.T."

Machine Operator (Former Employee) says

"They tell you that you are going to get hired. Only to be lied to. Then your contract starts over again. If you go to D shift you will stay on that shift forever and you Will never get hired. ScamPaid every weekYou never get hired!"

Engineering Technician I (Current Employee) says

"must learn on the floor with supervisor disapproving if you taking time to do so so much pressure not enough time to learn requires very thick skintraining staff is knowledgeablevery fast training too limited"

Desktop Support Technician (Current Employee) says

"No job security,people working in management that should never be a manager. As a contractor at Seagate you are treated as less than human. No guarantee of anything, not included in any decisions, no value of your opinion.Lots of nice peopleToo many to list"

Misc. (Current Employee) says

"No work life balance, no raises or cost of living increases for years at a time, then only 1-3%. Think twice. Management pretends they listen, but they don't, and they don't lead by example - EVER!"

Anon (Current Employee) says

"A poorly run company. A silo culture that encourages each department to work against each other. Best avoided. They are struggling to deal with a changing market and are just throwing cash at acquisitions to fix it, at the moment."

Data Engineer (Current Employee) says

"Bullying culture. US employees are always on top, regardless of right or wrong. Issues raised to the management will be just brushed off and put it underneath the carpet."

Technical Analyst Level 2 (Current Employee) says

"There is no work at Seagate anymore. All the jobs have moved overseas. Seagate no longer exists in Oklahoma City. The jobs have moved to three other countries outside of the United States."

Failure analysis Engineer (Former Employee) says

"Our company was taken over, then asset stripped ending with total redundancy for entire plant, so nothing positive. They disengaged from updating, supporting or communicating with anyone less than senior management"

Sales (Former Employee) says

"No work / life balance.No appreciation for going above and beyond.Management very slimy.good pay and benefitsworking for sleazy management and backstabbers"

Pricing Analyst (Former Employee) says

"Manager did not bother to coach or guide. Poor handover and ridiculous expectations. Work on public holiday and when mc. Lack of appreciation of staff or contributions. Do not join."

Sr. Electrical System Staff Engineer (Former Employee) says

"No job security and career advancement. Due to the shrinking business Seagate is in, many duplicate talents are being let go for cost reduction. Stay away!!Easy moneyMental torture"

Solutions Engineer (Former Employee) says

"No vision, just laying people off and running the company down until they can sell it off. Continual profit increases, with flat revenue? There aren’t many infinite markets, and the HDD market is most definitely not infinite (it’s shrinking)."

Director (Former Employee) says

"The company had no plan for when SSD took over the storage market, now it is doing a slow death march as the market for HDD quickly dwindles. Morale at the company is terrible, layoffs continue, and benefits and other perks continue to decrease. The company's best people have been leaving and left with: 1) people who are a few years from retirement, 2) lower quality workforce that would have never been considered even 5 years ago, 3) those who just want a year or 2 of experience so they can move to a better company. Not a great culture."

Manager (Current Employee) says

"ERP IT Director misuses her powers. No respect for people working for her. No long term vision or roadmap for programs in her hand. Mgrs. have NO freedom to take decisions. Higher Mgmt does not have interaction with Managers. Talented people are leaving jobs due to her. She should be transferred or to be changed.Good Salary and benefitsNo freedom to take decisions"

Machine operator (Former Employee) says

"Seagate put the D into discrimination & if you don’t believe me go find out for yourself ! They want people who are scared to speak up them self once you finally get the courage to do so things go down hill !! There people that been there for 40+ years SOME are welcoming the rest not so much !! Basically it’s not what you know at this job it’s who you know if you want to get to the top of ladder !!!The money that’s it that’sMangers & working with coworkers"

Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee) says

"Went through 4 supervisors within the span of 6 months, each one more stressed and less knowledgeable than the last. Entire floor got laid off after a long rattle. Stress and work increased and morale sank. Management and leaders became less and less available for consultation and general help. One long-time employee had a screaming panic attack in the middle of their cubicle because she eventually felt helpless in performing her job. Everyone and their clients heard it. Dozens of contractors were lied to about how long it would take to be converted from the temp agency, and almost all of them were laid off when time came to be converted. This place ruined some lives.Cafeteria, gym, comfy chairs, good coworkersLies, sinking morale, poor management"

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