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Anonymous shared this review of Seagate Technology, United States on Nov 24th, 2020
"Despite the policies to promote a more gender diverse and inclusive environment, Seagate is still very much a "good old boy" company. The leadership circle, where critical decisions are made (Engineering, Manufacturing, Finance and Product Management) are male dominated, and exec promotion opportunities are not posted for internal or external diversity candidates to apply."
Anonymous shared this review of Seagate Technology, United States on Nov 4th, 2020
"Very flexible wrt needing time to take care of family concerns (appts, school schedules etc). Attitude is very much "as long as the work gets done"."
Anonymous shared this review of Seagate Technology, Thailand on Nov 3rd, 2020
"Best place to work with Integrity in action and respect in diversity"
Anonymous shared this review of Seagate Technology, United States on Oct 26th, 2020
"It's a good environment. As everywhere, if you work for a good manager and with a collaborative team, that makes a huge difference. "
"Run.. don't walk.... Unless you want to stay for 20 years and still never make it where men are consistently being given promotions and massive bonuses over women."
"I haven't been this happy with my career and job choice for 20 years. I feel valued, respected, heard, empowered...overall an incredible company and leadership team! While surely there is much more work to do, I feel our Seagate family is truly inclusive, and focused not just no diversity and inclusion, but also equity. Please come join us!"
"Being part of the Seagate family as a woman opens a lot of career opportunities for the taking. The culture and company values inclusion and respect; allows for women at Seagate to excel; there are plenty of learning classes or workshops i.e. women conferences, Toastmaster, the Women Leadership Network, etc. at Seagate for career minded women. It's great being a woman, and working at Seagate!"
"Seagate is an amazing company to work fork. Yet does challenge each individual with demanding schedules."
"This is a nice culture to work in, folks care about one another."
"Seagate has been a great place to start my career. Although areas of the company are male dominated, Seagate leaders are making inclusion a priority company wide. "
"We have a dedicated Employee Resource Group (ERG) that keeps the culture fresh and the conversations active. The existence of several other ERG groups (7 as of this review) also sustain a good environment for diversity."
"It is a great place to work for man and woman"
"It's a mostly male organization, but don't be afraid to be a trailblazer!"
"Flexible working environment with lots of opportunities to grow in your career."
"This is the company where my career took off and I've had multiple great growth opportunities. Seagate does a good job promoting from within. My team in particular has a great culture and is very supportive in flexibility and exploration. Achievers are rewarded fairly."
"Seagate is the best company ever. We treat the same. Good supervisor and manager."
"Leadership at highest levels are about inclusion. Decent mix of mix women in Senior leadership positions. I have seen it dramatically improve in the 5 years I have worked here. "
"Seagate's current management are actually enacting their core values. 7-10 years ago I would not have been so positive about Seagate, but I have seen a real change over the last 3 or so years. I am truly happy and proud to be apart of the Seagate team. "
"The team I work with is more than 50% women and they've been slowly getting promoted to higher positions. The management that I work with treat women with respect."
"It is great place to work for all. Love the culture and people. "
"I'm in an Engineering team and always surrounded by men. But, I'm always treated with great respect. We are paired with mentors and sponsors who are always cheer for you. Flexibility is one of the main reasons why I love working at Seagate. "
"Good upper management supports. Challenged projects. Good working ethics. Good culture & friendly people & helpful co-workers."
"Seagate leaders have gone far to make sure my experience at this Company has been good by seeking me out for new opportunities and giving me great training. I also work with a lot of other smart and talented women. I would recommend Seagate as an employer of choice for women."
"Employees that exhibit a strong work ethic, are good communicators and who are adaptable and willing to learn will find opportunities for growth and success at Seagate."
"They are trying. They have the right structure/framework in place and they are trying to abide by it. They still have the problem of culture, which honestly you are going to find anywhere, but particularly in male dominated fields like engineering. For example, you get talked over a lot during meetings and you have to choose your words carefully. I think Seagate leaders know it though and are trying to address the culture shift with things such as internal bias training and attention to ERGs. So in my mind, they get points for acknowledging it and addressing it, which is better than a lot places I've worked who pretended there wasn't a problem. They also recently implemented better leaves for parents and, pre-pandemic, had a decent work-life structure. (It's been tight now, due to restrictions in hiring but hopefully it will return to a better balanced approach as the economy improves). I'd say all things considered, it's above average. However, anyone working for Seagate should know about it's layoff culture. It's a RIF_Repeat cycle where there is a lack of psychological safety that you'll have a job 6 mo from now. "
"The people at Seagate are some of the best I have worked with. I believe base pay is fair and equitable between men and women. I would caution women that "bonus" funds are not equitably divided as this up to manager discretion, but no one should take a job based up "bonuses". I would say some women at Seagate take their management role too "powerful" creating unfairness, favoritism, and hostility within work groups."
"Seagate is a great company to work at. You can learn a lot if you are the ambitious and assertive type. The women here are very supportive to each other. The opportunities to advance are there especially if you start at the lower level. The company is also implementing more initiatives for diversity and inclusion, which helps bring awareness to promote women."
"I think Seagate is a great place to work. You can learn so many things if you are the ambitious and assertive type. The amount of support amongst women is awesome in the company. The opportunities to advance are more when you start off at a lower level. The company has started to implement more initiatives for diversity and inclusion, which helps bring more awareness to promote women. "
Anonymous shared this review of Seagate Technology, Malaysia on Sep 15th, 2020
"Seagate allow me to develop and growth my career and personal life through out my life events. "
"Since I began working at Seagate I feel more empowered to contribute my ideas in conversations. Leadership has made me feel like a welcome member of the team in an industry which is typically male-dominated. It has been a very pleasant surprise and a wonderful experience! "
" Employee Resource Groups are getting a lot of support and focus and these are a great resource and opportunity to network with other employees with similar interests and challenges."
"Challenging, great role models, team support, awesome programs and guidance."
"With regard to career advancement, you must be your own advocate."
"The culture at Seagate is very inclusive. I have never felt additional challenges in my role at Seagate because of my gender or race. Management and HR are readily available in case of any disruptions. All employee's are required to take training on our HR policies to promote inclusion and report poor behavior. Seagate also offers ally groups such as the Women's Leadership Network to connect with other women in the workplace. "
"Engineering culture in the US in Seagate is very male dominated. Cronyism is rampant which typically leaves women out of management. There is no recognition of gender bias or inequity- the topic is taboo even is management groups focused on employee engagement and inclusion. Gender employment data is difficult to get despite years of promises from the CEO for transparency. Goals for hiring women are not shared even with managers. Top female engineering managers were removed from management with feeble excuses and new rules- “You need a PhD to manage engineers” even though the male directors do not have PhDs. Feminine expression (dresses/makeup) is marginalized and makes many male managers and co-workers uncomfortable. Female engineers are forced to walk the tightrope in presentation and assertiveness. My personal story is being removed from management after 24 years of leadership and an impeccable record after coming out as a transgender woman. I was bullied, mobbed, and harassed. I was being set up for layoff, but took a separation package to retain some dignity. HR and Legal defend the patriarchal autocracy and would not address fairness. I led Diversity & Inclusion activity as the founder of PRIDE!, the LGBTQ+ ERG in Seagate. I can assure you, diversity and inclusion in Seagate is all window dressing. "
Anonymous shared this review of Seagate Technology, United States on Sep 8th, 2020
"There are a lot of layoffs and the culture can be cutthroat because of that. Make sure to ask lots of questions in the interview about how the team functions and if they have been impacted by RIFs. "
Anonymous shared this review of Seagate Technology, Thailand on Aug 27th, 2020
"Feel Safe, Valued, Respected - Only at Seagate! I enjoy every single day of my time at Seagate and it's been almost 9 years of great experience, where people listen to each other, value diverse point of views regardless of your identity."
Anonymous shared this review of Seagate Technology, United States on Jul 5th, 2019
"Be mindful of the team you join. Choose a diverse team if possible. "
Anonymous shared this review of Seagate Technology, United States on May 20th, 2019
"Although there can be evening or early morning calls, you get to work internationally. Work/life balance (or, 'integration') is accommodated. People get that you have family or community obligations. It's like any other tech company in terms of gender. The Seagate Women's Leadership Network has speakers and executive panels. The CEO and other top leaders present when they are in tow. Very cool."
Anonymous shared this review of Seagate Technology, United States on May 15th, 2019
"Seagate is a great place to work, for women and everyone. I am privileged to have an amazing manager who is passionate about our development. The data storage industry is really interesting, which makes it motivating to learn every day. What I like about Seagate in regards to women is that we are transparent about our numbers, and hold ourselves accountable to getting equitable representation in the workplace. Seagate is much like most high tech companies in that we have lower representation of women in roles like engineering and management, but I've never felt that I've been treated differently as a female employee and I believe the company is actively working to address the gap."
Anonymous shared this review of Seagate Technology, United States on May 10th, 2019
"The culture is very good overall: own your professional development, and do not be afraid to raise your hand for work you are passionate about."
"There are ways to get involved and meet others, but you do have to put in some effort to get involved such as attending events, reaching out to the networking groups, or striking up a conversation with someone in passing. "
"There are opportunities here to get involved, but you have to take initiative. You can join the Women's Leadership Network and other groups to gain community and get active beyond your day-to-day. This has helped meet others and made collaboration easier."
"I am new to the organization and am really impressed with the culture and teamwork here. People are friendly and professional. I hope to have opportunities to learn and grow my career here. "
"Seagate is one of the best companies I have worked for. Their values of Integrity, Innovation, and Inclusion, are fundamental to the company culture. The company has invested heavily in unconscious bias mitigation training which is furthering the Inclusion value by ensuring that everyone's voice is heard. I have always been treated with respect and fairness and have been offered many opportunities to be involved in new and challenging projects. We have an active Women's Leadership Network that is made up of intelligent, professional women who support one another and host incredible events that all employees benefit from. I would highly recommend Seagate to women! "
Anonymous shared this review of Seagate Technology, United States on May 2nd, 2019
"Seagate is making great strides towards improving it's culture of diversity and inclusion. The Women's Leadership Network is a great opportunity to learn and connect with other employees at the site. After working at other companies, I've found Seagate to be the most supportive environment and am thankful for the opportunity. "
Anonymous shared this review of Seagate Technology on Oct 19th, 2018
"Management still mostly men, but improving and having more women join the ranks."
"A lot of flexibility and work life balance is dependent on your direct manager. Pick your manager wisely"
"Company is recognizing the ratio difference between male and female leadership roles, which I believe is a good sign. There are lots of opportunities if you come in with an open mind and put in efforts to network. The FLEX Time is great for employees to manage our time better."
Anonymous shared this review of Seagate Technology on May 18th, 2018
"Get involved whether it's in the Women's Leadership Network or the Mentoring Program etc, look outside your department and Network with others."
"In a technical role you will likely be a minority though how dramatically depends on the area. You will probably experience mostly fair treatment but you will also probably experience quite a bit of cognitive bias. I have had a handful of more specifically negative experiences with some sexist element but I would say it's not the norm and none are that recent."
"Accept employment with the understanding that men far outnumber women, and the old boys' club still exists."
"Overall I think its a great company to work for, but there are limited women in leadership positions related to research and operations. The company also has a long way to go in creating a true diversity and inclusion program. "
Anonymous shared this review of Seagate Technology on May 15th, 2018
"Despite flexible time off, an old school culture of bias is pervasive. Micro-aggressions occur daily if not hourly. Not many women work here, period. "
Anonymous shared this review of Seagate Technology on May 14th, 2018
"At its core, Seagate is an engineering company and because engineering is so male dominated, a culture exists which marginalizes women. "
"Seagate is a great company, but it is a very male-dominated industry (in terms of engineering, research and development), in other areas there are more women and the diversity is beneficial."
"Be prepared to have a loud voice, often I can be the only woman in a room full of males. "
"Maternity benefits have improved, but still aren't the greatest compared to other companies within industry. There is a huge lack of diversity in leadership. "
"Generally a great place to work. Still a male-dominated culture. Definitely need better maternity benefits."
"Many networking opportunities and groups available. Support of the team is amazing."
Anonymous shared this review of Seagate Technology on May 9th, 2018
"It is a good place to have a career at. It has taken me from single life, to parent with small kids, to empty nester and has provided me the flexibility to have good work life balance. "
Anonymous shared this review of Seagate Technology on May 8th, 2018
"It has improved but still a long way to go "
Anonymous shared this review of Seagate Technology on May 2nd, 2018
"I am currently very happy with my immediate leadership / executive team and am working on a key initiative that could really improve customers' experience with the company. The culture does tend to be a bit of the old school approach and very hierarchical....some groups more so than others. "
Anonymous shared this review of Seagate Technology on Jan 13th, 2018
"Leadership is mostly white males. Some departments or organizations allow flexible work schedule and some do not. It's not equitable across the company. "
Anonymous shared this review of Seagate Technology on Dec 22nd, 2017
"Seagate is what you make of it. There are challenges, but the people you work directly with make all the difference."
Anonymous shared this review of Seagate Technology on Nov 27th, 2017
"stand up for yourself! don't let time pass before you mention, to the person who caused the problem, that you don't care for that kind of interaction (the kind that leaves someone feeling less-than)."
Anonymous shared this review of Seagate Technology on Nov 6th, 2017
"Since this is a tech company they are trying really hard to bring more women into the company. I'm still nursing (babe is <1) and the lactation room has a pretty tight schedule so I end up pumping in a conference room but that works great for me. There is a Women's Leadership Network and even though the company is majority male, it is still inviting."
Anonymous shared this review of Seagate Technology on Jun 1st, 2016
"Very dependent on which boss you have, but overall company policies are in line with other major companies"
"There are very few women in senior positions. The company is careful to be legally and politically correct, but the numbers tell the story--nearly all senior positions and those just below them are held by men."
"I've worked here for over 3 years and it seems to have gone backwards from when I started. Finances are micro-managed from the top. The morale is bad among both genders of employees. Support roles are predominately women and overworked. The mid-level positions held by women are stifled by upper management, who are predominately men."
"It is a male dominated"
"Our company was acquired by Seagate in the last couple of years. Seagate has many more women in professional roles than the acquired company, but it has not translated into more opportunities. Acquired companies still are not fully assimilated and are run exclusively by men."