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STX shuttering Bangalore centre?

Strong waves on the vine that Seagate is closing Bangalore as well... Any folks from that centre can confirm?
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Heard a rumour

I hear on the grape vine the Havant team are starting up a new storage business..anyone else hearing this? If so I wish them well.
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After acquisition...

I work for Broadcom. Qualcommers please ready to work to hard 15-18 hours without any breaks. We are brutal for employees who are lazy, who come late, who leave before 8pm, who never work weekends, and we are infamous for laying off employees. Be... read more

Despite outperforming wall streets expectations

Bonuses are not even close to being on track to be funded this year. The board of directors set an impossible goal to avoid having to pay them. Because f--- you. However they can afford to give a 401k match raise to everyone making over 150k a year... read more


People are only worried about RIF. Why are people not worrying about having no RIF? It's just a matter of time isn't it? Die immediately or die a painful death...

RIF rumors

Here's what we are hearing in my office: RIF: Early December layoffs of a few hundred globally Closing: OKC IT team Rochester, MN Can anyone substantiate these? Any other rumors?

Who is making a terrible mistake? WD or STX?

It's pretty clear one company is making a terrible strategic error with their chosen technology funding. HAMR or MAMR. Or are both companies leadership full of hot helium? STX claims 2TB/ with MAMR isn't know to be possible, while WD says it is... read more

Your Future

To all still employed by Seagate who might be worried about a layoff (in other words, every employee): how much fun are you having at work? How is morale? How do you like your manager? Do you respect top management? Are jobs available outside of... read more

Will MAMR save WD?

No new news from WetDurdCorp. Seems like the MAMR announcement was orchestrated to preempt the good financial news they knew was coming from Seagate. Perhaps to divert attention from the WD/Toshiba ordeal and the poor business acumen at WD head... read more

Will hamr technology save Seagate

Is hamr a reality or will SSD s rule in three years time when new fabs up and running ,not much information from Seagate at what stage company is at with development

Questions on lay off.

Recently joined seagate LCO. My colleagues talking about lay off now all the time, at lunches, meeting rooms everywhere. It seems it around the corner early next year. My questions are 1. How many in the first round? Group affected? 3 Age Target? I... read more

Approaching a manager about a layoff

I've been considering leaving Seagate for a while now, and as a much needed push I was thinking of approaching my manager to ask he consider me for the next round of layoffs. I am not sure how smart that is, though. On one hand I'll be telegraphing... read more

Retired from Seagate in 2010

I see a lot of posts here, the company has changed. I retired in 2010 and I really liked I there - the company was generous. Not any more it seems. Good luck to all.

Seagate MAMR Reaction

I look forward to Seagate's response to the WD MAMR news. I look forward to their explanation of why MAMR will never work, but HAMR will. I look forward to their detailed analyses of why MAMR is not cost effective to manufacture, but HAMR is. I look... read more

We are loosing some of our brightest people

We are loosing some of the brightest people to other companies at a time when they are most needed. Seagate CEO needs to tell VP's to look more carefully at who gets RSU's in order to try to keep the brightest people. I think VP makes decision them... read more

Huge lay off inevitable?

Based on my manager and few other executives recently I spoke to, in a private party, it seems huge lay off is inevitable. I don’t agree with lot if people who are preducting 30% cut; but at least 15% reduction including underperforming DH division... read more

Seagate is on the road to implode

Yep, Seagate is pouring resources into HAMR, and SSD is still operated in a half-assed way with limited support. I've had the highest level R&D executive tell me they are all in on HAMR. When asked about SSD, he couldn't really explain the strategy... read more

Seagate Springtown

Why is Seagate Springtown such an awful knots in the stomach hateful place to work? No wonder they have high scrap and high yield issues when the operators are made to run excessive amounts of tools.Pressure on workers mean more mistakes and a lack... read more

H1Bs to lose jobs in next lay offs

First huge lay off in January includes some significant DH employees, second one in February to fine tune working stream. They implement American first policy, means they let go H1B visa holders first before touching any Americans. Law suit will take... read more

What next for seagate?

How quick is the end coming for HDD and what are seagates next steps to make sure the company survives? Or will it survive? I cant imagine how far seagate will fall.

When to know your position is safe

If they decide to eliminate your specific function you will get laid off regardless of performance. That provides good legal protection as long as your position remains gone for a long period. Other than that personal politics is a large factor... read more

Layoffs criteria?

Does anybody know what kind of criteria is used by Seagate when determining who will be laid off? I am assuming performance assessment is one, but what about last in first out system? I am relatively new to the company, so this is something that can... read more

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