There were a few chances in the past to branch out but those ships have sailed long ago and Seagate is now a tanker loaded up with debt. The chances I'm speaking of were to merge with a NAND chip maker, and/ or become a mass storage warehouse... — read more
My opinion is that the Seagate is a small boat in the middle of the ocean. Unfortunately, the company has completely lost its compass. What vision do they have for Seagate in general? Can you imagine this company in two or three years? I am not at... — read more
That’s the biggest mistake I’ve ever made. At one time I turned down quite a solid offer because I was thinking about severance pay. Lesson learned.
I keep hearing that people over a certain age (some say 50, some say even in their late 40s) are having trouble finding new jobs due to their age. Is this true? It makes no sense to me. Experience and knowledge always used to mean something, has that... — read more
Has anyone, as a result of the W2 give away, had their SSN # used to set up a fraudulent Medicare and/or Social Security Benefits account?
Those at the top are just lining up extremely bad moves. I wonder which even worse move comes after grade level changes? Admittedly, I hope I won’t even be there when the new bad move is announced. Unfortunately, it has become impossible to expect... — read more
so I'm leaving this company. Nothing makes sense here if you’re not among the favorite ones. They have a better status even if they do sloppy work, even if their behavior towards other employees is not appropriate, even if they do not give any value... — read more
Anyone heard about retrenchment coming on September?
I love my job and I think I am a very engaged employee, but working in this company I've totally lost the will to ever come up with an idea again. They just pretend to want to hear employee ideas, and when you come up with an idea, they completely... — read more
Does it improve your career in Seagate or the grass is not greener on the other side ?
A Company Full of Yes Men Lacks Innovation A Company Full of Yes Men Misses Opportunities A Company Full of Yes Men Isn’t Honest A Company of Yes Men Makes More Mistakes A Company Full of Yes Men Is Afraid of Risk Copied from... — read more
With little to know wage increases from Seagate, your inflation adjusted salary is going to plummet. Other companies are giving large % raises because they are not lead by mo--ns with no clue on what's going on in the world.
Things were already bad when I was laid off about three years ago and with everything that's happened since then (most of all the pandemic) I can't even imagine how bad it is now. Is there any chance that I'm wrong and things have actually improved?... — read more
All Directors and above will receive no raises or bonuses. Directors and above will only be receiving RSUs this year. Sad to see the company increase forecasts and have record stock price but can't pay employees a bonus. Another quick way to push out... — read more
Seagate will never require the vaccine as an employment requirement. If you are wondering why, it's because a company who requires employees to take a vaccine as a condition of work accepts 100% of financial responsibility if you are injured by it... — read more
The situation is identical when I worked very hard and now that I work only the bare minimum. Now I wonder why I worked hard at all and tried to give my best? Seagate didn't value it at all. Now that I’m less engaged at least I'm feeling less... — read more
What does HR do to confront a hostile work environment? My opinion is that it does very little or nothing at all. I realized that it is absolutely useless to address them with complaints because they just don’t care. I did it once and they didn’t... — read more
I heard 30 and know of 2.
Is Seagate discouraging expense claims from those who have had to telework during the pandemic?? SVP sanctioned the right to claim, so why are some departments allowing their people to claim whilst others aren’t?
The more the ship sinks, the more backstabbing, taking of other people's credit and brown nosing we see here on daily basis. I understand that some people want to keep their jobs here, but is the situation so desperate that they will fight to stay... — read more
Seagate is as white as they come, who are we kidding? Diversity here is like finding break through technically with HAMR, there is none. How much did this statement cost? https://www.ceoaction.com/ceos/?page=24
Lately, whomever of my colleagues I’m talking to, everyone’s looking for another job. That surprised me a little, to be honest, based on my own experience here. You always have to be ready, but I'm still very comfortable here and I don't think the... — read more
Me: worked at NRM > 20 yrs. You: who the fukc knows. So listen up, cuz I know stuff. Hammer: bad idea. Way overdue. It won't work. Think about it... you can't put a hammer in a disc drive. It's too big and won't fit. Hammer s are like a... — read more
Building's buyer backed out, leased back to STX for 2 more years?
New Troubles brewing....Time to rethink N.Ireland ?
Now that the Severance Package policy has disappeared from the internal web site any thoughts on what the new one will be? Capped at one month like IBM?
More and more great people are leaving. Whoever has any marketable skill is already gone. It never ceases to amaze me that they are completely indifferent to it, as if they actually want to get rid of the best ones. Totally insane. Can they do... — read more
That’s why we’re here. Spill it.
I’m starting to hate this company. Those at the top just don’t care about us, and it seems to me that there’s no interest at all to stop the sinking of this ship. Seagate has long since become a paradox company. For example, someone has made a good... — read more
I’m well paid here and there aren’t many places where I would be paid that much for the same job as here, but honestly, I would gladly give up part of the salary just to make the atmosphere a little better. It's become unbearable for me to work... — read more
I think those defending HAMR here, are probably the big reason why it’s been such a disaster for years and continues to be. (...) It will work at some point in the future, it will be horribly late though and prevented the company from doing many... — read more
Seagate has always been unstable. I worked there for 8 years and even as my training was ending, we had a layoff and just about every 6 months during my entire time there they had layoffs. Always be prepared to be walked out the door at any given... — read more
The head is leaving. Rumours of large scale cutdowns too.
Seagate Springtown and the underwhelming "Our Future Together" initiative. This bright idea came to the fore because of the behaviours of the Management and the HR department.Seagate Springtown spent a lot of money on this initiative, OFT has been in... — read more
Yeah, they have no idea what people do / need. They think software engineers are “typists”. This continues the trend that’s obvious. We are to be more like contractors and mercenaries for hire. That means you provide your own tools, office, and... — read more
What really bugs me as an employee is how cheap this company has become when it comes to work essentials. Just prior to the pandemic, they instituted some weird policy that we could no longer purchase 24" monitors for our office. I guess they feel... — read more
For the life of me I can't understand how there're still colleagues of mine who think they're safe from layoffs. Come on, rally? Nobody is safe here, unless you’re part of the executive leadership. Last year I saw coworkers with valuable experience... — read more
Here’s my thought: Seagate has been a lay-off machine at any ill wind. They can do what they want when offering severance. But if they make it too low, people will say “Stuff this, I’ll find a better place that values employees better.” In some... — read more
Someone mentioned something about diversity in one of the posts (Does the Business Excellence dept make STX better?). It's a joke. You realize there is a huge lack of diversity at that company. There are less that 4% Latino and 4% black employees and... — read more