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Seven IT staff let go this morning so don't think we will be ok for the holidays.
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Safe for the holidays?

I see all the rumors regarding layoffs are focusing on January through March period. Does this mean we are at least safe for the holidays? It'd be nice to be able to relax, at least for a few weeks. After that, I'll be recharged enough to start... read more
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Idiot VP tried to outsource IT last month. Want new company to do it all with 4 employees, no OT and only Mon thru fri. Company being interviewed pretty much laugh in his face. But....but...but we're Seagate was the VPs reply. Lol
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Most employee s have already quit. They just show up for the paycheck. No one really holds anyone accountable anymore. Good place to surf the internet all day and work on outside projects such as homework, class projects, and proving the flat earth... read more
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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
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Dec 8th

The end of most IT in US!
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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
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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...
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Next Monday earnings call

Good or bad for the quarter? How will STX management team react to Western Digital’s MAMR? Let’s see.
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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
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Day 6

Still no peep from STX about MAMR.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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