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The Company emphasises an open environment where teamwork is essential. The Company places strong emphasis on social responsibility, and is a member of the Electronic Industry Code of Conduct (EICC) and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and supports their principles and standards. These commitments are manifested in Seagate's people, programmes and practices, health and safety, ethics/governance, environment (including recycling, green-enabling products, energy efficiency and more), and through the Company's robust community involvement programme. See our Global Citizenship report for more information.
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Working for Seagate in China
What Seagate does Here
The Seagate operation in China was established in 1995 to build the latest generation of hard drives for the PC and consumers. Located in the Wuxi-Singapore Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province, the Wuxi plant underwent a major expansion in 2002. The 50,000 square metre state-of-the-art facility houses automated printed circuit board assembly lines, hard drive product lines and testing operations — all designed to address the increasing demand for volume production in the region. Today, Seagate Wuxi is the Company's largest hard drive manufacturing facility. The plant also plays a strategic role in establishing the Company's leadership position in the world's fastest growing technology market.
Seagate Wuxi combines top-notch manufacturing technology with a highly qualified team of engineers. Teams actively practise corporate initiatives such as Supply Chain Management, Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing. These components combine to create greater efficiency and superior quality, matched only by a high standard of excellence. This is evident through the recognition the Wuxi operation has garnered over the years. Since opening in 1995, the plant has earned the distinction of top foreign company by export value in the Jiangsu Province. Seagate Wuxi also enjoys strong support from the local government.
Address: Chuan Er Lu, WuXi-Singapore Industrial Park
Seagate began operations in Suzhou in 2005 in a 76,000 square-foot facility. Using state-of-the-art automation, activities here include head stack assembly and disc drive assembly for the personal storage market. To ensure quality and on-time delivery, Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing initiatives are embedded in the systems and practised by all employees.
Address: No. 200 Su Hong Zhong Lu, Suzhou Industrial Park 215021
Wuxi and Suzhou are found in the southern part of Jiangsu Province in one of China's fastest growing economic regions known as the Golden Triangle. The cities are located south of the Yangtze River, between Nanjing and Shanghai on China's southeast coast and bordering Lake Taihu. These ancient cities, both important tourist destinations, date as far back as the Han Dynasty (205 BC) and are renowned for hand-woven silk, clay figurines, meticulous gardens, pagodas and Taihu Lake, to name a few. Residents enjoy a comparatively high standard of living. Although the nearest international airport is in Shanghai, the area is well-served by an extensive train system originating and terminating in Suzhou. If your new job with Seagate takes you to China, learn about the country's history, leadership, social issues and current news before you go.
The Wuxi-Singapore Industrial Park is a complete manufacturing and business centre containing a full range of amenities and support. You will find international clinics, international schools, expatriate clubs, banks, insurance companies and supermarkets. There is also a golf course and quality apartments for foreign executives. Learn more about living and working in Wuxi.
Ranging from hot and humid in the summer, to cold and humid in the winter, Wuxi and Suzhou enjoy four distinct seasons. Due to proximity to the East China Sea, the region has a monsoon season which begins in late summer and lasts until early autumn. Average annual rainfall is 39 inches and the average annual temperature is 64 degrees Fahrenheit.
Since the early 1980s, basic education in China has achieved widespread, fundamental reform. Several international schools serve the needs of expatriate children in primary through high school, including the American International School of Wuxi and the Suzhou Singapore International School. You will also find a number of quality public, private and vocational institutes of higher learning in Jiangsu Province. For more background and information on China's educational system, check with the Ministry of Education.
Along with neighbouring cities and towns, Wuxi and Suzhou offer many opportunities for culture, dining, recreation and relaxation. After a dinner of the delicious, sweetly flavoured local cuisine, treat yourself to an evening of classical performing arts featuring Kunqu Opera, Pingtan and Guzheng at the Garden of Master of Nets in Suzhou. For a quiet, contemplative stroll, visit Plum Garden and Liyuan Garden in Wuxi, or the gardens in Suzhou, famous for their beauty and artistry in design. Gaze upon the giant Lingshan Buddha Statue, standing 100 ft higher than the Statue of Liberty. Or visit one of the dozen springs in Xihui Park. One of the area's best attractions is Taihu Lake. If you travel to the lake's western shore you will find Yixing with its bamboo groves, limestone caverns and tea plantations. For a taste of the big city, Nanjing and Shanghai are not too far away.
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Working for Seagate in Japan
What Seagate does Here
It is easy to see why Tokyo is considered by many to be the centre of the digital consumer world. With gadgets piled high in shopfronts, the evolution of consumer electronics is all around; the on-demand lifestyle is palpable. And being a major provider of hard drive products to most major Japanese manufacturers makes the Company's presence here uniquely important.
Address: Tennoz Parkside Bldg. 3F 2-5-8 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002 Japan
Tokyo, Japan's capital city and the country's largest, boasts a population of over 36 million, roughly 28 per cent of the country's total. Tokyo comprises two areas: the mainland and the islands. The mainland is further divided into 23 wards and a number of municipalities, each with their own elected mayors and assemblies. Seagate is located in the Tokyo Bay Area, a newly developed area constructed entirely on landfill. Here you will find Odaiba, Tokyo Disney Resort and much more. If your new job with Seagate takes you to Japan, learn about the country's history, leadership, social issues and current news before you go. You will also want to take a look at the local real estate and rental housing market, too.
Tokyo enjoys a moderate and comfortable climate all year round. Summer falls during the months of June to August and brings high humidity and rain, with heavier rainfall during the months of June and July. Average summer temperatures range from 78 to 88 degrees Fahrenheit. Autumn is always a welcome relief with clear blue skies and colourful foliage. Average temperatures range from 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold grey days of winter arrive in December and last through to early March. Tokyo does have some snow showers at this time of year, but the snow rarely piles up.
The educational system in Japan is similar to Western standards with primary schools, junior schools, high schools and four-year university courses. One major difference is that entrance exams are required before admittance to most schools. The Ministry of Education is a good place to start learning more about the Japanese educational system. And for those interested in pursuing higher education in Tokyo, the University of Tokyo is the most respected state university, while Waseda and Keio are two private universities held in high regard.
Both a modern and an ancient city both, Tokyo willingly offers the latest trends in culture and technology while holding on strongly to its past. This is seen everywhere you go, including business and shopping districts, at temples and shrines, and while taking in beautiful gardens and parks. Home to the National Theatre, the National Museum, the NHK (Radio Symphony Orchestra) and the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo plays host to some of the world's finest cultural and scientific attractions. Travel a short distance outside the city and you will find one of Japan's most famous hot springs resorts, Kusatsu Onsen, the Fuji Five Lake region and many more exciting discoveries.
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Working for Seagate in Malaysia
What Seagate does Here
Seagate offers a wide range of exciting and challenging opportunities, from research, development and manufacturing, to general business operations and support, to people from all walks of life. Seagate is driving technology into a more powerful future — yours. Be part of it.
Penang Seagate was established in 1988 and serves primarily as a thin film magnetic recording head site, also known as slider manufacturing. The Penang facility serves as the Company's technology centre for slider manufacturing, occupying a facility with a built-up area of about 400,000 sq ft. Near the sea, along the main coastal road, the plant is located in the industrial centre of Bayan Lepas, popularly known as Penang's Silicon Valley.
Address: 88 Lebuhraya Kampung Jawa Taman Perindustrian Bayan Lepas, 11900 Penang
Seagate’s Johor media substrate facility began production in December 2007. The facility supplies a large portion of the Company's total requirement for aluminium substrates that are used for the manufacture of recording media in the assembly of hard disc drives. The plant has a built-up area of about 44,000 square metres, and houses Seagate's state-of-the-art equipment and new-generation technologies.
Address: PLO 55, Jln Persiaran Teknologi, Taman Teknologi Johor, Johor 81400, Malaysia
Malaysia is the most prosperous and developed country in Southeast Asia after Singapore. The country comprises 13 states split into two regions, East and West, separated by the South China Sea. Malaysia’s population is approximately 29 million, including 1.54 million in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city. While Islamic Malays (Muslims) make up the majority, Malaysia is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious society where all beliefs are respected. And it is a nation noted for its political and economic stability.
If your job with Seagate takes you to Malaysia, learn more about the country's history, leadership, social issues and current news before you go. Learn more about life in Penang and Johore. You will also want to consult with a local real estate service to find the right house or flat.
Malaysia’s equatorial climate can be described as hot, humid and sunny mixed with the occasional heavy downpour. Rain showers are accompanied by thunder and lightning. The months of August through November are the wettest.
Malaysia strives for educational excellence. Legislative reforms initiated in the late 90s have successfully turned the country towards developing a dynamic knowledge-based economy. Learn more about Malaysia’s national educational system from the Ministry of Education. Children of expatriates can receive an excellent primary, junior and high school education from one of the many international schools located in Penang or Johore. Among them you will find:
- International School of Penang
- Dalat International School
- St. Christopher’s International Primary School
- The Tun Dr Ismail International School of Johore
- Sri Utama International School, Johore
- International Schools
Students interested in undergraduate or postgraduate studies can select from a number of well regarded institutions for higher education. These include USM in Penang, and UTM and Kuittho in Johore.
The resort island of Penang, Malaysia’s “Pearl of the Orient”, overflows with exotic food, fabulous beaches, fine hotels and all-night restaurants and bars. Visit George Town for a taste of traditional Malay cooking at one of the many food stalls. Soak up the sun on one of the spectacular, often isolated, white sand beaches. Take a ride up Penang Hill on the funicular railway. Tantalise your taste buds at Tropical Fruit Farm. See what’s happening in Penang — festivals, events, local cuisine and fun for the whole family.
Senai is a transit town located in the state of Johore near the capital city of Johore Bahru, a popular spot for shopping, dining and entertainment. Tourists seeking refuge from the hectic pace of Singapore can take a short drive over the 1.5km Johore Causeway to enjoy the many attractions and natural beauty found here. Visitors to the marine preserve of Pulau Tinggi will find coral reefs teeming with marine life — bring your snorkelling gear. Or take a trip to Endau-Rompin National Park for a rare glimpse of the endangered Sumatran rhino.
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Working for Seagate in Singapore
What Seagate does Here
Ang Mo Kio (AMK)
Seagate started Disc Drive Operations in Singapore in 1982, representing the first volume manufacturing site outside the United States. In 1997, Seagate Drive Operations was relocated to its current facilities in Ang Mo Kio until 2011. The factory spans a total gross floor area of over 1M sq ft. and was designed to accommodate production of today's technology-intensive hard disc drive products, and facilitate the rapid transition to tomorrow's technology advancements. Ang Mo Kio now remains as Seagate’s International Headquarters (IHQ), and Singapore will remain a key part of Seagate’s global strategy.
Address: 7000, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, Singapore 569877
The Science Park Design Centre was established in April 1984 to provide automation support for drive manufacturing, and it is Seagate's only disc drive design centre outside the United States. The team is responsible for the design and development of world-class hard disc drives for the worldwide markets. It houses state-of-the-art facilities that include a class 100 clean room, a fully equipped CAD room, an anechoic chamber, GTEM Cell, Wyko Tester, Particle Injection Tester, Altitude Chamber, Linear and Rotary Vibrator, Shock Tower, Laser Doppler Vibrometer, High Speed Camera, EMI shield room, ESD test station, etc. The team has generated more than a thousand new inventions, as well as a few hundred patents and trade secrets. A multitude of international products have been launched, with hundreds of millions sold worldwide.
Address: The Fleming, 63 Science Park Drive, Singapore 118239
The Recording Media Operations in Woodlands was established in 1996, and has since expanded to three buildings. This state-of-the-art operation works closely with Seagate's substrate plant in Johore and the Company's drive operations in various countries.
Address: 90 Woodlands Ave 7, Singapore 737911
Singapore is an island city-state with a population of approximately 4.3 million. The smallest country in Southeast Asia, Singapore also has the highest standard of living of all its neighbours. If your job with Seagate takes you to Singapore, learn more about the country's history, leadership, social issues and current news before you go. You will also want to consult a local real estate service to find the right house or flat.
Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate with little to no change from season to season. Temperatures range between 72-93 degrees Fahrenheit, with high humidity and abundant rainfall all year round.
Singapore is a country that believes in investing in education at every level. High standards in teaching and learning combine to provide a quality, rigorous educational system for students, beginning in pre-school all the way through to university and beyond. Singapore boasts a number of international schools for the children of expatriates. Among them is the Singapore American School located in Woodlands. For information about specific schools, and resources for parents and students, the Ministry of Education is a good place to start.
For undergraduate and graduate work, the country offers an impressive mix of international institutions of higher education and research, including:
Singapore is a thriving cosmopolitan city that is brimming with diversity, as well as a multiplicity of culture, language, arts and architecture. Singapore offers a staggering array of things to see and do. Whether you are in the city proper or the suburbs, shopping and dining are the two top-rated activities by locals. Witness Singapore's thriving arts scene with a visit to the Singapore Art Museumand the Esplanade Theatres by the Bay. Nature and orchid lovers will enjoy the Singapore Botanical Gardens and the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. The Singapore Zoo and Night Safari offers the unique experience of visiting wildlife in a tropical forest at night. In addition, our world-class attractions such as the Singapore Flyer, Resorts World, Universal Studio on Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands are some destinations not to be missed. The Singapore Tourism Board offers a comprehensive look at all there is to see and do in this vibrant city-state.
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Working for Seagate in South Korea
What Seagate does Here
Seagate has a new design centre temporarily located at Suwon, Korea until its new site is ready in Gwanggyo Techno Valley. The facility in Gwanggyo, South of Seoul is targeted to be completed by the end of December 2012. The facility will house a team of engineers focusing on 2.5 inch products. Join us for a wide range of exciting and challenging job opportunities in design engineering, operations and support.
Address: 416, Maetan 3-dong, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do 443-742, Korea
Suwon is the provincial capital of Gyeonggi-do, South Korea and has over a million people. It lies approximately 30 kilometres (19 miles) south of Seoul and is traditionally known as "The City of Filial Piety". Suwon has grown from a small settlement in previous times to a major industrial and cultural city, and is the only remaining completely walled city in South Korea.
Suwon is served by two motorways, the national railway network and the Seoul Metropolitan Subway, making it easy to transport commuters, tourists and goods. There are also several bus lines that run across the city — the green bus, the red bus, the local or express bus and the Maeul Bus, making them the most cost-efficient public transportation.
South Korea has four distinct seasons; spring, summer, autumn and winter. Summer months are humid and subtropical and are affected by the East Asian monsoon, which begins around the end of June and goes on until the end of July. The winter months can be extremely cold. The best time to visit South Korea is during the autumn when the weather is mild and dry.
Suwon is a major educational centre, being home to 14 university campuses and two colleges. There are also 33 high schools, 37 junior schools, 81 primary schools and 107 kindergartens in Suwon, making it a highly attractive city for people from across the country as well as foreigners.
Hwaseong Fortress is Suwon's most notable attraction and it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival is held right before celebrating the annual Suwon Citizen's Day on 10 October and is held in Hwaseong. Tourists from home and abroad visit Suwon every year to participate in the festival.
Haenggung Palace, within Hwaseong, is another main attraction for tourists as is the Korean Folk Village, and the Everland theme park is nearby in Yongin.
Suwon is a sports town and is known for its football team, Suwon Samsung Bluewings Football Club. There are several sports facilities, including an archery field, badminton courts, ten-pin bowling lanes, indoor swimming pools, tennis courts, soft tennis courts and football pitches.
In addition, Suwon has three major multiplex cinemas: Megabox and CGV cinemas in the Suwon Station complex in the city centre, as well as Kinex 5 in the district of Yeongtong-gu.
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Working for Seagate in Thailand
What Seagate does Here
Seagate Thailand operations started in 1983 with head stack assembly. Today Seagate Thailand operations have expanded to include Slider Operation, Head Gimbal Assembly/Head Gimbal Stack Assembly (HGA/HGSA) and Drive Assembly with one plant in Teparuk and the other plant in Nakorn Ratchasima province. Seagate Thailand operations' focus on being a world class operation has won them numerous awards, including Thailand's National Outstanding Safety Award, National Best Practices Award on Labour Relations and Labour Welfare.
Seagate's Teparuk plant was established in 1989 and it is located in the Samutprakarn province. It started as a Head Gimbal Assembly (HGA) operation. By 2000, the Teparuk plant had successfully automated its Head Gimbal Assembly lines and this has been expanded to its Head Stack Assembly (HSA) Operations. Seagate's Teparuk plant currently produces HGA and HGSA for Seagate's disc drive operations worldwide. It remains one of Seagate's key operations, using state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and world class quality management systems.
Address: 1627 Moo 7, Teparuk Rd, Tambol Teparuk, Amphur Muang, Samutprakarn 10270
Seagate's Korat facility began its operations in 1997 with head gimbal and head stack assembly operations. The Korat plant is Seagate's campus site where we have operations from slider fabrication right up to disc drive assembly. Located in Nakhon Rachasrima province, the Korat operartion enables the Company to leverage the technical expertise and resources of its HGA and HGSA manufacturing facility at the Teparuk plant, as well as to feed in its regional disc drive assembly operations efficiently. The plant consists of five buildings with a one-storey manufacturing floor and houses Seagate's state-of-the-art equipment and new-generation technologies.
Address: 90 Moo 15 Tambol.Sungnoen, Amphur Sungnoen, Nakhon-Ratchasima 30170
If your job with Seagate takes you to Thailand, learn about the country's history, leadership, social issues and current news before you go. You will also want to consult a local real estate service to find the right house or flat.
Thailand has a tropical, monsoon climate. May through September are typically rainy, warm and overcast. It is a bit drier and cooler from November to mid-March.
Parents of primary and secondary school students in Thailand have an astonishing range of choice within four main educational systems: the national system, the British system, the American system and the system developed by the International Baccalaureate Organisation. There are over 60 international schools in the Bangkok area alone. Thailand's Ministry of Education is a good place to start for more information. Those interested in undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate work will find many top-notch colleges and universities in Thailand, including:
Seagate Teparuk is situated in the province of Samut Prakan, also known as Pak Nam, or "Wall of the Sea", only one hour from Bangkok at the mouth of Chao Phraya River in central Thailand. Pak Nam is a popular holiday destination, boasting several well-known attractions such as the Crocodile Farm, the Ancient City and the Paklat Songkran Festival.
The Korat facility is located in northeastern Thailand in the city and province of Nakhon Ratchasima, popularly known as Korat. Sprawling plateaus and mountainous terrain make up this beautiful region, complete with fascinating traditions, charming hospitality and important historical sites.
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Working for Seagate in Sydney, Australia
What Seagate does Here
Seagate Technology Australia Pty. Limited, the world's leading provider of storage solutions, provides storage solutions to serve Australia's growing needs.
Address: Level 7, 91 Phillip Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150, Australia
The oldest and largest city in Australia, Sydney is renowned as a dynamic and cosmopolitan city, combining excellent business and education facilities with great leisure opportunities. With a population of 4.3 million, Sydney boasts iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, while being surrounded by pristine beaches, sparkling harbours and beautiful national parks.
Sydney was recently voted "world's best city" by readers of US travel magazines Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler. Sydney was also ranked first in the Asia-Pacific region for quality of life by the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2007.
The city has a sunny, moderate climate, which contributes to Sydneysiders' relaxed lifestyle and love of the great outdoors. Average temperatures range between 46 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit, with moderate humidity and seasonal rainfall.
Australia is a country that believes in investing in education in every level from pre-school to university. Schools in Sydney have an international reputation for high quality curricula and innovative teaching. You can learn more about school opportunities at the NSW Department of Education and Training website.
Tertiary education is highly encouraged in Sydney, with world class universities located within Sydney's North, South and Inner suburbs. These include the University of Sydney, The University of NSW and Macquarie University.
Sydney has a dynamic arts and cultural scene, which can be experienced by visiting one of the many exhibitions held at museums such as The Australian Museum, or watching an internationally acclaimed performance by Sydney Dance Company and Sydney Theatre Company.
If your job with Seagate takes you to Sydney Australia, you can look at the many aspects to life in Sydney at or Australia overall.
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Working for Seagate in Beijing, China
What Seagate does Here
Seagate Technology (Hong Kong) Ltd. Beijing Representative Office was established on 25 August 1999 to support Seagate's business development in China. It comprises the OEM/Channel sales, Corporate Communications, FAE, HR and marketing departments. The Seagate Beijing Office is dedicated to managing the Company's market development, customer communications and customer services in North China.
Address: Room 1205, South Building, Raycom Park, Tower C, No. 2 Science Institute South Road, Zhong Guan Cun, Haidian District, Beijing China, 100190
Lying on a broad plain in northeastern China, Beijing is the capital of China. Being one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China and it is also the political, educational and cultural centre of China.
Few cities in the world have served as the political and cultural centre of a country as immense as China for so many centuries. Hence, Beijing has been aptly hailed by the Encyclopaedia Britannica as 'one of the world's great cities'. Indeed, Beijing has played an important and integral role in the history of China through the centuries. The historical beauty of the Beijing landscape is seen in its opulent palaces, temples, huge stone walls and gates.
Beijing is also an important metropolis in recent years. It is becoming an increasingly important business centre in China as well. In recent times, Beijing also successfully hosted one of the most spectacular events in sporting history, the 2008 Olympic Games.
With more than 20 million people residing in Beijing, it is the second largest city in China, after Shanghai. To cater to the needs of these residents, Beijing's transport system is a network of concentric beltways or radial roads. The underground and suburban railways are further developed to link the city centre with outlying areas and surrounding towns.
Zhongguancun is very well known in China and it is often referred to as "China's Silicon Valley". There are many notable education and research centres here, such as the Peking University, Tsinghua University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Many world-renowned technology companies have established their Chinese headquarters and research centres in Zhongguancun Technology Park, such as Microsoft, Google, Intel, AMD, Oracle, Motorola, Sony and Ericsson.
Occupying eight hectares of land, Raycom InfoTech Park is the ultimate business platform in Zhongguancun. Designed by the world-class architect, SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill), Raycom InfoTech Park is a multifunctional facility comprising five office buildings, two service apartment buildings, a club, as well as conferencing and exhibition facilities.
Beijing is situated at the northern tip of the roughly triangular North China Plain, which opens to the south and east of the city. Builders of the Great Wall of China, which stretches across the northern part of Beijing Municipality, made use of this rugged topography to defend against nomadic incursions from the steppes. Major rivers flowing through the municipality include the Yongding River and the Chaobai River, part of the Hai River system, and flow in a southerly direction.
The city experiences hot and humid summers due to the East Asian monsoon. It also experiences generally cold, windy, dry winters. Average daytime high temperatures in January are around 1°C (33°F), while average temperatures in July are around 30°C (87 °F). The highest temperature ever recorded was 42 °C and the lowest recorded was -27 °C.
Beijing is home to a great number of colleges and universities, including several well-regarded universities of international stature, such as Peking University and Tsinghua University. As Beijing is the political and cultural capital of China, a larger proportion of tertiary-level institutions are concentrated here than in any other city in China, reaching at least 59 in number. Many international students from Japan, Korea, North America, Europe, Southeast Asia and elsewhere in the world come to Beijing to study every year.
Beijing opera, or Peking opera is well-known throughout the national capital and worldwide and it is commonly lauded as one of the highest achievements of Chinese culture.
In addition, Beijing's other modern attractions include the Sunlitun Village and the Houhai area. The famous National Centre for the Performing Arts is an opera house in Beijing and is located immediately to the west of Tiananmen Square. It seats 5,452 people in three halls and is almost 12,000 m² in size. It was designed by French architect, Paul Andreu. Construction started in December 2001 and the inaugural concert was held in December 2007.
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Working for Seagate in Hong Kong, China
What Seagate does Here
Seagate Technology (Hong Kong) Ltd has dedicated Sales and Marketing, and Operation and Channel Distributors Management.
Address: Unit 809, 8/F, Miramar Tower, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Hong Kong is situated on the southeast coast of China at the mouth of the Pearl River facing the South China Sea. Covering an area of 1,104 square kilometres (425 square miles), the territory is made up of Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories.
Hong Kong's magnificent harbour has been the key to its development as a trading port and depot for China, progressing through an industrial era to become a leading financial and services centre in Asia. The unique blend of eastern and western influences, matched by diverse attractions and stunning countryside, has also made Hong Kong Asia's prime tourist destination.
Cantonese is the Chinese dialect spoken by over 88% of the people in Hong Kong. However, English and Putonghua are also widely used.
Hong Kong is a multicultural and secular city with a multiracial population living in harmony. Tolerance for the customs and traditions of all religions and ethnic groups is part of the city's cosmopolitan philosophy. People are free to worship openly according to their own beliefs.
Hong Kong has a subtropical climate with distinct seasons. Typhoon season is May to November. When a typhoon is approaching, warnings are broadcast on TV and radio, and signals indicate its significance, the latest position and expected movement of the centre of the tropical cyclone, information on the wind strength, rainfall and sea level in the territory. When typhoon signal eight is hoisted, businesses and shops close down and flights may be cancelled. There is a separate warning for heavy rain.
Whether you are a holiday maker or cultural explorer, Hong Kong can cater for your every desire. Discover the myriad things to see and do in one of the most diverse and exciting destinations in the world.
For sheer variety of products and brands in all price ranges, Hong Kong is a unique shopping experience. From glitzy malls to funky street markets, and trendy boutiques to traditional Chinese product stores and themed shopping districts, you can find everything from the latest designer fashions and electronic gadgets to best-value antiques and collectibles.
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Working for Seagate in Shanghai, China
What Seagate does Here
Seagate Technology (Hong Kong) Limited Shanghai Representative Office, established on 22 February 2001, is now located in the most prosperous Xintiandi business district in Shanghai, adjacent to Huaihai Road.
The Seagate Shanghai office is the headquarters of the China marketing group, including sales and marketing team, CTS Team (Customer Technical Support), IT, CSO (Customer Service) and many other departments. The teams provide marketing, technical support and customer service to national channels, ODM / OEM and other Seagate partners.
Address: Room 905, Platinum, No. 233, Taicang Road, Luwan District, Shanghai 200020
Shanghai, called Hu for short and alternatively named Shen, is the largest city in China in terms of population. It is also one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, with a population of over 20 million. It is situated at the mouth of the Yangtze River, on China's central eastern coast. Today, Shanghai is an internationally famous port city and the biggest economic centre in China, playing an important role in China's economic development.
Shanghai is a nostalgic but modern city combining eastern and western styles. Hence it continues to attract both domestic and foreign tourists alike. More than 100 years ago, the transportation infrastructure was built up with the opening of its port, and thousands of businessmen flocked to Shanghai, causing both industry and culture to thrive.
Shanghai, once named the "Ever-bright City", benefitted from the great cultural heritage and traditions of China as well as the intense economic development that resulted from economic reforms in the 1990s in China. Today, Shanghai has more than regained its former glory as China's multinational hub of finance and business, which it was renowned for in the 1930s.
Shanghai has a humid subtropical climate (Koppen climate classification Cfa) and experiences four distinct seasons. In winter, cold northerly winds from Siberia can cause night-time temperatures to drop below freezing, and although not usually associated with snow, the city can receive one or two days of snowfall per year. In contrast, and in spite of being the peak tourist season, summer in Shanghai is very warm and humid, with occasional downpours or freak thunderstorms.
The city is also susceptible to typhoons, none of which in recent years has caused considerable damage. The most pleasant seasons are spring, although changeable, and autumn, which is generally sunny and dry. Shanghai experiences on average 1,778 hours of sunshine per year, with the hottest temperature ever recorded at 40 °C (104 °F), and the lowest at −12 °C (10 °F). The average number of rainy days is 112 per year, with the wettest month being June. The average frost-free period is 276 days.
Since 1978, China has adopted the education policy of "nine-year compulsory schooling system", which means all children are required to attend school for at least nine years. During the period, students will finish both the primary school programme and the junior middle-school programme. For higher education, students must pass examinations of all levels.
Because of Shanghai's status as the cultural and economic centre of East Asia for the first half of the twentieth century, it is viewed as the birthplace of everything considered modern in China, including the Chinese cinema and theatre. It boasts several museums of regional and national importance such as the Shanghai Museum of art and history which has one of the best collections of Chinese historical artifacts in the world, including important archaeological finds since 1949. The Platinum lies on Huaihai Road Commercial Street, neighbouring Xintiand, and is a modern 20-storey building with a total floor area of 32,200 square metres and an underground area of about 11,174 square metres. The building was completed at the end of 2005, with a wide range of modern amenities and facilities nearby, such as banks, schools, restaurants, hospitals, cinemas, parks and supermarkets.
Shanghai has also hosted a number of world events, including the 2007 Summer Special Olympics and a Live Earth concert. The Shanghai International Film Festival is held annually in the city. The city will be the host of the Expo 2010 World's Fair between May and October 2010.
Shanghai is also home to a number of professional sports teams, including Shanghai Shenhua of the Chinese Super League, the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association, and the Shanghai Golden Eagles of the China Baseball League. The city has also hosted the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit every year since 2004.
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Working for Seagate in Shenzhen, China
What Seagate does Here
Seagate Technology (Hong Kong) Ltd. Shenzhen Representative Office, which comprises the sales and CTS departments, was established on 24 September 2003 because of the client base and the industry structure of Shenzhen.
Conveniently located in Di Wang Commercial Centre, the highest building in Shenzhen, Seagate Shenzhen is dedicated to providing best-in-class technical support and information services for ODM/OEM clients and the channels in South China. After years of quality effort and commitment, the experienced Seagate sales team and highly skilled technical staff have made an outstanding contribution to Seagate's customers and business partners in South China. Meanwhile Seagate Shenzhen is growing steadily.
Address: Room 6512, 65th floor, Di Wang Commercial Centre, No.5002 Shennan East Road, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province 518008
Shenzhen is situated in the south of Guangdong province. It is separated from Hong Kong by the Shenzhen River to the south; bordered by Dongguan and Huizhou to the north, Daya Bay and Dapeng Bay to the east, and Lingding Sea and the mouth of the Pearl River to the west.
Shenzhen, the "City of Parks", has a mild, subtropical maritime climate with plenty of rain and sunshine, and is a nice place to live with lots of forested areas. As a city of migrants, Shenzhen has become the most representative and successful in China's special economic zone. It has successfully built a new industrial infrastructure, with high-tech industry and advanced manufacturing as its base and modern tertiary industry as its backbone. Shenzhen is home to some of China's most successful high-tech companies.
Shenzhen is situated in the subtropical part of China, located at about the Tropic of Cancer and has a mild climate as well as plentiful sunshine and rainfall all year round. The weather is generally temperate and mild in autumn; winters are mild as the South China Sea buffers its climate, so cold spells are uncommon. In the spring, Shenzhen is relatively dry, and then it has a hot wet summer, occasionally hit by typhoons from the east from May to December and especially from July to September. The temperature rarely reaches over 35 degrees Celsius and the average temperature is 22.4°C (72.32°F).
The best time to visit Shenzhen is really August to September when a series of celebrations are held. Additionally, the China Hi-Tech Fair is held in Shenzhen from the 12-17 October every year.
Over the past 26 years, Shenzhen has built up a multi-level education system comprising elementary education, higher education, vocational education and adult education.
There were 1,407 schools at different levels in the city by the end of 2006. The city's 758 kindergartens enrolled 152,300 children while the 357 primary schools had 564,900 students.
Shenzhen's higher education has developed rapidly. It has 11 institutes of higher learning, and the University Town has attracted 48 universities to settle there. In 2006, the city enrolled 17,900 new college students, pushing the total enrolments to 51,200 students.
Shenzhen University – Shenzhen University, a full-time comprehensive university funded by the Shenzhen Municipal Government, was founded in 1983. Its 13 colleges provide 48 undergraduate programmes covering economics, law, literature, engineering and the arts.
University Town – Since the western campus of the University Town was put to use in 2003, famous universities, such as Qinghua University, Beijing University and Harbin Institute of Technology, have established graduate schools there, enrolling nearly 2,000 full-time students.
Shenzhen's higher vocational education has shown rapid growth. Currently, there are three vocational colleges, which boast about 20,000 students, accounting for nearly 60 per cent of the city's university and college students.
Shenzhen Poletechnic – Shenzhen Polytechnic is a full-time college providing programmes to train highly skilled technicians and management talent.
Shenzhen Institute of Information Technology – It is a full-time vocational college focusing on electronic information and computer sciences to cater to the development of the city's pillar industries.
Xin'an College – Located on Liyuan Road in Nanshan District, the college has the support of the Nanshan District Government and focuses on training technicians and management workers for the high-tech sector.
Guangdong Jianhua Vocational College – Located in Gongming Township in Bao'an District, the college offers degrees in translation and foreign-related corporate management.
Shenzhen Institute of Technology – Supported by the Shenzhen Municipal Labour Bureau, the institute carries out vocational qualification education and has been chosen as a school for experimenting vocational qualification education and adult education.
Shenzhen's major tourist attractions include the Chinese Folk Culture Village, the Window of the World, Happy Valley, Splendid China, the Safari Park in Nanshan district, the Dameisha Promenade, Xiaomeisha Beach Resort in Yantian district, Zhongying Jie / Chung Ying Street, Xianhu Lake Botanical Garden and Minsk World. The city also offers free admission to a number of public parks including the Lianhuashan Park, Lizhi Park, Zhongshan Park and Wutongshan Park. In addition, the city has a smooth transportation infrastructure so it is easy to get around. Shenzhen has plenty of entertainment options such as shopping centres and other tourist attractions. The Di Wang Commercial Centre, which towers 383.95 metres high, is the highest landmark and a famous scenic spot in Shenzhen. It consists of a commercial building, a business department and shopping centre, and is next to the Mixc, a first-class shopping centre. The Di Wang Commercial Centre is situated in a community with all essential modern facilities such as banks, schools, cinemas, restaurants, hospital and supermarkets.
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Working for Seagate in New Delhi, India
What Seagate does Here
Seagate Technology HDD (India) Private Limited was established in Nehru Place, a large commercial, financial and business centre in Delhi.
Address: Paharpur Business Centre, Suite: 412, 21 Nehru Place Greens, 4th Floor, New Delhi 110019, India
Delhi is the second-largest metropolis in India after Mumbai and the eighth largest metropolis in the world by population. Located on the banks of the River Yamuna, this capital city houses the Government of India and important offices of the federal government, including the Parliament.
Modern New Delhi was established in the last century under British rule, but has since grown to include the ancient forts, majestic buildings and historic ruins commingling with their modern counterparts, the tall skyscrapers, diplomatic enclaves and well-planned residential areas. Delhi is also India's main gate for overseas visitors, so many ethnic groups and cultures co-exist in this city. Moreover, being a diplomatic hub with embassies from over 160 countries, Delhi has a large expatriate population. It is also a major cultural, political and commercial centre of India. Indeed, Delhi shows the fine blend of old and new, ancient and modern.
Seagate's India representative office is located in Nehru Place, in the south-eastern part of New Delhi. Named after Independent India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, it was intended as a business enclave that would take pressure off the central business district. Nehru Place has emerged as one of the country's largest hubs for trade in IT products and services, housing the biggest authorised computer hardware dealers. It is one of the most popular shopping areas for computer enthusiasts. One can easily spend a whole day just browsing through the hundreds of shops.
Nehru Place is accessible by all forms of public transport and Delhi Metro. Seagate's India office overlooks the serene precincts of the Lotus Temple, a must-visit modern landmark for visitors to Delhi.
The summers in Delhi are very hot and winters very cold. From April through to July, Delhi's daytime temperature can soar to as high as 103 degrees (Fahrenheit). The heatwave is intense and adequate precaution has to be taken before going out during the hot summer afternoons.
In contrast, the winter temperature drops to as low as 45°F in December-January. The winters are marked by mist and fog in the mornings and sun in the afternoons. The cold wave from the Himalayan region makes winters very chilly.
The tropical monsoon usually hits Delhi by early July and lasts through to October. During the peak of the monsoon, Delhi has an average rainfall of approximately 714 mm (28 inches).
The best time to visit Delhi is during the spring seasons of February to April and August to November. The bloom season of February and March make Delhi colourful.
Delhi promises an unparalleled choice for quality education at all possible levels. The well-known universities, such as University of Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University and many other specialty institutes, offer world-class education in New Delhi and make the city a most sought-after study destination. Courses in New Delhi, especially in the higher levels of education, are offered in the English language and this is another feature that really attracts students in large numbers from different foreign countries.
There are different types of schools including professional and standard colleges, management institutions and institutions that focus on medicine and engineering in New Delhi, making the city excel in academic excellence. The varied cultural, industrial and technological activities, combined with the traditional art and culture, offer outstanding opportunities as people from different states come here for the best education, best medical care and good job opportunities.
Due to the multi-ethnic and multi-cultural presence, New Delhi is a cosmopolitan city with a cosmopolitan outlook, but the ancient city still reflects the remnants of the glorious old-age charm and culture. The cultural diversity and religious unity are the core values of the Indian society.
Delhi has numerous fairs and festivals celebrated in the city and an interesting nightlife with a number of discos for the younger crowd. The theatre and art scene is extremely active, representing not only Indian artistes but also visiting international troupes from time to time. Various street markets are vibrant with colour and diversity, serving up craft items, clothing and knick-knacks suited for all budgets.
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Working for Seagate in Taipei, Taiwan
What Seagate does Here
Seagate Technology Taiwan Limited, established on 10 March 1992, is located in Taipei, the capital and the most important economic centre of Taiwan.
The Seagate Taiwan office includes the following functions: sales and marketing, customer technical support, branded solutions, IT and other support departments. The teams provide marketing, technical support and customer service to Taiwan OEM / ODM, channel distributors and other Seagate partners.
Address: Room B, 14th Floor No. 363 Fu Hsin North Road, Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei city is located in northern Taiwan. It lies in the relatively narrow, bowl-shaped valley of the DanShui and two of its main tributaries, the KeeLung and XinDaian Rivers. It is the largest city in Taiwan in terms of population. It is also the political and cultural centre of the country. Taipei is part of a major industrial area. Most of Taiwan's textile factories are here. Other players include makers of electronics, electrical machinery and appliances, wires and cables and refrigeration equipment. Shipbuilding, including yachts and other pleasure craft, is conducted in the port of KeeLung, east of the city. Railways and bus lines connect Taipei with all parts of the island. The city is served by the Taiwan TaoYuan International Airport, west of the city in Taoyuan.
Taipei city combines the modern and traditional, from the world's tallest completed skyscraper (Taipei 101) to the biggest collection of Chinese art.
Taipei has a humid subtropical climate. The average annual temperature is 23.6°C (74.5°F), with a summer average of 29.4°C (84.9°F) and a winter average of 11.0°C (51.8°F). The Pacific typhoon season occurs between June and October.
The educational system in Taiwan is the responsibility of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China. The system produces pupils with some of the highest test scores in the world, especially in mathematics and science. It has been criticised for placing excessive pressure on students and eschewing creativity in favour of rote learning. Recent educational reforms intended to address these criticisms are a topic of intense debate in Taiwan. Although current law mandates only nine years of schooling, 95% of students go on to high school, trade school or college. The literacy rate in 2003 was 96.1%.
People call Taiwan the land of convenience because you can find anything or do anything at just about any time of day. Although locals work or study during the day, the nights are for play. Whether it's cocktails in a trendy lounge bar, dancing in a club, or live music at one of the city's venues, there is plenty of nightlife. For family entertainment, there are the night markets, some of which do not get started until after dark. There is also KTV, giant karaoke venues where groups of people can reserve a small room equipped with karaoke equipment. It is a favourite pastime for Taiwanese people and an opportunity to belt out songs with only your friends and family to ridicule you.
Taipei has an abundant selection and variety of temples. There are various temples to be seen all over the city, but one of the more notable and more frequently visited is the Lungshan Temple, located on the western edge of the city. With its ornate features and bright colours, Lungshan Temple, dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy, truly stands out and is invariably busy with both tourists and local worshipers. Other interesting temples worth a visit are the relatively quiet and sedate Confucius Temple and the Taoist Xing Tian Gong.
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