As an industry leader, and one of the very first hard disc drive companies, Seagate has a robust culture that continues to evolve. At the core of our culture are our corporate values: People, Customer Success, Excellence, Innovation, Teamwork, Openness, Social Responsibility and Sustainable Profitability. These values, as put into action by our global workforce, have driven many achievements and successes.
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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Springtown, Northern Ireland
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Working for Seagate in Springtown, Northern Ireland
What Seagate does Here
Seagate came to Northern Ireland in 1993 with the establishment of a wafer fabrication facility at the Springtown Industrial Estate in Londonderry. Production began in 1994 and today the facility develops and manufactures the read-write heads for hard drives. Using some of the most advanced technology in existence, the Springtown facility is the largest factory of its type in the recording head industry, supplying over a million heads every day for Seagate disc drives.
Address: 1 Disc Drive, Springtown Industrial Estate, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT48 OBF
The City of Londonderry, often called Derry or the Maiden City, lies on both banks of the River Foyle and is connected by two bridges. Famous for its stone city walls and a history that dates back to the 6th century, this urban destination is a centre for culture, creativity and commerce. New investments in infrastructure, as well as in new galleries and museums, shopping districts and hotels, deliver a high quality of life and a huge potential for growth. The area is easily accessible from the City of Derry Airport, which is approximately seven miles from the plant. Belfast International and City airports are a 90-minute drive from Springtown.
In July 2010, the city of Derry/Londonderry was named the winner of a year long battle with 12 other cities to become the first ever UK City of Culture in 2013. The momentous win means that in 2013 Derry/Londonderry will play host to a year-long celebration of culture in the city, opening its doors to visitors from across the world. It is anticipated that people will come in their thousands to experience the cultural life that has been at the city's heart for generations.
If your job with Seagate takes you to the area, the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce can help you learn more about this fascinating city and all its treasures. You will also want to check the local housing market.
Ireland enjoys a temperate climate influenced by the relatively warm waters of the Gulf Stream in whose path the island lies. The coldest and wettest months are December, January and February with temperatures ranging between 4 to 7 degrees Celsius (39 to 44 degrees Fahrenheit). July and August are the warmest months with temperatures ranging from 14 to 20 degrees Celsius (57 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit).
All state schools in Northern Ireland follow the Northern Ireland Curriculum, based on the system in England and Wales, and offer a rich complement of studies including music, technology, foreign language and religious education in addition to the core subjects. Although integrated education is increasing, Northern Ireland has a segregated education system with 95% of pupils attending either a maintained or controlled school. Learn more about educating your child in Northern Ireland. Obtain advice and information on a private education.
For higher education, the University of Ulster has two campuses located in Londonderry and Coleraine.
Londonderry and the surrounding region offer many seasonal activities and events, cultural attractions and entertainment for the whole family. Find out about the city's past at Tower Museum. Enjoy music, theatre, arts and history along the city's famous stone walls. Join the fun at the Halloween Carnival. Anglers, sailors and all outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy Creggan Country Park. For a complete list of things to do and see, visit the Derry Visitor & Convention Bureau and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.
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Working for Seagate in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
What Seagate does Here
Seagate came to the Netherlands in 1986, initially as a distribution hub and subsequently expanding to include other business activities including Customer Service Operations, Inventory Control, Warehousing, Failure Analysis, Business Management, IT, Finance, HR, International Trade Administration and the Reconfiguration Centre. The Amsterdam office is one of the most diverse international offices with a variety of functional departments and around 30 different nationalities and 21 languages, with English being the working language.
Address: Koolhovenlaan 1, 1119 NB Schiphol-Rijk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Amsterdam is the capital and the largest city of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. The city has a population of over 747,000.
Ranked in the top five European cities to live in, Amsterdam has a lot to offer. Settled as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, a result of its innovative developments in trade. During this time, the city was the world’s leading financial centre. Many of the world's top international companies are headquartered here for their European activities, offering a great work environment for international professionals combined with a good work-life balance.
Amsterdam enjoys a temperate climate, strongly influenced by its proximity to the to the west, with prevailing north-westerly winds and gales. Winter temperatures are mild, seldom below 0°C. Summers are generally warm with changeable periods, but excessively hot weather is rare. Winters can be fairly cold with the possibility of some snow. Amsterdam's average annual precipitation is less than 760mm, and most of this precipitation is protracted drizzle or light rain, making cloudy and damp days common during the cooler months, October through March.
Education in the Netherlands is characterised by its high quality, international focus and strong orientation towards the needs and background of the pupil. The level of participation in education is high: of the Netherlands' 16 million inhabitants, nearly 3.5 million attend some form of educational programme. One out of three school leavers completes a first university degree. Many and are provided in English, offering a full- and part-time curriculum. There is also a large number of international primary and high schools geared towards expatriate children.
Today, Amsterdam is the most international city in the world with 177 nationalities and a lively and friendly mix of people, culture, history, art, cuisine, architecture and city parks, all set in a beautiful historical city. Amsterdam's main attractions, including its centuries old canals, the Rijksmuseum with its Rembrandt and Vermeer collections, the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House, draw people from all over the world.
The city is the fifth busiest tourist destination in Europe with more than 4.2 million international visitors. From Amsterdam, it is only 30 minutes to the Netherlands’ third largest city, The Hague, a beautiful historical and green city near the beach, which also houses the Dutch parliament. Utrecht, the country’s fourth largest city with beautiful historical canals, is only 20 minutes away. The second largest city, Rotterdam, is just 40 minutes away. Rotterdam, also called “Manhattan at the river Maas”, has one of the largest ports in the world, featuring astonishing architecture and a lively mix of culture and landmarks.
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Working for Seagate in Maidenhead, UK
What Seagate does Here
Seagate Technology UK Ltd was formally established in the early 1980s as a Sales and Marketing office in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, but has maintained a service presence in England since 1979. In April 2011, the Company moved into today’s office space situated in Maidenhead. Here employees work mainly in the sales, technical and marketing departments.
Address: 60 Norden Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 4AY, UK
Maidenhead is quite a new town by English village standards and is neighbour to Cookham and Bray, which were royal manors held by the King before nearby Windsor Castle was built in 1070.
The town is part of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the urban area has a population of around 60,000.
Southern England is the part of the UK closest to continental Europe and as such can be subject to continental weather influences that bring cold spells in winter and hot, humid weather in summer.
- January is the coldest month, with varying daily minimum temperatures above 3°C.
- July is the warmest month, with daily maximum temperatures of around 20°C.
Children in the UK start primary school just before their fifth birthday or during the academic year when they will reach five years of age. From the age of eleven they attend secondary school and it is compulsory to attend school until GCSE examinations have been taken. The legal school leaving age is 16.
Students can pursue further education (A Levels or Sixth Form) but up until now this has been optional. However, a new law has been enforced from September 2008 that will raise the legal leaving age, making it compulsory to stay at school until the age of seventeen.
Maidenhead has several Nursery Schools, Primary Schools and Secondary Schools, as well as an Independent Private School for Girls and Boys. East Berks College is situated seven miles down the road in Windsor and the University of Reading is approximately 12 miles away from Maidenhead.
Maidenhead is close to Slough, Beaconsfield and Marlow and just to the west of London. Attractions around Maidenhead include Dorney Court Stately Home, the Shire Horse Centre, Cliveden Gardens (National Trust) and the nearby Henley-on-Thames River & Rowing Museum
Situated on the River Thames, the town is a rowing centre. The Maidenhead Rowing Club organises the Maidenhead Regatta which, along with the Marlow Regatta and Henley Regatta, is often seen as a testing ground for Olympic rowing athletes. These Regattas are often held in the month of July.
Maidenhead is just two miles away from the culinary village of Bray that boasts two legendary restaurants with a unique heritage and sublime settings: The Waterside Inn owned by the famous Roux family and The Fat Duck, which is owned by one of the UK’s famous chefs, Heston Blumenthal.
The Maidenhead Information Centre is a useful source of information about the many places to visit in and around Maidenhead, accommodation, transport, etc. It is located within Maidenhead town centre and is open throughout the year or alternatively you can visit their website www.ukinformationcentre.com.
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Working for Seagate in Munich, Germany
What Seagate does Here
Seagate Technology GmbH was established in 1983 as a sales office in Munich, Germany. In 1990, the Company moved into today’s office space in Messerschmittstrasse 4, Munich. Currently, employees work mainly in the sales, technical and marketing departments.
Address: Messerschmittstr 4, 80992 Munich, Germany
Munich (German: Muenchen) is the capital city of Bavaria, Germany. Munich is located on the River Isar, north of the Bavarian Alps. It is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg.
The year 1158 is thought to be the city’s foundation date, and during its long history, Munich has become one of the richest cities in Germany, with approximately 1.35 million inhabitants. In 1972 the XX Olympic Games were held in Munich and since 1933 the world’s largest fair (Oktoberfest) takes place annually, attracting several million vistiors from all over the world.
Munich is a green city with numerous parks. The Englischer Garten, located in the city centre, covers an area of 4.1 km (larger than Central Park in New York or Hyde Park); it is one of the first world's largest urban parks, created specifically for use by the public.
Munich has a continental climate, strongly influenced by the proximity of the Alps. The city's altitude and proximity to the northern edge of the Alps mean that precipitation is rather high. Winters generally last from December to March. Munich experiences rather cold winters, but heavy rainfall is rarely seen in the winter. The coldest month is January with an average temperature of −2°C (30°F). Snow cover is seen for at least a couple of weeks during winter. Summers in Munich are fairly warm with an average temperature of 22°C (70°F) during the hottest month of July. Summer typically lasts from May to September.
Children in Germany start school at the age of five or six, and attend elementary school (Grundschule) for four years, where the subjects taught are the same for all. Then, after four years, children are separated according to their academic ability and attend one of four different kinds of school: Secondary General School (Hauptschule), Intermediate School (Realschule), Grammar School (Gymnasium) or Comprehensive School (Gesamtschule). There are 16 high schools and universities situated in and around Munich offering higher education.
Munich and the surrounding region, including the Alps, offer many seasonal activities and events, cultural attractions and entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy the heart of Munich – Marienplatz – with its shopping facilities, historical town hall and churches. Go for a walk in the Englischer Garten and Schloß Nymphenburg and visit the Olympia Park with its public sports complex, the Olympic Tower (291m high) and the nearby located BMW World and museum. Join the fun and party at Oktoberfest and chill out in the many restaurants, bars and lounges. Taste Bavaria’s famous beer and food, and relax in beautifully situated beer gardens in and around the city. For a complete list of things to do and see, visit the Munich Tourist Information office.
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Working for Seagate in Paris, France
What Seagate does Here
Seagate Technology SA was established in 1987 as a sales office at Versailles (close to Paris). The office moved to Boulogne-Billancourt when Seagate acquired Imprimis Technology in 1989. Seagate Technology SA employs people in Sales, Marketing & Customer Technical Support.
Address: 16-18 rue du Dôme, 92514 Boulogne-Billancourt Cedex, France
Situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region (also known as the "Paris Region"; Région Parisienne), Paris is the capital of and the country's largest city with an estimated population of 2,167,994. The greater Paris area, including its commuter belt, has a population of nearly 12 million and is one of the most populated metropolitan areas in Europe.
Paris is one of the world's leading cultural centres, and its influence in education, media, fashion, science and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities. Paris is Europe's biggest city economy, and is fifth in the world's list of cities by GDP. It hosts 37 of the Fortune Global 500 companies in several business districts, notably La Défense, the largest purpose-built business district in Europe, and many international organisations such as UNESCO, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the informal Paris Club.
Paris has an oceanic climate and is affected by the North Atlantic Current, so the city rarely sees extremely high or low temperatures (such as the heatwave of 2003 and the cold wave of 2006).
Paris has warm summers with average high temperatures of 25°C (77°F) and lows of 15°C (59°F). Winters are chilly, but rarely below freezing point with temperatures around 3°C (37°F) to 8°C (46°F). Spring and autumn have mild days and cool evenings. Rainfall could occur at any time of the year, and although not a very rainy city, Paris is known for its sudden showers. The yearly annual precipitation is 642mm (25in) with light rainfall fairly distributed throughout the year. Snowfall is a rare occurrence, but the city could see light snow or flurries without accumulation during some winters. The highest temperature ever in Paris was 40.4°C (105°F) on 28 July 1948, and the lowest was a −23.9°C (−11°F) on 10 December 1879.
Paris is home to several of France's most prestigious high schools such as Lycée Louis-le-Grand and Lycée Henri-IV. Other high schools of international renown in the Paris area include the Lycée International de Saint Germain-en-Laye and the École Active Bilingue Jeannine Manuel.
There are 17 public universities in the Paris Region, including the University of Westminster's Centre for International Studies, the American University of Paris, the American Business School of Paris and the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP), which offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in French Studies ratified by the University of London.
The Paris area has a high number of engineering schools, led by the prestigious Paris Institute of Technology (ParisTech), which comprises several colleges such as École Polytechnique, École des Mines, École Centrale Paris, Supélec, Arts et Métiers, Télécom Paris and École des Ponts et Chaussées. There are also many business schools, including École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris), École supérieure des sciences économiques et Commerciales (ESSEC), INSEAD, an international graduate business school and research institution and ESCP-EAP European School of Management.
Paris is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with over 30 million foreign visitors per year. There are numerous iconic landmarks among its many attractions, along with world-famous institutions and popular parks.
Paris' museums and monuments are among its most highly esteemed attractions with the city's most prized museum, the Louvre, being the world's most visited art museum. The Eiffel Tower is Paris' most famous monument, and the city's cathedrals such as the Notre Dame de Paris and the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur are other main attractions. Paris' largest opera houses are the 19th century Opéra Garnier (historical Paris Opéra) and the modern Opéra Bastille; they provide a mix of classic and modern ballets and operas. Disneyland Resort Paris is another major tourist attraction not only for visitors to Paris, but to Europe as well.
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