Flextronics Reviews

Updated 13 October 2014
Updated 13 October 2014
462 Reviews
3.1
462 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are nice and depending on position work life balance is good (in 19 reviews)

  • Work environment is safe and security guards on duty all the time (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • When you are really bust work life balance can be tough (in 14 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't really communicate well with clients and has no business skills to run the whole projects (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Some good times and a few bad ones

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some really good people work here, some really hard workers

    Cons

    Way too many chiefs, hanger's, leaners and networking career climbers. Poor work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing your strategy every 6 months

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Lead in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Production Lead in Milpitas, CA (US)

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with, felt camaraderie with my co-workers. Benefits were decent

    Cons

    No room for growth. Management did not value input from workers on the front lines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    great to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There is a lot of issues you have to face to.
    Maybe you wont have all the tools to solve that issues but that makes you try a diffferent options in order to get you goal.

    Cons

    working to you boos that possibly doesn't know nothing about the issue you are facing to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grat salary, but you better look for another company

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Good work environment, good team

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planner Scheduler in Newmarket, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Planner Scheduler in Newmarket, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    constantly training and staffing, well supported from management team

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility in shop floor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reinforce the supply chain team functions to reduce to workload of production lines

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    working experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Toronto, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Toronto, OH (US)

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    colleagues are friendly. Flexible environment, nice benefit, nice payment.

    Cons

    poor management, lack of business direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on project target, base on employee capacity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    a learning exprience to work for a large comapny like fletronics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cost Accountant in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Cost Accountant in Milpitas, CA (US)

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    a chance to see how company operate in this large size of the sacle. Many employee work there for a long time and enviroment is friendly.

    Cons

    Maybe becuase it is big that sometime, one simple thing will go through many processes that a small company will be done quickly. work expection will be almost no training or transition given for a new job assignment. Salary tends to be low.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Engineering assistant and database administrator.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Flextronics as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to start your career.

    Cons

    Lots of moving parts and there is a lot of uncertainty of job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is very customer driven and look for results. Inspiring if you're on their side.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work but hours suck

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cell Phone Repair Technician in Brighton, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Cell Phone Repair Technician in Brighton, MI (US)

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, constantly learning things about technology, scheduling was ok, but retail hours. Usually able to get time off that is requested. Insurance plans were decent, however when I gave birth, I still ended up with a $1,400 bill...Definitely better for sick visits or preventative care, not child birthing or major surgery.

    Cons

    Rules to receive quarterly bonus are ridiculous. If you are on maternity leave for 30 days but still work the entire remainer of the quarter, you don't qualify for a bonus. Any type of leave actually. Even if you are the highest sales rep...that happened to me multiple times unfortunately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the bonus rules. It should be based on what you sell in the time frame, not whether or not you were on a leave for a week. I missed out on two bonuses because of how the quarters fell and the satrt and end of my maternity leave, effected two bonus. I was the top seller in my district, and got zero bonus. All my coworkers obtained the money that I earned. I'm still bitter, lol. Also, better insurance package for the amount it costs!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It's an ok place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Programmer in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Machine Programmer in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Profit Sharing is nice. Cafe is ok. Health insurance not bad could be better. Lots of improvements to the place.

    Cons

    Prone to layoffs management for exes products out the door that are of bad quality supervisors are afraid to say no that can't go out to floor for use in production.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better supervisors and managers who actually know their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good as a start up of your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Pune (India)

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You will get very good lessons in life.

    Cons

    Be prepared to answer your seniors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to treat employees as their own.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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