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Flextronics Reviews

Updated 19 August 2014
Updated 19 August 2014
422 Reviews

3.1
422 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are nice and depending on position work life balance is good (in 15 reviews)

  • Work environment is safe and security guards on duty all the time (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • When you are really bust work life balance can be tough (in 13 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.  

    The right mount of challenge without be overwhelming

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX (US)

    Pros

    Flexible in managing your own schedule
    Ability to work from home

    Cons

    Top management tier has major disconnect from the middle and upper middle tier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to the people that are doing the work...not what the managers are reporting to you

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not too bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Technician II  in  Memphis, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Technician II in Memphis, TN (US)

    Pros

    It's better than not having a job at all.

    Cons

    Poor management and decision making.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not In Your Best Interest

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Benefits and Compensation Package, Competent Leaders

    Cons

    They will use you to the point of abuse, and when they are done, drop you. While the compensation package is good, they will tell you one thing about schedule and the future, and know this, even as an associate you will work 60+ hours a week; NO MATTER WHAT THEY TELL YOU. Get what you can for certifications and leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember when companies react, employees that worked hard suffer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    HRIS

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good opportunity, benefit good, flexibel

    Cons

    Not stable, a lot director poistion

  7.  

    The revolving door

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

    Pros

    Very competitive salary and as much overtime as you can handle.

    Cons

    When times are lean and overtime is a bad word then it is time to update your resume. When the axe comes down it is swift and painless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep the qualified talent and not just the "yes" people and there will be less of a let down in production when layoffs are neccessary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Place to Learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Johor Bahru (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johor Bahru (Malaysia)

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity in cost control, NPI, contract management and lean manufacturing. Opportunity to learn about new products and manufacturing methods.

    Cons

    Have to deal with the variances in customer order fluctuations that will not help in optimizing production and inventories. Career growth limited. Frequent lay off exercises in operating and management ranks. Very long work hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus to enable employee commitment vs creating a high stress environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Fast paced.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Abundant resources to help you.

    Cons

    Constantly changing both good and bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more communicative.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Make sure you choose the correct location

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst  in  Memphis, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Memphis, TN (US)

    Pros

    Pay is competitive and benefits are great but downgraded. Work load is depending on what account you work with, sometime great while sometime hectic. Some senior management are decent while some act hyper most of the time. Work environment is safe and security guards on duty all the time.

    Cons

    Unless you just want paycheck then this location is worse for you. There are less chance for an advancement. Be ready to work under one who barely speaks english who's educational credential never been verified. This place hardly work as a team and most of the times it's all about "I" instead "us" crazy but true. Here are the breakdowns depending on what you're interested in. Analyst: Work get done but unexpected demands that must get meet, it's harsh demand most of the time with short timeline. Program manager: Mostly ego between each other and group building to play politics. Testing: Most won't last long here because this plant has awkward understanding about testing, also extreme pressure from customers. Quality: Your name will be on paper but you will be doing nothing or considered for nothing. Process: All day long every day play with pipes and build benches, everything else is beyond their scope of work or simply waste of paid time if they try to do anything. IT: Great place to learn then must get out. Facility: random changes that you will scratch your bald head mode than you actually work here. Lead: Listen to him listen to her listen to all, no ideas what you will do here. Supervisor: Make a point and stand on your legs or else someone else will run the show, very strange. Manager: Same as a supervisor and ready to stay under a gun, you will hardly make any good decisions. Line people: Lucky to have regular hours, sometime too many sometime less. It's a cut dog eat dob business. They try many ideas and talent but nothing works at sometime. If you're talented then stay away. Many talented works here however find themselves trapped and looking for exit. Nothing negative these are all realities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing....may be one. Do not give power to uneducated barely english speaking idiots. Hire some locals instead of wasting time of talent hire people. This place is what it should deserve.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Wonderful journey

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work life is well balanced and it will be good startup journey for an Fresher

    Cons

    Stagnent,Experienced persons need to sit tight holding on the same old process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify the key resource

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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