Flextronics
3.0 of 5 364 reviews
www.flextronics.com Singapore 5000+ Employees

Flextronics Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.0 364 reviews

                             

64% Approve of the CEO

Flextronics CEO and Director Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara

(183 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Benefits are nice and depending on position work life balance is good"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Good lower level mgmt, good opportunity to learn how things are really built"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "When you are really bust work life balance can be tough"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Being a contractor, you had to deal with your own upper management plus VZW"
    in 10 reviews
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This will give you ALOT of overtime.

QA Technician (Current Employee)

I have been working at Flextronics as a contractor for less than a year

ProsPeople are nice (My boss and co-workers are awesome!)
Work for the most part is very easy.

ConsWorking 7 days a week (Every other weekend we get off)
Pay is not great
Your working 9-10 hours a day.
your breaks a really short
you always standing ( on concrete, so your legs WILL HURT!)
Rules are EXTREAMLY strict
The recruiter\traning people will tell you highly inaccurate information so you will take the job
( and they do it because they take money from your paycheck for recuting you until you are no longer a contractor)

Advice to Senior ManagementGive longer breaks, and maybe invest in some more chairs, and people so we dont have to work over time.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good plans, bad execution

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Flextronics full-time

ProsGood lower level mgmt, good opportunity to learn how things are really built.

Conswork life balance, very hierarchical, no job training very bad for first job, no career path, no vision, attention to detail on meaningless things

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate an innovating/creative environment by putting your employees in positions to succeded rather then having high expectations without clear understanding or tools to fulfull those expectations.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nothing special

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Flextronics full-time

ProsGood place to start a career and to get experience.

ConsThere is no career growth. Lack of resources.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A company managed by the Financial Team

Vice President - Senior Level (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

ProsThis is a company that provides multiple opportunities for aggressive hard working people to advance to the Director/Sr. Director levels

ConsThere is little to no focus on the customer.....never have I been at any company where the most senior of management conspires to "Get one over" on the customer......the least customer focused company in the NASDAQ 100 IMHO.

Almost all of the Senior management (VP and above) comes from outside the company

Advice to Senior ManagementRemember that your customers are the foundation of the company....not the bean counters

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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My experience has been positive in just over a year since Flextronics took over the company.

Quality Inspector (Current Employee)
Coopersville, MI (US)

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

ProsProfit Sharing, excellent dental plan

ConsPay every 2 weeks,

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Program Manager (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA (US)

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

ProsGreat opportunity for career growth. The mix of customers provides a wide range of possibilities. When able to build the right team the job is fun

ConsLong hours are needed to complete the work. Could find yourself doing others job responsibilities if not provided with a strong team.

Advice to Senior ManagementValue and support core PM organization. Happy employees make better employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good for learning as a beginner.

IT Security Analyst (Current Employee)
Timişoara (Romania)

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

ProsAccess to new technologies, professional capable people, good working environment.

ConsNot open to salary raise or to sponsor training. All shared services were migrated to India or Mexico and the quality and professionalism of people are low.
Management year by year are doing promises they do not keep.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop moving the services to India. A lot of professional people will leave Flex because of this decision.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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OK experience, but not great

HR Specialist (Former Employee)

I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSome great people, compensation was decent, some management really cared, culture on paper was good, company has potential

ConsRaises were small at best, hard to get promoted in some areas of the company, had a silo mentality, some management had poor management skills and management does not live the culture

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management should lead with the culture in mind and hold others accountable to live the culture

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Lead Engineer (Former Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than a year

Prosgood working environment, nice colleague, location is good.

Consweak training and market competence

Advice to Senior Managementtry to compete with foxcomm

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company

Retail Technical Support (Former Employee)
Stockton, CA (US)

I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPaid training, minimal travel, incentives to perform

ConsMore than five superiors to answer to, not unlike Office Space

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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