Flextronics Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
468 Reviews
3.1
468 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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    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.  

    Very rewarding and I was able to use all my skill sets and learned more

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    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    I worked in a department that was very proactive and my fellow techs helped each other. Pay was good and benefits are adequate. Every day challenged your skills and knowledge. Never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Continuing R.I.F initiative to reduce budgets. Little chance for upward mobility.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Nice colleagues , can expose students to understand the real engineering job and environment. Supervisor guided me well

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    Former Employee - Trainee in Senai (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Trainee in Senai (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    Training given are quite compact and useful. Trainee can use the machine in quality department and work around the company without much restriction. Many learning opportunities in this company if you are wiling to explore by yourself.

    Cons

    The allowance given is too little. Not enough to cover transportation and expenses. Workload for engineers seems like too much. Turnover rate high.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    I learned a lot of great things here, and got me started on my career of Quality Assurance Inspector.

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Inspector in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Inspector in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    I could get on the Flextronics University website and take all different classes in almost any field there is to think of. I can further my career and move up and since it is a worldwide company you learn a lot more stuff here than you would in just a one country company.

    Cons

    Sometimes there isn't a lot of work, since I was working in Flextronics, but for Aerotek I got laid off. I really loved this company and all it had. Its a shame I didn't get to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire me back. I am a really hard worker and want to move up in my career. MaryAlice Cancino

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics

    Pros

    training system is very good

    Cons

    lower pay than other similar company

  7.  

    Tech Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    No more contract with VZW

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical Contract manufacturing company.

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    Current Employee - Production in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Production in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work with some very good customers

    Cons

    When product has completed the NPI processes and production issues have been resolved product is moved to lower cost regions resulting in loss of jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be up front on the real business forecast. Don't let it be implied that there will be enough projects to keep everyone working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Working enviornment

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    Former Employee - Verification Engineer in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Verification Engineer in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, good benefit

    Cons

    Low pay, no advancement, no recognition

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Experience

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Full of managers but cannot manage

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst

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

    Pros

    If you are a manager and above, this is a GREAT place for you. These are probably the people that give good reviews.
    I have seen an assistant manager that works like a horse and a manager who works like she is on vacation.
    Bigger pay, bigger allowance, lesser hands on jobs, lesser time spent in the office. These are wonderful positions.

    Cons

    There are too many managers and above. The system is just not working. It does make sense 100 years ago for managers to sit around barking orders and play solitaire. But who will get the work done if 8 out of 10 people in a department are managers? And most of the experts end up as managers and the knowledge die there because they do not know how to manage, look down on people and does not transfer knowledge because they are not non-technical enough to appreciate learning and development.

    A lot of talent come and go. What a waste of money. If you can interview the ones that left, I believe all of them were disgruntled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are too many of you with different management style that are mostly hostile and disruptive. One manager that can manage people is better than 10 managers that are highly technical and cannot manage.
    Consider giving them technical lead positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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