Flextronics Reviews

Updated 11 September 2014
Updated 11 September 2014
444 Reviews
3.1
444 Reviews
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Flextronics CEO and Director Mike McNamara
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    quality inpector

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    Current Employee - Quality Inspector  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    know how to repair software and hardware

    Cons

    to learn the new thing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    yes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It's an ok place to work

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    Former Employee - Machine Programmer  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Machine Programmer in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than a 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
  3.  

    Does Not Welcome Change

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milpitas, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Honestly, cannot think of anything positive about the company

    Cons

    Old fashion way of thinking. They do not welcome change, very political

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Good as a start up of your career

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Pune (India)

    I worked at Flextronics full-time for less than a 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
  6.  

    Amazing, oh wait, that's when Apple was still there by the hundreds.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    They have a cafeteria. If you started with a launch, you would have great input into the solution.

    Cons

    Management has changed from our speedy successful launch to decreased sales, the rise in politics, and the fall of many good team members. It is almost like management flips a coin for a bid decision. They spent foolish amounts of money on things that were decided on in a split seconds but they will toss a devoted, experienced, responsible employee out of the building before you can fathom the stupidity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek leaders, team builders, and those that share ideas to make their team look good rather than promote their flaws, steal their ideas for your own, and destroy anyone who doesn't play to their fiddle, regardless of whether it will help the company or not. Don't hire any more politicians. Hire people who create, not steal. Hire people who inspire, not manage by fear, and last hire people who help the team produce results. If a team of 5 are winning every game, where do you get your logic from that tells you to eliminate one of them, preferably the one that cost us more. Begin to understand motives that managers have for poor choices like these. Investigate motives. Find out if the problem continues, then eliminate that team leader who is causing self destruction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Flextronics is a very large company with many divisions and segments.

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    Former Employee - Operations Director  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Director in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    They are a large company that operates in many different countries, which can be good for the person who wants to move around.

    Cons

    Their large company mentality can make it hard for an aspiring person to network and work their way of the ladder to progress their career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at ways to bring your Sr. Management teams from each site into the mix of major & minor company initiatives and provide networking & training events that allow them to meet other Sr. level employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Flextronics review

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours , good coworkers

    Cons

    Poor leadership, no future planning, unstable business, no growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more planning and training for improved performance

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

    Great Company concept but...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Provide benefits, tuition reimbursement, full-time hours and bonuses based on store performance.

    Cons

    No developmental growth even though thats what they use to promote the positions. Lack of communication from top to bottom even though grievances are shared from bottom to top they say they listen but they don't. Even with customers there is lack of communication so when they re given wrong info from the corporate store they end up at the DSC screaming demanding something that we don't even have.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Only Excel Job nothing much.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Overall Electronics Manufacturing service Knowledge available (theoretical).

    Cons

    Flextronics GBS India only supports support activity to manufacturing site, very hard to get promotions, i have total of 4 years experience still i am Junior Engineer here, regarding leave you need to apply before 2 months and that to not sure if gets approved. For Chennai region Managers are good to go however Pune- Managers & Tls giving hard time to there subordinates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please see your Employees working here for more than 2 years still no opportunity of growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A big company to work overall, where stability of the company are always present

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    Former Employee - Global Account  in  Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Global Account in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    Is a strong and financially solid company, it offers very good benefits to their workers
    with global presence. Has a very strong portfolio of clients and extensive generating many jobs

    Cons

    Still presents serious opportunities to improve satisfaction oriented customer mentality
    where their customer service department in Mexico is still far from reaching maturity and solid service mentality. There is still a room to improve.
    They have everything to do and succeed, they just need to believe and start. Also many of the Programs Managers not really know the contractual terms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Direct yours eyes and hands to a second level in Customer Service department in Mexico
    And not just follow numbers. The staff are Humans and not just a “numbers” on the payroll
    A happy staff will gives as a result a happy customers. Don’t just ask to the directors or general managers status on this. Go to the physical locations of the staff and ask them face to face with no managers and directors around and ensure by all means no labor consequences to their feedback.
    The care and management of staff cannot be seen as an expense or cost, must be seen as the most valuable investment, and capital of the company a situation that exposes the company and omissions may result in customer escalations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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