Flextronics

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Flextronics Reviews

Updated 19 December 2014
Updated 19 December 2014
491 Reviews
3.1
491 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 20 reviews)

  • Work environment is safe and security guards on duty all the time (in 19 reviews)


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

  • Almost all of the Senior management (VP and above) comes from outside the company (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    perfect place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flextronics as an intern

    Pros

    great culture, great team work

    Cons

    little far away from downtown

  2.  

    unestable

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

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

    Pros

    Great company, compensations, and food

    Cons

    the proyects are unestables, and the people is dissmised as an object
    then them try to recontract you but you have another estable job and you never come back again to flextronics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try the people as people

    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Completely un-professional from managers to human resources to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Their companies values only apply when it benefits the company and the leadership is very poor. I found no pros working for Flextronics, too bad really. I went to work for Flextronics thinking I was making a solid career change to find about the supervisor disrespected women in the position I was hired in. I was underminded me in front of co-workers over and over. I went to the manager several times and nothing was done. The work center was a Hostile working environment.

    Cons

    Only con was a free health screening. The health insurance plan was horrible. The health insurance is a HSA just horrible. Dental Plan was good though. I worked 6 days a week for two years to get a new product to market to be re-paid back by laying me off, my husband and 1,100 other people once the project was completed. I will never work for Flextronics in my career again nor do I recommend it to anyone. The pay is also very low if you do not have a degree such as I an my husband did. Most people were only getting paid $10 hr and when converted up to $10.50 hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try hiring less managers that do not have any people skills and Supervisors that discriminate against women. Do not over hire employees for projects then lay off 1,100 people once the project is completed. Flextronics brought jobs to Austin sure enough but then laid all those people off a year and half to two years later !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical Contract manufacturing company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Experience

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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Full of managers but cannot manage

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Great Learning experience during a difficult time with the company

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation is decent, and training is great

    Cons

    inconsistent hours. LOTS of layoffs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    great to start

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    • 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
  10.  

    Material Handler

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of Overtime if want to work

    Cons

    Poor Management, lots of lay-offs, No Team work, contracts don't receive any type of credit of hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advise from co- workers and don't turn your back on your own team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    working experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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