Flextronics Reviews

Updated 19 June 2015
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Flextronics CEO and Director Mike McNamara
Mike McNamara
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Pros
  • Work life balance definitely possible (in 20 reviews)

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

Cons
  • The work-life balance is extremely difficult (in 14 reviews)

  • Senior management are starting to adopt a more strategic approach but may take time for rank and file to change behaviors (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Fun, but not stable

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

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Being in the prototyping stage of projects was a blast, and the people are very easy to get along with. Very nice 401(k) matching and flexible hours make getting to work easy. Yearly raises and bonuses are pretty nice also.

    Cons

    There is no communication whatsoever. Sales and management promise impossible timetables and then punish employees with layoffs every quarter when these deadlines aren't met. The management doesn't know and has no interest in learning what skills their employees have, so some employees are overloaded with 70-80 hour work weeks while others have nothing to do. Being in a P&L contract industry, some risk is understandable but there is no job security at all.

    Advice to Management

    TALK. Talk to your employees and staff. Try to understand what they can do and what sort of lead times are possible. Stop keeping things a secret and invest more in your employees. They want to work, you just have to give them the tools to do so.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Sr. Director

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Nice facilities at Corporate. Challenging work, constant learning and changing environment. Ability to advance career.

    Cons

    Unnecessary stressful environment, claims to be performance based, but more political then performance based. Constantly changing priorities and processes. Too much change. High turn over. Difficult to have a life and work there.

    Advice to Management

    Minimize change when change is for the sake of change not an improvement. Use more carrot than the stick in management style.


  3. Engineering Lab Tech

    Former Employee - Engineering Lab Technician in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Lab Technician in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not a stable company to work and the salary is not good too

    Cons

    My conclusion is the company need build up the reputation. Do not try to hire a lot of people then announce to lay off many times, that's a bad news for the company.


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  5. RTS

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Has some quality employees working for the location.

    Cons

    Stability
    Lack of focus
    Outlook not positive.
    Pay is horrible.
    Quality employees leave due to lack of upward mobility.


  6. csr

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

    I worked at Flextronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    PDacilities, benefits,food,work enviroment,yransportation good job

    Cons

    No clear ideas, no extra hours,Pay, no training, teamates,leadership


  7. Is what it is

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some teams have stronger members than others. Those with strong teams gives great opportunity to learn in order to develop knowledge under your belt. Good place to accumulate years and knowledge of experience for your own career.

    Cons

    Pay is low with currently no opportunity for significant raises or advancement. Layoffs going on in some sites consistently causing constant concern.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Horrible Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OHIO in Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - OHIO in Columbus, OH (US)

    I worked at Flextronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool staff at the location.

    Cons

    I never worked for a company that openly communicated the fact that the employees meant nothing at all.


  9. Laptop Repair

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

    I worked at Flextronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is always work to do. If not, you will be trained for something else or sent home.

    Cons

    Job security is not stable.


  10. Lacks Direction

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

    I worked at Flextronics

    Pros

    Big company and can see many different things

    Cons

    Not enough mobility as it should be


  11. QA

    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Flextronics as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    They offer you a good health plan so you will have some good benefits. After one year you wil be able to be an experienced quality inspector even if you don´t have a background on that field.

    Cons

    No chance to be permanent soon. They don´t encrease your salary so you remain the same youyears and years.



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