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Flextronics Reviews

Updated 26 February 2015
Updated 26 February 2015
111 Reviews
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    My job working for Flextronics as an At&t phone tech

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company had great benefits and you always got your 40 hours per week.
    I got to work and learn about all different types of phones.

    Cons

    The company would change the rules very often and sometimes not inform you.
    Also the company had an open door policy but if you used it you would get talked to about doing that not really an open door policy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like people and not just like and number.
    Also take the time to listen to them instead of them telling them that you are wrong and they are right.

  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    No one knows what they are doing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Configuration Analyst in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Configuration Analyst in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Negotiate a good salary up front because you will never get any more.
    There are good, smart people there at the working level.

    Cons

    Upper management down to mid management have no idea how to move thru a project and get anything done. They will not listen to those on the ground in the trenches. Executives overseas are clueless as to how to run the business in the States.
    NO work life balance at all. You work, that's your life. Holidays, sickness, doesn't matter. The only time you will get off without having an argument is if a close relative dies! Seriously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You cannot run the American side of the company the way you run the Asian side. It doesn't work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work for if hired at a corporate location instead of an acquisition site.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, reasonable work hours but just average work quality. Not satisfying job at all.

    Cons

    No career growth opportunities within the organization. It may be different if one is hired at a corporate location but if you're part of an acquisition site, most likely one would end up doing the same thing without any growth.

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

    So so company

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

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement. On site cafeteria. Lots of work. Nice surrounding area.

    Cons

    No career advancement. Salary is below market average. Annual raise is usually less 3%. Lots of internal politics. No work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair on the pay rates for hard and dedicated employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very unstable work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Customer Service Technician II in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Contractor - Customer Service Technician II in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I worked at Flextronics as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    great place to work in the beginning

    Cons

    very unstable...fired people as fast as they hire them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doesn't matter Ft Worth plant shut down!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company to learn.. But not to sustain long..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Good training on concepts
    Friendly Team environment
    Challenging job

    Cons

    Below market average Pay & 90 days notice period
    No Flexibility & No Leaves on Indian Public Holidays
    Very less career growth opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out many hierarchies in managing workforce it just promotes bureaucracy
    Organize strict skip-level manger meetings and with HRs at-least half yearly
    Provide growth opportunities to employees rather providing referrals benifits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Managers are not aware of people issues on the floor and don't care about employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Memphis, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Memphis, TN (US)

    I have been working at Flextronics

    Pros

    Floor workers get great support from the engineering technicians.

    Cons

    Management more worried about quantity than quality. Product going out the door is very low quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get on board and understand the reasons for poorest quality in the industry. Get more competent quality engineers and quality management personnel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    Tech Supervisor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical Contract manufacturing company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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