Flextronics
3.0 of 5 362 reviews
www.flextronics.com Singapore 5000+ Employees

Flextronics Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.0 362 reviews

                             

65% Approve of the CEO

Flextronics CEO and Director Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara

(182 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Benefits are nice and depending on position work life balance is good"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Good lower level mgmt, good opportunity to learn how things are really built"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "When you are really bust work life balance can be tough"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Being a contractor, you had to deal with your own upper management plus VZW"
    in 10 reviews
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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Flextronics full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGlobal resources and common practices

ConsNever actually get the benefit of global resources

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Nice company

Test Engineer Tech (Current Employee)

I have been working at Flextronics as a contractor

ProsHad some of the best co-workers I've ever had here. Everyone was great, we laughed and joked around a lot all while getting our work done.

ConsThe hours are TERRIBLE. You'll work 7 days a week literally for about a month straight, and then other weeks you'll most likely work around 6 days a week. The work-life balance is extremely difficult. I'm still single, so I can't imagine what it's been like for those that are married and that have children.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you don't think someone will be converted from a contract employee to a full-time employee, then just tell them. Don't lead them on for months.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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 Administering the material management in the organization(100Million dlls), coordinating, buyers, MPS planners, produ

Materials Manager (Current Employee)
Zapopan (Mexico)

I have been working at Flextronics full-time for more than 5 years

Prosworld class manufacturing and continuous improvement

Cons2 downsizings per year and we need to work 12 hours a day.

Advice to Senior Managementaccuracy with customers commitments

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Flextronics DSC

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat Bonuses
Paid Training
Realistic Goals
Easy Job with decent pay

ConsHard to find many con's, hours aren't very flexible but that's expected

Advice to Senior ManagementHire managers who are competent

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Poor Management at the top across all functions

Senior Program Manager (Former Employee)
Bukit Mertajam (Malaysia)

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

ProsThis would be a good learning ground for fresh graduates or those with less than 5 years experience.

ConsNot a place for a career. Poor senior executives from Directors to Sr VPs. Most of the senior folks have poor knowledge or experience running their functions/operations in Asia. They think what works in one part of the world will work in Asia as well. All they do is talk without knowing the root cause. They do best in escalating a problem instead of solving it.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange the whole management team. Too many Directors, Snr Directors and VPs. Everybody wants to run the show when a new site is up or acquired. As the saying goes "too many cooks spoil the soup".

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Creative, stream-lined, innovative

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Milpitas, CA (US)

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

Proslow tolerance for administrative overhead - must add value to customer's needs

ConsNot a lot to say...low margin business means not a bunch of frills, but more than enough to run the biz

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Technician (Current Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I have been working at Flextronics full-time for more than 8 years

ProsBenefits are nice and depending on position work life balance is good. If you like OT there is usually lots of opportunities.

ConsLast second changes in work hours. Usually requiring to work the weekend and being notified on a Friday at end of shift.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good atmosphere but lack of direction.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Flextronics as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGood employees that will help you with your career.

ConsManagement has problems with the direction of the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake into account the future of the employees.

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Dream job for the people who wish to learn, develop their carrier in manufacturing industry

Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsA real chance for growth, development

ConsTalent rewiev process is only on the paper, no promotion.
For vacancies, they (mgmt) bring people from outside instead of being promoted from the inside,people who have trained for years for that position. Shouldn't be this way.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook inside first, listen to people, the solution is, most of the time, next to you, in front of you.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Just another job

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsHad a good group of co-workers from around the world, literally.

ConsVery little room to advance, not willing to listen to workers ideas on improvement.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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