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Flextronics Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 409 reviews

66% Approve of the CEO

Flextronics CEO and Director Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara

(204 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Lot of opportunity at the higher levels

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat opportunity for those willing to take initiative
    Fast paced environment with little tolerance for bureaucracy
    Good people culture without inter division politics that I have seen at similar sized companies

    ConsOperations focus often leads to tactical, 'low risk and low rewards' near term decisions
    Senior management are starting to adopt a more strategic approach but may take time for rank and file to change behaviors

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink like a product company and feel free to be open to more ideas and taking some risks

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

     

    HRIS

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood opportunity, benefit good, flexibel

    ConsNot stable, a lot director poistion

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    The revolving door

    Technician (Former Employee) Austin, TX (US)

    ProsVery competitive salary and as much overtime as you can handle.

    ConsWhen times are lean and overtime is a bad word then it is time to update your resume. When the axe comes down it is swift and painless.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to keep the qualified talent and not just the "yes" people and there will be less of a let down in production when layoffs are neccessary.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good learning

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosenvironment exposure culture benefit name skills set salary

    Consinstability never secure companies blur top management plan in vague

    Advice to Senior Managementdiversify

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Best place to see what you are made of

    Test Engineer (Current Employee)

    Pros1. If you are a decided person nobody will stop you transpose your ideas to reality; you are always encouraged to improve things and not to be satisfied with sufficient
    2. Quarterly bonuses, vacation bonuses

    Cons1. Highly dynamical work environment, always in a change, so you always have to adapt and your work seems to always never reach a goal
    2. Have to take care of small administrative tasks that are very time consuming and do not have any value added to your knoeledge

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people.

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

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Good Place to Learn

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Johor Bahru (Malaysia)

    ProsGreat learning opportunity in cost control, NPI, contract management and lean manufacturing. Opportunity to learn about new products and manufacturing methods.

    ConsHave to deal with the variances in customer order fluctuations that will not help in optimizing production and inventories. Career growth limited. Frequent lay off exercises in operating and management ranks. Very long work hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus to enable employee commitment vs creating a high stress environment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Current Employee

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunities to grow, great people to work with, flexible schedule.

    ConsProvide more Leadership development training

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

     

    Fast paced.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAbundant resources to help you.

    ConsConstantly changing both good and bad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more communicative.

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    Bad Management- Quality Department

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

    ProsPay is ok and the benefits are good. There are alot of experienced inspectors working inthe quality department with great work ethics. Most of the people are very helpful to new employees.

    ConsWhile there are good inspectors, most inspectors are not compensated for their experience and contribution to the success of the company. This is due in part to the people who are placed in supervisory positions without the skills and knowledge that are needed for this position and this includes working with different races, genders, and backgrounds. Supervisors who strategically place inspectors that they like in key working areas only when it is time for layoffs so that their job will be secured. Unfortunately, this causes good experienced people to be laid off. The bad thing about this is that the supervisor who encourages bad work habits from the inspectors such as long breaks and lunches, falsifying time and worst of all, the mentallity that "it's all about quanity not quality", is still employed to start all over again.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire experienced supervisors that know something about the job and how to keep their personal feelings out of the workplace, as this is not the place or the position for the unfairness that has been demonstrated here. Also, listen to complaints from the employees on the floor and let them know that their complaint has been investigated and the results of it, because not everybody is wrong about a particular supervisor. In the future, please do not let the supervisor who writes the employees' review choose who should be laid off because there is too much room for favoritism.

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    Poor Management

    Order Management Coordinator (Current Employee) Austin, TX (US)

    ProsYou get decent benefits. It is also a good place to start out and learn more about the manufacturing process.

    ConsDon't expect too much more compensation in the form of raises. Also the work/life balance is poor. Management is quick to throw extra duties and demand reports in an unreasonable time frame. Many people work all hours of the night from home. They are quick to blame lower level employees for lack of Revenue, but fail to praise accomplishments. Layoffs were aimed towards Senior Level employees that knew the business. Now there are a bunch of new hires who have not been trained properly and are just trying to get their feet wet.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more, Show appreciation to your talented workers, Communicate changes quicker, and value labor as an investment instead of an expense.

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

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