Flextronics

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Flextronics Reviews

Updated 30 January 2015
Updated 30 January 2015
509 Reviews
3.0
509 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.  

    Iam having 3 years of experience in Procurement

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    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Sanjose (Nicaragua)
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Sanjose (Nicaragua)

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

    Pros

    Went to Singapore and Indonesia for Transfer some projects

    Cons

    Continuous and repeated works

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont stress the employeers in work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    So-So

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flextronics

    Pros

    Many things to learn for new employees

    Cons

    career Stagnant and challenging market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve HR

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    you ll be given the required training...

    Cons

    Politics makes the culture worst. Its captive unit and people comes from Third party culture and spoils the Flex culture.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place for experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    The employees are good caring people that work hard. After 10 years can have 5 weeks of vacation to use. If you are not in production your hours can be flexible.

    Cons

    Last minute changes when management decides to work weekend. This site does not promote from within. All movement tends to be lateral. Bonuses that use to be a selling point for the lower pay are not on par. It's manufacturing and they work production hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company says it likes to develop and promote from within. Maybe that policy should be better implemented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    good job to have

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flextronics

    Pros

    company is a good job to have. Advancement is fast to point. pay is good for the job you are doing. they do offer great benefits.

    Cons

    the work life balance is not the best. you do have some free time but you have to work retail hours. once ou reach a point, it is very hard to advance.

  8.  

    Stable company; good benefits and will challenge one to push to the maximum potential one can be.

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    Former Employee - Business Process/Ops Program Manager-2 in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Business Process/Ops Program Manager-2 in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company has decent compensation, very engrossed in establishing and maintaining process disciplines for repeatable outcome. Global footprint allows for intercompany movement if desired.

    Cons

    Because of the adopted, "doing more with less" culture, one must be willing to cross discipline boundaries to get the job done...high stress at times...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good school for hardworking Millennials

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)

    I worked at Flextronics

    Pros

    The company has an incredibly large portfolio of products being designed, manufactured, tested and delivered for diverse OEMs using state-of-the-art top notch technology across the globe. Flex is one of the biggest players in the EMS industry and throughout the years has increasingly developing a good structure. For a hardworking millenial who loves what he/she does and wants to learn the EMS business this company is the place to be.

    Cons

    At the plant level employees often have to spend countless hours at work to get the things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is the key.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid this place if possible

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Just like the Mexican Mafia the money was decent but you really have no idea how long you will be there, it is not dependent on job performance, I received several raises and praises before my original boss got the chainsaw.

    Cons

    It is a little bit more disorganized than the Mexican Mafia, It can be a lengthy fight to find out who is in control and sometimes the customers win, just be sure not to show over loyalty to one side since it might be different the next day, week or month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Basically here in Austin it is Solectron, just with the name change, the company itself really has employee relations as a very low priority. Flextronics that I was familiar with in California actually has a pretty decent rating and is run efficiently with organized management teams. Here there is no real plan and management is corrupt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Sr. Electronics Engineering Technician

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits & pay is average, co-workers were awesome people to work with, while they lasted. Got very good experience while working there.

    Cons

    Raises were minimal, too many lay-offs, management does not listen to your concerns for improvement or have a desire to hear them either. It is a buddy system with management, it is not what you know, it is who you know. I am just very sad to say that this company layed off so many talented people while I was there & they had no regret of doing so, while on the same note keeping other folks with less experience just because of the buddy system they have in place. This will be a downfall in their future as the word gets around. I am sure most of their customers will notice this when the quality & reliability of their product will come back to bite them. They also hire contract employees from outside of the U.S. in U.S. factories, which was not very comfortable with me, as some of these folks did not LIKE Americans or Westerners, if you know what I mean.

    So maybe it was a blessing from God to stay away from this type of environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay safe & listen to your employees, they are the ones in the front line keeping your jobs secure!!!

    May Jesus God bless....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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