Flextronics Reviews

Updated 26 August 2014
Updated 26 August 2014
428 Reviews

3.1
428 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 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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  1.  

    Unorganized

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Memphis, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN (US)

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Good pay... people are nice.

    Cons

    Corporate training strong but local training non-existent. Morale in some departments very discouraging. Poor work like balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve work-life balance....better core training for systems for all departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Typical MEGA corporation mentality

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, opportunities to try different departments for better fit and wide variety of types of positions. Lots of locations worldwide so opportunity to travel or for relocation.

    Cons

    Corporate management and structure is constantly changing. The company is so large they have no depth in actual experienced managers for a variety of the segments. Ends up just a corporate pencil pusher or finance people really making decisions. This may work for their electronics divisions but not so great for some of the other more highly regulated divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain people that know what they are doing rather than the lowest paid person. Or sacrificing experienced people in order to afford a high paid manager that doesn't know what they are doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Who you know matters big time at Flex. Internal politics unfortunately growing. Lots of start/stop activity.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flextronics

    Pros

    Good global manufacturing experience.
    Great global footprint
    Well respected EMS provider for OEM's....trying to shift focus to supply chain service company and shirk true EMS moniker.
    Creating partnerships with very large companies to play in evolving eco-systems.

    Cons

    Direct Labor treated as a commodity and disposable.
    No loyalty.
    Super tight cost focus due to low margins. Lay-offs regular, reorgs regular, travel freeze regular.
    Forecasting is weak.
    Culture given good lip service....not truly lived.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO needs to get more active/engaged with employees. Good customer focus guy....weak employee focus. No EQ, good IQ Has great ability to do so, but chooses not to.. More respect for GM's at manufacturing plants needed. Corporate calls too many shots independent of local site input.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing learning, and Leaving

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I was a telecommuter for most of my time. The benefits were great and I loved the people.

    Cons

    Telecommuters were called into offices. Business comes and goes so the people managing that business may do the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees! Acknowledge their contributions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It was a great place to work as the people were great..

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    Former Employee - Regional Director  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Regional Director in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Great company, people want to perform and do well for their direct reports. Team synergy is fantastic. Great flexibility when it comes to being able to telecommute

    Cons

    Client managed and senior management did not make the right business decisions when it came to who need to be kept when re-alignment was done. disappointed as it was just a friends thing and not who was doing the best. Sad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to ensure senior leadership is making decisions based on the business not on who they like.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    best company to work for!!

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good work ethics, sound knowledge and good treatment respect.

    Cons

    highly specialized and too good in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Good friendly environment where the growth is confirmed

    Cons

    Month end pressure, more training from L&D

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    my best and longest job

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Technician  in  Feasterville Trevose, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Technician in Feasterville Trevose, PA (US)

    I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have became a people person after my job with you guys .. made me very social and friendly.

    Cons

    the mean customes were the only problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you did everything you had to do

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

    Extremely Challenging

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    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Johor Bahru (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Johor Bahru (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    I'm able to gain more knowledge in Contract Manufacturing. Learn in details all the basic flow of the departments and team available in manufacturing field. Learned to be mentally and physically strong with this kind of hectic environment which makes people totally burned-out, and full of chaos.

    Cons

    The lack of teamwork or I might say NO teamwork at all. No standard procedures and flow that all employee will follow. Typical system used, a not-so-friendly user at all. Major people won't walk the talk. You'll need to do a lot of non-added value tasks because people are less responsible and not commited enough. The foundation of this plant is very weak. There's nothing much you can do. No matter how hard you try, how much you give your effort to make things better, you still unable to change these toxic people ( up to the top ), and as well as environment. The only thing you can do is to adapt, and become immune to the situation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    -

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    - good benefits, learn from experienced colleagues

    Cons

    - the management does not contact in the appropriate way and its results will be lot of misunderstoods

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