Flextronics Reviews

Updated 14 October 2014
Updated 14 October 2014
462 Reviews
3.1
462 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are nice and depending on position work life balance is good (in 19 reviews)

  • Work environment is safe and security guards on duty all the time (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • When you are really bust work life balance can be tough (in 14 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.  

    Their "leadership" team is a joke!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Monkey in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Monkey in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits (that suck)

    Cons

    They do not value their employees. There is no room for advancement. Their "leadership" team only responds to brown-nosing suck-ups. Your hard work will not be rewarded.......RUN!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because someone strokes your ego, doesn't mean they are good employee. Take a good look at the people that actually perform quality work and are loyal to your company. They are the ones keeping you afloat, not the brown-nosers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    You would think communication is the key to success, not at this place

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Computer Tech in Memphis, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Computer Tech in Memphis, TN (US)

    I worked at Flextronics as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gaining skills and experience, that's about it.

    Cons

    There's a lot of negative things to say about this place, particularly, at this memphis location. The management is unprofessional. They like to point fingers and not trying to do the right thing and be fair with their employees. A lot of good people lost their jobs for others lack of caring for one another and one's selfishness. Communication from management is horrible, no one seems to know what's going on. You will likely get more help from a coworker than your supervisor. There's always something changing which don't benefit the employees much of anything. If you are going or planning to go to school, this place doesn't really support that. I've had plenty of headaches dealing with going to school and trying to keep my job, although, I was still working overtime, but it seems like it wasn't enough for them. You have few supervisors who would speak to you rudely, there are a few good ones. Don't count on getting roll over or a raise for the hard work you do. It's pretty much a buddy system there. For some people, only took them 6 months to get roll over. I've worked there for over 3 yrs, still at the same spot and many others been there longer than I have and still could not advance due to some Supervisors. They pick their favorites and let them wander around while others work hard and don't appreciate them, it's childish and unprofessional. I grew very impatient with that place while still trying to do my job, but it doesn't pay off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, do your company a favor. Hire someone for good management skills who treats their employees with respect and who appreciates one hard work instead of just thinking for themselves. .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Average company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good for inexperience employees. Good lean initiatives.

    Cons

    Not much chance to grow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Overworked and then laid off!

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits and nice building.

    Cons

    Low job security! They don't think twice about letting you go, even if you're doing a great job and are getting good reviews. In one word, heartless. Security is a nightmare to deal with!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overpaid and underworked!

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

    A big company to work overall, where stability of the company are always present

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Account in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Global Account in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Is a strong and financially solid company, it offers very good benefits to their workers
    with global presence. Has a very strong portfolio of clients and extensive generating many jobs

    Cons

    Still presents serious opportunities to improve satisfaction oriented customer mentality
    where their customer service department in Mexico is still far from reaching maturity and solid service mentality. There is still a room to improve.
    They have everything to do and succeed, they just need to believe and start. Also many of the Programs Managers not really know the contractual terms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Direct yours eyes and hands to a second level in Customer Service department in Mexico
    And not just follow numbers. The staff are Humans and not just a “numbers” on the payroll
    A happy staff will gives as a result a happy customers. Don’t just ask to the directors or general managers status on this. Go to the physical locations of the staff and ask them face to face with no managers and directors around and ensure by all means no labor consequences to their feedback.
    The care and management of staff cannot be seen as an expense or cost, must be seen as the most valuable investment, and capital of the company a situation that exposes the company and omissions may result in customer escalations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    The right mount of challenge without be overwhelming

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible in managing your own schedule
    Ability to work from home

    Cons

    Top management tier has major disconnect from the middle and upper middle tier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to the people that are doing the work...not what the managers are reporting to you

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Not too bad

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Technician II in Memphis, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Technician II in Memphis, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    It's better than not having a job at all.

    Cons

    Poor management and decision making.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Okay place to work with, nothing much good about it if you join as a fresher

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer
    Current Employee - Process Engineer

    I have been working at Flextronics (more than an year)

    Pros

    Time off policies are good

    Cons

    Not enough experienced people to guide us

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could do better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    External people receive better pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    It is a well established company with many years in the market. It is very flexible when asking for days off. The benefits are good.

    Cons

    External people receive better pay. If a person get a job in Flextronics, he/she will get better salary than the guys who are working there for some years. The pay is not very good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the situation with the salaries.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Good work culture but not satisfied by their Salary policies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer Direct Material in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Buyer Direct Material in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Good corporate culture, moderate work life balance, hard to get promotions

    Cons

    some projects are hard to work and some of them wont support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Suggest to improve the HR policy regarding salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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