Flextronics

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Flextronics Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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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

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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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    Poor Management

    Order Management Coordinator (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    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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    Foot in the door...

    Support Technician (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsWell, it is a job that has allowed me to learn IT skills without having to pay for it.

    ConsNo nets around the buildings.
    Made the same amount of money on unemployment.
    Most of the management come from other countries so sometimes there is a language barrier. It is cheaper for Flextronics to pay them a housing expense and a salary that is good in their native state than it is to hire local management. And if you do take any management roles you will be working for considerably less than what is typically paid for the same type of work at other businesses.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe nice to the locals.

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

     

    Supportive and Team-focused Work Environment

    Manager (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsFlextronics is very team focused and, despite how lean we are from a resource perspective, you will almost NEVER hear "that's not my job" or "You're on your own".... As a Manager, I have a great team supporting me and the company.

    The benefits are very competitive for this area. Salaries are fair, not amazing. 401K is 1:1 up to 4%. Healthcare plans are great, with up to $400 free up front to be used for deductibles, copays, etc, and any remaining carries over to the next year. Bonus structure varies by level; 5% or 10% of base which can be met from 0% to 200% per quarter.

    Work-life balance depends on your work area and level.

    ConsTraining could be improved.

    If you are at the operational level (inspectors, line operators) weekends are heavily required. As you get into engineering, program management and management, weekends either rotate responsibility or are not expected at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou can only get too lean, before you become anorexic. Things are getting a bit dicey with coverage levels and things are starting to slip through the cracks. While I know this is corporate driven, it could push the site in the wrong direction for our current and hopeful customers.

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    Modest

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsI love what I do it's very challenging.

    ConsThe facility I work at, is very unfair in, promotions, rasies, as well as advancement. Along with there's no accountability for when people mess up

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is none. Nobody cares enough to do anything. So why bother

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to Work

    Field Team Supervisor (Current Employee) Livonia, MI

    ProsBonuses are very good when met, and the team in my location is awesome

    ConsBeing a contractor means constant changes for performance metrics

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

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    best company to work for!!

    Consultant (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGood work ethics, sound knowledge and good treatment respect.

    Conshighly specialized and too good in management.

    Advice to Senior Managementna

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

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    Growing learning, and Leaving

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate your employees! Acknowledge their contributions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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