Flextronics Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 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.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

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

    Pros

    company Culture god working atmosphere

    Cons

    work here less than 1 year none so far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Learning experience during a difficult time with the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Test Technician in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Compensation is decent, and training is great

    Cons

    inconsistent hours. LOTS of layoffs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Full of managers but cannot manage

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst

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

    Pros

    If you are a manager and above, this is a GREAT place for you. These are probably the people that give good reviews.
    I have seen an assistant manager that works like a horse and a manager who works like she is on vacation.
    Bigger pay, bigger allowance, lesser hands on jobs, lesser time spent in the office. These are wonderful positions.

    Cons

    There are too many managers and above. The system is just not working. It does make sense 100 years ago for managers to sit around barking orders and play solitaire. But who will get the work done if 8 out of 10 people in a department are managers? And most of the experts end up as managers and the knowledge die there because they do not know how to manage, look down on people and does not transfer knowledge because they are not non-technical enough to appreciate learning and development.

    A lot of talent come and go. What a waste of money. If you can interview the ones that left, I believe all of them were disgruntled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are too many of you with different management style that are mostly hostile and disruptive. One manager that can manage people is better than 10 managers that are highly technical and cannot manage.
    Consider giving them technical lead positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Material Handler

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of Overtime if want to work

    Cons

    Poor Management, lots of lay-offs, No Team work, contracts don't receive any type of credit of hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advise from co- workers and don't turn your back on your own team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Very demanding, thankless, and treated expendable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, lots of room for moving lateral or up

    Cons

    Overworked, poor work-life balance, thankless, treated expendable, and expected to move shifts during changes in the project demands on a short notice. Management talks about values but I don't see the practicing of the preaching.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you see personnel looking as if they are about to kill over, give them a day off without telling them to take vacation time. Pulling double shifts and never mentioning how thankful you are for having people who sacrifice their lives for a business is very disheartening. Appreciation goes a long way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    a learning exprience to work for a large comapny like fletronics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cost Accountant in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Cost Accountant in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    a chance to see how company operate in this large size of the sacle. Many employee work there for a long time and enviroment is friendly.

    Cons

    Maybe becuase it is big that sometime, one simple thing will go through many processes that a small company will be done quickly. work expection will be almost no training or transition given for a new job assignment. Salary tends to be low.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Engineering assistant and database administrator.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great place to start your career.

    Cons

    Lots of moving parts and there is a lot of uncertainty of job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is very customer driven and look for results. Inspiring if you're on their side.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work but hours suck

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cell Phone Repair Technician in Brighton, MI
    Current Employee - Cell Phone Repair Technician in Brighton, MI

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, constantly learning things about technology, scheduling was ok, but retail hours. Usually able to get time off that is requested. Insurance plans were decent, however when I gave birth, I still ended up with a $1,400 bill...Definitely better for sick visits or preventative care, not child birthing or major surgery.

    Cons

    Rules to receive quarterly bonus are ridiculous. If you are on maternity leave for 30 days but still work the entire remainer of the quarter, you don't qualify for a bonus. Any type of leave actually. Even if you are the highest sales rep...that happened to me multiple times unfortunately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the bonus rules. It should be based on what you sell in the time frame, not whether or not you were on a leave for a week. I missed out on two bonuses because of how the quarters fell and the satrt and end of my maternity leave, effected two bonus. I was the top seller in my district, and got zero bonus. All my coworkers obtained the money that I earned. I'm still bitter, lol. Also, better insurance package for the amount it costs!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overall

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, fair management

    Cons

    None of consequence- typical of any corporate work environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to gain experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great company to gain experience. there are no perks and no discounts other then on my sprint bill. vacation time, $60 quarterly bonus,

    Cons

    company doesn't value employees, HR doesn't care, the work schedule is never flexible and forbid to accommodate school schedule. you will not move up in the ladder. i have yet seen or witnessed anyone get promoted while I have been there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care about your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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