Flextronics
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www.flextronics.com Singapore 5000+ Employees

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Updated Feb 21, 2014
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65% Approve of the CEO

Flextronics CEO and Director Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara

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49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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I have been working at Flextronics full-time

ProsSome of the best reasons for working for Flextronics is that it is better than not having a job.

ConsThe cons would be having to go to work each day.

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing will help them.

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

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Terrible expierence

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Flextronics

ProsThe Pros were the executives were the only people who received stock options and all they did was sell them left and right. Look for yourself.

ConsThe company is so big nobody can make a decision about anything. They have SLAs for IT requests but nobody really cares or completes stuff on time.

14 day SLA to get a VPN account created???

Funny how the execs had Starbucks coffee and everyone else had some bad tasting "stuff"
The execs also got free lunches in the on site cafeteria. while everyone else had to pay.

Advice to Senior ManagementShare a bit with the employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Hostile Environment and bad atmosphere

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Flextronics full-time

Proslots of work, cant think of anything else that is really a pro.

ConsNo life, no appreciation, low pay, no respect..just not a good environment

Advice to Senior Managementstart looking at the bottom of the chain and you will see why talented people leave and you are left with unprofessional emplyee

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

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One of the worst jobs I've ever had....Hell hole

Materials Analyst (Former Employee)

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

ProsThe pay is okay, and you get 3 weeks of vacation after the first year.

ConsThe company does not care about their employees, you work long days and are not very well appreciated. The management team is rude and can not be trusted, I would not recommend working at the Kentucky location.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to treat your employees with more respect.

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

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Does not care about employees.

Repair Technician (Former Employee)
Memphis, TN

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

ProsI really can't think of anything positive about this company.

ConsHorrible working conditions, poor management, poor pay, unrealistic expectations. Employees always get blamed for everything by management. You always feel like your job is not secure.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to treat and pay your employees better so that you won't have such a high turnover rate.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Corp HQ

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsMany advancement opportunities due to high employee turnover.

ConsOverwhelming work loads, no support or training. Worked 60 hrs a week and some holidays.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmployee retention should be a factor of success.

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

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Contract Manufacturing is a declining market - get out now!

Business Development Manager (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsIn Business Development I had a good base salary. There are a lot of smart people in the lower echelons of the company. The company was very vertically integrated in its capability.

ConsManagement is incompetent. They keep trying to fix things through trial and error methodology. Bonuses do not exist for most below VP level.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou will continue to lose key customers unless you get rid of most your segment managers and replace them with real account management. Your customers have told me so.

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

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WW Test Technology Manager (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

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

ProsPeer level people are always willing to help

ConsAbsolutely horrifying, arrogant and pathetic management. They will "kill" you just to save a few nickels. Do not take this job, it is a nightmare. If you take it expect to work 24 hrs a day. You will report to one guy and you will take contradictory instructions from another guy. I am surprised that this "huge" company even manages to make 1% profit!

Advice to Senior ManagementSome VP's in this company think they are God and everybody else is their "slaves" Most of the higher ups in this company lack people skills. Almost everyone in this company is either a VP or a Director. There is hardly ANY middle management.

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

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Very poor company

Customer Service Technician (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

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

ProsUsually flexible schedule
Exposure to new mobile devices.

ConsThe management of the the RTS division is pitiful. I often wondered just how these people got their jobs.

The new hire training was a joke. The on-site training was full of drama and personal intrigue. There is no support from mid or upper management. If you follow policy, you are wrong. If you do not follow policy, you are wrong.

The company mantra is "Assign blame at all costs but, don't actually fix a problem."

Don't hope for a promotion unless you are a buddy of the person doing the promoting.

Raises are non-existant. Management has no idea of how to motivate, reward, or inspire.

Advice to Senior ManagementAt this point I would say clean house and start over. The problems are rooted so deep I see little hope to improve with current leadership and culture.

Fortunately I am moving on and have been hired by a company that is always in the top ten companies to work for.

Good riddance.

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

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Mechanical Design Engineer (Former Employee)
Plano, TX

I worked at Flextronics as a contractor for less than a year

ProsThe variety is good. Pay is decent, and the onsite equipment is top notch. Location is convenient to downtown plano.

ConsLike other reviewers mention, extremely lacking in direction, no feedback, political, and frequent layoffs. I was a contractor their, and this was communicated not only with management but in the attitudes of the regular employees as well. When I interviewed with them, they talked a good game, but don't believe the hype. I came down from my home of indianapolis on a 9 month contract to plano, texas, got laid off three months later. I was told that I was not picking up on things fast enough, but was not provided any specifics. This was while:
1) None of my projects were behind
2) No complaints from customers of the company
3) The regular employees felt a need to micro manage me and then bash me over the head in the form of copying a supervisor when I did something wrong. This only happened a few times, but you get my drift.
4) I never got angry and if I did do something wrong, I would relate the information to my team as I understood it, so I could be corrected. But beware, they will use this against you, because they are political like that.

Advice to Senior ManagementFrequent layoffs creates an environment of fear, and when you cultivate fear instead of collaboration, you breed an army of automaton robots(employees) who are not innovative. It is also extremely unprofessional and inhumane to bring somebody down from a remote location, with a secure job only to lay them off three months later. While I understand the nature of contract work, people are not machines either. I should have thought of this though when the hiring manager for my position asked my recruiter if he had any good commodities on hand.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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