Flextronics Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
462 Reviews
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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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    Former Employee - Monkey in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Monkey in Austin, TX

    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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    Former Employee - Computer Tech in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Computer Tech in Memphis, TN

    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.  

    Buy and sell

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics

    Pros

    You can refuse a task given to you. Managers are too scared to lose their seemingly good people. Too bad for new hires.
    The company is always hiring
    For new hires you do everything your seniors don't want to do and get blamed by being forced to own a problematic project.

    Cons

    The factories here provide bread & butter to thousands of people and they work very hard to keep the company profitable. However, when the going gets tough they are the first to lose their job when management decided on cost cutting. The culture is so focused on blaming, it is not that people in flextronics like to blame, but the novelty of owning up and fixing a problem up to an extend of another's problem always, not often but always, result in that person being severed. A drop of fresh milk into a glass of bad milk changes nothing. This is the 3rd round of layoffs and the people that cheat the system by manipulating the data survives. A lot of politics here and the performance metric is really bad. Backstabbing culture and people using their skills to figure out how to survive rather than what to do to thrive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems to me your middle managers need counseling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Student Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Flextronics as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Not many, besides free salad and the smooth interview process, this position has so far has been a drain to my summer. Little room for growth.

    Cons

    There are so many managers, directors, and VPs within the company. Little could be done when you have so many points of contact, with everyone wanting expecting something different from you. Mentors assigned to interns were unresponsive to interns and some were only in the office 1-2x/week. Highly recommend against accepting an offer here.

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

    Not good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flextronics (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was able to keep my job during a difficult time. I survived a layoff where 40% of the plant was laid off.
    My pay was reduced 20% and it never recovered.

    Cons

    There are too many negatives to discuss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I worked at Solectron prior to my experience at Flex. Solectron was much more focused on doing the job correctly. Management at Flex needs to get involved. The approach is too hands off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Sweatshop

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on different types of designs and projects.

    Cons

    Unprofessional environment and culture. All about the bottom line and very little focus on employees work-life balance. Employees are stressed and overworked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    anonymous

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing will help them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible expierence

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flextronics

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Share a bit with the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Hostile Environment and bad atmosphere

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start looking at the bottom of the chain and you will see why talented people leave and you are left with unprofessional emplyee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Materials Analyst
    Former Employee - Materials Analyst

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat your employees with more respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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