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Updated February 1, 2015
Updated February 1, 2015
53 Reviews
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Flextronics CEO and Director Mike McNamara
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Pros
  • Benefits are nice and depending on position work life balance is good (in 20 reviews)

  • Work environment is safe and security guards on duty all the time (in 19 reviews)


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

  • Almost all of the Senior management (VP and above) comes from outside the company (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay away or enter at your own risk

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Planning Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Material Planning Analyst in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Immediate management was minimally intrusive. Flexible work hours, can work from home if moderately ill. Work is not hard

    Cons

    Constant unpredictable lay offs. No career development or progression path. No processes, everything done in ad hoc my hair is on fire"" environment. Gutted the health plan and then the corporation decided to pay 27 times instead of 26 times a year resulting in smaller paychecks . Lying to customers and suppliers are de facto operating procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice? Management has made it clear that people do not matter

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Avoid this place if possible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Just like the Mexican Mafia the money was decent but you really have no idea how long you will be there, it is not dependent on job performance, I received several raises and praises before my original boss got the chainsaw.

    Cons

    It is a little bit more disorganized than the Mexican Mafia, It can be a lengthy fight to find out who is in control and sometimes the customers win, just be sure not to show over loyalty to one side since it might be different the next day, week or month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Basically here in Austin it is Solectron, just with the name change, the company itself really has employee relations as a very low priority. Flextronics that I was familiar with in California actually has a pretty decent rating and is run efficiently with organized management teams. Here there is no real plan and management is corrupt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr. Electronics Engineering Technician

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Good benefits & pay is average, co-workers were awesome people to work with, while they lasted. Got very good experience while working there.

    Cons

    Raises were minimal, too many lay-offs, management does not listen to your concerns for improvement or have a desire to hear them either. It is a buddy system with management, it is not what you know, it is who you know. I am just very sad to say that this company layed off so many talented people while I was there & they had no regret of doing so, while on the same note keeping other folks with less experience just because of the buddy system they have in place. This will be a downfall in their future as the word gets around. I am sure most of their customers will notice this when the quality & reliability of their product will come back to bite them. They also hire contract employees from outside of the U.S. in U.S. factories, which was not very comfortable with me, as some of these folks did not LIKE Americans or Westerners, if you know what I mean.

    So maybe it was a blessing from God to stay away from this type of environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay safe & listen to your employees, they are the ones in the front line keeping your jobs secure!!!

    May Jesus God bless....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics

    Pros

    Career stepping stone towards a better job outside of company

    Cons

    No upward job progression at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not make your expectations the end all be all

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good opportunities, but most of the people work individually. They don't know how to work as a team.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Flextronics

    Pros

    Good opportunities, at least that's what they said.

    Cons

    The people, it is difficult to work with that kind of attitudes.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former employee

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    Former Employee - Former Employee
    Former Employee - Former Employee

    I worked at Flextronics

    Pros

    Sounds great. When job is explianed

    Cons

    People running the show make the job harder tha what it is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace yourself

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Materials Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flextronics

    Pros

    Can't really think of anything positive

    Cons

    Politics and Managements, no flexibility, not a good enviorment if you speak English

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Broken promises!!!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Good environment, coworkers, and parking lot.

    Cons

    Not organized. They will promise you they will promote you once you complete your training... bull crap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promise positions to people just to get in the company if you are not going to give it to them! Bad business!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Extremely Poor Leadership and Business Ethics

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Simulates a good corporation with the potential for advancement. If you treat it like a temporary job, you can get about a year out of them.

    Cons

    Leadership culture is to protect their positions at all costs. They do not care an ounce about helping anyone advance within the company unless it benefits them personally. Relocated families and hired talented people, used them to launch the MacPro, then cut them to show quarterly savings. Invested in uniforms for 800 employees then downsized to 200 to cut costs. Meanwhile, 600 people took their uniforms home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose leaders who actually lead, have social skills, and retain talent. Do not choose leaders who fire talent to secure their own positions and empower the weak knowing they have years until they become a threat. Promote a culture of brains not a culture of monkeys. Penalize those who maliciously secure their own existence and job security unless it is you who is guilty of it which is probably why it exists. Relocated families and hired talented people, used them to launch the MacPro, then cut them to show quarterly savings. Invested in uniforms for 800 employees then downsized to 200 to cut costs. Meanwhile, 600 people took their uniforms home.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Completely un-professional from managers to human resources to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Their companies values only apply when it benefits the company and the leadership is very poor. I found no pros working for Flextronics, too bad really. I went to work for Flextronics thinking I was making a solid career change to find about the supervisor disrespected women in the position I was hired in. I was underminded me in front of co-workers over and over. I went to the manager several times and nothing was done. The work center was a Hostile working environment.

    Cons

    Only con was a free health screening. The health insurance plan was horrible. The health insurance is a HSA just horrible. Dental Plan was good though. I worked 6 days a week for two years to get a new product to market to be re-paid back by laying me off, my husband and 1,100 other people once the project was completed. I will never work for Flextronics in my career again nor do I recommend it to anyone. The pay is also very low if you do not have a degree such as I an my husband did. Most people were only getting paid $10 hr and when converted up to $10.50 hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try hiring less managers that do not have any people skills and Supervisors that discriminate against women. Do not over hire employees for projects then lay off 1,100 people once the project is completed. Flextronics brought jobs to Austin sure enough but then laid all those people off a year and half to two years later !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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