Flextronics

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Flextronics Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
489 Reviews
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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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    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
  2.  

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

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    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.

  3.  

    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
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    Extremely Poor Leadership and Business Ethics

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than an 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
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    Broken promises!!!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (less than an 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
  7.  

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

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    • 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 an 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Student Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

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