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Flextronics Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.0 409 reviews

66% Approve of the CEO

Flextronics CEO and Director Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara

(204 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are nice and depending on position work life balance is good(in 15 reviews)

  • Work environment is safe and security guards on duty all the time(in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • When you are really bust work life balance can be tough(in 13 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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    Bad Management- Quality Department

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsPay is ok and the benefits are good. There are alot of experienced inspectors working inthe quality department with great work ethics. Most of the people are very helpful to new employees.

    ConsWhile there are good inspectors, most inspectors are not compensated for their experience and contribution to the success of the company. This is due in part to the people who are placed in supervisory positions without the skills and knowledge that are needed for this position and this includes working with different races, genders, and backgrounds. Supervisors who strategically place inspectors that they like in key working areas only when it is time for layoffs so that their job will be secured. Unfortunately, this causes good experienced people to be laid off. The bad thing about this is that the supervisor who encourages bad work habits from the inspectors such as long breaks and lunches, falsifying time and worst of all, the mentallity that "it's all about quanity not quality", is still employed to start all over again.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire experienced supervisors that know something about the job and how to keep their personal feelings out of the workplace, as this is not the place or the position for the unfairness that has been demonstrated here. Also, listen to complaints from the employees on the floor and let them know that their complaint has been investigated and the results of it, because not everybody is wrong about a particular supervisor. In the future, please do not let the supervisor who writes the employees' review choose who should be laid off because there is too much room for favoritism.

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    Poor Management

    Order Management Coordinator (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsYou get decent benefits. It is also a good place to start out and learn more about the manufacturing process.

    ConsDon't expect too much more compensation in the form of raises. Also the work/life balance is poor. Management is quick to throw extra duties and demand reports in an unreasonable time frame. Many people work all hours of the night from home. They are quick to blame lower level employees for lack of Revenue, but fail to praise accomplishments. Layoffs were aimed towards Senior Level employees that knew the business. Now there are a bunch of new hires who have not been trained properly and are just trying to get their feet wet.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more, Show appreciation to your talented workers, Communicate changes quicker, and value labor as an investment instead of an expense.

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

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    Foot in the door...

    Support Technician (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsWell, it is a job that has allowed me to learn IT skills without having to pay for it.

    ConsNo nets around the buildings.
    Made the same amount of money on unemployment.
    Most of the management come from other countries so sometimes there is a language barrier. It is cheaper for Flextronics to pay them a housing expense and a salary that is good in their native state than it is to hire local management. And if you do take any management roles you will be working for considerably less than what is typically paid for the same type of work at other businesses.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe nice to the locals.

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

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    Unorganized

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsGood pay... people are nice.

    ConsCorporate training strong but local training non-existent. Morale in some departments very discouraging. Poor work like balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove work-life balance....better core training for systems for all departments.

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

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    Who you know matters big time at Flex. Internal politics unfortunately growing. Lots of start/stop activity.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood global manufacturing experience.
    Great global footprint
    Well respected EMS provider for OEM's....trying to shift focus to supply chain service company and shirk true EMS moniker.
    Creating partnerships with very large companies to play in evolving eco-systems.

    ConsDirect Labor treated as a commodity and disposable.
    No loyalty.
    Super tight cost focus due to low margins. Lay-offs regular, reorgs regular, travel freeze regular.
    Forecasting is weak.
    Culture given good lip service....not truly lived.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCEO needs to get more active/engaged with employees. Good customer focus guy....weak employee focus. No EQ, good IQ Has great ability to do so, but chooses not to.. More respect for GM's at manufacturing plants needed. Corporate calls too many shots independent of local site input.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Flextronics Medial, Irving, TX

    Engineer (Current Employee) Irving, TX

    ProsGood place to train for those entering the Medical Engineering field.
    Opportunity to see many aspects of Medical Disposables and EMS.
    Great staff to work with, friendly and hard working.
    Bonuses dependent upon Division and Corporate profits.

    ConsManagement is highly critical of staff.
    They tend to look for negative attributes of employees and dwell on them.
    Most of Management are under qualified with limited experience.
    Very little opportunity to develop and training limited to meeting FDA requirements.
    Organization is very flat, little to no opportunity for advancement.
    High than average turn-over rate.
    Corporate policy includes tuition reimbursement, but subject to divisional management, and they do not approve tuition reimbursement requests.
    Raises are minimal to non-existent, most lose money with each passing year since annual raises are typically less than cost-of-living.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMany of the best and most knowledgeable staff leave within 4-5 years for increase in pay and advancement, if you want to retain competent staff, address Cons in this review and read some of Zig Ziglar's books - you violate every management and people ideology.

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

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    Responsibility will continue to grow yet the pay almost never increases

    Materials Analyst (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsOvertime is available for those that are responsible in attendance

    ConsLay offs are random and conditional to business climate

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is not fully engaged and are have too many levels all communicating the same message

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

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    Be Aware of Management

    Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsHelp you to be exposure with different companies and sites around the world. Management is complete different between sites, I originally start working in MX then move to CA and finally end in TX.

    ConsManagement is the worse area in Flextronics, they don't care about people life, they thing they own you which is wrong. After experience management in three different locations I would said the best was in CA more work-life balance experience, worse for sure Austin, Micromanagement, really bad decision leading to burn the employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink in the people like a people, not just pieces that can be replace and use without any consideration. Don't overwhelm them with micromanagement, most of the times they can work by them self and create their own plan to become 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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    Sweat Shop

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosthe people i worked with were great.
    It has very professional and dedicated management teams.

    ConsThe business is very cyclical. Lots of people get cut when a contract gets dropped.
    Pay is Lower than it should be.
    The general attitude for low level employees is that they can easily be replaced so there is little loyalty to the little guys in the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay a better wage and try to keep employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sounded great to start, but quickly showed true colors

    Field Team Supervisor (Former Employee) Wilmington, DE

    ProsGreat people to work with

    ConsStaffing consistency, turnover, hours required, salary

    Advice to Senior ManagementCOMMUNICATION!! Don't dangle carrots that your employees can never obtain or are never going to be fulfilled if they do.

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

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