Flextronics

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Flextronics Reviews

Updated January 17, 2015
Updated January 17, 2015
505 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Managers are not aware of people issues on the floor and don't care about employees.

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Flextronics

    Pros

    Floor workers get great support from the engineering technicians.

    Cons

    Management more worried about quantity than quality. Product going out the door is very low quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get on board and understand the reasons for poorest quality in the industry. Get more competent quality engineers and quality management personnel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics

    Pros

    training system is very good

    Cons

    lower pay than other similar company

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical Contract manufacturing company.

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    Current Employee - Production in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Production in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work with some very good customers

    Cons

    When product has completed the NPI processes and production issues have been resolved product is moved to lower cost regions resulting in loss of jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be up front on the real business forecast. Don't let it be implied that there will be enough projects to keep everyone working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Tech Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    No more contract with VZW

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .

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

    Great Learning experience during a difficult time with the company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Test Technician in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Compensation is decent, and training is great

    Cons

    inconsistent hours. LOTS of layoffs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Material Handler

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of Overtime if want to work

    Cons

    Poor Management, lots of lay-offs, No Team work, contracts don't receive any type of credit of hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advise from co- workers and don't turn your back on your own team.

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

    Very demanding, thankless, and treated expendable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, lots of room for moving lateral or up

    Cons

    Overworked, poor work-life balance, thankless, treated expendable, and expected to move shifts during changes in the project demands on a short notice. Management talks about values but I don't see the practicing of the preaching.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you see personnel looking as if they are about to kill over, give them a day off without telling them to take vacation time. Pulling double shifts and never mentioning how thankful you are for having people who sacrifice their lives for a business is very disheartening. Appreciation goes a long way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I learned a lot and I know how to run the Mazak machine im now certified to run this machine .

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Austin, TX

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    it pays okay and u can learn a lot

    Cons

    I am trained to run mazak macchine

  10.  

    Overworked and then laid off!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits and nice building.

    Cons

    Low job security! They don't think twice about letting you go, even if you're doing a great job and are getting good reviews. In one word, heartless. Security is a nightmare to deal with!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overpaid and underworked!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad Management- Quality Department

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Pay 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.

    Cons

    While 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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire 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.

    No opinion of CEO

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