Flextronics

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Flextronics Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
482 Reviews
3.1
482 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.  

    Great Job when it lasted

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Global Account Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Diverse and interesting. Job involved a lot of travel to neat places. Must have great intercommunication skills. Interacted with great people from around the world.

    Cons

    Can get laid off at any time. I never saw it coming. They had to make room for another higher level director. So even though you add a lot of value and do a great job you can get laid off at any time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should not lay off experienced employees. A lot of knowledge leaves the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Working enviornment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Verification Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Verification Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, good benefit

    Cons

    Low pay, no advancement, no recognition

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Lead in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Production Lead in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with, felt camaraderie with my co-workers. Benefits were decent

    Cons

    No room for growth. Management did not value input from workers on the front lines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    working experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Toronto, OH
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Toronto, OH

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

    Pros

    colleagues are friendly. Flexible environment, nice benefit, nice payment.

    Cons

    poor management, lack of business direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on project target, base on employee capacity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Engineering assistant and database administrator.

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

    I have been working at Flextronics as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to start your career.

    Cons

    Lots of moving parts and there is a lot of uncertainty of job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is very customer driven and look for results. Inspiring if you're on their side.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    a learning exprience to work for a large comapny like fletronics

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Cost Accountant in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Cost Accountant in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    a chance to see how company operate in this large size of the sacle. Many employee work there for a long time and enviroment is friendly.

    Cons

    Maybe becuase it is big that sometime, one simple thing will go through many processes that a small company will be done quickly. work expection will be almost no training or transition given for a new job assignment. Salary tends to be low.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work but hours suck

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cell Phone Repair Technician in Brighton, MI
    Current Employee - Cell Phone Repair Technician in Brighton, MI

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, constantly learning things about technology, scheduling was ok, but retail hours. Usually able to get time off that is requested. Insurance plans were decent, however when I gave birth, I still ended up with a $1,400 bill...Definitely better for sick visits or preventative care, not child birthing or major surgery.

    Cons

    Rules to receive quarterly bonus are ridiculous. If you are on maternity leave for 30 days but still work the entire remainer of the quarter, you don't qualify for a bonus. Any type of leave actually. Even if you are the highest sales rep...that happened to me multiple times unfortunately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the bonus rules. It should be based on what you sell in the time frame, not whether or not you were on a leave for a week. I missed out on two bonuses because of how the quarters fell and the satrt and end of my maternity leave, effected two bonus. I was the top seller in my district, and got zero bonus. All my coworkers obtained the money that I earned. I'm still bitter, lol. Also, better insurance package for the amount it costs!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It's an ok place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Programmer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Machine Programmer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Profit Sharing is nice. Cafe is ok. Health insurance not bad could be better. Lots of improvements to the place.

    Cons

    Prone to layoffs management for exes products out the door that are of bad quality supervisors are afraid to say no that can't go out to floor for use in production.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better supervisors and managers who actually know their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Flextronics is a very large company with many divisions and segments.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Director in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    They are a large company that operates in many different countries, which can be good for the person who wants to move around.

    Cons

    Their large company mentality can make it hard for an aspiring person to network and work their way of the ladder to progress their career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at ways to bring your Sr. Management teams from each site into the mix of major & minor company initiatives and provide networking & training events that allow them to meet other Sr. level employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Flextronics review

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours , good coworkers

    Cons

    Poor leadership, no future planning, unstable business, no growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more planning and training for improved performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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