Flextronics

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Flextronics Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 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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    The revolving door

    Technician (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsVery competitive salary and as much overtime as you can handle.

    ConsWhen times are lean and overtime is a bad word then it is time to update your resume. When the axe comes down it is swift and painless.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to keep the qualified talent and not just the "yes" people and there will be less of a let down in production when layoffs are neccessary.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Fast paced.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAbundant resources to help you.

    ConsConstantly changing both good and bad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more communicative.

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    Make sure you choose the correct location

    Senior Systems Analyst (Former Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsPay is competitive and benefits are great but downgraded. Work load is depending on what account you work with, sometime great while sometime hectic. Some senior management are decent while some act hyper most of the time. Work environment is safe and security guards on duty all the time.

    ConsUnless you just want paycheck then this location is worse for you. There are less chance for an advancement. Be ready to work under one who barely speaks english who's educational credential never been verified. This place hardly work as a team and most of the times it's all about "I" instead "us" crazy but true. Here are the breakdowns depending on what you're interested in. Analyst: Work get done but unexpected demands that must get meet, it's harsh demand most of the time with short timeline. Program manager: Mostly ego between each other and group building to play politics. Testing: Most won't last long here because this plant has awkward understanding about testing, also extreme pressure from customers. Quality: Your name will be on paper but you will be doing nothing or considered for nothing. Process: All day long every day play with pipes and build benches, everything else is beyond their scope of work or simply waste of paid time if they try to do anything. IT: Great place to learn then must get out. Facility: random changes that you will scratch your bald head mode than you actually work here. Lead: Listen to him listen to her listen to all, no ideas what you will do here. Supervisor: Make a point and stand on your legs or else someone else will run the show, very strange. Manager: Same as a supervisor and ready to stay under a gun, you will hardly make any good decisions. Line people: Lucky to have regular hours, sometime too many sometime less. It's a cut dog eat dob business. They try many ideas and talent but nothing works at sometime. If you're talented then stay away. Many talented works here however find themselves trapped and looking for exit. Nothing negative these are all realities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing....may be one. Do not give power to uneducated barely english speaking idiots. Hire some locals instead of wasting time of talent hire people. This place is what it should deserve.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsI love what I do it's very challenging.

    ConsThe facility I work at, is very unfair in, promotions, rasies, as well as advancement. Along with there's no accountability for when people mess up

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is none. Nobody cares enough to do anything. So why bother

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Typical MEGA corporation mentality

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Milpitas, CA

    ProsGood benefits, opportunities to try different departments for better fit and wide variety of types of positions. Lots of locations worldwide so opportunity to travel or for relocation.

    ConsCorporate management and structure is constantly changing. The company is so large they have no depth in actual experienced managers for a variety of the segments. Ends up just a corporate pencil pusher or finance people really making decisions. This may work for their electronics divisions but not so great for some of the other more highly regulated divisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetain people that know what they are doing rather than the lowest paid person. Or sacrificing experienced people in order to afford a high paid manager that doesn't know what they are doing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great for short term

    Regional Trainer (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsPeople , work-life balance, Very good "starter" career

    ConsManagement, benefits, pay, and lots of lay-offs

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

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    Not good for long term...

    Senior Electrical Engineer (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsIt is a good place to get your teeth cut. You'll be exposed to a lot of different projects depending on your work and your section (there are many divisions in Flextronics).

    I had the opportunity to work with very good co-workers and experienced engineers.

    ConsIt is a very demanding environment and you may be required to work extra hours. This may become the norm if you have several projects in the pipeline.

    People getting laid off is not unusual and constant re-organization is the norm. You just don't focus on it otherwise you'd get really dizzy.

     I don't think it is a company that is good for any long term plans.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Global exposure, great work ethic to 'get things done'.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery diverse company with expertise in many areas of supply chain - I learned a lot.

    ConsDifficult to grow with them as promotions are rare. Corporate culture is very slow and 1990s...

    Advice to Senior ManagementAsk the team what needs to be fixed - they know.

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

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    Advanced EMS company

    Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee) Milpitas, CA

    ProsCompany invests lots of state of art technology and makes the company an EMS pioneer

    ConsTop management shows much less respect to the employees than customers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease be thoughtful to employees while trying eagerly growing business.

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    It was okay...

    Assembler/Testing/Technician (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsDecent pay, easy work, consistent hours

    ConsTons of idiots around you, ridiculous procedures, emphasis on idiots

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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