Flextronics Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
452 Reviews
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452 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are nice and depending on position work life balance is good (in 19 reviews)

  • Work environment is safe and security guards on duty all the time (in 18 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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  1.  

    Great place to work but hours suck

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    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 for 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
  2.  

    It's an ok place to work

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

    I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than a 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
  3.  

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

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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 for more than a 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
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  5.  

    Flextronics review

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

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time for more than a 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
  6.  

    Great Company concept but...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Provide benefits, tuition reimbursement, full-time hours and bonuses based on store performance.

    Cons

    No developmental growth even though thats what they use to promote the positions. Lack of communication from top to bottom even though grievances are shared from bottom to top they say they listen but they don't. Even with customers there is lack of communication so when they re given wrong info from the corporate store they end up at the DSC screaming demanding something that we don't even have.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Average company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good for inexperience employees. Good lean initiatives.

    Cons

    Not much chance to grow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    The right mount of challenge without be overwhelming

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible in managing your own schedule
    Ability to work from home

    Cons

    Top management tier has major disconnect from the middle and upper middle tier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to the people that are doing the work...not what the managers are reporting to you

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not too bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Technician II  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Technician II in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It's better than not having a job at all.

    Cons

    Poor management and decision making.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not In Your Best Interest

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flextronics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Benefits and Compensation Package, Competent Leaders

    Cons

    They will use you to the point of abuse, and when they are done, drop you. While the compensation package is good, they will tell you one thing about schedule and the future, and know this, even as an associate you will work 60+ hours a week; NO MATTER WHAT THEY TELL YOU. Get what you can for certifications and leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember when companies react, employees that worked hard suffer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    The revolving door

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    Former Employee - Technician  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Technician in Austin, TX

    I worked at Flextronics as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    When 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 ManagementAdvice

    Try 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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