Flextronics Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Flextronics CEO and Director Mike McNamara
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Pros
  • Work life balance definitely possible (in 20 reviews)

  • Work environment is safe and security guards on duty all the time (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • The work-life balance is extremely difficult (in 14 reviews)

  • Senior management are starting to adopt a more strategic approach but may take time for rank and file to change behaviors (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good for a first job...

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Semi flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Huge lack of communication, everyone is out only for themselves, ridiculous workload and lack of employees. Lack of ability to grow and move up. Boss wont listen to recommendations or use the skills your good at.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a few more people so we can get our jobs done.


  2. Inventory analist

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    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flextronics (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Invenrory analist ,and control entire ineventory.

    Cons

    Control inventory with daily Cycle counts and using sap and Microsoft office for found reconciliation.

    Advice to Management

    Yes.


  3. Strategy absent everywhere except maybe Medical

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    Current Employee - Vice President in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lack of structure creates ability to set own schedule, sometimes to a fault.

    Cons

    Shoot from the hip cowboy mentality. No priority set except for flavor (BIG! customer) of the day. Big decisions are done and reversed almost in parallel. Analytics rarely used for direction. Finance runs the company, ran mainly still as a CM mentality never investing into the future with development or IP. Always retreating back to traditional CM mentality. No inovativation, no investment to innovate.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure starting with the top. Business Segments and divisions given the same customer base and direction, internal competition creates overlap, not competitive edge. Confusion to the customer.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Need some change

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    Former Employee - California in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - California in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    fast paced, overall great people

    Cons

    Start and stop projects. over hire, then lay off. HR leadership is disjointed and going backwards from where it once was great.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a true HR Leader, not an Ops guy. invest in ALL employees not just your senior executives.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Junior Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, quarterly bonuses, travel opportunities, wide range of projects to keep busy with and exciting technologies to witness

    Cons

    Little oversight and camaraderie. For a technology company in the Bay Area, they do very little to attract young workers who make up most of the workforce in the area. Company traditions are stiff and outdated, as are most of the employees. They could do a lot more to attract and bring in youthful energy to an aging company

    Advice to Management

    Make working for the company more exciting and interesting to the new workforce, the 20-somethings who are all moving to the Bay Area for tech jobs. Most of the employees are middle-aged and while there is nothing wrong with that, it is not very interesting or exciting for new graduates and younger employees.


  7. Process Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment. Managers and co-workers are easy to work with.

    Cons

    Hard to advance or move up. Nothing much to improve technically.

    Advice to Management

    Need to provide more opportunity for employees who have the potential to advance.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good Stepping Stone

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Decent work/life balance depending on the project. A lot of opportunity to learn many different functions and not be restricted to only the duties of your title.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't that great, pay raises really only account for cost of living, and little opportunity for promotion. Their business model isn't designed to retain talent, just cost reduction.

    Advice to Management

    Not much advice, contract manufacturing mentality and decision making is already designed into the business model. Unfortunately that doesn't include a large focus on employee retention.


  9. Repair technician

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    Current Employee - Apple Repair Tech in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Apple Repair Tech in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment to work.

    Cons

    Not hiring permanent, unless It's Supervisor position, even though employed for full-time, not working full-time hour's.

    Advice to Management

    Stop showing favoritism!!!


  10. Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flextronics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth. Need to branch out to other folks within the company

    Cons

    Very large organization. Hard to get attention of key stake holders.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on customer needs


  11. Supply Chain Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Global, well-established organization and system, good people to work with,

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of travel, Management politics, quarter to quarter short term goals



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