Flextronics Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
446 Reviews
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446 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Great company to gain experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great company to gain experience. there are no perks and no discounts other then on my sprint bill. vacation time, $60 quarterly bonus,

    Cons

    company doesn't value employees, HR doesn't care, the work schedule is never flexible and forbid to accommodate school schedule. you will not move up in the ladder. i have yet seen or witnessed anyone get promoted while I have been there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care about your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Quality Engineer Position

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    They let you do your job and stayed out of the way. Gave guidance only when needed.

    Cons

    Long hours on your feet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better control of the customer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    quality inpector

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    know how to repair software and hardware

    Cons

    to learn the new thing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    yes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Technician/Production Lead  in  Creedmoor, NC
    Former Employee - Test Technician/Production Lead in Creedmoor, NC

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and good pay, good work-life balance, cutting-edge technology,

    Cons

    Too many layoffs (often shut cites down to move elsewhere)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to and consider employee's needs more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work at

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Thermal Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Thermal Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Flextronics as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Free coffee and tea, folks are friendly, new chanllenges every day

    Cons

    Slow movement with the corporate, little progess as of the overall market, so a liitle bit tedious for young folks

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

    Lot of opportunity at the higher levels

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics

    Pros

    Great opportunity for those willing to take initiative
    Fast paced environment with little tolerance for bureaucracy
    Good people culture without inter division politics that I have seen at similar sized companies

    Cons

    Operations focus often leads to tactical, 'low risk and low rewards' near term decisions
    Senior management are starting to adopt a more strategic approach but may take time for rank and file to change behaviors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think like a product company and feel free to be open to more ideas and taking some risks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Supportive and Team-focused Work Environment

    Current Employee - Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Flextronics is very team focused and, despite how lean we are from a resource perspective, you will almost NEVER hear "that's not my job" or "You're on your own".... As a Manager, I have a great team supporting me and the company.

    The benefits are very competitive for this area. Salaries are fair, not amazing. 401K is 1:1 up to 4%. Healthcare plans are great, with up to $400 free up front to be used for deductibles, copays, etc, and any remaining carries over to the next year. Bonus structure varies by level; 5% or 10% of base which can be met from 0% to 200% per quarter.

    Work-life balance depends on your work area and level.

    Cons

    Training could be improved.

    If you are at the operational level (inspectors, line operators) weekends are heavily required. As you get into engineering, program management and management, weekends either rotate responsibility or are not expected at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can only get too lean, before you become anorexic. Things are getting a bit dicey with coverage levels and things are starting to slip through the cracks. While I know this is corporate driven, it could push the site in the wrong direction for our current and hopeful customers.

  9.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Team Supervisor  in  Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Field Team Supervisor in Livonia, MI

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

    Pros

    Bonuses are very good when met, and the team in my location is awesome

    Cons

    Being a contractor means constant changes for performance metrics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing learning, and Leaving

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I was a telecommuter for most of my time. The benefits were great and I loved the people.

    Cons

    Telecommuters were called into offices. Business comes and goes so the people managing that business may do the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees! Acknowledge their contributions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Learned a lot. Good company, world-wide reach, they have it figured out.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 3 years

    Pros

    Management is very helpful. Benefits are okay. Was able to work from home when necessary.

    Cons

    Pay is not great for new employees. Difficult to get things done because of lack of personnel.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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