Flextronics Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
462 Reviews
3.1
462 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 14 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.  

    Buy and sell

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics

    Pros

    You can refuse a task given to you. Managers are too scared to lose their seemingly good people. Too bad for new hires.
    The company is always hiring
    For new hires you do everything your seniors don't want to do and get blamed by being forced to own a problematic project.

    Cons

    The factories here provide bread & butter to thousands of people and they work very hard to keep the company profitable. However, when the going gets tough they are the first to lose their job when management decided on cost cutting. The culture is so focused on blaming, it is not that people in flextronics like to blame, but the novelty of owning up and fixing a problem up to an extend of another's problem always, not often but always, result in that person being severed. A drop of fresh milk into a glass of bad milk changes nothing. This is the 3rd round of layoffs and the people that cheat the system by manipulating the data survives. A lot of politics here and the performance metric is really bad. Backstabbing culture and people using their skills to figure out how to survive rather than what to do to thrive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems to me your middle managers need counseling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Extremely Challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Johor Bahru (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Johor Bahru (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    I'm able to gain more knowledge in Contract Manufacturing. Learn in details all the basic flow of the departments and team available in manufacturing field. Learned to be mentally and physically strong with this kind of hectic environment which makes people totally burned-out, and full of chaos.

    Cons

    The lack of teamwork or I might say NO teamwork at all. No standard procedures and flow that all employee will follow. Typical system used, a not-so-friendly user at all. Major people won't walk the talk. You'll need to do a lot of non-added value tasks because people are less responsible and not commited enough. The foundation of this plant is very weak. There's nothing much you can do. No matter how hard you try, how much you give your effort to make things better, you still unable to change these toxic people ( up to the top ), and as well as environment. The only thing you can do is to adapt, and become immune to the situation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sweatshop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on different types of designs and projects.

    Cons

    Unprofessional environment and culture. All about the bottom line and very little focus on employees work-life balance. Employees are stressed and overworked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    anonymous

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons for working for Flextronics is that it is better than not having a job.

    Cons

    The cons would be having to go to work each day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing will help them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A job for a limited period, not a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SCM Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - SCM Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Medical benefits
    Quarterly share bonus
    To few to name.

    Cons

    No recognition for the hard work
    Bias management
    Poor allocation of workload
    Poor increment annually (Averagely 2 to 3%)
    Little room for growth (One promotion take 6 to 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Hostile Environment and bad atmosphere

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    lots of work, cant think of anything else that is really a pro.

    Cons

    No life, no appreciation, low pay, no respect..just not a good environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start looking at the bottom of the chain and you will see why talented people leave and you are left with unprofessional emplyee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Perai (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Perai (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    Big name, work with global teams

    Cons

    Management do not walk the talk
    Frequent changes
    Unstable job security
    Weak leaders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to change the top management; not to reduce cost all the time
    Retrenchment is not the only solution

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Opportunities abound

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Allow employees to grow and take on tasks where they may not have experience in - Trust

    Cons

    Constant change in management, constant purchase of new site and closing down of sites, many managers do not have the right mindset and skills to be a people manager

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

    WW Test Technology Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - WW Test Technology Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - WW Test Technology Manager in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Peer level people are always willing to help

    Cons

    Absolutely horrifying, arrogant and pathetic management. They will "kill" you just to save a few nickels. Do not take this job, it is a nightmare. If you take it expect to work 24 hrs a day. You will report to one guy and you will take contradictory instructions from another guy. I am surprised that this "huge" company even manages to make 1% profit!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some VP's in this company think they are God and everybody else is their "slaves" Most of the higher ups in this company lack people skills. Almost everyone in this company is either a VP or a Director. There is hardly ANY middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very poor company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Technician in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Usually flexible schedule
    Exposure to new mobile devices.

    Cons

    The management of the the RTS division is pitiful. I often wondered just how these people got their jobs.

    The new hire training was a joke. The on-site training was full of drama and personal intrigue. There is no support from mid or upper management. If you follow policy, you are wrong. If you do not follow policy, you are wrong.

    The company mantra is "Assign blame at all costs but, don't actually fix a problem."

    Don't hope for a promotion unless you are a buddy of the person doing the promoting.

    Raises are non-existant. Management has no idea of how to motivate, reward, or inspire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At this point I would say clean house and start over. The problems are rooted so deep I see little hope to improve with current leadership and culture.

    Fortunately I am moving on and have been hired by a company that is always in the top ten companies to work for.

    Good riddance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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