Flextronics

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Flextronics Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
489 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are nice and depending on position work life balance is good (in 20 reviews)

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


Cons
  • When you are really bust work life balance can be tough (in 14 reviews)

  • Almost all of the Senior management (VP and above) comes from outside the company (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Typical MEGA corporation mentality

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Corporate 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 ManagementAdvice

    Retain 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great for short term

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Trainer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Regional Trainer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

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

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

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask the team what needs to be fixed - they know.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not good for long term...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    It 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.

    Cons

    It 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 ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Advanced EMS company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be thoughtful to employees while trying eagerly growing business.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was okay...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembler/Testing/Technician in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Assembler/Testing/Technician in Austin, TX

    I worked at Flextronics as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, easy work, consistent hours

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    GREAT PLACE TO WORK FOR

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Technician in West Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Technician in West Hollywood, CA

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

    Pros

    Good pay and good experience. Hours weren't that bad. OK management. Customer service is definitely a must at this job. Don't expect to never be busy, but makes the day go by fast. Good area to work around as well.

    Cons

    Management is made to where you don't get weekends off at all. The loyal employees are overlooked when it comes to promotions. Sometimes management acts to where you expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees better, especially the loyal ones.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    10 years in electronics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Supervisor in Budapest, MO
    Former Employee - Quality Supervisor in Budapest, MO

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You are never bored. Good performance resulting in promotions. Management is open for suggestions. Training opportunities available.

    Cons

    If you are not in the "inner circle" you can easily be the first to be fired during a headcount cut independently of your performance, this is mainly relevant at leader levels. In case of an average employee it is based on real performance. Working environment is not always good in all offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lessons learned never identified from business fails. No real benchmark why no more business can be reached.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Finance analysis

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced with challenging variety of work. Dedicated cross functional teams.

    Cons

    Sub par benefits package

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Project Manager

    Current Employee - Quote Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Quote Project Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    I had a good team and boss.

    Cons

    Lay off happened too often.

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