Flextronics

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Flextronics Reviews

Updated January 17, 2015
Updated January 17, 2015
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Left with no support

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Manager in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Salaries appear to be in line with expectations for the market. The employees appear to be decent people and supportive of management. The company is financially viable and you should be able to expect continued employment from a business perspective.

    Cons

    On boarding process is horrible. It is by far the worst I have ever experienced. For example: Areas you are responsible for are not communicated to you and you can be blind sided.

    Medical benefits are out of line with the local area. They are at least 20%-30% higher in cost with less coverage. Make sure you pay close attention to that if you are interviewing cover it with your salary negotiation. (I did not, don't make the same mistake I did)

    Some departments are caught between Flex and the customer with no support (or perceived lack of support) from upper management at Flex. (especially in the reverse logistics arena). The data retrieval systems are sometimes inaccurate unless you know all the tricks to make them work. (these tricks are not given to new employees).

    You must be ready for micro management from the customer base sometimes to the detriment of Flex putting the manager squarely at odds with whom to support in the decision making. If you are in management expect that upper management are in constant contact with the customer having meetings and agendas you may not be aware of or are not communicated effectively to you. Expect multiple interpretations of expectations from the customer to the outside management structure on what your priorities are and how to solve issue. Customers will move resources at the plant level without notification to flex management making it difficult to plan or implement ideas. (you never know when your resources will be reallocated). As a manager expect to be left out of the loop on decisions or direction. You have to know what your staff will be before taking a position. Make sure it is what you expect. Sometime you will be left with a department that has no or limited resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your on boarding process. Include management in decision making. Never discuss with the customer items your management team may need to know. Support your managers and make sure they know you support them so they are not caught between you and the customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    will not allow talent to follow their career path

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics

    Pros

    There are interesting problems to solve here. It is an IE gold mine. Some good people here. That's about it.

    Cons

    Very low pay. Management is by intimidation and fear. No effective communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow talented employees to grow their careers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Jam and Scam

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Coordinator in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Coordinator in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Loose work environment. Very smart employees especially IL. I loved working with my co workers just not the company. It may have just been my site but once the trust worthy people were laid off all that was left behind were managers doing the best job they can to retain the rest of the staff. Needless to say that did not work at all.

    Cons

    Frequent lay offs. Promises of promotions that don't exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being dishonest and just shoot people straight. Sometimes when an employees feel as if a promotion is deserved just answer with a yes or no. Never make a promise you can not keep and that was the main concern working for Flextronics.

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

    Stay away from this company

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    Current Employee - Planner in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Planner in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    None. I'm only giving 2 stars which this company does not deserve because there are some people out there who like coming in to work to collect a pay check. Well, if that is the case, this is the place for them....no thinking required, just show up!

    Cons

    People that have no common sense, no initiative, low quality of people, uneducated employees, politics, clueless employees, foul language, run-down office building and facilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the PMs and replace them with educated and professional ones

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good exp

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    Former Employee - Materials Analyst in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Materials Analyst in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Flextronics as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Did not work for long enough. Not sure.

    Cons

    Did not work for long enough to describe

    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Flextronics

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    Former Employee - Debug Tech in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Debug Tech in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Got to work on Cisco Routers including 4g routers from Verizon.

    Cons

    Everything else. The promise of conversions for temp workers but instead keep them for 2 to 3 years and then lay them off. Most have to threaten to quit just to get converted. Place is unorganized and they still act like they have a culture there. Not by any stretch. All hands meetings feel like a slick preacher selling you pipe dreams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You get what you pay for and thats why Cisco left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wouldn't Go Back

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    Former Employee - Apple Repair Tech in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Apple Repair Tech in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay relative to other repair tech jobs, repairing Apple laptops, got off work early most days except during peak periods

    Cons

    The people, unrealistic expectations, poor training, too many silly changes (including your job duties)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just throw new repair techs into the fire with minimal training and expect them to meet expectations immediately or pair them with a group of people and expect that group to meet expectations. Make decisions that stabilize the work environment more, i.e. start and end times, job duties, and stick with them instead of changing regularly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run away from this company and never look back

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Average pay for tactical work, thinking not required

    Cons

    If you are someone who likes to do what is told, like working with a bunch of robots, not-so-bright, not-so-ambitious, and not-so-talented people, then this is the place for you. Depressing environment, with old office furnitures, filthy bathrooms, no office supplies, no kitchen supplies, and dungeon-like facility. No room for growth. Arrogant people that has worked there all their lives and know nothing better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire intelligent, talented and professional individuals who can make a difference and fire those who are useless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    I quit after 3 months

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Technician in Lake Grove, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Technician in Lake Grove, NY

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

    Pros

    Only place to make $15/hr without a college degree and/or some technical skills these days. If you are good at phones and sales, this is a great job.

    Cons

    Don't expect training on the phones. Training is on customer service and general information that totally does not prepare you for the job, and once you start the job, your coworkers will be too busy to help you learn how to solve the particular customer service problems you get. So you'll end up just exchanging lots of phones because you don't know what is wrong with them. You will also try desparately to upsell upsell upsell, even though many customers need absolutely nothing, or worse, are coming to you with their 2nd or 3rd defective advice - but you are supposed to upsell upsell upsell. The Verizon employees are not nice to you, management would come in every week or so and observe you (intimidating), then critique it to death, but not really offer any support.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    No matter what you do, you will be criticized.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Technician in Freehold, NJ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Technician in Freehold, NJ

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Sometimes interacting with customers was nice.
    When it was busy, time seemed to fly by.
    Learning about all the new phones was interesting, somewhat.

    Cons

    Management expects you to sell tons of accessories even when there are no customers. If I saw 10 customers that day, management would come up to me and ask "why didn't you hit your target of 10 sold accessories?" They would criticize you and pressure you even when it would be impossible to hit their targets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Part of my job might have been to sell accessories, but my primary job was to help customers get their phones replaced. When there's a line a dozen people long, do you really want me to pester a person for 5 minutes selling them accessories, and make the customers more dissatisfied? When I did that (at times), you were angry because the customers were getting upset!

    Bottom line: Try to look at the situation and figure out what your priorities are and what you really expect from your employees. Have realistic expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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