Flextronics

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Flextronics Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
490 Reviews
3.1
490 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just another job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Had a good group of co-workers from around the world, literally.

    Cons

    Very little room to advance, not willing to listen to workers ideas on improvement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I worked in the training organization within RTS, supporting retail technical services - primarily wireless carriers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Training Manager
    Former Employee - Training Manager

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The vast majority of the employees at all roles and levels were dedicated to providing excellent service to clients and customers. RTS tried very hard to build a consistent leadership, customer service and technical training platform and had an excellent team of individuals performing the training function. Customer service can be a demanding and stressful role and our teams did the job well.

    Cons

    Unfortunately most of the RTS group was let go in 2011, when our contract with Verizon Wireless ended after over two decades with Verizon (and Bell Atlantic Mobile before them), before then, It was difficult to maintain a "Flextronics" culture since our employees were housed in client stores (either Verizon, or AT&T, depending on the employee).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Large company, challenging business environment, typical office politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Extremely complex business model.
    Global culture
    Relatively open access to senior leadership
    Rapidly changing environment

    Cons

    A lot of "old timers" who grow or maintain status based upon relationships and politics, not necessary reflected on the work they do or don't do
    Company is afraid to take major risks
    Large degree of silos
    Lack of direction from department leadership
    Very short on strategic vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risks
    Don't forget to grow employees in non-low cost regions
    Cut the fat
    Tie bonuses to individual performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Benefits, Poor HR in my division of the company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Technician in Waterford, CT
    Former Employee - Customer Service Technician in Waterford, CT

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

    Pros

    Competitive Pay, great benefits, great company as a whole!

    Cons

    In the Retail Technical Support division the HR dept could have been more receptive to employee requests.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Flex Cares??

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company does have good benefits

    Cons

    After an exceptionally good experience working for a small company, being acquired by this large international company was not a good experience. It had to happen, conforming to their rules, methods of operations etc, and eventual total dismantling of what our company was, people laid off and operations moved to Mexico and other locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider not using the term "Flex Cares"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Leader in NC

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

    I have been working at Flextronics (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Had a leader by the name of David W., this guy was the best. Looked out after everyone did a hell of a job. He left and it never was the same. Have continud on, but very dysfunctional company. They are more lie an investment bank than a mfg co.

    Cons

    Too much BS from San Jose.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead with all your senses, not just from a balance sheet. Cheaper is not always better. Too many VP's and not enough leaders or workers.

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

    Overall a good experience, however very dependent quality of local site management.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competent local management
    Good communication and cooperation between site level teams fostered a "get er done" attitude
    Fast paced, never boring
    Competitive benefits

    Cons

    As with most contract manufacturers at this level you are only as good as the "best" customer at your site.
    No apparent cohesive corporate level strategy to aggressively increase U.S. sites business. Corporate, reactive not proactive. It's every site for them selves, sink or swim.
    Too many layers of expensive corporate level management which impacts individual sites ability to provide the lower cost value proposition customers in this space demand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lean manufacturing and management principles are not just for the individual factory sites, They are crucial at the top. When evaluating corporate level business processes and practices don't be afraid... embrace the "Five WHYS".

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    pretty good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    quick and fast paced environment in the industry, great to get experience and learn new developments

    Cons

    no movement to escalate pay or benefits, not to much of a salary when you get started

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Mixed emotions

    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many good colleagues, fast paced, opportunities to make an impact on day to day processes, very international environment allows for multi-cultural interaction.

    Cons

    Too many re-organizations by senior management which leads to concern over future direction. No telecommuter policy is negative as they will not really allow people flexibility to work remotely even when it is clearly in the best interest of the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Hardworking people & smart managment contributes the success of company.

    Cons

    Lot of baurocracy slows the things down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to delegate the job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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