Sanmina Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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Sanmina Chairman and CEO Jure Sola
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Pros
  • I worked with a lot of good people (in 9 reviews)

  • A good place to learn many things in Oracle, less red-tape, and open access to technologies (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management needs to change (in 9 reviews)

  • There is a lack of communication from management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Nice Company to work for

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

    I worked at Sanmina

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice & big Company to work for

    Cons

    Its big company, sometime we may feel that you are lost.


  2. Good Experience, just need time to establish a base.

    Current Employee - Business Unit Manager in Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Current Employee - Business Unit Manager in Pleasant Prairie, WI

    I have been working at Sanmina full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with, very professional

    Cons

    Learning their software system, needs a one-on-one mentor to become proficient and comfortable with.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more time to establish a working base.


  3. Marketing Research

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Marketing Research in San Jose, CA
    Current Contractor - Marketing Research in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Sanmina as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work remotely, excellent benefits, very workable upper management, wages commensurate upon experience, most companies would not offer the benefit of working remotely

    Cons

    Lengthy hours, very little allowance for growth within the company, no bonuses for employees


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  5. Good folks

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at Sanmina full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good folks to work with

    Cons

    Boring sometimes unless your creative

    Advice to Management

    Be good to folks


  6. It's a good place to work everybody is friendly and safe work environment.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNC Router/Fabricator in Owego, NY
    Former Employee - CNC Router/Fabricator in Owego, NY

    I worked at Sanmina full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    people are helpful and you can learn a lot about computer boards and how they work

    Cons

    none, it was a pleasure to work there

    Advice to Management

    open door policy witch is a plus


  7. I loved my job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dry Film Printer of Circuit Boards in Owego, NY
    Former Employee - Dry Film Printer of Circuit Boards in Owego, NY

    I worked at Sanmina full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed the work and the shift I worked on as well as most of the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Management at that time was cruel and sick in the way she punished employees with disabilities.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your employees with respect


  8. Very positive coop experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Technical Support Specialist in Huntsville, AL
    Current Intern - Technical Support Specialist in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at Sanmina as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I really felt like I learned a lot during my coop experience, even though this was only tangentially related to my chosen degree my supervisor allowed me to get some experience outside of the standard job description that I was filling.

    Cons

    I really felt that I needed to move on as I wasn't a good fit for the current position that I was in, that's at no fault of anyone involved and was express on both entry and exit interviews.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more open when filling coop positions on placing them where they would fit best instead of placing into a position and letting them cross train.


  9. Sanmina is a good company but is poor Managements

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Hardware Technician in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Hardware Technician in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Sanmina full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As I said Sanmina is a good Company, I would like to work for it again

    Cons

    Example: I was watching a young girl been abuse by Supervisor and I stand up for her, but I did not know I am putting myself in a treble, as a result I had to find a job and get out before get layoff.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the unprofessional Supervisors from the line and put someone he or she knows something about the electronics and not gives hurt time to Technicians or the others.


  10. Small subsidiary of Sanmina - great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Planner in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Material Planner in Foothill Ranch, CA

    I worked at Sanmina full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very family-oriented. Everyone is friendly and very supportive of each other. Everyone feels important at this small division. Bonuses for key departments when goals are met.
    Open door policy.

    Cons

    When supplies get thin in DRAM and NAND, because of size, low on suppliers' prioritties when filling orders. Experiencing growing pains. Just went through first bad qtr after years of record qtrs.

    Advice to Management

    Work on improving processes. Division is still run like a smaller company and is getting too big for that.


  11. great place to work,comfortable with the dead.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Porter in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Porter in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Sanmina

    Pros

    great pay,good co-workers,great union,day to day business is tolerable.they will work and watch your back.

    Cons

    lots of dead bodies.a funeral home is depressing to work at.

    Advice to Management

    give more.



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