Sanmina-SCI

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Sanmina-SCI Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
141 Reviews
2.8
141 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some very good people to work with who do care and basically keep the place going (in 9 reviews)

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


Cons
  • poor upper management no consistency (in 9 reviews)

  • huge disparity between senior management compensation and othe rcompensation (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    lacks leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Repair Tech in Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - Repair Tech in Fort Mill, SC

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

    Pros

    Job can be fun and challenging. Repairing complex and sometimes valuable equipment. Has all tools required on hand, most times.

    Cons

    What management. Cant get parts out of the warehouse for the techs to repair products. Has meeting on the repair floor, the goes upstairs to conference room and does it again. A lot of talk, but no progress..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some real leadership in place. Meeting after meeting and no progress is a waste and you keep on doing it for years now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    doesn't care about personnel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Repair Tech
    Former Employee - Medical Repair Tech

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

    Pros

    workforce personnel, working hours, pay.

    Cons

    management, training, benefits, company values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Stagnant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director Or Above in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director Or Above in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Policies, procedures & Tools, Bay Area location

    Cons

    Top heavy management; resting on their laurels for ever
    Do not expect any growth. Expect frequent mandatory time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your human resources

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a pro employee type of company.

    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Sanmina took over the operations of the Siemens Healthcare refurbishment division and honestly they did not come with any perks.

    Cons

    Pricey benefit plan. Terrible 401K matching program. Lack of communication from management to the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on better communication.

  6.  

    Marketing

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, management was knowledgeable and provided a good learning environment.

    Cons

    When previous manager left the manager that assumed the roll created a very untrustworthy atmosphere.raises were sparse and there was a lot of in-fighting

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

    Fair job, if you can keep it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Operator in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Test Operator in Manchester, NH

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

    Pros

    Contract manufacturer that gives you flexible opportunities for cross training in different areas. Company is fairly consistent in keeping the employee base up to date via "town hall" meetings on quality issues and financial prospects.

    Cons

    Too much change over in workforce personnel via layoffs. Upper management very distant to the average blue collar employee (tone deaf), and reluctant to spend the money needed to improve the quality demanded in production by failing to commit to upgrade/replace aging equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When employees go 5 years without a standard annual merit increase in base pay, company-wide morale is not positive. Also, the only people who earn or share in bonus money opportunities are upper management; the average employee never receives this consideration. This devalues and under-appreciates the often hard work effort given on a monthly, quarterly or yearly basis by the average (non-exempt) employee.

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

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Manchester, NH

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

    Pros

    Ex-lent working personnel, Supervisors on production floor just need a wisp to get people to work harder, allot of processors could have been designed in favor of employee instead of directors and manager's pockets as Bonuses for production exceeded and above totals expected, their compensation to the employee was Ice cream while boss reflects on production numbers.

    You get the picture

    Cons

    Multi functions but after 7 years there, 2 temp and 5 as an employee, in the Manchester IT you need to be part of the click, or if you opinion your self, you go to the dog house by getting cleaning IT closets, instead of using the knowledge personnel to employment their ideas for faster production floor process, but manager rather not rock the boat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop Micro-Managing, and treat your employees with care, you'll get more in return

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Work and more work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Sanmina-SCI full-time

    Pros

    Lots of different projects to work on. Lots of different areas to work in. You gain lots of experience fast.

    Cons

    You get to work 50+ hours a week doing thing over and over. There is never enough time to do it right but there is time to do it again. Office has not been remodeled since the 70s.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get enough help to do things right the first time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Working for Sanmina-SCI definitely had its ups and downs!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Owego, NY
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Owego, NY

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

    Pros

    The pay was fairly good for the area, the benefits were good, although expensive.

    Cons

    The company swayed with the wind. One day there were layoffs, a week later it was hiring temps to take their places. The atmosphere was tense as everyone worried about being the next to lose their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to appreciate the people who do the work on the floor. They are the ones who make the product that you sell.

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

    It is all about the top line and bottom line.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Management in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    The management at the site I worked for was great.

    Cons

    The owner and board of directors only cared about the top line and bottom line which we were told directly in web cast company meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greed will get you no where.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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