Sanmina-SCI

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Sanmina-SCI Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
126 Reviews
2.9
126 Reviews
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Sanmina-SCI Chairman and CEO Jure Sola
Jure Sola
76 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some very good people to work with who do care and basically keep the place going (in 7 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.  

    Sanmina is a good company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Sanmina-SCI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is well know company in today's industry.

    Cons

    pay is low compare with others.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very laid back.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanmina-SCI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are not held accountable.

    Cons

    People are not held accountable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great work atmosphere; friendly management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SMT Operator  in  Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - SMT Operator in Manchester, NH

    I worked at Sanmina-SCI

    Pros

    Working conditions are very good. Safety / OSHA standards are a major concern of management and is strictly enforced. Breaks are always given throughout the workday. I worked a 10 hour shift 5am-3pm and we would get a break around like 7ish, 11ish and 1 something. I cant really remember the exact times but I do remember that I was never feeling like I was being over-worked. Management is very friendly and great at motivating staff to reach goals without being too overpowering. I was taken on as a temp employee but would work full time hours and was always being offered overtime if I wanted to make more money. I was never pressured to work any hours additional to my schedule even during busy production times. I loved working for Sanmina . The only reason I stopped working there was because I moved out of state. When I left the company my department manager threw a surprise going away party for me which made me feel special to the company even though I had only worked there for 7 months. I would recommend Sanmina to others.

    Cons

    The only downfall to Sanmina-Sci would be job security. In the past few years (atleast at their New Hampshire facilities) they have had problems with company-wide layoffs. Because a lot of the work they get is on contracts, it is a risk. A contract can end and if it isn't renewed or replaced by other work- entire departments are suddenly at risk for layoff. Most employees are hired on by an outside staffing agency and taken on-board as temp employees. Some people I worked with had worked for the company over ten years and are still temp employees with full time hours. Some had been long term full time employees and were bumped down to temp status after being called back to work after Sanmina had recovered from the massive layoffs. During my employment my department had a layoff that lasted for approx 7-10 days due to lack of production needs. This was my only concern while I worked there. Aside from that I loved my job; and never worried that it was at risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice for leadership. I was highly satisfied with the way things ran in my facility and with how easy it was to approach the management teams with any questions or concerns I had with my job duties or how to perform them. I received adequate training on the job prior to being let go to work individually; unlike some previous employers who had just thrown me into the mix to figure it out on my own.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SMT Technician  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - SMT Technician in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Sanmina-SCI

    Pros

    Training is good
    Family focused
    Promotions happen
    Raises regular
    Pay is good but it takes a while to get to good pay

    Cons

    Location flexibility is lacking. HR is terrible. Need to change Plant manager. Need to change Engineering manager. Need to fire CEO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont manage for stock price. Care for people. make sure you are not partial towards any particular race or religion or sexual orientation.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Review of a great company with enormous potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Sanmina-SCI

    Pros

    Strong, dynamic company with a lot of potential for success. Good communication between groups and teams.

    Cons

    The company needs to move away from being plant-centric. It would be a better story if all plants could be integrated into a choesive whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Blend profit and loss centers more. Perhaps a regional approach. Continue the bleding of all the disciplines in the company and build on that strength.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It's an honor to be a part of Sanmina-Sci, I learned a lot of things that I can apply to other Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Sanmina-SCI full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Multi Skill and ability to solved the issue under pressure

    Cons

    Less encouragement from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look on those employee that dedicate their entire life to achieve the best for company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Values the Employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Sanmina-SCI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Accredits your work.
    2. Give regular increments
    3. Well managed during the Recession Period

    Cons

    Do not have any corporate plans or discounts outside the company for permanent employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nil

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    working in this company makes me got an unforgettable memory.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Auditor/Assurance  in  Pulau Pinang (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Quality Auditor/Assurance in Pulau Pinang (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    most worker there are very nice and that's the reason i felt comfortable since working there then.

    Cons

    erm,,nothing is impossible to willing heart..and patience is the KEY to SUCCESS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work hard and work smart,,so then you'll got promotion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    This has been a great company to work for very fair in treatment of employees

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

    I have been working at Sanmina-SCI

    Pros

    Recognition for succesful completion of projects
    Good bonuses
    Great benefits
    Challenging work environment
    Pay comparable to area

    Cons

    As it is a manufacturing company small periods of mandatory time off can occur when production drops.
    More frequent cost of living increases
    Bring back the matching 401k or provide all workers stock options as you are responible for your own retirement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at offering a robust benefit package to assist with employees retirement planning.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Sanmina-SCI

    Pros

    If you want challenges you'll get more that you can handel
    A lot of opportunity to participate in many area of the business
    Great flexibilty

    Cons

    More then 40hours a week job
    Be ready to be on e-mail and calls at nights and weekend

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to get the people of each division more involve in the business development
    improve the yearly review process

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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