Sanmina-SCI
2.5 of 5 117 reviews
www.sanmina-sci.com San Jose, CA 5000+ Employees

Sanmina-SCI Reviews

Updated Feb 10, 2014
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2.5 117 reviews

                             

36% Approve of the CEO

Sanmina-SCI Chairman and CEO Jure Sola

Jure Sola

(72 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great work atmosphere; friendly management

    SMT Operator (Former Employee)
    Manchester, NH

    ProsWorking 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementI 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic

    SMT Technician (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Review of a great company with enormous potential

    Business Development Manager (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsMulti Skill and ability to solved the issue under pressure

    ConsLess encouragement from management

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook on those employee that dedicate their entire life to achieve the best for company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Programmer Analyst (Former Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros1. Accredits your work.
    2. Give regular increments
    3. Well managed during the Recession Period

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

    Advice to Senior Managementnil

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    working in this company makes me got an unforgettable memory.

    Quality Auditor/Assurance (Former Employee)
    Pulau Pinang (Malaysia)

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementwork hard and work smart,,so then you'll got promotion.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsAs 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 Senior ManagementLook at offering a robust benefit package to assist with employees retirement planning.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)

    ProsIf 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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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