Asteelflash Reviews

Updated August 7, 2015
17 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
2.6
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
CEO
3 Ratings

17 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Good Company

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

    I have been working at Asteelflash full-time

    Pros

    Asteelflash is a good company, headed in a good direction. Management has been improving benefits recently. Pretty collaborative work environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes need to work long hours to get the job done, but that 's typical, as the business is somewhat cyclical.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going with the positive direction, and thanks for listening to the employees needs!


  2. Contract Manufacturer to Avoid

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    "Some" good people to work with. Mediocre benefits.

    Cons

    The company doesn't care about employees; only their bottom-line cost-benefit. Cares only enough about current customers to keep their business. No advancement possibilities. Pay below average for industry.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employee AND customer satisfaction


  3. It was a paycheck

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Asteelflash (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Paycheck Employees and peers were nice to work with

    Cons

    typical CM HR was rude and condescending Management would not support you Sweatshop mentality Benefit were very expensive for family

    Advice to Management

    None. I am glad I am not there anymore.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Stepping Stone

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Asteelflash full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good job to get manufacturing experience

    Cons

    low pay and expensive benefits

    Advice to Management

    reward the hard workers with raises


  6. Asteelflash Culture and Morale is improving

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

    Pros

    -Good management team for over a year compared to before. -Nice, friendly team of people to work with. -People are happy to work here again as leaders understand US and Silicon Valley culture.

    Cons

    -Benefits can still be better, even though improved some.

    Advice to Management

    -Make sure to hire management team with same values and goals. -Don't forget about your senior employees that have been through good and bad times. -Remind customers that price decrease hurts our company, employees and their families. More work, more volume, lower price does not work well in Silicon Valley!


  7. Tough industry, poor management (when I was there), some poor performers in key positions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A lot of nice and hard-working employees when I worked there. This used to be Flash Electronics (Chinese-owned) and was acquired by Asteel (French). I hope the new GM that took over in 2013 is able to steer the company toward the right path. I would like to see the company succeed.

    Cons

    Most of the program managers and engineers were either inexperienced or unmotivated. Team building was non-existent. However, probably due to poor compensation package, attracting high-performers were/is difficult. The company is in a very competitive business with very little differentiation from other CMs providing the same service.

    Advice to Management

    By 2013, the company did the right thing by changing the GM. The prior GM was not much of a visionary and managed almost by threats and force, which probably resulted in his dismissal. Invest in quality employees in key positions. Train HR to screen for better applicants.


  8. Rule by Fear is their modus operandi

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Asteelflash full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company used to have a family culture where everyone was close. Over the years, management changed and so did the culture. There's not any pros that I can think of.

    Cons

    It was definitely a pressure cooker type environment. Very stressful, people were publicly put down in front of others... LOUDLY. Long hours and consistently changing direction from upper management which makes it impossible to succeed. This is driving many people to flee the company.

    Advice to Management

    Give more respect to your employees, offer more support and push to help grow your employees. This will ultimately make for a happier work environment, better support to our customers and more opportunities for pulling in more business. My hope is that senior management can help push this effort.


  9. Worst company i ever worked for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Absolutely None Company is a mess

    Cons

    Long hours, no respect. "Rule by fear" was the model. Metrics unattainable. Terrible upper management. You' will fear for your job every day. Company' quality and on time delivery poor. Heavy emphasis on QRQC's, which is a quick response quality control. Huge Fail ! Same issues over and over again. Very meeting intensive, "lets meet, just to have a meeting about making a meeting"

    Advice to Management

    Learn what some of the best and most successful US companies do ..... Value your employees, dont rule by fear, LEARN about senior management that create hostile environments. STOP losing customers


  10. A place to avoid

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are none this place simply is no good

    Cons

    looking at this company will give you two black eyes

    Advice to Management

    Would hope that you would learn that all take and no give never works. But, I doubt it.


  11. Negative.An intense pressure-cooker enviroment, Non-empathetic top mgt. Did not care for American workers.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Asteelflash full-time

    Pros

    None at this stage of their development, Their aquisistion by Asteelflash France in 2012, was not succesful, did deliver positive results for bottom line nor workplace satisfaction for the employees.

    Cons

    Pay is low in almost every categorty except the very top senior level management. Operators and salaried staff leave constantly for better jobs and better benefits. Or the employees are dismissed because the PTO policy is so poor, they accrue attendance points. The level of employee satisfaction is very low, and there are no advocates left for the employees. The People side of Lean Manufacturing is only to monitor the metrics of their production and has nothing to do with their motivational factors and hierarchy of needs (Maslow)

    Advice to Management

    Your Values are written only for the satisfaction of executive management to point that they have a values and vision statement. They are not lived by the top mgt, which does not understand that relevant values programs is is always modeled from the top down, never bottom up. I was embarrassed when I saw the Values poster go up as I know they were not lived by mgt. nor were line and salaried employees empowered to implement them.



Showing 17 of 18 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.