Asteelflash Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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  1. Good Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Asteelflash full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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. Asteelflash Culture and Morale is improving

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Asteelflash

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    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!


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    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.


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  5. 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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


  6. Worst company i ever worked for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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


  7. A place to avoid

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

    I worked at Asteelflash

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    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.


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

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Asteelflash full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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.


  9. should provide better benefits to employees

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Asteelflash full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a nice place to work until re-organization...

    Cons

    should provide better benefits to employees

    Advice to Management

    should provide better benefits to employees


  10. Good learning place for EMS environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Process Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Process Engineer in Fremont, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging and demanding projects to work on

    Cons

    Not good on salary side due to the type of business they are in

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  11. Helpful (1)

    Dissatisfying and without motivation to progress forward.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Asteelflash

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some nice people to work with.
    Hands on experience thru job tasks.
    Great doorway to the industry because you wont see anything worse.

    Cons

    Some very mean people to work with (mostly senior management.)
    Unreasonable amount of work for minimum pay & benefits.
    There are hardly any worse company out there.

    Advice to Management

    consolidate and distribute the work evenly. be fair. GET REAL.
    don't just push push push, that's not going to get you anywhere.



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