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Helpful (2)

Worst Culture I Have Ever Seen

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

There are some really smart, dedicated, pleasant people there - both individual contributors and managers - but they are a small minority. Pay and benefits are not top-tier but not too bad. A lot of opportunities to learn about the business and gain valuable experience. Management seems understanding when it comes to certain personal issues and emergencies.

Cons

This is the most dysfunctional organization of any kind I have ever seen. Again, while there are some truly outstanding people, most have little sense of teamwork, flexibility, or customer focus. The average quality - work ethic, skill level, intelligence - is much lower than the OEM world. There is a lot of the "that's not my job" attitude. The organization as a whole is completely incompetent and so many mistakes are constantly made that customers are in a constant state of escalation and the few good people have to kill themselves to get anything done. Politics are rampant and most managers treat their areas as their own fiefdoms. Some managers are frequently dishonest and unethical but allowed to get away with it. Depending on the job, the work load can be horrific - forget work-life balance. There is not enough direct or indirect labor to do everything in a quality way - management always says this is temporary but that's not true. Some days it seems that accomplishing any little thing is a struggle due to bad attitude, laziness, or ineptness. As the job market continues to improve, the good employees with decent resumes will leave. No one with options would willingly stay here.

Advice to Management

Stop measuring financials by site. One reason Foxconn and Jabil are eating your lunch is because they measure by Business Unit/customer. If you don't align your incentive structure to be more customer-focused, the company will continue to have a poor reputation in the OEM world. NPI is not a profit center - it's an enabler of getting the sustaining production business where the real money is. Starving NPI for resources because you want a little better margin is shortsighted and will cost you business in the long run. Start demanding a higher standard - start with yourselves first...

Other Employee Reviews for Flextronics

  1. its been 7 months working for flextronics and I am will recommend you to apply here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Longview, TX
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Longview, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work ethics, nice management team and healthy work environment.

    Cons

    tough schedule to work on can be demanding sometime.


  2. Helpful (1)

    I had a great time working with people and made a lot of new friends who are always willing to help me for any reason.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Milpitas, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice people; got along well with everyone. Everyone was very helpful; lots of team bonding/group activities. Not a competitive place to work; no strict management.

    Cons

    The company has very bad management because tasks were not appropriately delegated. Some had to more than others and some did not do their job at all.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership needs to have some sort of policy to encourage everyone to be productive and efficient. Some of the processes in the system were very time consuming and unnecessary.


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