Flextronics

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Former Employee - Manager in Memphis, TN
Former Employee - Manager in Memphis, TN

I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Salaries appear to be in line with expectations for the market. The employees appear to be decent people and supportive of management. The company is financially viable and you should be able to expect continued employment from a business perspective.

Cons

On boarding process is horrible. It is by far the worst I have ever experienced. For example: Areas you are responsible for are not communicated to you and you can be blind sided.

Medical benefits are out of line with the local area. They are at least 20%-30% higher in cost with less coverage. Make sure you pay close attention to that if you are interviewing cover it with your salary negotiation. (I did not, don't make the same mistake I did)

Some departments are caught between Flex and the customer with no support (or perceived lack of support) from upper management at Flex. (especially in the reverse logistics arena). The data retrieval systems are sometimes inaccurate unless you know all the tricks to make them work. (these tricks are not given to new employees).

You must be ready for micro management from the customer base sometimes to the detriment of Flex putting the manager squarely at odds with whom to support in the decision making. If you are in management expect that upper management are in constant contact with the customer having meetings and agendas you may not be aware of or are not communicated effectively to you. Expect multiple interpretations of expectations from the customer to the outside management structure on what your priorities are and how to solve issue. Customers will move resources at the plant level without notification to flex management making it difficult to plan or implement ideas. (you never know when your resources will be reallocated). As a manager expect to be left out of the loop on decisions or direction. You have to know what your staff will be before taking a position. Make sure it is what you expect. Sometime you will be left with a department that has no or limited resources.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve your on boarding process. Include management in decision making. Never discuss with the customer items your management team may need to know. Support your managers and make sure they know you support them so they are not caught between you and the customer.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Leader in NC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Had a leader by the name of David W., this guy was the best. Looked out after everyone did a hell of a job. He left and it never was the same. Have continud on, but very dysfunctional company. They are more lie an investment bank than a mfg co.

    Cons

    Too much BS from San Jose.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead with all your senses, not just from a balance sheet. Cheaper is not always better. Too many VP's and not enough leaders or workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a good experience, however very dependent quality of local site management.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competent local management
    Good communication and cooperation between site level teams fostered a "get er done" attitude
    Fast paced, never boring
    Competitive benefits

    Cons

    As with most contract manufacturers at this level you are only as good as the "best" customer at your site.
    No apparent cohesive corporate level strategy to aggressively increase U.S. sites business. Corporate, reactive not proactive. It's every site for them selves, sink or swim.
    Too many layers of expensive corporate level management which impacts individual sites ability to provide the lower cost value proposition customers in this space demand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lean manufacturing and management principles are not just for the individual factory sites, They are crucial at the top. When evaluating corporate level business processes and practices don't be afraid... embrace the "Five WHYS".

    Doesn't Recommend
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