Flextronics
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www.flextronics.com Singapore 5000+ Employees

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Left with no support

Manager (Former Employee)
Memphis, TN

I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSalaries 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.

ConsOn 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 Senior ManagementImprove 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than 10 years


Pros: Competent local management Good communication and cooperation between site level teams… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Lean manufacturing and management principles are not just for the individual factory sites, They are crucial at… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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pretty good

Production Technician (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Flextronics full-time for less than a year


Pros: quick and fast paced environment in the industry, great to… Cons: no movement to escalate pay or benefits, not to much… Advice to Senior Management: none Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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