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Pros: many opportunities, little time. Cons: Pros: many opportunities, little time.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

I have been working at Flextronics full-time (more than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Many opportunities. Flextronics will let you run with ideas, and hold you accountable for the ideas. Lots of projects coming up, lots of new faces, and hiring is increasing.

Cons

Many opportunities, not enough time. Very lean company, lots of people overloaded with assignments.
This may be indicative of the contract manufacturing environment.

Advice to Management

Good hard working people on multiple levels. Culture of working long hours. Need to take into consideration when hiring people if the culture will be a good fit.

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  1. Flextronics Medical Irving Design and Development Center facing stiff competitive pressure and losing people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

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

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

    Pros

    good people overall; very little politics; flat organization allowing some empowerment; opportunity to work with other Flextronics sites, including international

    Cons

    Top personnel have left for a competitor. Competitor is taking business from Company, resulting in full-time and contract labor layoffs. No strong sales/business development team to gain new business.

    Advice to Management

    Hire strong business development people. Make sure current top performers are happy!

  2. Helpful (1)

    Left with no support

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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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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