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Who you know matters big time at Flex. Internal politics unfortunately growing. Lots of start/stop activity.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Flextronics

Pros

Good global manufacturing experience.
Great global footprint
Well respected EMS provider for OEM's....trying to shift focus to supply chain service company and shirk true EMS moniker.
Creating partnerships with very large companies to play in evolving eco-systems.

Cons

Direct Labor treated as a commodity and disposable.
No loyalty.
Super tight cost focus due to low margins. Lay-offs regular, reorgs regular, travel freeze regular.
Forecasting is weak.
Culture given good lip service....not truly lived.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

CEO needs to get more active/engaged with employees. Good customer focus guy....weak employee focus. No EQ, good IQ Has great ability to do so, but chooses not to.. More respect for GM's at manufacturing plants needed. Corporate calls too many shots independent of local site input.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    my best and longest job

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Technician in Feasterville Trevose, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Technician in Feasterville Trevose, PA

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

    Pros

    I have became a people person after my job with you guys .. made me very social and friendly.

    Cons

    the mean customes were the only problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you did everything you had to do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Flextronics Medial, Irving, TX

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    Good place to train for those entering the Medical Engineering field.
    Opportunity to see many aspects of Medical Disposables and EMS.
    Great staff to work with, friendly and hard working.
    Bonuses dependent upon Division and Corporate profits.

    Cons

    Management is highly critical of staff.
    They tend to look for negative attributes of employees and dwell on them.
    Most of Management are under qualified with limited experience.
    Very little opportunity to develop and training limited to meeting FDA requirements.
    Organization is very flat, little to no opportunity for advancement.
    High than average turn-over rate.
    Corporate policy includes tuition reimbursement, but subject to divisional management, and they do not approve tuition reimbursement requests.
    Raises are minimal to non-existent, most lose money with each passing year since annual raises are typically less than cost-of-living.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many of the best and most knowledgeable staff leave within 4-5 years for increase in pay and advancement, if you want to retain competent staff, address Cons in this review and read some of Zig Ziglar's books - you violate every management and people ideology.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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