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FLEX is a good company (Not a great one yet)

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Flextronics

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

It's a place where you can grow. Management do not limit where employees want to go.

Cons

The company is not for everyone. It's only for goal getters. You have to prove yourself first. I can see why some people might not like FLEX.

Advice to Management

Improve communication
HR is still very weak (many paper processor people)
Too many captains in a ship

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  1. Large Revenue, Low GM, Arbitrage driven company fighting for pennies against Chinese (especially)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Flextronics

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

    Pros

    Large Scale, Reach and Thin Margin company. If you are in to PCB, Plastics, Mechanical and Bending Metals - This is the place for you. Treats employees well and compassionate.

    Cons

    Large EMS companies treat employees as dispensable and like a factory worker (Layoff is way of life within the walls of this company). Not a place for development engineer. No innovation, management is interested in arbirtrage of component buying to shore up 3% profit with huge revenue but slim Gross Margin when compared to Google, CISCO.

    Advice to Management

    The Corportation direction is EMS for its existence with no diversification, stuck in the hole forever unlike companies like MSFT, INTC, GE, IBM, CISCO and even GOOGLE that diversify depending on growth segments. There is nothing wrong with the company given their objectives and narrow vision, but tight operation - Good place for program management, Foreman and factory worker.


  2. Communication could be better.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst

    I have been working at Flextronics

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flextronics offers the opportunity to get your foot in the door of the electronic industry as well as be part of an enormous organization with a worldwide foot print.

    Cons

    Communication is not one of the strong suits and team work is absolutely misunderstood. Unfortunately being a contract manufacturer you have to look for cost reductions and compete for the last penny on the table. It's like being at the mercy of the OEM's.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is critical and the job performance evaluations should not be capped. One should receive the result as it was accomplished, whether it's outstanding or poor.
    More attention should be paid in establishing and following procedures.


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