Sanmina-SCI

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Great work atmosphere; friendly management

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Former Employee - SMT Operator  in  Manchester, NH
Former Employee - SMT Operator in Manchester, NH

Pros

Working conditions are very good. Safety / OSHA standards are a major concern of management and is strictly enforced. Breaks are always given throughout the workday. I worked a 10 hour shift 5am-3pm and we would get a break around like 7ish, 11ish and 1 something. I cant really remember the exact times but I do remember that I was never feeling like I was being over-worked. Management is very friendly and great at motivating staff to reach goals without being too overpowering. I was taken on as a temp employee but would work full time hours and was always being offered overtime if I wanted to make more money. I was never pressured to work any hours additional to my schedule even during busy production times. I loved working for Sanmina . The only reason I stopped working there was because I moved out of state. When I left the company my department manager threw a surprise going away party for me which made me feel special to the company even though I had only worked there for 7 months. I would recommend Sanmina to others.

Cons

The only downfall to Sanmina-Sci would be job security. In the past few years (atleast at their New Hampshire facilities) they have had problems with company-wide layoffs. Because a lot of the work they get is on contracts, it is a risk. A contract can end and if it isn't renewed or replaced by other work- entire departments are suddenly at risk for layoff. Most employees are hired on by an outside staffing agency and taken on-board as temp employees. Some people I worked with had worked for the company over ten years and are still temp employees with full time hours. Some had been long term full time employees and were bumped down to temp status after being called back to work after Sanmina had recovered from the massive layoffs. During my employment my department had a layoff that lasted for approx 7-10 days due to lack of production needs. This was my only concern while I worked there. Aside from that I loved my job; and never worried that it was at risk.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I have no advice for leadership. I was highly satisfied with the way things ran in my facility and with how easy it was to approach the management teams with any questions or concerns I had with my job duties or how to perform them. I received adequate training on the job prior to being let go to work individually; unlike some previous employers who had just thrown me into the mix to figure it out on my own.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SMT Technician  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - SMT Technician in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Training is good
    Family focused
    Promotions happen
    Raises regular
    Pay is good but it takes a while to get to good pay

    Cons

    Location flexibility is lacking. HR is terrible. Need to change Plant manager. Need to change Engineering manager. Need to fire CEO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont manage for stock price. Care for people. make sure you are not partial towards any particular race or religion or sexual orientation.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Lousy benefits and infrequent raises so do not work here.

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    Current Employee - Material Analyst  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Material Analyst in Fremont, CA

    Pros

    Employees at Fremont are easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Lousy benefits and infrequent raises so do not work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about a well-deserved raise that's been delayed for 3 years?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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