Flextronics Reviews in Austin, TX

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
426 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are nice and depending on position work life balance is good (in 15 reviews)

  • Work environment is safe and security guards on duty all the time (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • When you are really bust work life balance can be tough (in 13 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't really communicate well with clients and has no business skills to run the whole projects (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    quality inpector

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    know how to repair software and hardware

    Cons

    to learn the new thing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    yes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overworked and then laid off!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits and nice building.

    Cons

    Low job security! They don't think twice about letting you go, even if you're doing a great job and are getting good reviews. In one word, heartless. Security is a nightmare to deal with!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overpaid and underworked!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The right mount of challenge without be overwhelming

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible in managing your own schedule
    Ability to work from home

    Cons

    Top management tier has major disconnect from the middle and upper middle tier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to the people that are doing the work...not what the managers are reporting to you

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Bad Management- Quality Department

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Pay is ok and the benefits are good. There are alot of experienced inspectors working inthe quality department with great work ethics. Most of the people are very helpful to new employees.

    Cons

    While there are good inspectors, most inspectors are not compensated for their experience and contribution to the success of the company. This is due in part to the people who are placed in supervisory positions without the skills and knowledge that are needed for this position and this includes working with different races, genders, and backgrounds. Supervisors who strategically place inspectors that they like in key working areas only when it is time for layoffs so that their job will be secured. Unfortunately, this causes good experienced people to be laid off. The bad thing about this is that the supervisor who encourages bad work habits from the inspectors such as long breaks and lunches, falsifying time and worst of all, the mentallity that "it's all about quanity not quality", is still employed to start all over again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire experienced supervisors that know something about the job and how to keep their personal feelings out of the workplace, as this is not the place or the position for the unfairness that has been demonstrated here. Also, listen to complaints from the employees on the floor and let them know that their complaint has been investigated and the results of it, because not everybody is wrong about a particular supervisor. In the future, please do not let the supervisor who writes the employees' review choose who should be laid off because there is too much room for favoritism.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The revolving door

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technician  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Technician in Austin, TX

    I worked at Flextronics as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Very competitive salary and as much overtime as you can handle.

    Cons

    When times are lean and overtime is a bad word then it is time to update your resume. When the axe comes down it is swift and painless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep the qualified talent and not just the "yes" people and there will be less of a let down in production when layoffs are neccessary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Poor Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Order Management Coordinator  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Order Management Coordinator in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You get decent benefits. It is also a good place to start out and learn more about the manufacturing process.

    Cons

    Don't expect too much more compensation in the form of raises. Also the work/life balance is poor. Management is quick to throw extra duties and demand reports in an unreasonable time frame. Many people work all hours of the night from home. They are quick to blame lower level employees for lack of Revenue, but fail to praise accomplishments. Layoffs were aimed towards Senior Level employees that knew the business. Now there are a bunch of new hires who have not been trained properly and are just trying to get their feet wet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more, Show appreciation to your talented workers, Communicate changes quicker, and value labor as an investment instead of an expense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Foot in the door...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Technician  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Support Technician in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Well, it is a job that has allowed me to learn IT skills without having to pay for it.

    Cons

    No nets around the buildings.
    Made the same amount of money on unemployment.
    Most of the management come from other countries so sometimes there is a language barrier. It is cheaper for Flextronics to pay them a housing expense and a salary that is good in their native state than it is to hire local management. And if you do take any management roles you will be working for considerably less than what is typically paid for the same type of work at other businesses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to the locals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Supportive and Team-focused Work Environment

    Current Employee - Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flextronics is very team focused and, despite how lean we are from a resource perspective, you will almost NEVER hear "that's not my job" or "You're on your own".... As a Manager, I have a great team supporting me and the company.

    The benefits are very competitive for this area. Salaries are fair, not amazing. 401K is 1:1 up to 4%. Healthcare plans are great, with up to $400 free up front to be used for deductibles, copays, etc, and any remaining carries over to the next year. Bonus structure varies by level; 5% or 10% of base which can be met from 0% to 200% per quarter.

    Work-life balance depends on your work area and level.

    Cons

    Training could be improved.

    If you are at the operational level (inspectors, line operators) weekends are heavily required. As you get into engineering, program management and management, weekends either rotate responsibility or are not expected at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can only get too lean, before you become anorexic. Things are getting a bit dicey with coverage levels and things are starting to slip through the cracks. While I know this is corporate driven, it could push the site in the wrong direction for our current and hopeful customers.

  10.  

    Responsibility will continue to grow yet the pay almost never increases

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Materials Analyst  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Materials Analyst in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Overtime is available for those that are responsible in attendance

    Cons

    Lay offs are random and conditional to business climate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is not fully engaged and are have too many levels all communicating the same message

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great for short term

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Trainer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Regional Trainer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People , work-life balance, Very good "starter" career

    Cons

    Management, benefits, pay, and lots of lay-offs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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