Flextronics Reviews in Austin, TX

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
463 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are nice and depending on position work life balance is good (in 19 reviews)

  • Work environment is safe and security guards on duty all the time (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • When you are really bust work life balance can be tough (in 14 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.  

    I learned a lot of great things here, and got me started on my career of Quality Assurance Inspector.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Inspector in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Inspector in Austin, TX

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I could get on the Flextronics University website and take all different classes in almost any field there is to think of. I can further my career and move up and since it is a worldwide company you learn a lot more stuff here than you would in just a one country company.

    Cons

    Sometimes there isn't a lot of work, since I was working in Flextronics, but for Aerotek I got laid off. I really loved this company and all it had. Its a shame I didn't get to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire me back. I am a really hard worker and want to move up in my career. MaryAlice Cancino

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best place I've worked so far

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quote Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Quote Project Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Quarterly bonuses, good management, friendly co-workers, good pay, provides raises, some flexibility with personal schedule. Perks like on site cafeteria and coffee bar. Time off was adequate and benefits were decent.

    Cons

    HVAC system and building need updated. Not really on board with telecommuting. Team initiatives was not a strong point, and options for growth were limited. Training was sporadic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back ability to telecommute for those with kids.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Typical Contract manufacturing company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Production in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work with some very good customers

    Cons

    When product has completed the NPI processes and production issues have been resolved product is moved to lower cost regions resulting in loss of jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be up front on the real business forecast. Don't let it be implied that there will be enough projects to keep everyone working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Learning experience during a difficult time with the company

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation is decent, and training is great

    Cons

    inconsistent hours. LOTS of layoffs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Material Handler

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of Overtime if want to work

    Cons

    Poor Management, lots of lay-offs, No Team work, contracts don't receive any type of credit of hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advise from co- workers and don't turn your back on your own team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Engineering assistant and database administrator.

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Flextronics as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to start your career.

    Cons

    Lots of moving parts and there is a lot of uncertainty of job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is very customer driven and look for results. Inspiring if you're on their side.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Quality Engineer Position

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They let you do your job and stayed out of the way. Gave guidance only when needed.

    Cons

    Long hours on your feet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better control of the customer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I learned a lot and I know how to run the Mazak machine im now certified to run this machine .

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Austin, TX

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    it pays okay and u can learn a lot

    Cons

    I am trained to run mazak macchine

  10.  

    It's an ok place to work

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    Former Employee - Machine Programmer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Machine Programmer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Profit Sharing is nice. Cafe is ok. Health insurance not bad could be better. Lots of improvements to the place.

    Cons

    Prone to layoffs management for exes products out the door that are of bad quality supervisors are afraid to say no that can't go out to floor for use in production.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better supervisors and managers who actually know their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing, oh wait, that's when Apple was still there by the hundreds.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They have a cafeteria. If you started with a launch, you would have great input into the solution.

    Cons

    Management has changed from our speedy successful launch to decreased sales, the rise in politics, and the fall of many good team members. It is almost like management flips a coin for a bid decision. They spent foolish amounts of money on things that were decided on in a split seconds but they will toss a devoted, experienced, responsible employee out of the building before you can fathom the stupidity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek leaders, team builders, and those that share ideas to make their team look good rather than promote their flaws, steal their ideas for your own, and destroy anyone who doesn't play to their fiddle, regardless of whether it will help the company or not. Don't hire any more politicians. Hire people who create, not steal. Hire people who inspire, not manage by fear, and last hire people who help the team produce results. If a team of 5 are winning every game, where do you get your logic from that tells you to eliminate one of them, preferably the one that cost us more. Begin to understand motives that managers have for poor choices like these. Investigate motives. Find out if the problem continues, then eliminate that team leader who is causing self destruction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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