Flextronics

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Flextronics Reviews in Austin, TX

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
482 Reviews
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482 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very rewarding and I was able to use all my skill sets and learned more

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    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    I worked in a department that was very proactive and my fellow techs helped each other. Pay was good and benefits are adequate. Every day challenged your skills and knowledge. Never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Continuing R.I.F initiative to reduce budgets. Little chance for upward mobility.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great Job when it lasted

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

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

    Pros

    Diverse and interesting. Job involved a lot of travel to neat places. Must have great intercommunication skills. Interacted with great people from around the world.

    Cons

    Can get laid off at any time. I never saw it coming. They had to make room for another higher level director. So even though you add a lot of value and do a great job you can get laid off at any time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should not lay off experienced employees. A lot of knowledge leaves the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extremely Poor Leadership and Business Ethics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Simulates a good corporation with the potential for advancement. If you treat it like a temporary job, you can get about a year out of them.

    Cons

    Leadership culture is to protect their positions at all costs. They do not care an ounce about helping anyone advance within the company unless it benefits them personally. Relocated families and hired talented people, used them to launch the MacPro, then cut them to show quarterly savings. Invested in uniforms for 800 employees then downsized to 200 to cut costs. Meanwhile, 600 people took their uniforms home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose leaders who actually lead, have social skills, and retain talent. Do not choose leaders who fire talent to secure their own positions and empower the weak knowing they have years until they become a threat. Promote a culture of brains not a culture of monkeys. Penalize those who maliciously secure their own existence and job security unless it is you who is guilty of it which is probably why it exists. Relocated families and hired talented people, used them to launch the MacPro, then cut them to show quarterly savings. Invested in uniforms for 800 employees then downsized to 200 to cut costs. Meanwhile, 600 people took their uniforms home.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Best place I've worked so far

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    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
  7.  

    Completely un-professional from managers to human resources to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Their companies values only apply when it benefits the company and the leadership is very poor. I found no pros working for Flextronics, too bad really. I went to work for Flextronics thinking I was making a solid career change to find about the supervisor disrespected women in the position I was hired in. I was underminded me in front of co-workers over and over. I went to the manager several times and nothing was done. The work center was a Hostile working environment.

    Cons

    Only con was a free health screening. The health insurance plan was horrible. The health insurance is a HSA just horrible. Dental Plan was good though. I worked 6 days a week for two years to get a new product to market to be re-paid back by laying me off, my husband and 1,100 other people once the project was completed. I will never work for Flextronics in my career again nor do I recommend it to anyone. The pay is also very low if you do not have a degree such as I an my husband did. Most people were only getting paid $10 hr and when converted up to $10.50 hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try hiring less managers that do not have any people skills and Supervisors that discriminate against women. Do not over hire employees for projects then lay off 1,100 people once the project is completed. Flextronics brought jobs to Austin sure enough but then laid all those people off a year and half to two years later !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical Contract manufacturing company.

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    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
  9.  

    Working enviornment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Verification Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Verification Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, good benefit

    Cons

    Low pay, no advancement, no recognition

  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Great Learning experience during a difficult time with the company

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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