Flextronics
3.0 of 5 403 reviews
www.flextronics.com Singapore 5000+ Employees

Flextronics Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.0 403 reviews

                             

66% Approve of the CEO

Flextronics CEO and Director Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara

(203 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Benefits are nice and depending on position work life balance is good"
    in 14 reviews
  • "The work environment is one where new ideas are promoted and recognized when they add value to the business"
    in 15 reviews
Cons:
  • "When you are really bust work life balance can be tough"
    in 12 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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    Make sure you choose the correct location

    Senior Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
    Memphis, TN

    ProsPay is competitive and benefits are great but downgraded. Work load is depending on what account you work with, sometime great while sometime hectic. Some senior management are decent while some act hyper most of the time. Work environment is safe and security guards on duty all the time.

    ConsUnless you just want paycheck then this location is worse for you. There are less chance for an advancement. Be ready to work under one who barely speaks english who's educational credential never been verified. This place hardly work as a team and most of the times it's all about "I" instead "us" crazy but true. Here are the breakdowns depending on what you're interested in. Analyst: Work get done but unexpected demands that must get meet, it's harsh demand most of the time with short timeline. Program manager: Mostly ego between each other and group building to play politics. Testing: Most won't last long here because this plant has awkward understanding about testing, also extreme pressure from customers. Quality: Your name will be on paper but you will be doing nothing or considered for nothing. Process: All day long every day play with pipes and build benches, everything else is beyond their scope of work or simply waste of paid time if they try to do anything. IT: Great place to learn then must get out. Facility: random changes that you will scratch your bald head mode than you actually work here. Lead: Listen to him listen to her listen to all, no ideas what you will do here. Supervisor: Make a point and stand on your legs or else someone else will run the show, very strange. Manager: Same as a supervisor and ready to stay under a gun, you will hardly make any good decisions. Line people: Lucky to have regular hours, sometime too many sometime less. It's a cut dog eat dob business. They try many ideas and talent but nothing works at sometime. If you're talented then stay away. Many talented works here however find themselves trapped and looking for exit. Nothing negative these are all realities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing....may be one. Do not give power to uneducated barely english speaking idiots. Hire some locals instead of wasting time of talent hire people. This place is what it should deserve.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful journey

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork life is well balanced and it will be good startup journey for an Fresher

    ConsStagnent,Experienced persons need to sit tight holding on the same old process

    Advice to Senior ManagementIdentify the key resource

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Extremely Challenging

    Anonymous (Current Employee)
    Johor Bahru (Malaysia)

    ProsI'm able to gain more knowledge in Contract Manufacturing. Learn in details all the basic flow of the departments and team available in manufacturing field. Learned to be mentally and physically strong with this kind of hectic environment which makes people totally burned-out, and full of chaos.

    ConsThe lack of teamwork or I might say NO teamwork at all. No standard procedures and flow that all employee will follow. Typical system used, a not-so-friendly user at all. Major people won't walk the talk. You'll need to do a lot of non-added value tasks because people are less responsible and not commited enough. The foundation of this plant is very weak. There's nothing much you can do. No matter how hard you try, how much you give your effort to make things better, you still unable to change these toxic people ( up to the top ), and as well as environment. The only thing you can do is to adapt, and become immune to the situation.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    ProsI love what I do it's very challenging.

    ConsThe facility I work at, is very unfair in, promotions, rasies, as well as advancement. Along with there's no accountability for when people mess up

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is none. Nobody cares enough to do anything. So why bother

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Quality Inspector (Former Employee)
    Scarborough, ON (Canada)

    Pros- Good people to work with
    - Good Benefits
    - Professional enviroment

    Cons- Low job security
    - no enhancement in career development
    - No bonus pay or motivational tactics

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to Work

    Field Team Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Livonia, MI

    ProsBonuses are very good when met, and the team in my location is awesome

    ConsBeing a contractor means constant changes for performance metrics

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unorganized

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Memphis, TN

    ProsGood pay... people are nice.

    ConsCorporate training strong but local training non-existent. Morale in some departments very discouraging. Poor work like balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove work-life balance....better core training for systems for all departments.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Who you know matters big time at Flex. Internal politics unfortunately growing. Lots of start/stop activity.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood global manufacturing experience.
    Great global footprint
    Well respected EMS provider for OEM's....trying to shift focus to supply chain service company and shirk true EMS moniker.
    Creating partnerships with very large companies to play in evolving eco-systems.

    ConsDirect Labor treated as a commodity and disposable.
    No loyalty.
    Super tight cost focus due to low margins. Lay-offs regular, reorgs regular, travel freeze regular.
    Forecasting is weak.
    Culture given good lip service....not truly lived.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCEO needs to get more active/engaged with employees. Good customer focus guy....weak employee focus. No EQ, good IQ Has great ability to do so, but chooses not to.. More respect for GM's at manufacturing plants needed. Corporate calls too many shots independent of local site input.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Typical MEGA corporation mentality

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    ProsGood benefits, opportunities to try different departments for better fit and wide variety of types of positions. Lots of locations worldwide so opportunity to travel or for relocation.

    ConsCorporate management and structure is constantly changing. The company is so large they have no depth in actual experienced managers for a variety of the segments. Ends up just a corporate pencil pusher or finance people really making decisions. This may work for their electronics divisions but not so great for some of the other more highly regulated divisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetain people that know what they are doing rather than the lowest paid person. Or sacrificing experienced people in order to afford a high paid manager that doesn't know what they are doing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- good benefits, learn from experienced colleagues

    Cons- the management does not contact in the appropriate way and its results will be lot of misunderstoods

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