Flextronics

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Flextronics Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
421 Reviews

3.1
421 Reviews
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Flextronics CEO and Director Mike McNamara
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    quality inpector

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    Current Employee - Quality Inspector  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector in Austin, TX

    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.  

    Overall Good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Technician/Production Lead  in  Creedmoor, NC
    Former Employee - Test Technician/Production Lead in Creedmoor, NC

    Pros

    Great benefits and good pay, good work-life balance, cutting-edge technology,

    Cons

    Too many layoffs (often shut cites down to move elsewhere)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to and consider employee's needs more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work at

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Thermal Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Thermal Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Free coffee and tea, folks are friendly, new chanllenges every day

    Cons

    Slow movement with the corporate, little progess as of the overall market, so a liitle bit tedious for young folks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not too bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Technician II  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Technician II in Memphis, TN

    Pros

    It's better than not having a job at all.

    Cons

    Poor management and decision making.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not In Your Best Interest

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Benefits and Compensation Package, Competent Leaders

    Cons

    They will use you to the point of abuse, and when they are done, drop you. While the compensation package is good, they will tell you one thing about schedule and the future, and know this, even as an associate you will work 60+ hours a week; NO MATTER WHAT THEY TELL YOU. Get what you can for certifications and leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember when companies react, employees that worked hard suffer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad Management- Quality Department

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

    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
  8.  

    Flex is a global Company with many Sites in many different countries

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    Current Employee - Global Strategic Supply Chain Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Global Strategic Supply Chain Manager in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Flex is a global Company with many Sites in many different countries . Many of the sites feature Amenities like Cafe , gyms and rec area . Many SItes also offer bonuses and incentive based on Compensation to hourly employees.

    Cons

    Due to the lean nature of the business model , not all sites enjoy the amenities above . Often employees are place uner harsh work schedules and are asked to perform well under heavy pressure ,also jobs in US and Europe are moving to oversea and India due to Cut cost on all the lean project .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep jobs in US will save more money than cleaning up all the mess in oversea

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

    Lot of opportunity at the higher levels

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great opportunity for those willing to take initiative
    Fast paced environment with little tolerance for bureaucracy
    Good people culture without inter division politics that I have seen at similar sized companies

    Cons

    Operations focus often leads to tactical, 'low risk and low rewards' near term decisions
    Senior management are starting to adopt a more strategic approach but may take time for rank and file to change behaviors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think like a product company and feel free to be open to more ideas and taking some risks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Current Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow, great people to work with, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Provide more Leadership development training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Supportive and Team-focused Work Environment

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

    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.

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