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Flextronics Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 412 reviews

66% Approve of the CEO

Flextronics CEO and Director Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara

(205 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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412 Employee Reviews
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    Great experience

    Program Manager (Former Employee) Johor Bahru (Malaysia)

    ProsVarious customer and products, place to learn a lot of experience and expertise

    ConsLimited raise in salary, by quota. Even subornation good, eventually have to choose someone to be sacrificed

    Advice to Senior ManagementBenefit and training

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

    Global Strategic Supply Chain Manager (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsFlex 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.

    ConsDue 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 Senior ManagementKeep jobs in US will save more money than cleaning up all the mess in oversea

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

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    Excellent experience

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) Chennai (India)

    ProsGood experience to learn. Nice people to work with. Proud to be in one of the Top Manufacturing company

    ConsSalary compensation is low side as compared to market apart from that everything looks good

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize people at right time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Bad Management- Quality Department

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsPay 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.

    ConsWhile 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 Senior ManagementHire 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.

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    Lot of opportunity at the higher levels

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat 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

    ConsOperations 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 Senior ManagementThink like a product company and feel free to be open to more ideas and taking some risks

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

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    People are generally nice but no prospects

    Planner (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people here are really nice; they're friendly and willing to act as a mentor to you. They're willing to teach as long as you have the right attitude and they are really into the teamwork spirit so it's always a team behind you. I am lucky to have met superiors who are willing to grow me and I really appreciates that.

    ConsManagement do not seems aware of the workload and tend to give more and more until somebody quits. At times, as colleagues we help out each other but to be honest, it's not going to work long term.

    They are really cost-driven. They are willing to slash employees at any time as long as it helps the business. People don't feel secure with their job and people who perform are generally given a very bad pay as compared to outside.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove your employees confidence in you. Give recognition where necessary. Match salaries outside or give other benefits in return. Employees are your assets; not your slaves.

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

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    Poor Management

    Order Management Coordinator (Current Employee) Austin, TX

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

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

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

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    The revolving door

    Technician (Former Employee) Austin, TX

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

    ConsWhen 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 Senior ManagementTry 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    HRIS

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood opportunity, benefit good, flexibel

    ConsNot stable, a lot director poistion

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    Good for Management level

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBest place to be if you are in management role.
    Very good pay and benefits, friendly people.

    ConsNot so competitive pay if you climb the ladder instead of hired from outside.
    High turnover, talent left are not good enough, need to attract talent but the environment for workers is not attractive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind more ways to hire talents. What we have now is not good.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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