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
403 Employee Reviews
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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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    Foot in the door...

    Support Technician (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsWell, it is a job that has allowed me to learn IT skills without having to pay for it.

    ConsNo nets around the buildings.
    Made the same amount of money on unemployment.
    Most of the management come from other countries so sometimes there is a language barrier. It is cheaper for Flextronics to pay them a housing expense and a salary that is good in their native state than it is to hire local management. And if you do take any management roles you will be working for considerably less than what is typically paid for the same type of work at other businesses.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe nice to the locals.

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

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    Good Place to Learn

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Johor Bahru (Malaysia)

    ProsGreat learning opportunity in cost control, NPI, contract management and lean manufacturing. Opportunity to learn about new products and manufacturing methods.

    ConsHave to deal with the variances in customer order fluctuations that will not help in optimizing production and inventories. Career growth limited. Frequent lay off exercises in operating and management ranks. Very long work hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus to enable employee commitment vs creating a high stress environment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Best place to see what you are made of

    Test Engineer (Current Employee)

    Pros1. If you are a decided person nobody will stop you transpose your ideas to reality; you are always encouraged to improve things and not to be satisfied with sufficient
    2. Quarterly bonuses, vacation bonuses

    Cons1. Highly dynamical work environment, always in a change, so you always have to adapt and your work seems to always never reach a goal
    2. Have to take care of small administrative tasks that are very time consuming and do not have any value added to your knoeledge

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people.

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

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    good learning

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosenvironment exposure culture benefit name skills set salary

    Consinstability never secure companies blur top management plan in vague

    Advice to Senior Managementdiversify

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fast paced.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAbundant resources to help you.

    ConsConstantly changing both good and bad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more communicative.

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    Embarrassing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you have stopped learning but feel super smart and has the ability to talk to people like they are pests, you are perfect for Flextronics. This is Flextronics, it is legal to abuse your power and live like the monarchy.

    ConsWell, safe to say this is a heaven for lesser educated but courage to do the obvious trick to survive. The mindset is very toxic. The moment you step in the managers talk to you in a condescending way. They would ask you to fill in the shoes of some people who had performed and left the place disgruntled. How else would you explain lost of information, projects passed down new hires that resigns and taken up by another new hires without continuity, people leaving short notice. Sabotage followed by more sabotage and the experienced survivors sabotage their own managers by drowning new hires. If you are not in the crony, you are out! Easy to hire people from here. They jump at any opportunity. Lots of sensitive people who act and dress like this is their home. Brainwash fresh grad to look down on themselves and belittle their potential.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive it another 10 years for all the toxic to die of old age and retirement. The place will finally be cleaner or just close down. No fresh blood to replace and information are surely destroyed as another form of sabotage.

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsProvide more Leadership development training

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

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    It helped me mature and get a very intensive experience, which contributed crucially in my career.

    Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    Sorocaba, São Paulo (Brazil)

    ProsI got an intensive experience, I could understand and follow the company's politics effectively. My direct managers had a very wide experiences, thus I could learn and develop a lot.
    I had crucial opportunities of growth, I was promoted once a year and could have experience in several departments of the company.

    ConsThe workload is really heavy, for a period I had about 60hs of overtime monthly (beyond the normal 45hs weekly). Some people get really stressed due the pressure for results (this made me mature a lot and learn how to deal with it, but some people get really bad for that, even sick).
    The food they offered in the company's restaurant was really bad, many people (including myself) brought food from home - some days it was impossible to eat the food offered.
    The food was a huge problem for me, I spent a lot of money eating out or a lot of work bringing food from home.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would be happy to pay a little more for the food benefit if they could improve the food quality, as I stated in the Cons, it was a huge problem for me.

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

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    Incredible pace

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOne can gain professional experience with lots of customers in a variety of industries within a short period of time.

    ConsCulture is based on loyalty - you try to stick with a manager and his advancement is considered the guarantee for your own job security. People dont trust their professional performance to stay in current job or get a new one within the company, need a "sponsor" and that distorts their judgement and prioritisation (pleasing the sponsor is the #1 aspect for all future decisions).

    Advice to Senior ManagementWalk the talk - root out unacceptable leadership behaviour.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Supportive and Team-focused Work Environment

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsFlextronics 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.

    ConsTraining 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 Senior ManagementYou 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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