Flextronics Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
444 Reviews
3.1
444 Reviews
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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

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time for more than 3 years

    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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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Technician/Production Lead  in  Creedmoor, NC
    Former Employee - Test Technician/Production Lead in Creedmoor, NC

    I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than 5 years

    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

    I have been working at Flextronics as an intern for less than a year

    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.  

    Their "leadership" team is a joke!

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    Former Employee - Monkey  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Monkey in Austin, TX

    I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits (that suck)

    Cons

    They do not value their employees. There is no room for advancement. Their "leadership" team only responds to brown-nosing suck-ups. Your hard work will not be rewarded.......RUN!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because someone strokes your ego, doesn't mean they are good employee. Take a good look at the people that actually perform quality work and are loyal to your company. They are the ones keeping you afloat, not the brown-nosers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    You would think communication is the key to success, not at this place

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    Former Employee - Computer Tech  in  Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Computer Tech in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Flextronics as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Gaining skills and experience, that's about it.

    Cons

    There's a lot of negative things to say about this place, particularly, at this memphis location. The management is unprofessional. They like to point fingers and not trying to do the right thing and be fair with their employees. A lot of good people lost their jobs for others lack of caring for one another and one's selfishness. Communication from management is horrible, no one seems to know what's going on. You will likely get more help from a coworker than your supervisor. There's always something changing which don't benefit the employees much of anything. If you are going or planning to go to school, this place doesn't really support that. I've had plenty of headaches dealing with going to school and trying to keep my job, although, I was still working overtime, but it seems like it wasn't enough for them. You have few supervisors who would speak to you rudely, there are a few good ones. Don't count on getting roll over or a raise for the hard work you do. It's pretty much a buddy system there. For some people, only took them 6 months to get roll over. I've worked there for over 3 yrs, still at the same spot and many others been there longer than I have and still could not advance due to some Supervisors. They pick their favorites and let them wander around while others work hard and don't appreciate them, it's childish and unprofessional. I grew very impatient with that place while still trying to do my job, but it doesn't pay off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, do your company a favor. Hire someone for good management skills who treats their employees with respect and who appreciates one hard work instead of just thinking for themselves. .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    The right mount of challenge without be overwhelming

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible in managing your own schedule
    Ability to work from home

    Cons

    Top management tier has major disconnect from the middle and upper middle tier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to the people that are doing the work...not what the managers are reporting to you

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Not too bad

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Technician II  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Technician II in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time for more than 5 years

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not In Your Best Interest

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flextronics full-time for less than a year

    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
  10. 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

    I worked at Flextronics full-time

    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
  11.  

    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

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time for more than 8 years

    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

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