Flextronics Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
464 Reviews
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464 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are nice and depending on position work life balance is good (in 19 reviews)

  • Work environment is safe and security guards on duty all the time (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • When you are really bust work life balance can be tough (in 14 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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  1.  

    A job for a limited period, not a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SCM Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - SCM Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Medical benefits
    Quarterly share bonus
    To few to name.

    Cons

    No recognition for the hard work
    Bias management
    Poor allocation of workload
    Poor increment annually (Averagely 2 to 3%)
    Little room for growth (One promotion take 6 to 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible expierence

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flextronics

    Pros

    The Pros were the executives were the only people who received stock options and all they did was sell them left and right. Look for yourself.

    Cons

    The company is so big nobody can make a decision about anything. They have SLAs for IT requests but nobody really cares or completes stuff on time.

    14 day SLA to get a VPN account created???

    Funny how the execs had Starbucks coffee and everyone else had some bad tasting "stuff"
    The execs also got free lunches in the on site cafeteria. while everyone else had to pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share a bit with the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Hostile Environment and bad atmosphere

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    lots of work, cant think of anything else that is really a pro.

    Cons

    No life, no appreciation, low pay, no respect..just not a good environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start looking at the bottom of the chain and you will see why talented people leave and you are left with unprofessional emplyee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Perai (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Perai (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    Big name, work with global teams

    Cons

    Management do not walk the talk
    Frequent changes
    Unstable job security
    Weak leaders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to change the top management; not to reduce cost all the time
    Retrenchment is not the only solution

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

    One of the worst jobs I've ever had....Hell hole

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Materials Analyst
    Former Employee - Materials Analyst

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is okay, and you get 3 weeks of vacation after the first year.

    Cons

    The company does not care about their employees, you work long days and are not very well appreciated. The management team is rude and can not be trusted, I would not recommend working at the Kentucky location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat your employees with more respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Does not care about employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Repair Technician in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Repair Technician in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I really can't think of anything positive about this company.

    Cons

    Horrible working conditions, poor management, poor pay, unrealistic expectations. Employees always get blamed for everything by management. You always feel like your job is not secure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to treat and pay your employees better so that you won't have such a high turnover rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    The worst company i ever seen

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - HR Specialist in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - HR Specialist in Chennai (India)

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Dress code and facility.
    You can wear business casual all the days in a week
    Pick and drop facility available

    Cons

    Poor training
    No Standard learning documents for new comers
    Politics
    No fun at work
    Existing employees wont help freshers and new comers
    Very poor leadership
    TL's and managers wont listen to employees problem
    poor work environment.
    Need to transform from paper work to systematic.
    Unrealistic targets set for all the employees etccccccccccccccc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please focus in the cons to survive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corp HQ

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many advancement opportunities due to high employee turnover.

    Cons

    Overwhelming work loads, no support or training. Worked 60 hrs a week and some holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee retention should be a factor of success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Opportunities abound

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    Allow employees to grow and take on tasks where they may not have experience in - Trust

    Cons

    Constant change in management, constant purchase of new site and closing down of sites, many managers do not have the right mindset and skills to be a people manager

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contract Manufacturing is a declining market - get out now!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    In Business Development I had a good base salary. There are a lot of smart people in the lower echelons of the company. The company was very vertically integrated in its capability.

    Cons

    Management is incompetent. They keep trying to fix things through trial and error methodology. Bonuses do not exist for most below VP level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will continue to lose key customers unless you get rid of most your segment managers and replace them with real account management. Your customers have told me so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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