Flextronics

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Flextronics Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
492 Reviews
3.1
492 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 20 reviews)

  • Work environment is safe and security guards on duty all the time (in 19 reviews)


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

  • Almost all of the Senior management (VP and above) comes from outside the company (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Student Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Flextronics as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Not many, besides free salad and the smooth interview process, this position has so far has been a drain to my summer. Little room for growth.

    Cons

    There are so many managers, directors, and VPs within the company. Little could be done when you have so many points of contact, with everyone wanting expecting something different from you. Mentors assigned to interns were unresponsive to interns and some were only in the office 1-2x/week. Highly recommend against accepting an offer here.

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

    Extremely Challenging

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Johor Bahru (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Johor Bahru (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I'm able to gain more knowledge in Contract Manufacturing. Learn in details all the basic flow of the departments and team available in manufacturing field. Learned to be mentally and physically strong with this kind of hectic environment which makes people totally burned-out, and full of chaos.

    Cons

    The lack of teamwork or I might say NO teamwork at all. No standard procedures and flow that all employee will follow. Typical system used, a not-so-friendly user at all. Major people won't walk the talk. You'll need to do a lot of non-added value tasks because people are less responsible and not commited enough. The foundation of this plant is very weak. There's nothing much you can do. No matter how hard you try, how much you give your effort to make things better, you still unable to change these toxic people ( up to the top ), and as well as environment. The only thing you can do is to adapt, and become immune to the situation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flextronics (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was able to keep my job during a difficult time. I survived a layoff where 40% of the plant was laid off.
    My pay was reduced 20% and it never recovered.

    Cons

    There are too many negatives to discuss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I worked at Solectron prior to my experience at Flex. Solectron was much more focused on doing the job correctly. Management at Flex needs to get involved. The approach is too hands off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sweatshop

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on different types of designs and projects.

    Cons

    Unprofessional environment and culture. All about the bottom line and very little focus on employees work-life balance. Employees are stressed and overworked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor Management at the top across all functions

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bukit Mertajam (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bukit Mertajam (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    This would be a good learning ground for fresh graduates or those with less than 5 years experience.

    Cons

    Not a place for a career. Poor senior executives from Directors to Sr VPs. Most of the senior folks have poor knowledge or experience running their functions/operations in Asia. They think what works in one part of the world will work in Asia as well. All they do is talk without knowing the root cause. They do best in escalating a problem instead of solving it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the whole management team. Too many Directors, Snr Directors and VPs. Everybody wants to run the show when a new site is up or acquired. As the saying goes "too many cooks spoil the soup".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Not recommended

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Mgt in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Program Mgt in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Top mgt reacts very quickly in decision to trim workforce, cut biz units which are not working, change strategy quickly according to marketplace.

    Cons

    Poor and unprofessional handling of redundancy programs. Poor decision making or inability to make decisions at senior mgt leading to a lot of wasted time. Poor working conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more customer focused

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    anonymous

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons for working for Flextronics is that it is better than not having a job.

    Cons

    The cons would be having to go to work each day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing will help them.

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

    A job for a limited period, not a career.

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    • 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible expierence

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  11. 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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