Flextronics

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Flextronics Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
482 Reviews
3.1
482 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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    Sweatshop

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    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor Management at the top across all functions

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Not recommended

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    • 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
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  5. 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
  6.  

    A job for a limited period, not a career.

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible expierence

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    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
  8. 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful Experience

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    • 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Does not care about employees.

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    • 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

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