Flextronics

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Flextronics Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
505 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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  1.  

    Quality Engineer Position

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    They let you do your job and stayed out of the way. Gave guidance only when needed.

    Cons

    Long hours on your feet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better control of the customer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work but hours suck

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    Current Employee - Cell Phone Repair Technician in Brighton, MI
    Current Employee - Cell Phone Repair Technician in Brighton, MI

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, constantly learning things about technology, scheduling was ok, but retail hours. Usually able to get time off that is requested. Insurance plans were decent, however when I gave birth, I still ended up with a $1,400 bill...Definitely better for sick visits or preventative care, not child birthing or major surgery.

    Cons

    Rules to receive quarterly bonus are ridiculous. If you are on maternity leave for 30 days but still work the entire remainer of the quarter, you don't qualify for a bonus. Any type of leave actually. Even if you are the highest sales rep...that happened to me multiple times unfortunately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the bonus rules. It should be based on what you sell in the time frame, not whether or not you were on a leave for a week. I missed out on two bonuses because of how the quarters fell and the satrt and end of my maternity leave, effected two bonus. I was the top seller in my district, and got zero bonus. All my coworkers obtained the money that I earned. I'm still bitter, lol. Also, better insurance package for the amount it costs!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I learned a lot and I know how to run the Mazak machine im now certified to run this machine .

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Austin, TX

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    it pays okay and u can learn a lot

    Cons

    I am trained to run mazak macchine

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  5.  

    It's an ok place to work

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    Former Employee - Machine Programmer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Machine Programmer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Profit Sharing is nice. Cafe is ok. Health insurance not bad could be better. Lots of improvements to the place.

    Cons

    Prone to layoffs management for exes products out the door that are of bad quality supervisors are afraid to say no that can't go out to floor for use in production.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better supervisors and managers who actually know their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Flextronics is a very large company with many divisions and segments.

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    Former Employee - Operations Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Director in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    They are a large company that operates in many different countries, which can be good for the person who wants to move around.

    Cons

    Their large company mentality can make it hard for an aspiring person to network and work their way of the ladder to progress their career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at ways to bring your Sr. Management teams from each site into the mix of major & minor company initiatives and provide networking & training events that allow them to meet other Sr. level employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Flextronics review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours , good coworkers

    Cons

    Poor leadership, no future planning, unstable business, no growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more planning and training for improved performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company concept but...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Provide benefits, tuition reimbursement, full-time hours and bonuses based on store performance.

    Cons

    No developmental growth even though thats what they use to promote the positions. Lack of communication from top to bottom even though grievances are shared from bottom to top they say they listen but they don't. Even with customers there is lack of communication so when they re given wrong info from the corporate store they end up at the DSC screaming demanding something that we don't even have.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    Overall Good

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

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (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
  11.  

    Great place to work at

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    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 (less than an 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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