Flextronics Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
452 Reviews
3.1
452 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 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 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.  

    Typical MEGA corporation mentality

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, opportunities to try different departments for better fit and wide variety of types of positions. Lots of locations worldwide so opportunity to travel or for relocation.

    Cons

    Corporate management and structure is constantly changing. The company is so large they have no depth in actual experienced managers for a variety of the segments. Ends up just a corporate pencil pusher or finance people really making decisions. This may work for their electronics divisions but not so great for some of the other more highly regulated divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain people that know what they are doing rather than the lowest paid person. Or sacrificing experienced people in order to afford a high paid manager that doesn't know what they are doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Who you know matters big time at Flex. Internal politics unfortunately growing. Lots of start/stop activity.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flextronics

    Pros

    Good global manufacturing experience.
    Great global footprint
    Well respected EMS provider for OEM's....trying to shift focus to supply chain service company and shirk true EMS moniker.
    Creating partnerships with very large companies to play in evolving eco-systems.

    Cons

    Direct Labor treated as a commodity and disposable.
    No loyalty.
    Super tight cost focus due to low margins. Lay-offs regular, reorgs regular, travel freeze regular.
    Forecasting is weak.
    Culture given good lip service....not truly lived.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO needs to get more active/engaged with employees. Good customer focus guy....weak employee focus. No EQ, good IQ Has great ability to do so, but chooses not to.. More respect for GM's at manufacturing plants needed. Corporate calls too many shots independent of local site input.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing learning, and Leaving

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I was a telecommuter for most of my time. The benefits were great and I loved the people.

    Cons

    Telecommuters were called into offices. Business comes and goes so the people managing that business may do the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees! Acknowledge their contributions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a great place to work as the people were great..

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    Former Employee - Regional Director  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Regional Director in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great company, people want to perform and do well for their direct reports. Team synergy is fantastic. Great flexibility when it comes to being able to telecommute

    Cons

    Client managed and senior management did not make the right business decisions when it came to who need to be kept when re-alignment was done. disappointed as it was just a friends thing and not who was doing the best. Sad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to ensure senior leadership is making decisions based on the business not on who they like.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    best company to work for!!

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work ethics, sound knowledge and good treatment respect.

    Cons

    highly specialized and too good in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    my best and longest job

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Technician  in  Feasterville Trevose, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Technician in Feasterville Trevose, PA

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

    Pros

    I have became a people person after my job with you guys .. made me very social and friendly.

    Cons

    the mean customes were the only problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you did everything you had to do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Flextronics Medial, Irving, TX

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place to train for those entering the Medical Engineering field.
    Opportunity to see many aspects of Medical Disposables and EMS.
    Great staff to work with, friendly and hard working.
    Bonuses dependent upon Division and Corporate profits.

    Cons

    Management is highly critical of staff.
    They tend to look for negative attributes of employees and dwell on them.
    Most of Management are under qualified with limited experience.
    Very little opportunity to develop and training limited to meeting FDA requirements.
    Organization is very flat, little to no opportunity for advancement.
    High than average turn-over rate.
    Corporate policy includes tuition reimbursement, but subject to divisional management, and they do not approve tuition reimbursement requests.
    Raises are minimal to non-existent, most lose money with each passing year since annual raises are typically less than cost-of-living.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many of the best and most knowledgeable staff leave within 4-5 years for increase in pay and advancement, if you want to retain competent staff, address Cons in this review and read some of Zig Ziglar's books - you violate every management and people ideology.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Responsibility will continue to grow yet the pay almost never increases

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    Former Employee - Materials Analyst  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Materials Analyst in Austin, TX

    I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Overtime is available for those that are responsible in attendance

    Cons

    Lay offs are random and conditional to business climate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is not fully engaged and are have too many levels all communicating the same message

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Learned a lot. Good company, world-wide reach, they have it figured out.

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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 3 years

    Pros

    Management is very helpful. Benefits are okay. Was able to work from home when necessary.

    Cons

    Pay is not great for new employees. Difficult to get things done because of lack of personnel.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing company to learner and gain experience.

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    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

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

    Pros

    Lots of training, upper management really cares about us as a person.

    Cons

    Inability to advance quickly, extremely large company and poor communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a larger platform for the different areas of the business with will allow more growth. Rapid communication, with correct information across the board.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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