Flextronics Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
444 Reviews
3.1
444 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 15 reviews)

  • Work environment is safe and security guards on duty all the time (in 16 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Flextronics Medial, Irving, TX

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Responsibility will continue to grow yet the pay almost never increases

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Great for short term

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Trainer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Regional Trainer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    People , work-life balance, Very good "starter" career

    Cons

    Management, benefits, pay, and lots of lay-offs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Be Aware of Management

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Help you to be exposure with different companies and sites around the world. Management is complete different between sites, I originally start working in MX then move to CA and finally end in TX.

    Cons

    Management is the worse area in Flextronics, they don't care about people life, they thing they own you which is wrong. After experience management in three different locations I would said the best was in CA more work-life balance experience, worse for sure Austin, Micromanagement, really bad decision leading to burn the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think in the people like a people, not just pieces that can be replace and use without any consideration. Don't overwhelm them with micromanagement, most of the times they can work by them self and create their own plan to become success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Global exposure, great work ethic to 'get things done'.

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

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

    Pros

    Very diverse company with expertise in many areas of supply chain - I learned a lot.

    Cons

    Difficult to grow with them as promotions are rare. Corporate culture is very slow and 1990s...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask the team what needs to be fixed - they know.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing company to learner and gain experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Hard work is appreciated and promotions from within are plentiful.

    Cons

    When you are really bust work life balance can be tough.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not good

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

    I worked at Flextronics for 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not good for long term...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    It is a good place to get your teeth cut. You'll be exposed to a lot of different projects depending on your work and your section (there are many divisions in Flextronics).

    I had the opportunity to work with very good co-workers and experienced engineers.

    Cons

    It is a very demanding environment and you may be required to work extra hours. This may become the norm if you have several projects in the pipeline.

    People getting laid off is not unusual and constant re-organization is the norm. You just don't focus on it otherwise you'd get really dizzy.

     I don't think it is a company that is good for any long term plans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Sweatshop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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