Flextronics Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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  1. Who you know matters big time at Flex. Internal politics unfortunately growing. Lots of start/stop activity.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Flextronics Medial, Irving, TX

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (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 Management

    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.


  3. Responsibility will continue to grow yet the pay almost never increases

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Materials Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Materials Analyst in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (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 Management

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


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  5. Be Aware of Management

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (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 Management

    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.


  6. Sweat Shop

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the people i worked with were great. It has very professional and dedicated management teams.

    Cons

    The business is very cyclical. Lots of people get cut when a contract gets dropped. Pay is Lower than it should be. The general attitude for low level employees is that they can easily be replaced so there is little loyalty to the little guys in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a better wage and try to keep employees.


  7. Sounded great to start, but quickly showed true colors

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Team Supervisor in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Field Team Supervisor in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Staffing consistency, turnover, hours required, salary

    Advice to Management

    COMMUNICATION!! Don't dangle carrots that your employees can never obtain or are never going to be fulfilled if they do.


  8. This will give you ALOT of overtime.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - QA Technician
    Current Contractor - QA Technician
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Flextronics as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are nice (My boss and co-workers are awesome!) Work for the most part is very easy.

    Cons

    Working 7 days a week (Every other weekend we get off) Pay is not great Your working 9-10 hours a day. your breaks a really short you always standing ( on concrete, so your legs WILL HURT!) Rules are EXTREAMLY strict The recruiter\traning people will tell you highly inaccurate information so you will take the job ( and they do it because they take money from your paycheck for recuting you until you are no longer a contractor)

    Advice to Management

    Give longer breaks, and maybe invest in some more chairs, and people so we dont have to work over time.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good plans, bad execution

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Good lower level mgmt, good opportunity to learn how things are really built.

    Cons

    work life balance, very hierarchical, no job training very bad for first job, no career path, no vision, attention to detail on meaningless things

    Advice to Management

    Create an innovating/creative environment by putting your employees in positions to succeded rather then having high expectations without clear understanding or tools to fulfull those expectations.


  10. Nothing special

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start a career and to get experience.

    Cons

    There is no career growth. Lack of resources.


  11. A company managed by the Financial Team

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President - Senior Level in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President - Senior Level in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a company that provides multiple opportunities for aggressive hard working people to advance to the Director/Sr. Director levels

    Cons

    There is little to no focus on the customer.....never have I been at any company where the most senior of management conspires to "Get one over" on the customer......the least customer focused company in the NASDAQ 100 IMHO. Almost all of the Senior management (VP and above) comes from outside the company

    Advice to Management

    Remember that your customers are the foundation of the company....not the bean counters



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