Flextronics Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    WW Test Technology Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - WW Test Technology Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - WW Test Technology Manager in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Peer level people are always willing to help

    Cons

    Absolutely horrifying, arrogant and pathetic management. They will "kill" you just to save a few nickels. Do not take this job, it is a nightmare. If you take it expect to work 24 hrs a day. You will report to one guy and you will take contradictory instructions from another guy. I am surprised that this "huge" company even manages to make 1% profit!

    Advice to Management

    Some VP's in this company think they are God and everybody else is their "slaves" Most of the higher ups in this company lack people skills. Almost everyone in this company is either a VP or a Director. There is hardly ANY middle management.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Very poor company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Technician in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Usually flexible schedule
    Exposure to new mobile devices.

    Cons

    The management of the the RTS division is pitiful. I often wondered just how these people got their jobs.

    The new hire training was a joke. The on-site training was full of drama and personal intrigue. There is no support from mid or upper management. If you follow policy, you are wrong. If you do not follow policy, you are wrong.

    The company mantra is "Assign blame at all costs but, don't actually fix a problem."

    Don't hope for a promotion unless you are a buddy of the person doing the promoting.

    Raises are non-existant. Management has no idea of how to motivate, reward, or inspire.

    Advice to Management

    At this point I would say clean house and start over. The problems are rooted so deep I see little hope to improve with current leadership and culture.

    Fortunately I am moving on and have been hired by a company that is always in the top ten companies to work for.

    Good riddance.


  3. Hard working team being paid low wages

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Harrisburg, PA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to learn all the time, some thing new about Cell phones.

    Cons

    Raises are not something important. Bonus pay is getting harder to recevice. The team works very hard with hours that are all over the place. No routine, the schedules are so different every week.All team member get there days and hours to work mixed up. The Managers and Supervisors arrive late and leave early every week, but tell the team to not be tardy.

    Advice to Management

    The managers and supervisors should be good communicators with the team and customers.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    No work/life balance & career growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Pulau Pinang (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Pulau Pinang (Malaysia)

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

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

    Pros

    Able to expose under working environment of multi-culture

    Cons

    Strong office politic and military style management. Engineer bears Unreasonable workload at environment where teamwork & integrity is lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Pay respect to employee & their welfare. Be reasonable & neutral. Pay attention on the root cause of high turn over rate


  6. Unpleasant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server Administrator in Timişoara (Romania)
    Former Employee - Server Administrator in Timişoara (Romania)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with big environment

    Cons

    Servility is promoted across the company, at least in couple of sites. The people that are more servile are kept close and their opinion is heard.

    Advice to Management

    Please promote Value, not servility


  7. Helpful (1)

    Flextronics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Level III Technician in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Level III Technician in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    good pay, about all I have to say

    Cons

    no job security, they (flex) are willing to hire less qualified people and pay them less, than to keep seasoned professionals that have earned their pay.

    Advice to Management

    keep employees that have proven themselves over the years, instead of hiring new people for less with less experience.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Worst Culture I Have Ever Seen

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Flextronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some really smart, dedicated, pleasant people there - both individual contributors and managers - but they are a small minority.

    Pay and benefits are not top-tier but not too bad.

    A lot of opportunities to learn about the business and gain valuable experience.

    Management seems understanding when it comes to certain personal issues and emergencies.

    Cons

    This is the most dysfunctional organization of any kind I have ever seen. Again, while there are some truly outstanding people, most have little sense of teamwork, flexibility, or customer focus. The average quality - work ethic, skill level, intelligence - is much lower than the OEM world. There is a lot of the "that's not my job" attitude. The organization as a whole is completely incompetent and so many mistakes are constantly made that customers are in a constant state of escalation and the few good people have to kill themselves to get anything done.

    Politics are rampant and most managers treat their areas as their own fiefdoms. Some managers are frequently dishonest and unethical but allowed to get away with it. Depending on the job, the work load can be horrific - forget work-life balance. There is not enough direct or indirect labor to do everything in a quality way - management always says this is temporary but that's not true.
    Some days it seems that accomplishing any little thing is a struggle due to bad attitude, laziness, or ineptness. As the job market continues to improve, the good employees with decent resumes will leave. No one with options would willingly stay here.

    Advice to Management

    Stop measuring financials by site. One reason Foxconn and Jabil are eating your lunch is because they measure by Business Unit/customer. If you don't align your incentive structure to be more customer-focused, the company will continue to have a poor reputation in the OEM world.

    NPI is not a profit center - it's an enabler of getting the sustaining production business where the real money is. Starving NPI for resources because you want a little better margin is shortsighted and will cost you business in the long run.

    Start demanding a higher standard - start with yourselves first...


  9. Helpful (1)

    Limited advancement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Minimal supervision
    -Compensation & benefits OK

    Cons

    -Minimal supervision
    -Minimal feedback
    -Minimal collaboration
    -Low profit margin industry

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities for employee career advancement


  10. Enlightening; yet disappointing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is always work to be done and anyone can get hired as a worker on the Manufacturing floor...I do mean anyone.

    Cons

    I believe the management team needs to treat employees fairly and consistently. Also, recognition of talented individuals should be acknowledged. There is little opportunity for advancement in the company and it seems that individuals that are truly talented are overlooked because of the "boys' club" mentality. Insecurity probably plays a factor as the team likes to resist change.

    Advice to Management

    Demand change and accountability from your team. Listen to your employees and encourage progress but demonstrate it first. Promote deserving individuals; not just those you are comfortable with. Loyalty should be towards the advancement of the company and you should always seek out deserving individuals.


  11. It was good in the past but it is a horrible place now.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is good for the amout of work you do when you start. This leads to the bad part.

    Cons

    After a month the job puts more and more responsibilities on you and requires you to do more than what you agreed to when hired.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with some respect. Give raises when you say you will. Give GOOD reasons when you decide that you dont want to give raises, not just made up reasons.



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