Foxconn Reviews

Updated June 4, 2015
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Chih Yu Yang
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Pros
  • Need to learn a lot different skills along projects (in 7 reviews)

  • Good experience if this is your first job; since the work culture will push you to perform (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • expect long working hours in OEM/ODM due to the after work time is 2nd shift start (in 11 reviews)

  • Not a good place for work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Operator Testing Assembly

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    Current Employee - Operator Assembly Testing in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Operator Assembly Testing in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    This was my first job ever so it was a good gateway into any industry. It was a good career starting point for anybody in college when they are too young to be taken seriously at an internship. With this position I was able to land an internship position in college and eventually move into an engineering position

    Cons

    Co-workers can be lethargic at times


  2. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Production Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Foxconn (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of free time to spare during you work time

    Cons

    Low Salary, Extremely loose management.

    Advice to Management

    Not many options


  3. Helpful (5)

    Good Work Place but Horrible Work-Life Balance

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Administrative Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Administrative Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great bunch of people. I really enjoyed working with the North American Human Resources Director. BUT! You will need some guts and thick skins to work with her. If you do not mind criticism, you will learn a great deal of work ethic from her.

    Cons

    Several things needs to be covered: 1. EXTREMELY out dated HR system. 300+ employees's vacation balance , employee profile is tracked with Excel. Recruitment are done via searching resume. They do not use the effective way to get candidate. Time clock system is done via a 10+ year old computer running. Before I left, they were trying to write an in house time system which can be easily purchased through ADP. 2. HORRIBLE Work-Life Balance. At the interview, they will tell you that this job is 8:30 to 5:30 and overtime if needed. And most likely till 7:00 p.m. When they tell you that, they are not kidding. They work till 7:00 p.m. mostly and during the year end holiday season 11:00 is common near pay day. Mostly it is due to their extremely out-dated time track system because everything will be done via manual 3. One job Cover all. I guess you can say this is a great learning opportunity. However, good luck with your Excel skill. You will need them a lot, and I mean it! 4. The CRAMPED working condition. Yes their work office for HR is really depressing. Walls of cubical and it is all grey. Building is more than 10 years old. Water from the filter tastes horrible, full of iron. There is no outside view. Seriously nothing. If they happen to turn off the light even in board daylight, The office WILL be dark. 5. Team ISSUE. One of the girl who work there is very judgmental and does not like new comer. Since she is one of the senior member (not that senior), you will most likely to take order from her. Her temper is not that great and is fairly hard to talk to. Always give you this look that makes you uncomfortable. I literally escaped from this after 2 month of employment. If you think you are up for this, please, by all means, go for it. However, if you are like me who want a life outside of work. Do not set foot.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously. Update the HRIS system. You will be able to keep a lot of people.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Oppressive, discriminating, questionable HR practices

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Foxconn full-time

    Pros

    No good reason to work at this company. They do not understand how US laws work in terms of personnel and HR issues.

    Cons

    Treat employees like slaves. Childish management. Company rules by foreign managers with a very different work/life ethic..

    Advice to Management

    Chnage now.


  6. Very nice people to work with but not so much with the management

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    Current Employee - Office Administration in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Office Administration in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place for getting experience. Learn a lot.

    Cons

    No benefits to bad benefits. Many stayed more than 10 years are still temp employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good experience. Lots of travel to China

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Foxconn full-time

    Pros

    Work in both China and America

    Cons

    Overtime can be hard to avoid


  8. Friendly people and management

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    people are willing to work with you

    Cons

    Low salary and work environment is extremely bad

    Advice to Management

    appreciate the employees' hardworking


  9. Fun, dynamic, great place to launch a career

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of room to grow, learn manufacturing and operations from ground up

    Cons

    long hours, demanding, politics, poor work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    reward the high performers.


  10. Good place to build up the experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Foxconn full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly colleague to work with, solid process of manufacturing.

    Cons

    Better to have reasonable compensation and work/life balance


  11. Test Engineer

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    First Job, nothing to say!

    Cons

    Very Low salary, nothing to say!



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