Foxconn Technology Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated May 29, 2014
Updated May 29, 2014
41 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great training ground to develop for those ambitious enough.

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    More projects than you can do
    High profile customers
    Good training ground for leadership development

    Cons

    Long hours and too many projects
    Underpaid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better structure and promotion path

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Lousy place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Foxconn Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A good place to Practice your Chinese

    Cons

    Micro management
    Long working hours
    No career advancement
    Low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shut down the business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Relies on overtime.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Foxconn Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learn about manufacturing for Consumer products industry. Exposure to a lot of great companies. Opportunity to witness first hand very large scale manufacturing. Get to experience first hand how competitive the manufacturing industry is for consumer products in Asia.

    Cons

    I don't think anyone minds occasional overtime, but this company relies on overtime, which is very unfair to the employee as you work many more hours for the same amount of pay. Equivalently, you are getting paid less.

    Management can be very stubborn, inflexible, and suppressive. All PTO has to go through approval of General Manager, and most requests are denied, which is ridiculous. This type of thing can be relied on the ethics of the employees, especially overseas staff since they already work so many overtime hours, to control personally. Sometimes, employees would just not take PTO, to avoid the hassle of the application process.

    A lot of hypocritical policies that you will never learn about until you enter the company. Such as "for every Saturday you work in China, you get a day off aside from your PTO, to go back home." This is not true, because when you go back home you are still required to work at your home-base office. Effectively stealing more time from you to get free work out of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Typical asian company, Cheap; Politics; Exploiting staffs, No paid OT!

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    Current Employee - OFFICE SPECIALIST  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - OFFICE SPECIALIST in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Leading manufacturing company in the world

    Cons

    Company too big, lack of real management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat your staffs like slaves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A good starting place

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Foxconn Technology

    Pros

    Chance to travel to china. Chance to see how high tech gadgets are made and manufactured

    Cons

    Too much politics. Company is not making money and is going down hill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair, recognize talent, and value employee contributions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Horrible place to work, abusive labor practices.

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    Former Employee - NPI Program Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - NPI Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Foxconn Technology

    Pros

    Salary, experience with China manufacturing.

    Cons

    Management style can be extremely unreasonable, inhumane, even abusive at times. Management looks down on employees.
    Management does not care about employees working conditions.
    Management is very selfish.
    Management does not trust it's employees.
    Management frequently does not provide employees the tools they need to complete their job, then blames them for not completing their job on time.
    Does not provide good training to employees on how to do their job.
    Requires employees to work upwards of 80 hours a week at times with no overtime pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more reasonable, listen to your employee's suggestions at least for consideration, stop generally just being downright unreasonable, lying to your employees, and not being willing to change your abusive practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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