Sanmina Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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Sanmina Chairman and CEO Jure Sola
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Pros
  • I worked with a lot of good people (in 9 reviews)

  • A good place to learn many things in Oracle, less red-tape, and open access to technologies (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management needs to change (in 9 reviews)

  • There is a lack of communication from management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. decent place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at Sanmina

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work is pretty consistent. Good to start out.

    Cons

    Benefits could use some work, people are not always the best, high turnover, typical manufacturing environment.


  2. hardware design engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Sanmina (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment. The micro electronics and optical group in Carrollton has some exceptional and highly professional people. It's about the people and they were exceptional.

    Cons

    Low compensation in terms of actual take home pay.

    Advice to Management

    The company would do better at keeping talent with better compensation


  3. Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Sanmina (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting and dynamic company, great place to learn about manufacuting

    Cons

    Low comp and benefits, slow growth internally


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  5. OK place.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Tender
    Current Employee - Line Tender

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job. They are now investing in the building.

    Cons

    Small chance at advancement. No raises for the past 10 years.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the people and the people will invest in you. Morale should be higher, it's pretty low.


  6. Nice Company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Sanmina

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice & big Company to work for

    Cons

    Its big company, sometime we may feel that you are lost.


  7. Worldwide Materials Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Manager was a great person to work with and for during this time.

    Cons

    Contract Manufacturing and always fearing the contract would end with one company.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency, hiding information from employees always makes for tough work environment


  8. Terrible place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owego, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owego, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The place is highly disorganized and seems to have no long term planning. This does, oddly, provide space to carve out a niche for yourself if you're willing to put in the effort and champion your cause.

    Cons

    I worked at the Owego facility. Lying to customers was constant, even when specific customers were described as "what's keeping the plant open right now." Morale was nonexistent, and costs were almost entirely controlled with endless series of layoffs and rehiring. Pay was far below industry averages.


  9. Sanmina

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Sanmina full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good work environment, great people, interesting projects.

    Cons

    Low pay, no training, quick to layoff as salaries are biggest cost. IT is a second thought and is not leveraged to provide good value so they are always keeping the belt tight.

    Advice to Management

    Look at how you might leverage IT to bring more value. Your core business could benefit from the efficiency gains.


  10. Company Closed

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Control Planner in Allen, TX
    Former Employee - Production Control Planner in Allen, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and strong management. I worked there shortly after the union was dissolved and allot of old employees complained that's not how we used to do it.

    Cons

    Overstaffed and allot of people did not do their jobs. Could catch production workers sleeping during their shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Management is gone now. No advice.


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    Program Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Sanmina full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Work with industry leading Customers, See innovative products before they are on the market

    Cons

    Upper Management has lost contact with Plant level, One salary increase in 8 years, Very low morale, if/when economy improves may employees will jump ship.

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with the employees.



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