Sanmina Reviews

Updated August 28, 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. Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rockwall, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rockwall, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sanmina (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    I did not see any when I was there

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Operations Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sanmina (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    As in many large corporations, there is good management and bad. Most of the individuals I got to know were very good to work with.

    Cons

    As in many large corporations, there is good management and bad. The company could be much better if they fully embraced the good.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to put their faith in the management teams below them. If they can't fulfill a needed role, why are they still there.


  3. Engineering

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sanmina full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great People work here because we are strong

    Cons

    This company does not give Merit Increases. This company does not care enough to give the yearly national average cost of living increase either.

    Advice to Management

    Give salary increases to off-set the cost of living. This will at least appear like your paycheck is the same every year.


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  5. ECN ANALYST

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly work place, fast pace

    Cons

    no raise, no bonus, un-experienced management


  6. Nice people to work with.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The 9/80 work schedule. Clean work environment. On site cafeteria.

    Cons

    Company does not give pay increases. Managers get bonuses I'm told. Its been 7 or 8 years since a cost of living raise was given. No 401k match.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the workers fairly. Reward good results.


  7. management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, well known brand, deep pockets, complex projects and good learning experience.

    Cons

    Sometimes the pace was too fast, but there's help and support when you need it


  8. decent place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    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.


  9. Assembler

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Assembler in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sanmina (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You have a job today.

    Cons

    No cost of living raises for 5 years. Low wages. No support. Ideas for improvement ignored, especially from regular employees. Corrupt and malcontent culture.

    Advice to Management

    Join the 21st century. Here in Huntsville the youngest, best and brightest leave for awesome companies that take care of you.


  10. hardware design engineer

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    Former Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sanmina (More than a year)

    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


  11. test engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sanmina full-time

    Pros

    there is nothing good about this company. Stay way if you can.

    Cons

    lack of people. not professional. unreasonable. pay is bad.



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