Sanmina-SCI
2.5 of 5 106 reviews
www.sanmina-sci.com San Jose, CA 5000+ Employees

Sanmina-SCI Reviews in Colorado Springs, CO

Updated Dec 19, 2013
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Sanmina-SCI Chairman and CEO Jure Sola

Jure Sola

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Going downhill fast!

Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee)
Colorado Springs, CO

I have been working at Sanmina-SCI full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood people at the engineering level

ConsPoor morale
Frequent random layoffs
Pay competeitive to start then no increase.
High turnover in engineering 33% in a year.

Advice to Senior ManagementSeek and utilize employees advice rather than top down management. Treat employees as an asset rather than a cost to be minimized. Cheaper to keep current engineers than hire new.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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People as commodities, antiquated equipment.

Engineer (Former Employee)
Fountain, CO

I worked at Sanmina-SCI

ProsIt pays the bills, and their benefits package is good enough. The people are the best reason - they've fought so hard under so much pain and suffering that everyone shares a common spirit of survival, and they're almost all friendly and helpful.

ConsPeople as commodities, antiquated equipment. The bean counters run the company into the ground. While the numbers-business people want bizarre and unattainable business metrics, their quality people are constantly adding more and more requirements. The bean counters want profitability and to lay off as many people as possible, but the quality people want to add a ton of extra requirements to prove that plants are meeting all kinds of quality metrics that cost money to keep up. (the quality people have the right idea, but end up creating more problems at the plant level because of hard choices that must be made) Their equipment is old and engineers are reduced to being maintenance crew and operators on old machines rather than being the ones who select the best equipment that will bring the company into the next wave of technological advancement. The selections for plant management are laughable at best. I've been told a sister plant has a person with a high school education, a history of using drugs in the plant on the off shifts, and difficulties understanding how to use his personal computer - as their plant manager.

Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out a common goal - is the goal to drive the company into the ground by milking every last bit out of equipment and people who are overworked to the bone, or is it to drive long-term improvement of systems? You can't have both.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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