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

Sanmina-SCI Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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2.5 106 reviews

                             

36% Approve of the CEO

Sanmina-SCI Chairman and CEO Jure Sola

Jure Sola

(66 ratings)

32% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Some very good people to work with who do care and basically keep the place going"
    in 7 reviews
  • "A good place to learn many things in Oracle, less red-tape, and open access to technologies"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Management is terrible, especially upper management"
    in 7 reviews
  • "huge disparity between senior management compensation and othe rcompensation"
    in 5 reviews
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Good manufacturing company

Human Resources (Former Employee)
Huntsville, AL

I worked at Sanmina-SCI full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood company to work for overall

Consdue to contracts layoffs very often

Advice to Senior Managementfollow up on managers in all locations. Lack of upper management and things happen that are not beneficial for plant employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It is all about the top line and bottom line.

Management (Former Employee)
Phoenix, AZ

I worked at Sanmina-SCI full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe management at the site I worked for was great.

ConsThe owner and board of directors only cared about the top line and bottom line which we were told directly in web cast company meetings.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreed will get you no where.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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Good @ Sanmina

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Sanmina-SCI

ProsGood exposure of Business, gain of Business knowledge

ConsNot in the latest version of Oracle E-Business Suite, R12

Advice to Senior Managementlatest oracle release R12

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Constantly changing Management with increasing levels of insecurity

Program Manager (Former Employee)
Turtle Lake, WI

I worked at Sanmina-SCI full-time for more than 8 years

ProsCompetitive wages and good benefits

ConsContinuing changes in Management and business and plant performance objectives

Advice to Senior ManagementStabilize management and clearly define job descriptions and responsibilites

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Horrible company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sanmina-SCI full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe people are the best thing about this company. Can stay up to date in technology and learn business practices

ConsManagement is terrible, especially upper management. There is no direction. There is an expectation that you are supposed to work every minute of your life. Raises if any are minute, bonuses are mostly insulting.

Advice to Senior ManagementYour employees are not slaves. There should be training for management at all levels. Eliminate mandatory. An employees vacation is earned and should not be mandated at bad times of the year because this company is not run well. Your employees are who make this company, not the management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Sanmina is a good company but is poor Managements

Senior Hardware Technician (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Sanmina-SCI full-time for more than a year

ProsAs I said Sanmina is a good Company, I would like to work for it again

ConsExample: I was watching a young girl been abuse by Supervisor and I stand up for her, but I did not know I am putting myself in a treble, as a result I had to find a job and get out before get layoff.

Advice to Senior ManagementRemove the unprofessional Supervisors from the line and put someone he or she knows something about the electronics and not gives hurt time to Technicians or the others.

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Worst Company to work for !!

Senior Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Sanmina-SCI full-time for more than 5 years

ProsImmediate manager were very understanding & helpful.

Cons--> Low salary compared to market.
--> No growth
--> No recognition
--> No RSU & OPTIONS

Advice to Senior Managementn/a

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Program Manager (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Sanmina-SCI full-time for less than a year

ProsIt has the most update and advanced equipment and also has good data base for all the training material and company system.

ConsIt seems never end to have the laid off, almost every quarter or every other quarter. You will never have the job security to work over there.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo reduce the frequency of laid off and give more respect and profit sharing to the employee.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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This company sucks

IT Director (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Sanmina-SCI full-time for more than 10 years

Prosgood learning for few months. Then nightmare starts.

ConsVery low motivation. No growth. Salary is lowest in industry. Management is irresponsible. Always wrong persons grows in the company. No training at all ever. Nepotism is rampant. higher mgt thinks just for there job only. No company view at all.

Advice to Senior ManagementCome at least 2-3 level of hierarchy down and try to learn what is going on. Most likely you are being made fool by your directs. learn what is motivation and moral of employee....

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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