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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Ridiculous

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Huntsville, AL

I have been working at Sanmina-SCI

ProsGood place to work if you are just starting out with a career.

ConsManagers show favoritism
The work ethic is to work hard so your manager can get the credit.
The people that do nothing and complain about not getting a raise are the ones that get raises.
The people that work hard just get more work.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't make friends with your subordinates and their significant others.
Be fair and don't show favoritism.
Try to do the work of your employees and see what they actually do. (you would be surprised)

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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great place to work,comfortable with the dead.

Porter (Current Employee)
Brooklyn, NY

I have been working at Sanmina-SCI

Prosgreat pay,good co-workers,great union,day to day business is tolerable.they will work and watch your back.

Conslots of dead bodies.a funeral home is depressing to work at.

Advice to Senior Managementgive more.

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sweatshop

Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Sanmina-SCI

Prosgood mfg exposure in usa. mfg facilities in multiple cities and states. if ypou work hard, greatyer exposure as you will be made to work harder:)

Conseverything from pay to mgmt to human treatment. mgmt flouts every rule they want to enforce.unqualified mgmt hands out poor shabby employee treatment.

Advice to Senior Managementmost pathetic bunch of selfish crooks. treat as you you like yourself treated. pair faily and promote without racism and ethnic alliances

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Sanmina-SCI

Proslarge company with many facilities

Cons.huge disparity between senior management compensation and othe rcompensation

Advice to Senior Managementpay for performance

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Don't work here if you have other options

Analyst (Current Employee)
Huntsville, AL

I have been working at Sanmina-SCI

Pros-This company does know how to select awesome employees with great work ethic and ability.
-Insurace is good, if you can afford it.
-If you are offered a job here-negotiate a higher salary, it will not increase.

Cons-No advancement opportunity.
-No 401K Match
-Insurance costs have increased dramatically.
-No Pay increases.
-Middle manager's hands are tied.
-Unhappy employees, low moral.
-Motivation, ambition, self-esteem/confidence killers.
-A pat on the back is nice, but don't expect to be compensated or promoted for sparkling work.
-Attempts to apply for higher positions within the company are frowned upon.

Advice to Senior Management-Learn to appreciate the hard working employees who have gotten you though the worst economic recession since the great depression. Yes, sacrafices were necessary and have been made, but now is the time to stop looking at your employees as "an expense" or as "just another part" and start making serious changes or they are going to leave as soon as they find an alternate opportunity.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good People

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Sanmina-SCI

ProsSome good people work for Sanmina

ConsLocation can be challenging for some employees

Advice to Senior ManagementUNK

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not a bad place to start

Process Engineer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Sanmina-SCI

Proshands on experience. Your thrown right into the fire

ConsNot a lot of growth and opportunity to work on new stuff

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice

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Sanmina-SCI Huntsville Review

Programs (Current Employee)
Huntsville, AL

I have been working at Sanmina-SCI

ProsDiverse work force and useful experience.
Good people at your level
Work/Life Balance is good
Benefits are good

ConsLow pay and poor morale
Very political, to the point of a good ole boy network
Inexperience Management

Advice to Senior ManagementClean house and start over from Pillai down with management.

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Don't Come Here for Career Advancement--only experience

Supply Chain Analyst (Current Employee)
Huntsville, AL

I have been working at Sanmina-SCI

ProsExcellent way to gain experience. Peers are hardworking/willing to go the extra mile to achieve company goals and customer satisfaction.

ConsThere have been very little to no increases in compensation in 4 years. 401K matches have been suspended indefinitely. Upper management sees employees as "an expense" rather than an asset. Frequent "reductions in force" or layoffs. Very low morale company wide.

Advice to Senior ManagementReturn compensation increases. Upper management needs total overhaul regarding employee relations/appreciation.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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OK for a job while in college.

Electronics Technician (Former Employee)
Rapid City, SD

I worked at Sanmina-SCI

ProsFlexible schedule. Freedom to get the job done, no one will hassle you. Will let you have time off or even study for school.

ConsVery boring. Nothing changes day to day. Most of the employees I worked with were complacent to skate by and do the minimum. Very demotivating.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize the new employees as go-getters. Not everyone is just there to wait for retirement. I had many talent that SCI never even attempted to let me show them, even when they were informed.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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