Sanmina-SCI Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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Pros
  • Some very good people to work with who do care and basically keep the place going (in 9 reviews)

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

Cons
  • poor upper management no consistency (in 9 reviews)

  • huge disparity between senior management compensation and othe rcompensation (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Admin

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sanmina-SCI

    Pros

    Safe environment. Most people are nice. Work unsupervised.

    Cons

    The salary is way low. Some people are jerks but I guess you get that anywhere

  2. Very fast-paced environment, good place to start out, chaotic but opportunistic learning environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sanmina-SCI full-time

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

    Pros

    Lots of things to do, great opportunities to learn. Advancement opportunities are solid. Good people to work with in many cases.

    Cons

    Notoriously poor pay for entry to mid-career employees. High turnover and frequent rolling layoffs.

  3. Quality Engineer

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Sanmina-SCI

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

    Pros

    Had a job for 16 years.

    Cons

    Company does not care about employees.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to CEO.

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  5. Sr. Analyst Developer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derry, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derry, NH

    I worked at Sanmina-SCI full-time

    Pros

    Short commute to the location.

    Cons

    Not enough room here nor do I have enough time to list the multitude of negatives. This is without a doubt the worst place in the world to "work".

  6. Buyer

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    Current Employee - Buyer 2+ Years in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Buyer 2+ Years in Carrollton, TX

    I have been working at Sanmina-SCI full-time

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

    Pros

    I can't say anything nice about this place. The turnover is insane. I could say at least it has air conditioning sometimes when someone hasn't adjusted it to 78!

    Cons

    Under pays all employees except upper management, excessive workload and constant micromanaging make it difficult even for the most loyal employee to stay around.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline some processes. Recognize the knowledgable and capable employees. Give them their responsibilities and quit hovering and loading us up with endless meaningless paperwork.

  7. Two Time Loser At Sanmina

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    Current Employee - Engineering Tech in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at Sanmina-SCI full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Work not terribly unpleasant most of the time (dependent on department), good training ground for subsequent jobs.

    Cons

    Two times working for Sanmina, two times laid off. More ups and downs than a monster roller coaster. Mandatory time off during the recession was harder on hourly than it was lower management (as a percent pay cut).

    Advice to Management

    Many jobs begin only as temp positions. That's bush league. Seems like the company may be run with too much concern for the stock price and where it's going.

  8. Test Tech

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    Current Employee - PCB Test Tech in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - PCB Test Tech in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Sanmina-SCI

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good people, good location, # 3 shifts

    Cons

    Management could not care less about product.

    Advice to Management

    As long as the get the 40 Hrs all good. The rest are just working 32Hrs.

  9. Turtle Lake plant is the worst place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Turtle Lake, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Turtle Lake, WI

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

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

    Pros

    Some good people below management level.

    Cons

    Completely unethical and incompetent management.

    Advice to Management

    Quit.

  10. Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanmina-SCI

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good senior and execuative mangement

    Cons

    Resources are not modern

  11. IST testing, X-session

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great boss, good co-worker and the work is related to my knowledge (software tester, computer science...)

    Cons

    They paid a low salary for employees.

    Advice to Management

    I have a very good boss here, he is an experience and nice boss.

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