Sanmina-SCI Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
131 Reviews
2.9
131 Reviews
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Sanmina-SCI Chairman and CEO Jure Sola
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Working at Sanmina-SCI was a great time because the accounting team worked very well together.

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    Former Employee - Intercompany Accountant/World Wide Asset Team in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Intercompany Accountant/World Wide Asset Team in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Sanmina-SCI full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the work I did. I worked with a lot of good people. I had 2 of the best the managers.

    Cons

    We worked every July 4th because of the closing schedule. SCI was acquired by Sanmina while I was employed there and it kept everyone nervous about whether they would keep their job.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Stagnant

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    Former Employee - Director Or Above in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director Or Above in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Policies, procedures & Tools, Bay Area location

    Cons

    Top heavy management; resting on their laurels for ever
    Do not expect any growth. Expect frequent mandatory time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your human resources

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not a pro employee type of company.

    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Sanmina-SCI full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Sanmina took over the operations of the Siemens Healthcare refurbishment division and honestly they did not come with any perks.

    Cons

    Pricey benefit plan. Terrible 401K matching program. Lack of communication from management to the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on better communication.

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  5.  

    Good Experience, just need time to establish a base.

    Current Employee - Business Unit Manager in Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Current Employee - Business Unit Manager in Pleasant Prairie, WI

    I have been working at Sanmina-SCI full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with, very professional

    Cons

    Learning their software system, needs a one-on-one mentor to become proficient and comfortable with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more time to establish a working base.

  6.  

    Marketing

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    Former Employee - Graphics in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Graphics in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Sanmina-SCI full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, management was knowledgeable and provided a good learning environment.

    Cons

    When previous manager left the manager that assumed the roll created a very untrustworthy atmosphere.raises were sparse and there was a lot of in-fighting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sanmina is a good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanmina-SCI full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It is well know company in today's industry.

    Cons

    pay is low compare with others.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Marketing Research

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    Current Employee - Marketing Research in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Research in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Sanmina-SCI as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work remotely, excellent benefits, very workable upper management, wages commensurate upon experience, most companies would not offer the benefit of working remotely

    Cons

    Lengthy hours, very little allowance for growth within the company, no bonuses for employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Company more interested in the bottom line than their employees or customers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanmina-SCI full-time

    Pros

    Better than nothing. Have moved newer machines into machine shop from plants that are closing from other countries.

    Cons

    NO Raises, Poor working conditions, No Support from HR to employees, Management known for berating and harrassment of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider that some of your assets from the company are actually your senior employees. Remember that yes you can find someone who can do the job for less money, but it may take 2 or 3 of those employees to do the same job as one experieced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very laid back.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanmina-SCI full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People are not held accountable.

    Cons

    People are not held accountable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fair job, if you can keep it

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    Former Employee - Test Operator in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Test Operator in Manchester, NH

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

    Pros

    Contract manufacturer that gives you flexible opportunities for cross training in different areas. Company is fairly consistent in keeping the employee base up to date via "town hall" meetings on quality issues and financial prospects.

    Cons

    Too much change over in workforce personnel via layoffs. Upper management very distant to the average blue collar employee (tone deaf), and reluctant to spend the money needed to improve the quality demanded in production by failing to commit to upgrade/replace aging equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When employees go 5 years without a standard annual merit increase in base pay, company-wide morale is not positive. Also, the only people who earn or share in bonus money opportunities are upper management; the average employee never receives this consideration. This devalues and under-appreciates the often hard work effort given on a monthly, quarterly or yearly basis by the average (non-exempt) employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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