Sanmina-SCI

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Sanmina-SCI Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
139 Reviews
2.8
139 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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.

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very laid back.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Manchester, NH

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

    Pros

    Ex-lent working personnel, Supervisors on production floor just need a wisp to get people to work harder, allot of processors could have been designed in favor of employee instead of directors and manager's pockets as Bonuses for production exceeded and above totals expected, their compensation to the employee was Ice cream while boss reflects on production numbers.

    You get the picture

    Cons

    Multi functions but after 7 years there, 2 temp and 5 as an employee, in the Manchester IT you need to be part of the click, or if you opinion your self, you go to the dog house by getting cleaning IT closets, instead of using the knowledge personnel to employment their ideas for faster production floor process, but manager rather not rock the boat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop Micro-Managing, and treat your employees with care, you'll get more in return

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Turn-over

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

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

    Pros

    lots of good hard working people who are willing to work have the opportunity

    Cons

    poor upper management no consistency . Great pay and perks for management but not for hourly workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the folks on the production lines

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    no incentives for hard work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owego, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owego, NY

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

    Pros

    None, other than for a while it was a job in a struggling economy, and at one point long ago the benefits were good.

    Cons

    overtime of 20 hrs per week for over a year and still going. benefits are standard with the exception of the 401K match only being $125 a quarter, There is very little option for personal growth and the company invests nothing in the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put some intelegent people in positions that matter and there may be a future

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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