Sanmina-SCI

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  1.  

    Marketing Research

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

    I have been working at Sanmina-SCI as a contractor (more than a 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
  2. 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
  3. 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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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7.  

    Good folks

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

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

    Pros

    Good folks to work with

    Cons

    Boring sometimes unless your creative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be good to folks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting Knee-Jerk Reactions

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Carrollton, TX

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

    Pros

    Work Experience and it paid the bills

    Cons

    Older equipment, somewhat reluctant management to advance with technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training, cross-training and invest in the payroll

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Work and more work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Sanmina-SCI full-time

    Pros

    Lots of different projects to work on. Lots of different areas to work in. You gain lots of experience fast.

    Cons

    You get to work 50+ hours a week doing thing over and over. There is never enough time to do it right but there is time to do it again. Office has not been remodeled since the 70s.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get enough help to do things right the first time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    A Good place to start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Auditor/Assurance in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Quality Auditor/Assurance in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at Sanmina-SCI full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I like that there is a bit of a family atmosphere and managers are willing to help. The culture is pretty decent and the benefits are good. It is a good place to start and get a good foundation.

    Cons

    There can be unreasonable demands and there is a lot of stress no the job. There are too many periods where employees can't advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that when the plant shuts down because work is slow, employees shouldn't be forced to use their own vacation. They should be allowed to charge to downtime. There are some managers that need to understand that employees have home lives outside of the company. I have heard too many stories of managers not willing to work with employees that have family obligations.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Grateful or the opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanmina-SCI

    Pros

    Great place to learn and train

    Cons

    Employee salary is sub-par. Benefits and vacation are not great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the employee much more

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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