Sanmina-SCI Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
123 Reviews

2.8
123 Reviews
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Sanmina-SCI Chairman and CEO Jure Sola
Jure Sola
77 Ratings

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 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.  

    Unrewarding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Supply Chain Analyst  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Supply Chain Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Sanmina-SCI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wide variety of responsibility and duties.

    Cons

    Horrible teamwork. No direction for my department and weak management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to advice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Dismal Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Sanmina-SCI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you need the work, I guess it's a paycheck.
    The people there work very hard and are down to earth.

    Cons

    Management in Sanmina couldn't care less
    Very little ethics or morals
    A revolving door of Managers in and out, no consistency
    Poor behavior by management tolerated with no HR consequences
    Nothing other than a "Yes Boss" environment
    Very little career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start holding people accountable to poor behavior.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Tough place to work, because of senior management attitude

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Owego, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Owego, NY

    I worked at Sanmina-SCI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great folks to work with on the manifacturing floor

    Cons

    Poor senior management leadership, and attitude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your people, and show appreciation, and stop the on off laid off and workshare every 3 months or so. Peoole are very unhappy, and do not feel comfortable working there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    not my place!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Sanmina-SCI as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    some okay people were there.

    Cons

    1.Nepotism
    2.Discrimination based on ethnicity.
    3.Many people with "skills" not related to good performance and accomplishment
    4.Huge bureaucracy and politics, very few managers who recognize good work
    5.Nothing gets done unless escalated and then, most managers take the credit of the good work done by their people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change managers who have milked enough this company and who act based on personal interest only.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not a good experience. Not Good at all.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Sanmina-SCI full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good environment if you are Tamil or Telegu or have god father.

    Cons

    Bad and very low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to look into the market and pay at least average salary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Sanmina-SCI review by an ex-veteran

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Slow pace
    Easy to get a job
    Excellent learning ground for a variety of industries

    Cons

    Highly stressful due to bureaucracy
    Non-transparent / no direction from upper management
    Constant threat of lay-off (I was there for over 9 years)
    Trivial raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove bureaucracy.
    Focus on making more profit rather than just saving money (cost cutting, lay-offs)
    Incentivize long term outlook from plant VPs rather than quarterly/annual performance
    Retain long-term employee by proper incentives rather than penny-pinching.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Not a good company for experience people !

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good learning experience,flexible work environment.

    Cons

    No competitive compensation and poor management [IT]

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Sanmina-SCI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good opportunity to grow and build. Working autonomous is key to being successful and not having to deal with executive management breathing down your neck

    Cons

    micro management and continuous renegotiating of comp plans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much middle management. You can get more done with the right management in place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Poor employee moral

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH

    I worked at Sanmina-SCI

    Pros

    Large company with many opportunities. In any such large organizations the key to the interview/offer process is determining weather you are in a healthy department or not

    Cons

    Efforts to turn things around were made but when the requirements for change were presented and were challenging, management decided to go for short term gains to make it "Another few months" rather then invest in long term improvement benefiting themselves and their work force.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Sanmina-SCI

    Pros

    It's a job, the checks clear. You can learn here. Many good people work here.

    Cons

    Treated with little or no respect from Managment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the 401k match back, treat employees fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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