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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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.  

    Constantly changing Management with increasing levels of insecurity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Turtle Lake, WI
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Turtle Lake, WI

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

    Pros

    Competitive wages and good benefits

    Cons

    Continuing changes in Management and business and plant performance objectives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stabilize management and clearly define job descriptions and responsibilites

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people are the best thing about this company. Can stay up to date in technology and learn business practices

    Cons

    Management is terrible, especially upper management. There is no direction. There is an expectation that you are supposed to work every minute of your life. Raises if any are minute, bonuses are mostly insulting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are not slaves. There should be training for management at all levels. Eliminate mandatory. An employees vacation is earned and should not be mandated at bad times of the year because this company is not run well. Your employees are who make this company, not the management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sanmina is a good company but is poor Managements

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Hardware Technician in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Hardware Technician in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    As I said Sanmina is a good Company, I would like to work for it again

    Cons

    Example: I was watching a young girl been abuse by Supervisor and I stand up for her, but I did not know I am putting myself in a treble, as a result I had to find a job and get out before get layoff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the unprofessional Supervisors from the line and put someone he or she knows something about the electronics and not gives hurt time to Technicians or the others.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst Company to work for !!

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

    I have been working at Sanmina-SCI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Immediate manager were very understanding & helpful.

    Cons

    --> Low salary compared to market.
    --> No growth
    --> No recognition
    --> No RSU & OPTIONS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    Pros

    It has the most update and advanced equipment and also has good data base for all the training material and company system.

    Cons

    It seems never end to have the laid off, almost every quarter or every other quarter. You will never have the job security to work over there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To reduce the frequency of laid off and give more respect and profit sharing to the employee.

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

    This company sucks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - IT Director in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    good learning for few months. Then nightmare starts.

    Cons

    Very low motivation. No growth. Salary is lowest in industry. Management is irresponsible. Always wrong persons grows in the company. No training at all ever. Nepotism is rampant. higher mgt thinks just for there job only. No company view at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come at least 2-3 level of hierarchy down and try to learn what is going on. Most likely you are being made fool by your directs. learn what is motivation and moral of employee....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Small subsidiary of Sanmina - great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Planner in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Material Planner in Foothill Ranch, CA

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

    Pros

    Very family-oriented. Everyone is friendly and very supportive of each other. Everyone feels important at this small division. Bonuses for key departments when goals are met.
    Open door policy.

    Cons

    When supplies get thin in DRAM and NAND, because of size, low on suppliers' prioritties when filling orders. Experiencing growing pains. Just went through first bad qtr after years of record qtrs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on improving processes. Division is still run like a smaller company and is getting too big for that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A question of caring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager

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

    Pros

    Some very good people to work with who do care and basically keep the place going. Work Life balance somewhat encouraged with some flexibility.

    Cons

    Not a lot of support or caring for employees by management. Leadership is seriously lacking as low performers essentially hide out, while strong performers take the load and grief.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share some of the bonuses for employee hard work and sacrifice and actually appear to care about them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    This company only cares about making the numbers and does not care about the quality as it should be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Technician in Derry, NH
    Current Employee - Test Technician in Derry, NH

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

    Pros

    Salaries are not that bad and has basic benefits as medical, dental and vision insurance.

    Cons

    Supervisors do not act like professionals, the company is not well organized, too many responsibilities for each person and there are no internal audits to assure processes and procedure are in control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should focus on quality and follow the processes and procedures as are documented. Should listen to the recommendations of experts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Sanmina

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Their is nothing good about this place

    Cons

    Upper management needs to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to show respect to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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