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Flextronics Overview

San Jose, CA
10000+ employees
Flex
1969
Company - Public (FLEX)
Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
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Flextronics – Why Work For Us?


 

Are you ready to power up?  Then we’re looking for you.

Flextronics is where you come to elevate your career, intensify your skills, get exposure to diverse industries and collaborate with superlative talent from across the globe.

Imagine joining a global community of innovative thinkers who delight in taking on the seemingly impossible. You’ll be working with some of the best people and the best brands to bring the most innovative products to market.

 

Our Company

At Flextronics, impossible is where breakthrough begins. As a socially-responsible, global leader in design, manufacturing, distribution and aftermarket services, Flextronics is unique in its ability to provide end-to-end solutions through its innovative and proprietary systems — all to enhance customer competitiveness and success. Working across four business groups and several business units, Flextronics is able to unleash the full potential of the world’s most valuable brands and new ventures. 

What Flextronics creates is value. By increasing speed to market and driving competitive positioning for customers, Flextronics in essence solves customers’ most challenging problems better, faster and more cost effectively than any other company. Flextronics is able to manage big data in a way that allows for trending in market environments that are in flux, allowing the Company to provide solutions for customers, often before a challenge is ever realized. 

Flextronics is unique in the depth, breadth and scope of the Company. With an unmatched global presence, customers are supported with unprecedented speed in product ramp-up, delivery, and the ability to manage volume regardless of complexity or product mix. Leveraging state-of-the-art LEAN practices, Six Sigma, key investments in infrastructure and FlexQ, a propriety quality program that is beyond leading edge according to customers, Flextronics is the market leader in almost every business in which it operates. Whether high mix/low volume or low mix/high volume, Flextronics can enable any customer's success. 

At Flextronics, there is no room for “mediocrity.” If anything, the Company exists to continually test the bounds of what can be expected in terms of designs and processes. Optimization is what Flextronics does best. 

People make the difference. People with passion have an even greater impact. The Flextronics team spans 30 countries and four continents, and is over 200,000 people strong. Each member of the team is dedicated to enabling customer success. That is achieved through intense collaboration, passionate customer focus, thoughtful and disciplined execution, a tenacious commitment to continuous improvement and a relentless drive to win. 

Culture is the most important sustainable, competitive advantage of any company. The Flextronics culture is built on commitment — to customers, employees, the communities in which it operates and the environment. Flextronics is a global leader in non-profit/for-profit partnership, providing assistance in the places around the world that need it most. The Flextronics Foundation provides assistance in the areas of natural disaster relief, health and wellness initiatives and educational opportunities. Culture drives every aspect of the Company’s success. The culture and business model work hand-in-hand to ensure simplicity, flexibility and above all — sustainability.

We eat ‘No’ for breakfast.

Flextronics is a place where you come to move mountains and accomplish the impossible. This is how we bring power to everything we do: 

High Performance Teams

Our collegues are relentlessly brilliant with a work ethic of steel. We are team-centric, we are thinkers, we are pioneers. Frankly, we eat ‘No’ for breakfast. Working with elite multi-cultural teams, you’ll work synergistically, harnessing cross-functional skills and building strong, open relationships. You will be expected to quickly adapt and conquor. 

Intense Collaboration

At Flextronics, we recognize that we cannot do what we do without each other. Your teammates will have a strong social conscience and genuine collaborative spirit. You’ll contribute to this collective environment by actively engaging with other business units and geographies and constantly sharing knowledge, best practices or lessons learned. 

Passionate Customer Focus

Essentially, our mission is to increase our customer’s competitiveness. You’ll work with others who share your passion for providing outstanding customer service by obtaining an in-depth understanding of our customers market, striving to make Flextronics a potent company with which to work. 


Thoughtful Fast Disciplined Execution

Strategy without Execution is useless. At Flextronics, we focus on disciplined execution and knocking down barriers. We thoughtfully evaluate alternatives, benchmark continuously, study the competition and use balanced risk assessment with sound judgment and intuition. When we see bureaucracy, we actively eliminate it and once a decision is made, we are decisive and act with speed. Through process, systems, people and metrics, we create repeatable, predictable systems that convert strategy into results. 


Tenacious Commitment to Continuous Improvement

Every single Flextronics employee has a powerful personal commitment to making everyday tasks a little faster, smarter, better – each and every time. We benchmark continuously and permanently weave improvements into our processes so as not to be people dependent – leading to unceasing evolution. 


Relentless Drive to Win

Persistent. Unyielding. Tireless. If you couldn’t tell already, we have a never-ending focus on winning and do not accept second place. Our words and actions drive this culture of winning into the organization every day, and we exhibit complete dissatisfaction with the status quo and mediocrity. We have a clear vision of what it takes to win and work relentlessly to become an even stronger team and company.

Developing your Career 

"Career paths are available and varied — as much as the mind can imagine…No place can give you a clearer view of career opportunities than Flextronics" Murad Kurwa - VP, Design and Engineering 
Advanced Engineering Group 
Choose Your Own Adventure 

Agility, diversity and advancement are strong values at Flextronics, and the career opportunities we offer are no different. One of the most empowering aspects of working here is the ability to choose your own career path. We nurture talent from within the company so you will be encouraged to learn fast and pursue your interests – whether that’s moving laterally in the company, or growing into a senior level position.


Learn Wide, Develop Fast 

Because we touch every industry and handle high-profile projects all over the world, we offer the possibility of working in and traveling to worldwide locations. Additionally, you’ll get cross-functional exposure, collaborating with multiple industries and market segments. It’s a place of infinite possibility.


Learning and Development 

We invest deeply in our team’s potential and believe that part of powering up your career is to never stop learning. Our training and development programs are designed to enhance key skills and prepare employees for an unlimited future with Flextronics. We offer a diverse range of ongoing training, from tactical education and computer skills workshops to high tech

 manufacturing operations, all leveraging instructor-led, on-the-job, online and self-paced learning methods. We also provide leaders with the tools and resources to cultivate essential leadership skills. Programs are designed by our subject matter experts in collaboration with premier educational institutions and global learning organizations.

 

The Flextronics Pledge 

At Flextronics, we believe that a sustainable approach to business is essential and therefore, it forms a core part of the way in which we do business. The Flextronics Pledge identifies our Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility (CSER) program. 

The Flextronics Pledge’s four cornerstones—People, Environment, Ethics and Governance and Community Partnership—form the foundation of innovative and proactive solutions that allow Flextronics to continually improve our corporate citizenship and workplace performance. 
 

   

“Beyond Responsibility, Building Community” summarizes the guiding principles behind The Flextronics Pledge, in that, we strive to deliver a sustainable impact on the global communities where we live and work in order to become a trusted employer, partner and investment of choice. 

The Flextronics Pledge is interwoven into the key values that drive our company's focus. It embodies the spirit of our corporate commitment to build a sustainable framework for social, economic and environmental activities that are integral to us and consistent with our purpose and values. 

 

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    It has a great flexibility and exposure . Wide spread .

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    There is no such cons . It just depends on person to person

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Flextronics Interviews

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    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Flextronics (Lynchburg, VA).

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    I was hired due to a buyout of my current employer. I was hired with my current history with Ericsson Inc. I was hired as a Global Program Manager due to my experience with Ericsson.

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Flextronics Awards & Accolades

  • 2016 Fortune World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2016
  • The 50 Happiest Places to Work in America, yahoo.com, 2014
  • Supply Chain Innovation Award, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, 2014
  • Global 500, Fortune, 2014
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2014
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