I worked at Foxconn full-time (Less than a year)
Excellent employee dynamics; people got along well. made many acquantiances
Opportunities to learn and develop managerial skills
Opportunities to cross-train and learn other departments
Work many consecutive days; off days are not too frequent (work-life balance very poor)
Big company bureaucracy; hard to get things done
Language barriers often prevent tasks from getting done as needed to promote quality customer service
Stringent attendance policies tend to temper desire to want to stay with organization
No plan for managing organizational change led to major delays in ship-outs and incoming freight; also very difficult to keep track of shipments due to all logs needing to be updated manually
Advice to Management
The international language of business is English - it needs to be made standard and enforced throughout the organization
Need to use technology (ie., software) to automate many of the processes in Transportation Department; this would greatly simplify the workload and eliminate redundancies
I applied online. I interviewed at Foxconn.
The interview process was done through telephone since I was hired from abroad. Quick and simple, but went through 3 rounds, 3 different bosses. The interviewers looked for more than just experience, but more your attention to detail, potential and communication skills.
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