81% would recommend to a friend
(4056 total reviews)
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- "Work/life balance is good but I think it does depend on your team and department." (in 233 reviews)
- "Great people and team." (in 148 reviews)
- "culture and working atmosphere is good" (in 148 reviews)
- "Pay is ok and the benefits are good." (in 136 reviews)
- "Work culture is good and supportive." (in 122 reviews)
- "Base salary is low compared to current market standards Getting into promotion list is quite tougher" (in 164 reviews)
- "Poor management with no clue how to solve technicial issues and lack of support for new engineers." (in 156 reviews)
- "Low pay and a lot of" (in 90 reviews)
- "For Chennai region Managers are good to go however Pune" (in 47 reviews)
- "No Job Security and Pay Hikes" (in 37 reviews)
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Updated Dec 7, 2023
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- 1.0Oct 3, 2023Facilities Project ManagerFormer Employee, less than 1 yearAustin, TX
Can’t think of anything. Flex just wasted my time.
Flex doesn’t care for their employees. Abuse of Power by board of directors that have been years at Flex and feel/think they’re untouchable. Emotional abuse by superiors. No teamwork/communication. One day I finally took the courage and spoke up directly with the HR department. There was no follow up, solution, explanation or consequences. I was lost. Additional to this, I had no formal/friendly onboarding, didn’t have a working laptop, access to what I needed to perform my duties, No direction or support from my supervisor, terrible attitude, lowering my self esteem, I could go on. My former superior and HR department asked for results from me when I had already reached out to them before begging for help. What Flex requested was impossible to accomplish in 2 days. It was degrading how they wanted to get rid of me. I was honest and told them it was impossible, so they pressured me to quit. And so, I did. At the moment I signed my resignation, it took them 5 minutes to get me to the door, no goodbyes or thank you. In general, Flex made my job impossible to accomplish with a traumatic emotional experience to live with. The level of stress was over the roof. The Facilities department in Austin as an example has an approximate of 100 Facilities employees, which 85 are men and 15 women. I reached to the conclusion Flex wanted to get rid of me since day 1. Hiring me only to have a woman registered and get an "Equal employee opportunity" badge. Additional to this I am also Hispanic.1
- 2.0Sep 21, 2023Materials ManagerFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsManchester, CT
The people from the baseline is very committed, open for new ways of doing things right.
The site comes from being a family own business where all the management was actually family and friends, when Flex acquire the site this turn to be a very bad thing because these groups are doing whatever it takes to keep control and power over the site as a survival game. Corporate is not very involved because the size in $ of the site. This site requires a major clean up in order to have possibilities to become a real Flex site.1
- 4.0Sep 2, 2023Manufacturing Engineer IIICurrent Employee, less than 1 yearWest Columbia, SC
Many different types of projects at each location means that you have huge flexibility on the industry you become familiar with. Pay is above average and benefits are the best I have ever had. No complaints there. As long as you pull your weight, you have a pretty easy time and everyone is happy to help if you need it. Most people stay in their lanes and managers typically do not micro manage. Great work life balance with flexible schedules available. Never expected to work over time unless you put yourself into a position that you need to do it.
Upper management is somewhat out of touch with on the floor activities. There is not much automation and lots of manual assembly processes. There are an overwhelming number of proprietary software systems and websites that are needed to be successful and there is not much official guidance on how to navigate them. The orientation duration is not long enough and not tailored to different departments but is generic.
- 4.0Aug 28, 2023Engineering DirectorFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsSan Jose, CA
The people and engineering / manufacturing processes. As long as customers are paying for you directly or selling a lot of the products you are supporting, the middle management and fellow employees are generally good-natured, smart, and honorable. All of my managers were smart people with good integrity. However, there was a lot of turnover with my managers.
Engineering job security. CM's don't make their own products and have very low margins, so an engineer's employment is entirely dependent on their particular customer's product success with Flex. Should the customer move Flex sites, cancel the product, or move their business to a competitor, your job will be in great jeopardy. Most of the VP's don't understand or know how to sell engineering capability. If a customer leaves, executive leadership won't keep you & your team around for 6 months to find another customer. Too expensive and no margin to pay for the lulls. Like a contract services company, Flex hires and lets go of employees more frequently.
- 2.0Oct 5, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearManchester, CT
You get a lot of experience from doing the work of 5 employees. You can easily bond with your coworkers over how unhappy you all are working here. Once a year on employee appreciation day, you’ll get a single stale cupcake from Walmart.
Other departments will throw you under the bus and will never listen to you, then they’ll ask you why things went wrong. Management is a disaster. Every task is top priority and needs to be done simultaneously. It will be your fault when you can’t get 5 tasks done at a time. You’ll be promised a raise, but 2 months later they will go back on their word while corporate boasts record profits.2
- 3.0Oct 31, 2023Training SpecialistCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearAustin, TX
Some teams are great and they treat employees fair
The pay raise process is less of negotiation, it is more of take it or don't
- 5.0Aug 2, 2023Technical Program ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsMilpitas, CA
Flex has a diverse and collaborative work environment with an international flavor. People are more focused on finding solutions to problems and less about finger pointing; people are willing to help solve problems and go out of their way to help. A generally good work environment.
Profit margins are very thin and there is increasing pressure to bring up the margins at each company site. As a result, technical and other resources are spread very thin: we are mostly 1 deep. This means long hours to support multiple programs and inability to meet commitments and customer demands. This can put our people in bad positions.1
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Flex has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 6,203 reviews left anonymously by employees. 81% of employees would recommend working at Flex to a friend and 67% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
81% of Flex employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Flex 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.