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Flextronics Plano Reviews

Updated January 20, 2017
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  • work life balance is not considered (in 37 reviews)

  • Sometimes upper management can have this "I know it all mentality" (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Software and Firmware Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Hardware/Firmware Engineer in Plano, TX
    Former Contractor - Senior Hardware/Firmware Engineer in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flextronics as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice place to work and the most friendly engineering group I have ever worked with.
    Very good office environment and equipment.

    Cons

    Excessive engineering meetings took away from actual engineering design time.
    May have been only this particular project.

    Advice to Management

    Restrict meetings in proportion to the amount of work to be done.
    Work status report should have used e-mail more.


  2. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pay is decent, the work is interesting, and the managers are generally capable. Most people take what they do seriously.

    Cons

    Depending on the job, you may have to travel a lot. There is politicking in higher management that you just have to live with. The work areas get shuffled and rearranged pretty regularly.

    Advice to Management

    Create an internal audit team to go around and audit each manufacturing site, create a short list of key process indicators, then periodically assess each site on these common KPIs.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Commodity Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commodity Analyst in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Commodity Analyst in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, international business, negotiations, room to advance. sharing of knowledge among employees. varied workload, on the job training.

    Cons

    goals shifted and talent began to leave. less initiatives for employee to feel applicable.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Large Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Materials in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Materials in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Flextronics (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My boss is nice. Pay is pretty good.

    Cons

    Bad planning for manufacturing company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Admin Assistant/Receptionist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant/Receptionist in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant/Receptionist in Plano, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flextronics (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Have enjoyed my position here-- great people

    Cons

    would like the company to do better


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Not a place I'd want to go back to."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Flextronics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting projects to work on. Projects have variety and potential is there to work on important devices.

    Good benefits package.

    Cons

    Some managers can be nasty. Think they can assign as much work as they want. Not interested in your health/safety/life.

    Planning for projects is poor. Willing to underbid and make employees work overtime to makeup for the shortcomings of the bid process.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate what you want the culture to be. Not everyone works in manufacturing.
    Don't think people are inter-changeable.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Lead in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Production Lead in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Can grow within the company.

    Cons

    Numerous offs, outsourcing, and facility closures.

    Advice to Management

    Protect the jobs of production employees rather than protecting your own positions.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Electronic Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work was challenging and co-workers were nice.

    Cons

    Management was terrible and communication was lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people and they will take care of the company.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Embedded Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, people are very nice.
    401k 4% match from day one, performance bonus up to 20% of salary.
    Management leave you alone let you do your job.

    Cons

    Some supervisors are not smart. (Below industrial average)


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Quality Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Plano, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are very good. I liked the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Layoffs every other quarter. No job security. Distance from my house to Flextronics was 90 miles round trip.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire someone full-time and then lay them off 6 months to a year later.


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