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Flextronics Reviews

Updated June 27, 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. Helpful (2)

    "Test Technician II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Technician in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Test Technician in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed work with all the people and learning from each one of them.

    Cons

    There is nothing to say that was not so good.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on improving upon each individual concerning growth and development.


  2. "Global Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flextronics (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    nice management, treated with respect

    Cons

    many hours of work ever week


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed at best"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will learn everything about the EMS business
    There are some truly wonderful people there

    Cons

    There are many more less than wonderful people - some of this may be a matter of the type of employees who end up in EMS as opposed to OEM and some are good people who are simply under way too much stress from a ridiculous workload, disorganization, low-quality coworkers, and a culture than almost openly encourages hostility and confrontation

    Advice to Management

    Resign


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Flextronics (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Environment to Work, Friendly Atmosphere

    Cons

    Everything is good and nothing to be improved

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  5. Helpful (1)

    "IT Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Love the people that I worked with day to day.
    Lots of community involvement projects where employees are encouraged to participate

    Cons

    Workload too heavy and as staff is downsized workload increases
    Upper Management more invested in "the good ole boys club" than in selecting the best person for the job
    Constantly in a downsizing mode and sending jobs offshore where it is cheaper

    Advice to Management

    Look at the future. It is not all about saving a dime today. It may cost you millions in the future. Cheaper is not always better


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Technicians"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Technician in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Technician in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    There is no pros about this company

    Cons

    This place is not flexible at all. They are very strict and micromanage if your sick throwing up they force you to come in . Do not work here if you want a life. They control everything you do. They don't care about you. Just you being a slave

    Advice to Management

    Actually care about your employees


  7. "Test Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Flextronics (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Staff and management is to work with.

    Cons

    No new business and corporate doesn't look out for sites equally.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Manufacturing Industry Decline"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Flextronics (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some wonderful people to work with. Very diverse group of people.

    Cons

    Constant layoffs keep you worried. Projects come in and once a process has been setup, the project moves overseas while the vast majority of employees are let go. The industry is very up and down.

    Advice to Management

    Know your people and stop looking at them in terms of numbers.


  9. "SAP MDM Associate Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in India, TN
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in India, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    In Flex, we have friendly work culture, where we can approach/interactive with others very easily.

    Cons

    Cab boundary can be extended, this impact the employees.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. Helpful (5)

    "basically good company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great high volume manufacturing company with lots of vertical integration. multi faceted with many BU and differentiated markets to balance the portfolio. good diversification. smart leadership

    Cons

    work life balance is not considered. political. lots of passing the buck, segment ops ownership Vs global ops ownership. low volume manufacturing know how is challenged, lots of waste, good at high volume, low and complex is challenged. wastes a lot of money on experiments. Horrible costing and ABC accounting. Too much allocation.

    Advice to Management

    consolidate operations based on business requirements or product attributes, too much of mixing of manufacturing methodologies. The staff understands continuous flow high volume, struggles with high mix. lot of learning pains.

    Flextronics Response

    Sep 16, 2016 – Global Talent Strategy & Operations

    Thank you for sharing your insights about Flex, and listing areas of opportunity.


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