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Flextronics Reviews

Updated July 10, 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)

    "Mixed at best"

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    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


  2. "Mediocre, i was over qualified and underpaid"

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    Former Contractor - CNC Operator in West Chester, PA
    Former Contractor - CNC Operator in West Chester, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very few, i was brought in to work as a temp and it hindered my ability to grow
    Management was very demanding

    Cons

    Management was extremely strict
    Little room to breathe
    Expected to over perform in substandard conditions
    Hindered my ability to grow as an individual and improve my career

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with employees

  3. Helpful (1)

    "IT Business Analyst"

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    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


  4. "Solder Repair"

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    Former Contractor - Solder Level II
    Former Contractor - Solder Level II
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment and work hours.

    Cons

    Too many mass lay off and hired every years. Not stable.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Manufacturing Industry Decline"

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    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.


  6. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Some great managers
    Great ethical company

    Cons

    Medical, dental, and vision benefits are subpar and costly
    This company does not support telecommuting

    Advice to Management

    To attract and retain great talent - reconsider how much employees have to pay for medical deductibles and your policy on telecommuting for non-manufacturing workers.

    Flextronics Response

    Sep 16, 2016 – Global Talent Strategy & Operations

    We thank you for your review of Flex, and encourage you to continue sharing your feedback so that we may all benefit.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Used to be a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been able to travel around the world and spend months in exotic locations I would never have otherwise visited. There's a high mix of customers each with their own benefits and challenges. Rarely are two days ever the same.

    Cons

    The compensation is awful. I didn't realize just how bad it was until I started looking outside. We'll get a 2% raise in the summer and we're told we're lucky to get it. They then jack up our insurance premiums, erasing the raise and then some.

    The mantra is do more more more with less less less to the point we're paralyzed. Nothing gets done because we don't have enough people to do it.

    Advice to Management

    Yelling at your supervisors and engineers for not getting work done isn't a solution. We're all working as hard as we can. Consider hiring more people and paying your key contributors what they're worth. We're in a downward spiral where people leave, you work us harder, threaten us with our jobs, which just causes more people to leave.

    Flextronics Response

    Sep 12, 2016 – Global Talent Strategy & Operations

    We appreciate you taking the time to review Flex, and thank you for the feedback. We encourage you to reach out directly to the Talent Management team members who are located in Austin, TX.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "TOUGH"

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    Former Employee - Buyer
    Former Employee - Buyer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    systematic management. good practice to employees.

    Cons

    do not respect employees, bureaucratism

    Advice to Management

    keep your employees


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Long hours, unsupportive management and low pay"

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    Current Employee - Lead Production Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Production Specialist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of hours, good people to work with, management needs improvement, can be a fun place to work, if you love hard work and low pay this is the best place for you. Temps outnumber regular employees and conversion of temps can take a few years. Benefits are expensive but decent. Decent on site cafe.

    Cons

    No way to plan for family, or weekends, lots of lay offs, more than a few bits of nepotism going on. Management care little for their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your workers what they are worth, and recognize the contributions that they put forth with decent wages.p

    Flextronics Response

    Sep 12, 2016 – Global Talent Strategy & Operations

    We appreciate you taking the time to review Flex, and thank you for the feedback. We encourage you to reach out directly to the Talent Management team located in Austin, TX.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "good ability to execute as a contract manufacturer"

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    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My workgroup was excellent; I was paired with a team that facilitated technology immersion, a broader depth in my field of employment, and an unlimited amount of potential future work- caused in part by poor processes and management in certain locales.

    Cons

    If your role must deal with APAC, their legacy management is poor. Bad decision-making, worse collaboration, and a seemingly rogue operation not held accountable for any standard business practices. It is not limited to 'just operations' but systemic performance and accountability issues within any of the functions (sourcing, finance, etc) that report locally. I have had 15 years working in China, Malaysia, etc with multiple multi-nationals as both a consultant and employee.. The management at the GM level and above would not have been hired by another company OR their performance would have spoken volumes about their ability to carry the Flextronics flag.

    Advice to Management

    The executive communication, and for the most part execution, is good at the majority of the sites. However, APAC (unfortunately) plays too significant role within this company and therefore anyone at a Director level or above has to deal with their management. Advice: hold them to the same standards as other management, 'one flex' collaboration or fresh management with the ability to do so.


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