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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)

    "Manufacturing Industry Decline"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Eye opening."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Under a great umbrella, fairly new location. Has different branches all over the world. Has a great future if decisions are made sooner than later.

    Cons

    No one likes to take responsibility for actions, would much rather point fingers. Lack of team effort, lots of politics. There is a lot to improve upon.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the office and find out what the companies problems. It should not take months to find solutions to problems.

  3. "Lacking in R&D"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst
    Former Employee - Data Analyst
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved the working environment at Flex. The community was encouraging and supportive, especially towards women. It's a great place to be to advance your career within the project management area; in general there are loads of opportunities at Flex, since they handle schematics and test models from some of the biggest tech giants, as well as various other really cool startup tech companies.

    Cons

    The biggest drawback to me was that there wasn't really a research and development department in the US that I was aware of, in spite of the fact that it is a contract manufacturing company. The closest thing was probably Multek, or interconnect technology center, which was pretty small in comparison to how large of a corporation Flex is. There is an R&D facility located in Taiwan.

    Another thing that I had to consider was that Flex's corporate finance follows more of the manufacturing model. So, the pay scale is affected accordingly for its employees. (min costs for production with max output)

    Advice to Management

    Hire a CTO who is experienced in processing units.


  4. "ok l guess"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Place to work ok I guess

    Cons

    Slow some time could do more

    Advice to Management

    Increase work load and hours


  5. Helpful (1)

    "test Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Retesting the failing systems and reviewing the test running to verify the problems and debug for passing test

    Cons

    Learning the different experiences from other deparments

    Flextronics Response

    Sep 16, 2016 – Global Talent Strategy & Operations

    Thank you for reviewing Flex. We appreciate your feedback.


  6. "PCBA Operations Engineering Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very mature systems and lots of multifunctional support.

    Cons

    If not tenured you can be laidoff quickly when business shifts occur.

    Advice to Management

    Don't react to short term indices so quickly. It only hurts the employees and can ruin careers.


  7. "SAP MDM Associate Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

  8. "Experience at Flextronics"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work culture at Flextronics is very professional.

    Cons

    Flextronics is the best organisation to work with


  9. "analyzer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    really good place to work

    Cons

    long hours 15 house a day


  10. Helpful (6)

    "basically good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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