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Flextronics Reviews

Updated May 17, 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 (1)

    "Flex Manufacturing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Collections Leader in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Collections Leader in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You are always learning and you are always growing in the company and the connection you have with other sites around the world it gives you a wide and different perspective of everything that happens in the world

    Cons

    in comparison with other companies of the segment there are some aspects that means that you care abut your employees confort,


  2. "Programmer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Newmarket, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Newmarket, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good health, medical, RRSP savings plan benefits. Flexible hours for some employees. Seemed concerned with customer satisfaction.

    Cons

    Too many and frequent changes in management. Too frequent change in strategy. Too concerned with the squeaky small clients at the expense of long standing large clients.

    Advice to Management

    Don't complicate things that can be simple. Can't stress that enough.


  3. "Test Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "awesomeness"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Very Friendly and compassionate and they determined to help you succeed. A company that puts their employees first.

    Cons

    I really cannot think of any cons. The only thing that can come to mind is the company is so big it's hard to communicate with a higher up.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job on training employees and helping them move up the chain. Awesome work to all of you!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Manufacturing Industry Decline"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Eye opening."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


  8. "ok l guess"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  9. "Flextronics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Whitefield (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Whitefield (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits
    Can improve significant knowledge in purchasing
    Unity in diversity- good ethics and work culture

    Cons

    Strict rules and policies
    Rigid managerial style
    robust job and most of the time if you deal with EMEA location project you need to stretch for additonal hours

    Advice to Management

    Dont be too rigid on employees if they receive any errors and escalations instead help them to understand and provide refresher training on those aspects.


  10. "SME"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Really nice place to work with a lot of opportunities to grow up professionally

    Cons

    None in my point of view

    Advice to Management

    Make team work as a main objective


  11. "Lacking in R&D"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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