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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. "Foot in the door..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Support Technician in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Well, it is a job that has allowed me to learn IT skills without having to pay for it.

    Cons

    No nets around the buildings.
    Made the same amount of money on unemployment.
    Most of the management come from other countries so sometimes there is a language barrier. It is cheaper for Flextronics to pay them a housing expense and a salary that is good in their native state than it is to hire local management. And if you do take any management roles you will be working for considerably less than what is typically paid for the same type of work at other businesses.

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to the locals.


  2. "Unorganized"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Good pay... people are nice.

    Cons

    Corporate training strong but local training non-existent. Morale in some departments very discouraging. Poor work like balance.

    Advice to Management

    Improve work-life balance....better core training for systems for all departments.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Flextronics Medial, Irving, TX"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to train for those entering the Medical Engineering field.
    Opportunity to see many aspects of Medical Disposables and EMS.
    Great staff to work with, friendly and hard working.
    Bonuses dependent upon Division and Corporate profits.

    Cons

    Management is highly critical of staff.
    They tend to look for negative attributes of employees and dwell on them.
    Most of Management are under qualified with limited experience.
    Very little opportunity to develop and training limited to meeting FDA requirements.
    Organization is very flat, little to no opportunity for advancement.
    High than average turn-over rate.
    Corporate policy includes tuition reimbursement, but subject to divisional management, and they do not approve tuition reimbursement requests.
    Raises are minimal to non-existent, most lose money with each passing year since annual raises are typically less than cost-of-living.

    Advice to Management

    Many of the best and most knowledgeable staff leave within 4-5 years for increase in pay and advancement, if you want to retain competent staff, address Cons in this review and read some of Zig Ziglar's books - you violate every management and people ideology.


  4. "Responsibility will continue to grow yet the pay almost never increases"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Materials Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Materials Analyst in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overtime is available for those that are responsible in attendance

    Cons

    Lay offs are random and conditional to business climate

    Advice to Management

    Management is not fully engaged and are have too many levels all communicating the same message


  5. "Be Aware of Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Help you to be exposure with different companies and sites around the world. Management is complete different between sites, I originally start working in MX then move to CA and finally end in TX.

    Cons

    Management is the worse area in Flextronics, they don't care about people life, they thing they own you which is wrong. After experience management in three different locations I would said the best was in CA more work-life balance experience, worse for sure Austin, Micromanagement, really bad decision leading to burn the employees

    Advice to Management

    Think in the people like a people, not just pieces that can be replace and use without any consideration. Don't overwhelm them with micromanagement, most of the times they can work by them self and create their own plan to become success.


  6. "Sounded great to start, but quickly showed true colors"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Team Supervisor in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Field Team Supervisor in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Staffing consistency, turnover, hours required, salary

    Advice to Management

    COMMUNICATION!! Don't dangle carrots that your employees can never obtain or are never going to be fulfilled if they do.


  7. "A company managed by the Financial Team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President - Senior Level in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President - Senior Level in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a company that provides multiple opportunities for aggressive hard working people to advance to the Director/Sr. Director levels

    Cons

    There is little to no focus on the customer.....never have I been at any company where the most senior of management conspires to "Get one over" on the customer......the least customer focused company in the NASDAQ 100 IMHO.

    Almost all of the Senior management (VP and above) comes from outside the company

    Advice to Management

    Remember that your customers are the foundation of the company....not the bean counters

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Frustrating"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Guaynabo, PR
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Guaynabo, PR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Workplace is clean, efficient and comfortable

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for growth. Lack of management efficiency

    Advice to Management

    Business model should be align across the board


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Frustrating place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Global Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good at workforce diversity and hiring is deliberately that way. There is a family atmosphere at this particular site. Nothing else to say.

    Cons

    Seems like a lot of people hang on and get by with the minimum amount of work and management lets it happen. Favoritism is evident.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication, remove the road blocks and recognize the real talent before it walks out the door.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Stable company focused on EMS"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Small office with family atmosphere

    Cons

    Office politics
    New GM is poor leader and communicator
    Key employees are leaving the company
    No new projects coming in


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