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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)

    "Review"

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    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


  2. Helpful (6)

    "basically good company"

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    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.

  3. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Product Data Control Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Product Data Control Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flextronics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working in a multi cultural environment
    Good salary for junior engineers
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Strict security policy
    Outside of town location

    Advice to Management

    Value people not relatives or friends


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Test Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Team work, flexible and management

    Cons

    Job security and work environment

    Advice to Management

    Benefit


  5. "Static and not changing internally."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good, hard working people who care.
    Salary are competitive.
    Some middle management are transparent and try hard to share information down to employees.

    Cons

    Middle and upper management in IT is stagnant. Very hard to be the new person on the team and make a difference unless you conform.

    Lots of long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Shake things up. Find new blood.


  6. "IT Program Management Analytics Intern"

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    Current Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really great opportunities due to the scope of the company.

    Cons

    The culture is definitely lacking a little bit compared to other newer companies in the area.


  7. 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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Flextronics is good hi-tech company"

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    Former Employee - QA Source Inspector/Ware House Auditor in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - QA Source Inspector/Ware House Auditor in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    It is the best company for Electronics technology graduates

    Cons

    Market share came down to a very low level

    Advice to Management

    I will advice management to see the over all profit of the company


  9. Helpful (1)

    "SR. Director"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Flextronics (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You have the ability to take on last tasks & projects. They will give you lots of responsibly to drive your own show.

    Cons

    You will work a lot of hours. You will travel all the time as most of there factories are in Mexico or Asia.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (1)

    ""Good Company""

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    Former Employee - Sales Operations Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company, nice location and cool people.

    Cons

    Too bad they had layoffs, I was one of the laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Did not get to know them very well.


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