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Pros
  • Big company, when right resources provided, it can go to a distance (in 3 reviews)

  • Chance to see how high tech gadgets are made and manufactured (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The work life balance is not good (in 8 reviews)

  • Long hours between client meetings and information relay to coworkers in factory (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Mobility and Industry Exposure"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Get to meet many great people in the tech industry and approaching from a manufacturing supplier perspective. Get to understand so many facets of the engineering development process.

    Cons

    Long hours between client meetings and information relay to coworkers in factory. Pay is low for similarly educated individuals elsewhere in the tech industry..

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to employee feedback regarding business advice or HR-related issues, and offer more competitive salary. Pay attention to hours spent by employees to do the work set out for them.


  2. "Account Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Able to reach out to tier one companies/customers

    Cons

    Sometimes you dont get good support internally

    Advice to Management

    Need to speed up some internal process

  3. "Technical Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible, small team in a big multi-national company. See the huge manufacturing facilities in China first hand. Work with many hardworking employees overseas.

    Cons

    Lacking office/admin support. Lack of visibility to company vision as each group is isolated from others.

    Advice to Management

    Foster a company culture that cares about employees and their career development.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Buyer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Buyer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Foxconn Technology full-time

    Pros

    Lots of thing to learn about. Well-know company ( Good way or bad way) good benefit

    Cons

    Long working hr. Lack of communication. The Asian way to do thing. pay is not that good.....


  5. "Great people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Management in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Program Management in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Senior people are willing to help and easy to corporate with

    Cons

    Low pay and newly hired under qualified employees

    Advice to Management

    Hire quality people and pay them well


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lousy place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good place to Practice your Chinese

    Cons

    Micro management
    Long working hours
    No career advancement
    Low pay

    Advice to Management

    Shut down the business


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Relies on overtime."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn about manufacturing for Consumer products industry. Exposure to a lot of great companies. Opportunity to witness first hand very large scale manufacturing. Get to experience first hand how competitive the manufacturing industry is for consumer products in Asia.

    Cons

    I don't think anyone minds occasional overtime, but this company relies on overtime, which is very unfair to the employee as you work many more hours for the same amount of pay. Equivalently, you are getting paid less.

    Management can be very stubborn, inflexible, and suppressive. All PTO has to go through approval of General Manager, and most requests are denied, which is ridiculous. This type of thing can be relied on the ethics of the employees, especially overseas staff since they already work so many overtime hours, to control personally. Sometimes, employees would just not take PTO, to avoid the hassle of the application process.

    A lot of hypocritical policies that you will never learn about until you enter the company. Such as "for every Saturday you work in China, you get a day off aside from your PTO, to go back home." This is not true, because when you go back home you are still required to work at your home-base office. Effectively stealing more time from you to get free work out of you.

  8. "It is actually better than I think. Get to see a lot of stuff from different perspective."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to travel a lot between China and US. Get to see and learn a lot of manufacturing process.

    Cons

    Need to travel a lot. Working environment in China is not really good.

    Advice to Management

    Our manager is super nice actually. They do care about every one in the department.


  9. "Great training ground to develop for those ambitious enough."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    More projects than you can do
    High profile customers
    Good training ground for leadership development

    Cons

    Long hours and too many projects
    Underpaid

    Advice to Management

    Provide better structure and promotion path


  10. "A good starting place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Chance to travel to china. Chance to see how high tech gadgets are made and manufactured

    Cons

    Too much politics. Company is not making money and is going down hill.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair, recognize talent, and value employee contributions.


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