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Sanmina Colorado Springs Reviews

Updated July 23, 2017
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Pros
  • The people I work with are very good people I work with (in 26 reviews)

  • Very good place to work with very good Work Life Balance (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • No support from upper management to lower management (in 24 reviews)

  • No raises in years despite good earnings (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual Dress t shirt and shorts ok

    Cons

    no raises, poor benefits, no 401k match, HD health plan.

    Advice to Management

    Competitive Benefits are needed


  2. Helpful (3)

    "No corporate future = no career future"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Sanmina has an employee stock purchase program and a quarterly bonus program.
    * You are able to help on many aspects of a project and not just focus on one specific task.

    Cons

    * You need to assist multiple aspects of each project and can not focus on any one specific task because Sanmina hires who they can locally for the (little) money, resulting in inexperienced staffing and holes that need to be filled. The net result is low quality engineering, extremely late product releases and frustrated customers (and the continual search for new customers as most will not come back to Sanmina again).

    Advice to Management

    CLEAN HOUSE! From the top down, Sanmina needs new top management.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Going downhill fast!"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sanmina full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people at the engineering level

    Cons

    Poor morale
    Frequent random layoffs
    Pay competeitive to start then no increase.
    High turnover in engineering 33% in a year.

    Advice to Management

    Seek and utilize employees advice rather than top down management. Treat employees as an asset rather than a cost to be minimized. Cheaper to keep current engineers than hire new.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "People as commodities, antiquated equipment."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Fountain, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Fountain, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It pays the bills, and their benefits package is good enough. The people are the best reason - they've fought so hard under so much pain and suffering that everyone shares a common spirit of survival, and they're almost all friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    People as commodities, antiquated equipment. The bean counters run the company into the ground. While the numbers-business people want bizarre and unattainable business metrics, their quality people are constantly adding more and more requirements. The bean counters want profitability and to lay off as many people as possible, but the quality people want to add a ton of extra requirements to prove that plants are meeting all kinds of quality metrics that cost money to keep up. (the quality people have the right idea, but end up creating more problems at the plant level because of hard choices that must be made) Their equipment is old and engineers are reduced to being maintenance crew and operators on old machines rather than being the ones who select the best equipment that will bring the company into the next wave of technological advancement. The selections for plant management are laughable at best. I've been told a sister plant has a person with a high school education, a history of using drugs in the plant on the off shifts, and difficulties understanding how to use his personal computer - as their plant manager.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a common goal - is the goal to drive the company into the ground by milking every last bit out of equipment and people who are overworked to the bone, or is it to drive long-term improvement of systems? You can't have both.


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