Sanmina Reviews in Fremont, CA | Glassdoor

Sanmina Fremont Reviews

Updated January 30, 2017
8 reviews

Filter

Filter

Fremont, CA

2.4
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Sanmina Chairman and CEO Jure Sola
Jure Sola
5 Ratings

8 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
  • The people I work with are very good people I work with (in 22 reviews)

  • Good work life balance but it depends on the team which you work (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • I think they base the price of insurance on upper management pay scale (in 20 reviews)

  • No raises, no process or structure, no career growth (in 17 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Sr. Program Administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Administrator in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Program Administrator in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sanmina is a great place to develop skills. There are always opportunities for personal growth. I learned so much from working with this company and I am very grateful for that.

    Cons

    The compensation is not so great. The overall atmosphere is very dry. Office parties and celebrations were a thing of the past.

    Advice to Management

    We are missing office camaraderie. There should be more company events to bring everyone together and to raise spirits. Management should be more aware of inappropriate employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people all around you. Many people have been working here for long years so it's nice to have someone around who you can ask questions. Good starting place for new career seekers since its relatively easy since there is less competition with a ton of experience to be gained here.

    Cons

    Company feels very disorganized lacking many standard procedures that I believe are important. New employees barely have any training, they're just shown to their desk and put to work with zero training, much like how I was. Job duties are not distributed properly enough, some people do way too much and some people don't do enough. Your title does not necessarily mean you'll only be doing just that.

    Advice to Management

    The attitude of management here is so wrong. It's cutthroat and aggressive. Management struggles here.


  3. "Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Planner in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Production Planner in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company to work for, friendly people

    Cons

    Long hours, constantly change priorities

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the production plan


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (1)

    "TERRIBLE, Don't even try to waste your time."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Variety of projects, some chance to learn things from everywhere

    Cons

    Unreliable dishonest disrespectful cheap management. They make you to take the responsibility of their mistakes. After 3 years working full time, I never found out who is responsible for what. Everyone blames other.

    Advice to Management

    Stay at your place cause you can't work somewhere else, you deserve offices.


  6. "Work and more work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sanmina full-time

    Pros

    Lots of different projects to work on. Lots of different areas to work in. You gain lots of experience fast.

    Cons

    You get to work 50+ hours a week doing thing over and over. There is never enough time to do it right but there is time to do it again. Office has not been remodeled since the 70s.

    Advice to Management

    Get enough help to do things right the first time.


  7. "Fairly work place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been work at Sanmina for more than 10 years
    Fairly place to work in comparison with other CM company

    Cons

    Fairly since I have been reported to so many difference boss for that past 11 years worked at Sanmina.

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job, the checks clear. You can learn here. Many good people work here.

    Cons

    Treated with little or no respect from Managment

    Advice to Management

    Get the 401k match back, treat employees fairly.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lousy benefits and infrequent raises so do not work here."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Analyst in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Material Analyst in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees at Fremont are easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Lousy benefits and infrequent raises so do not work here.

    Advice to Management

    How about a well-deserved raise that's been delayed for 3 years?



Showing 8 of 353 reviews
Reset Filters