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Sanmina Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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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 for the past 10 years (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Shift Leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Turtle Lake, WI
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Turtle Lake, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding leadership at all levels

    Cons

    Unsteady market, orders from customer goes up and down

    Advice to Management

    keep fighting for more business


  2. "Crash course into manufacturing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sanmina full-time

    Pros

    Great learning experience. Provides plenty of opportunities to get involved and make changes.

    Cons

    An environment with some older/outdated thinkers. Resistant to changes.


  3. "I went from a temp to a supervisor in less than 2 years."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Manager Supervisor in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Manager Supervisor in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to home. Hours aren't bad either. Getting new customers. Business is picking up.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between shifts. Insurance is not good. Pay isn't up to par with other companies in the electronic field.

    Advice to Management

    Listen.


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  5. "Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sanmina full-time

    Pros

    The work is challenging and diverse

    Cons

    Work 24/7 and schedules are not realistic

    Advice to Management

    Everyone does not have to run to the ball


  6. "Sad but true"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sanmina full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work is easy, coworkers are decent

    Cons

    Don't rock the boat. They would rather build quantity than quality, and actually reward for this. No raises in years, but consistently try to entice workers to stay with a mere promise of a raise somewhere in the future which gets further by the minute, but yet post phenomenal quarterly earnings... It wouldn't be that bad if our insurance was at least decent, takes all year to pay off your deductible, but out of pocket expenses will never make it. I think they base the price of insurance on upper management pay scale. No room for growth unless you lower your idea of quality. They make promises they know they won't keep and then berate the employee for questioning further.

    Advice to Management

    Most places keep their people because either A. The pay is awesome. or B. The insurance is awesome.
    So when both are poorly thought out, a company will see the revolving door swing as people get their experience and leave for better horizons.
    Wake up, before you destroy what used to be a good company to work for.


  7. "Techincal"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nothing i can think off.

    Cons

    I dont know when it have since dot.com collapsed. Peoples just buy time while looking some where else.
    Every quater report earning have cash flow ,made profit but employee did not get a cents.

    Advice to Management

    Review benifit for employee if you want to keep good peoples. Need to adjust pay raise to compete w.other CM.


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    "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.


  9. "Unsteady company, jittery employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are nice. The company has the infrastructure (policies/practices) that a large corporation must. The constant revolving door of customers gives you an exposure to a lot of technologies & products.

    Cons

    The divisions work like personal fiefdoms of management. Some decisions made can be very emotional/momentary. The work environment is such that every employee is jittery about getting fired. The morale is extremely bad and a lot of emphasis is put on the timings you work than the quality of work. All in all extremely unsatisfactory.

    Advice to Management

    No advice - whats the point anyway.


  10. "Program Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to start your career. Stable peers depends on work site.

    Cons

    You will work long ours. Your will do reports for reports that mean nothing in the real work or help customers. Performance excellence is an example. It only for Sanmina. Will not help your career. Stay away

    Advice to Management

    You need to take some ethics class om how to treat your employees.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Production Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sanmina full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Indoors. Bathrooms. Some chairs. Great 1970's culture.

    Cons

    Out of touch management. More concerned with numbers than people. Non- competitive benefit package. Bleeding top talent. Product built by a revolving door of low wage temps and aging permanent employees holding on for a year or so until retirement. No raises in years despite good earnings. Substandard equipment. Patronizing management. No engineering/ management support on off shifts. Major emphasis on petty and minor issues while the ship sinks. Most employees work two jobs or get welfare to make ends meet therefore constant turnover. Never. Never recommend for a serious talent that wants to excel in their career or provide for their family. An overall disappointing company that is satisfied with mediocrity.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all top management. Burn the rulebook. Purge the malignant corporate culture. Earn the title of leader. Listen to the experience of your employees and thrive. Continue to neglect your "little" people and perish. It is rotten from within.



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