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Sanmina Reviews

Updated October 20, 2017
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Pros
  • If youre motivated by projects that challenges even your most advanced skills, good people and good opportunities, Sanmina has it for you (in 27 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. "Payroll Processor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sanmina full-time

    Pros

    Easy work environment with a good team

    Cons

    Poor Employee benefits, expensive insurance


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Ok but terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Receiving in Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - Receiving in Fort Mill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good work environment
    -Great coworkers
    -Good learning environment

    Cons

    -Management detached from the warehouse
    -Temporary for 1year and 3months
    -Low pay

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved with employees and hire on loyal employees as well as pay them due wages.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "SMT Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    okay for job to pay bills

    Cons

    low pay but hard work

    Advice to Management

    pay more money please, we are worth more


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employees work hard there.

    Cons

    Work conditions are terrible and no support from top management. Pay is very poor.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees, invest in them and provide more training


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Test Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sanmina full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Exposed to new technologies and leading companies in various sectors of industry.

    Cons

    Financial incentives or merit increases do not accompany growth in employee value add and effectiveness. Employee self assessments are a waste of time.

    Advice to Management

    Restore accountability between management and the customer, management and the rank and file, commitment to Operational Excellence and results that exceed expectations. Culture of mediocrity has to change before customers go elsewhere for services.


  6. "Business Development Manager"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly respected EMS company. Very stable and profitable.

    Cons

    Pressure to sell ALL plants and ALL commodities.


  7. "Sanmina Manufacturing"

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, lots of opportunity to learn new technologies and meet some great people.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is somewhat constrained. Work is good, mobility not so much.

    Advice to Management

    No advice for management at this time, I am not a manager, and really don't want to be.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Confusion within all departments"

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    Current Employee - Production Planner in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Production Planner in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice co-workers, good parking, location is ok, clean bathrooms.

    Cons

    No accountability, no training, every department has major issues that could be fixed but will take months. No team work and everyone wants to cya. It is obvious the lack of team work is trickling down from upper management. Suppliers keep putting location on cedit hold because receiving does not receive everything in. This location has no idea what inventory they have or dont have. Customers get promised dates yet they cant be completed. Shocked location has not shut down with the way things don't work here.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and keep quality people. Show team work and stop making the same mistakes over and over again.


  9. "Shift Leader"

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    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


  10. "Family Service"

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    Former Employee - Family Service in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Family Service in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working with the families, Helping the family on the worst day of their life. Employee's are for the most part great people, This could be a meaningful career if the higher ups wasn't so worried about MONEY.

    Cons

    Commission only, Management could be a lot better educated in the field they are trying to manage. They say they care about the families (some locations do) most don't it's all about quota's and money.

    Advice to Management

    Quit worrying about the greenbacks and start caring about the families you serve and the employee's that give you 100% for years.The stress will kill you here.


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