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Sanmina Reviews

Updated March 21, 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, no process or structure, no career growth (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Specific to one site, not the company as a whole"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good coworkers and good work/life balance

    Cons

    poor management and no room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advice


  2. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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

    Pros

    High level industry to work with

    Cons

    Low pay salary for long period of time

    Advice to Management

    Improve the social conditions for employs


  3. "Material Handler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Manchester, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast pace, Friendly workers, a lot of skills and potential at this job

    Cons

    Pay rate doesn't match with the quality of work.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Once you're a temp, always a temp"

    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
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solid 40-60 hour workload with benefits. You'll have job security as long as management doesn't fumble the ball so hard that the plant closes; a fair amount of people working for this company have been here for 10+ years.

    Cons

    If you're hired as a temp then don't except this to change anytime soon, plenty of workers here are temps over a year plus. Also most non-management employees haven't seen a raise in over 8 years.

    Advice to Management

    Management from every department needs to stop playing the blame game with each other and start addressing issues around the plant, it's starting to affect the bottom line.


  6. "HORRIBLE BENEFITS NO MERIT INCREASES"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's a steady paycheck. Water is drinkable. Closed on Sundays. Some coworkers are cool.

    Cons

    This Company is the most greedy that I've ever worked for in terms of large scale company's. A mom and pop shop would probably be a better place to work.

    Advice to Management

    You need to take care of your employees! They are the foundation of your success. Stop being so greedy. All lives matter.


  7. "Good place for entry level"

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

    Pros

    They are pretty good for entry level.

    Cons

    Feels like high school. Little to no pay unless you knew someone that knew someone.


  8. "Get your experience and go"

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for new graduates and job seekers trying to break into corporate or STEM careers -- you can add some advantageous experience to your resume that will transfer well into other careers in the Huntsville area. Some coworkers are the kindest, most hardworking people that you will ever meet.

    Cons

    Management is largely disinterested or entirely absent in lower-level proceedings. The lack of oversight and direction can be detrimental to projects and work-life in general. Training takes too long and provides little insight. Almost all positions pay much, much less compared to other Huntsville companies and although you may work 40+ hours as an intern, as a "temporary" worker you are not eligible for healthcare or other benefits (and you may be an integral, full-time "intern" for a year or more.) When it comes to career potential, management promises projects and seemingly limitless opportunities on a daily basis and yet management is highly reluctant and almost offended when asked to provide corresponding compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more reasonable pay/benefits and a less antagonistic work environment in order to keep entry-level employees. Interns and entry-level employees will continue (and should continue) to leave for better opportunities so long as their is no anchoring financial or social component in their work.


  9. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Gaining experience at one of the premier EMS companies worldwide. Good co-workers and employees.

    Cons

    Typical situation at large company -- divisional upper management located elsewhere did not appear to be understanding of the needs and challenges of the local plant, many changes were made at the local management level.


  10. "Senior manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East China, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East China, MI
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The local China team was great, very professional and hardworking.

    Cons

    Too many changes in the senior position level, resulting the local team to loose focus. As each new Senior manager coming in will give difference direction to the team


  11. Helpful (1)

    "A Place to Learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Very dynamic environment. Definitely a good place to learn by doing.

    Cons

    Margin of contract manufacturing industry is low. Promotion and salary raise is below the market.

    Advice to Management

    Build a better working environment, a positive, respectful and collaborative environment will help to keep good employees.



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