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Sanmina Reviews

Updated March 25, 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. "Warehouse Team Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - WAREHOUSE TEAM LEAD in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - WAREHOUSE TEAM LEAD in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working evironment , good people, great hours

    Cons

    No room for advancement or growth, no raise in 5years or more, more work put on you for less money........

    Advice to Management

    I went from a Receiver to a Team Lead that's as far as I got


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Document Control Manager
    Current Employee - Document Control Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great co-workers and casual dress code

    Cons

    No bonuses, health insurance is expensive, standard vacation

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your employees. Happy employees make better employees.


  3. "No career path"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of parking space. all you can park.

    Cons

    No goal, no one care when you bring up an issue. No career path. Hard work won't be recognized. Health insurance is not good. Around 10 days PTO per year.

    Advice to Management

    Training your team before assigning jobs to them.


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  5. "Do Not Work Here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in Fort Mill, SC
    Current Employee - Technician in Fort Mill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, work is easy if you're knowledgeable and capable, often the job can be laid back. pay is decent coming in the door. Health benefits are okay.

    Cons

    Inventory is a nightmare, warehouse is poorly mismanaged. Can't hardly ever get repair components in a timely manner, yet you are still expected to get your work completed. Upper management is full of cheapskates who do not hold any value on the people who getting all the work done. No raises, ever. No opportunity to advance. Bonuses only for management. 401k and matching is a bad joke.

    Advice to Management

    You can't expect to keep people around if you don't have any kind of retention plan or incentive. Only incentive to keep working there is that it beats unemployment.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Eh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My Direct Manager was great, if it wasn't for her the company would have been in trouble a lot more often than they care to realize

    Cons

    Upper Management was not so great, if it wasn't for them the company would have be a lot better off than they care to realize

    Advice to Management

    To recognize and properly compensate those workers who actually know what they're doing that keep the company afloat throughout the good times and the bad times.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "RUN AWAY"

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

    Pros

    Somewhat casual atmosphere and attitude.

    Cons

    Forced to do annual review with no compensation increases or bonuses.
    Apparently Clueless management
    No raises or bonuses FOR YEARS

    Advice to Management

    How dare you release profit statements in the hundreds of millions of dollars and then tell your employees that you can't afford to pay them more.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Bad company Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sanmina (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    pay is industry standard, but no more

    Cons

    Horrible, uncaring and inefficient global management. Bullying, harassment, no HR support to employees HORRIBLE!

    Advice to Management

    Fire every HR executive.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "not a good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - A Good Worker in Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - A Good Worker in Fort Mill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sanmina (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the non-management personnel are friendly,hardworking, knowledgeable people who are happy to be busy. You won't have a difficult time in making friends here.

    Cons

    Inept management is the primary problem with Sanmina in Fort Mill. Little to no consideration is given to input from any of the technicians, and advice is rarely sought, even from the more experienced technicians. Too much emphasis is placed on appearance, too little on the real problems, such as parts availability and inventory. Management feels that an the use of an assortment of ideologies such as 5S, lean, kaizen, et al, will solve all problems. And there seem to be cash flow problems- the inability to obtain items that are used daily by multiple people,, such as cleaning products that are readily available in small quantities from many retail sources is worthy of question.

    Advice to Management

    1.LISTEN TO YOUR EMPLOYEES. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND CAN BE VERY HELPFUL IN SORTING OUT PROBLEMS IF GIVEN A CHANCE. 2.DON'T BE CHEAP. 3. TAKE CARE OF YOUR EMPLOYEES- THEY ARE THE PEOPLE THAT EARN YOUR PAY AND KEEP YOUR JOBS.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Loved my job, needed better pay and benefits."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Fort Mill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sanmina full-time

    Pros

    My Experience from 2009 to 2013 easy work, great world travel, nice people, flexible schedule, plenty overtime, plenty of work.

    Cons

    My experience from 2009 to 2013 Poor Management, low pay, no 401k match in 2013, micro-managed. No integrity. Empty promises.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with promises or don't make promises at all. Respect your employees. Take care of your employees and your customer's needs.


  11. "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.



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