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Flextronics Reviews

Updated 26 February, 2015
Updated 26 February, 2015
111 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are nice and depending on position work life balance is good (in 20 reviews)

  • Work environment is safe and security guards on duty all the time (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • When you are really bust work life balance can be tough (in 14 reviews)

  • Almost all of the Senior management (VP and above) comes from outside the company (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Worst Management (Specially Quality)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Assembler/Testing/Technician in Newmarket, ON
    Former Contractor - Assembler/Testing/Technician in Newmarket, ON

    I worked at Flextronics as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Help full production line workers.

    Cons

    Management never listen to the employees. when problem occurred, they blame it on the lower lever (Production line workers). Newmarket Flextronics Quality Team is the worst managed team in the company. They really have to fire the quality manager. Flextronics quality teams do not care about the quality until the rim come to inspection. They do not train employee well and when problem occurred, they blame it on the employee. Chair is one of the worst and many got back pain because of that and afraid to tell them due to the lay off. You have to suck up to the manager to get to promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know you people are managers. At least once in a while listen to the production line employees (i.e, how to improve the quality). Engineering team or managers at least once a month come the production line to see what you can do to improve the production ( do not come to the production because RIM or any other customers going to come for inspection)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    If you like EMS that's a good place for you

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Flextronics

    Pros

    I cannot describe the best reasons however you can meet good people there

    Cons

    EMS mentality and culture doesn't encourage professional and personal growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think out of the box, look.... there are many smart people around who can recognize and make a difference between a strategy without future and a future without a strategy

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My job working for Flextronics as an At&t phone tech

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company had great benefits and you always got your 40 hours per week.
    I got to work and learn about all different types of phones.

    Cons

    The company would change the rules very often and sometimes not inform you.
    Also the company had an open door policy but if you used it you would get talked to about doing that not really an open door policy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like people and not just like and number.
    Also take the time to listen to them instead of them telling them that you are wrong and they are right.

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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    No one knows what they are doing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Configuration Analyst in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Configuration Analyst in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Negotiate a good salary up front because you will never get any more.
    There are good, smart people there at the working level.

    Cons

    Upper management down to mid management have no idea how to move thru a project and get anything done. They will not listen to those on the ground in the trenches. Executives overseas are clueless as to how to run the business in the States.
    NO work life balance at all. You work, that's your life. Holidays, sickness, doesn't matter. The only time you will get off without having an argument is if a close relative dies! Seriously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You cannot run the American side of the company the way you run the Asian side. It doesn't work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for if hired at a corporate location instead of an acquisition site.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, reasonable work hours but just average work quality. Not satisfying job at all.

    Cons

    No career growth opportunities within the organization. It may be different if one is hired at a corporate location but if you're part of an acquisition site, most likely one would end up doing the same thing without any growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    So so company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA (US)

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement. On site cafeteria. Lots of work. Nice surrounding area.

    Cons

    No career advancement. Salary is below market average. Annual raise is usually less 3%. Lots of internal politics. No work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair on the pay rates for hard and dedicated employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very unstable work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Customer Service Technician II in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Contractor - Customer Service Technician II in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I worked at Flextronics as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    great place to work in the beginning

    Cons

    very unstable...fired people as fast as they hire them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doesn't matter Ft Worth plant shut down!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company to learn.. But not to sustain long..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good training on concepts
    Friendly Team environment
    Challenging job

    Cons

    Below market average Pay & 90 days notice period
    No Flexibility & No Leaves on Indian Public Holidays
    Very less career growth opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out many hierarchies in managing workforce it just promotes bureaucracy
    Organize strict skip-level manger meetings and with HRs at-least half yearly
    Provide growth opportunities to employees rather providing referrals benifits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Managers are not aware of people issues on the floor and don't care about employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Memphis, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Memphis, TN (US)

    I have been working at Flextronics

    Pros

    Floor workers get great support from the engineering technicians.

    Cons

    Management more worried about quantity than quality. Product going out the door is very low quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get on board and understand the reasons for poorest quality in the industry. Get more competent quality engineers and quality management personnel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics

    Pros

    training system is very good

    Cons

    lower pay than other similar company

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