Flextronics

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Flextronics Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 412 reviews

66% Approve of the CEO

Flextronics CEO and Director Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara

(205 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are nice and depending on position work life balance is good (in 15 reviews)

  • Work environment is safe and security guards on duty all the time (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • When you are really bust work life balance can be tough (in 13 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't really communicate well with clients and has no business skills to run the whole projects (in 11 reviews)

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    Worst Management (Specially Quality)

    Assembler/Testing/Technician (Former Employee) Newmarket, ON

    ProsHelp full production line workers.

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementI 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)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink 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

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    Flex is a global Company with many Sites in many different countries

    Global Strategic Supply Chain Manager (Current Employee) San Jose, CA (US)

    ProsFlex is a global Company with many Sites in many different countries . Many of the sites feature Amenities like Cafe , gyms and rec area . Many SItes also offer bonuses and incentive based on Compensation to hourly employees.

    ConsDue to the lean nature of the business model , not all sites enjoy the amenities above . Often employees are place uner harsh work schedules and are asked to perform well under heavy pressure ,also jobs in US and Europe are moving to oversea and India due to Cut cost on all the lean project .

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep jobs in US will save more money than cleaning up all the mess in oversea

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bad Management- Quality Department

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Austin, TX (US)

    ProsPay is ok and the benefits are good. There are alot of experienced inspectors working inthe quality department with great work ethics. Most of the people are very helpful to new employees.

    ConsWhile there are good inspectors, most inspectors are not compensated for their experience and contribution to the success of the company. This is due in part to the people who are placed in supervisory positions without the skills and knowledge that are needed for this position and this includes working with different races, genders, and backgrounds. Supervisors who strategically place inspectors that they like in key working areas only when it is time for layoffs so that their job will be secured. Unfortunately, this causes good experienced people to be laid off. The bad thing about this is that the supervisor who encourages bad work habits from the inspectors such as long breaks and lunches, falsifying time and worst of all, the mentallity that "it's all about quanity not quality", is still employed to start all over again.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire experienced supervisors that know something about the job and how to keep their personal feelings out of the workplace, as this is not the place or the position for the unfairness that has been demonstrated here. Also, listen to complaints from the employees on the floor and let them know that their complaint has been investigated and the results of it, because not everybody is wrong about a particular supervisor. In the future, please do not let the supervisor who writes the employees' review choose who should be laid off because there is too much room for favoritism.

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    People are generally nice but no prospects

    Planner (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people here are really nice; they're friendly and willing to act as a mentor to you. They're willing to teach as long as you have the right attitude and they are really into the teamwork spirit so it's always a team behind you. I am lucky to have met superiors who are willing to grow me and I really appreciates that.

    ConsManagement do not seems aware of the workload and tend to give more and more until somebody quits. At times, as colleagues we help out each other but to be honest, it's not going to work long term.

    They are really cost-driven. They are willing to slash employees at any time as long as it helps the business. People don't feel secure with their job and people who perform are generally given a very bad pay as compared to outside.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove your employees confidence in you. Give recognition where necessary. Match salaries outside or give other benefits in return. Employees are your assets; not your slaves.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good for Management level

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBest place to be if you are in management role.
    Very good pay and benefits, friendly people.

    ConsNot so competitive pay if you climb the ladder instead of hired from outside.
    High turnover, talent left are not good enough, need to attract talent but the environment for workers is not attractive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind more ways to hire talents. What we have now is not good.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor Management

    Order Management Coordinator (Current Employee) Austin, TX (US)

    ProsYou get decent benefits. It is also a good place to start out and learn more about the manufacturing process.

    ConsDon't expect too much more compensation in the form of raises. Also the work/life balance is poor. Management is quick to throw extra duties and demand reports in an unreasonable time frame. Many people work all hours of the night from home. They are quick to blame lower level employees for lack of Revenue, but fail to praise accomplishments. Layoffs were aimed towards Senior Level employees that knew the business. Now there are a bunch of new hires who have not been trained properly and are just trying to get their feet wet.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more, Show appreciation to your talented workers, Communicate changes quicker, and value labor as an investment instead of an expense.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Foot in the door...

    Support Technician (Current Employee) Austin, TX (US)

    ProsWell, it is a job that has allowed me to learn IT skills without having to pay for it.

    ConsNo nets around the buildings.
    Made the same amount of money on unemployment.
    Most of the management come from other countries so sometimes there is a language barrier. It is cheaper for Flextronics to pay them a housing expense and a salary that is good in their native state than it is to hire local management. And if you do take any management roles you will be working for considerably less than what is typically paid for the same type of work at other businesses.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe nice to the locals.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Incredible pace

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOne can gain professional experience with lots of customers in a variety of industries within a short period of time.

    ConsCulture is based on loyalty - you try to stick with a manager and his advancement is considered the guarantee for your own job security. People dont trust their professional performance to stay in current job or get a new one within the company, need a "sponsor" and that distorts their judgement and prioritisation (pleasing the sponsor is the #1 aspect for all future decisions).

    Advice to Senior ManagementWalk the talk - root out unacceptable leadership behaviour.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Unorganized

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Memphis, TN (US)

    ProsGood pay... people are nice.

    ConsCorporate training strong but local training non-existent. Morale in some departments very discouraging. Poor work like balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove work-life balance....better core training for systems for all departments.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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