Flextronics Reviews

Updated 22 September, 2014
Updated 22 September, 2014
449 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are nice and depending on position work life balance is good (in 19 reviews)

  • Work environment is safe and security guards on duty all the time (in 18 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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  1.  

    Worst Management (Specially Quality)

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    Former Employee - Assembler/Testing/Technician  in  Newmarket, ON
    Former Employee - Assembler/Testing/Technician in Newmarket, ON

    I worked at Flextronics as a contractor for 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

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    • 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.  

    I learned a lot and I know how to run the Mazak machine im now certified to run this machine .

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    it pays okay and u can learn a lot

    Cons

    I am trained to run mazak macchine

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  5.  

    Does Not Welcome Change

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milpitas, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA (US)

    I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Honestly, cannot think of anything positive about the company

    Cons

    Old fashion way of thinking. They do not welcome change, very political

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Amazing, oh wait, that's when Apple was still there by the hundreds.

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

    I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They have a cafeteria. If you started with a launch, you would have great input into the solution.

    Cons

    Management has changed from our speedy successful launch to decreased sales, the rise in politics, and the fall of many good team members. It is almost like management flips a coin for a bid decision. They spent foolish amounts of money on things that were decided on in a split seconds but they will toss a devoted, experienced, responsible employee out of the building before you can fathom the stupidity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek leaders, team builders, and those that share ideas to make their team look good rather than promote their flaws, steal their ideas for your own, and destroy anyone who doesn't play to their fiddle, regardless of whether it will help the company or not. Don't hire any more politicians. Hire people who create, not steal. Hire people who inspire, not manage by fear, and last hire people who help the team produce results. If a team of 5 are winning every game, where do you get your logic from that tells you to eliminate one of them, preferably the one that cost us more. Begin to understand motives that managers have for poor choices like these. Investigate motives. Find out if the problem continues, then eliminate that team leader who is causing self destruction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Overworked and then laid off!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits and nice building.

    Cons

    Low job security! They don't think twice about letting you go, even if you're doing a great job and are getting good reviews. In one word, heartless. Security is a nightmare to deal with!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overpaid and underworked!

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

    Okay place to work with, nothing much good about it if you join as a fresher

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer
    Current Employee - Process Engineer

    I have been working at Flextronics for more than a year

    Pros

    Time off policies are good

    Cons

    Not enough experienced people to guide us

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could do better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good work culture but not satisfied by their Salary policies

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    Current Employee - Buyer Direct Material  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Buyer Direct Material in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Good corporate culture, moderate work life balance, hard to get promotions

    Cons

    some projects are hard to work and some of them wont support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Suggest to improve the HR policy regarding salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad Management- Quality Department

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

    I worked at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Pay 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.

    Cons

    While 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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire 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.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

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

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

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flex 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.

    Cons

    Due 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep jobs in US will save more money than cleaning up all the mess in oversea

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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