Flextronics
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www.flextronics.com Singapore 5000+ Employees

Flextronics Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.0 364 reviews

                             

64% Approve of the CEO

Flextronics CEO and Director Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara

(183 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Big corporation but small business mind

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsBenefit is decent and working hours is flexible.

ConsNot really organized. Upper management doesn't really communicate well with clients and has no business skills to run the whole projects. If you want to get some experience, it is ok place. However, not more than that. Flextronics is a manufacture company but trying to be innovative and trying to be a leader in the tech market.. However, at the end it is a manufacture company.

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management should know how to run the business and give people more clear directions.

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Not bad not great just so and so

Director of Engineering (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

ProsNo age discrimination; lots of training available at various levels.

ConsFrequent layoffs; Short term orientation

Advice to Senior ManagementSave technical staff even if you don't have immediate projects. Take politics out of decision making

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Computer Repair Technician (Former Employee)
Newmarket, ON

I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than 3 years

Proseasy job,fixed schedule, multicultural enviroment, free parking

Conslong process of convertion to full time. not many chances of career growth

Advice to Senior Managementcare more for the employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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An 'Ok' Kinda Place. Don't look for a career here...

Senior Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee)
Ottawa, ON

I worked at Flextronics

ProsGreat flexibility and benefits are pretty good. Small company attitude within a big company. From an employee point of view, most of the time it is fairly low stress.

ConsPoor management direction and communications. Management is their own little clic and mostly former Nortel (you know how well they did). Small company attitude within a big company. Office environment matches the low cost philosophy of the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementEither throw away the big company attitude or embrace it. Don't leverage it when it appears to fit. Set a clear direction and go for it. Communicate openly with the employees.

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Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
Ottawa, ON

I worked at Flextronics

ProsTypical flex time environment. If you enjoy engaging with various customers, then this is the company for you. Leveraging understanding of operations, design, and manufacturing can be a potential to this organization as all of these are core competencies.

ConsOld company mentality with very little new blood. A lot of this mentality is due to recent acquisition of similar firms: Nortel and Solectron. The company focus is to typically acquire companies with potential technology. There may be room to change positions, but the company operates as a small company under the umbrella of a larger organization. There is very little cross-functionality between departments.

Advice to Senior ManagementIn short the greatest change that Flextronics could do is invest in their own company as oppose to acquiring new technologies through M&A procedures. There is very little R&D opportunities in this organization which is a hinderance to attracting innovative talent.

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GREAT PLACE TO WORK FOR

Customer Service Technician (Current Employee)
West Hollywood, CA (US)

I have been working at Flextronics full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood pay and good experience. Hours weren't that bad. OK management. Customer service is definitely a must at this job. Don't expect to never be busy, but makes the day go by fast. Good area to work around as well.

ConsManagement is made to where you don't get weekends off at all. The loyal employees are overlooked when it comes to promotions. Sometimes management acts to where you expendable.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees better, especially the loyal ones.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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10 years in electronics

Quality Supervisor (Former Employee)
Budapest, MO (US)

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

ProsYou are never bored. Good performance resulting in promotions. Management is open for suggestions. Training opportunities available.

ConsIf you are not in the "inner circle" you can easily be the first to be fired during a headcount cut independently of your performance, this is mainly relevant at leader levels. In case of an average employee it is based on real performance. Working environment is not always good in all offices.

Advice to Senior ManagementLessons learned never identified from business fails. No real benchmark why no more business can be reached.

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

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It was okay...

Assembler/Testing/Technician (Former Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I worked at Flextronics as an intern for more than a year

ProsDecent pay, easy work, consistent hours

ConsTons of idiots around you, ridiculous procedures, emphasis on idiots

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Flextronics

ProsProper environment to learn and develop.

ConsToo much hierarchy. Organisation is not transparent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Louisville, KY (US)

I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFast paced with challenging variety of work. Dedicated cross functional teams.

ConsSub par benefits package

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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