Flextronics Reviews

Updated 9 September, 2014
Updated 9 September, 2014
444 Reviews
3.1
444 Reviews
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Flextronics CEO and Director Mike McNamara
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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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  1.  

    Quality Technican

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    Former Employee - Quality Inspector  in  Scarborough, ON
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Scarborough, ON

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

    Pros

    - Good people to work with
    - Good Benefits
    - Professional enviroment

    Cons

    - Low job security
    - no enhancement in career development
    - No bonus pay or motivational tactics

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's good place to startup, but don't hope for any future career

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    Current Employee - Computer Repair Technician  in  Newmarket, ON
    Current Employee - Computer Repair Technician in Newmarket, ON

    I have been working at Flextronics as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great flexibility for working hours and competitive pay package. also very fine environment at job place. no stress, and no worries. Can't feel any kind of work related tension.

    Cons

    Poor management and unexperienced staff. Most of the full timers are not willing to learn and adopt new technologies.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Big corporation but small business mind

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefit is decent and working hours is flexible.

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should know how to run the business and give people more clear directions.

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  5.  

    Not bad not great just so and so

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    Former Employee - Director of Engineering  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    No age discrimination; lots of training available at various levels.

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs; Short term orientation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Save technical staff even if you don't have immediate projects. Take politics out of decision making

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Employment at Flextronics Canada

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    Former Employee - Computer Repair Technician  in  Newmarket, ON
    Former Employee - Computer Repair Technician in Newmarket, ON

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

    Pros

    easy job,fixed schedule, multicultural enviroment, free parking

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care more for the employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer  in  Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Ottawa, ON

    I worked at Flextronics

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Poor 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 ManagementAdvice

    Either 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.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Engineer position at Flextronics

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Ottawa, ON

    I worked at Flextronics

    Pros

    Typical 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.

    Cons

    Old 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 ManagementAdvice

    In 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.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It's an ok place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Profit Sharing is nice. Cafe is ok. Health insurance not bad could be better. Lots of improvements to the place.

    Cons

    Prone to layoffs management for exes products out the door that are of bad quality supervisors are afraid to say no that can't go out to floor for use in production.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better supervisors and managers who actually know their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good as a start up of your career

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    You will get very good lessons in life.

    Cons

    Be prepared to answer your seniors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to treat employees as their own.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Flextronics is a very large company with many divisions and segments.

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    Former Employee - Operations Director  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Director in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    They are a large company that operates in many different countries, which can be good for the person who wants to move around.

    Cons

    Their large company mentality can make it hard for an aspiring person to network and work their way of the ladder to progress their career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at ways to bring your Sr. Management teams from each site into the mix of major & minor company initiatives and provide networking & training events that allow them to meet other Sr. level employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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