Flextronics Reviews

Updated 24 October, 2014
Updated 24 October, 2014
464 Reviews
3.1
464 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 14 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.  

    Good work environment, good team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planner Scheduler in Newmarket, ON
    Current Employee - Planner Scheduler in Newmarket, ON

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

    Pros

    constantly training and staffing, well supported from management team

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility in shop floor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reinforce the supply chain team functions to reduce to workload of production lines

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Quality Technican

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Scarborough, ON
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Scarborough, ON

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (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
  3.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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
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  5.  

    Big corporation but small business mind

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (more than an 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.

  6.  

    Not bad not great just so and so

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than an 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
  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

    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
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    Senior Engineer position at Flextronics

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Working enviornment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Verification Engineer in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Verification Engineer in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, good benefit

    Cons

    Low pay, no advancement, no recognition

  11.  

    Decent Experience

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

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with, felt camaraderie with my co-workers. Benefits were decent

    Cons

    No room for growth. Management did not value input from workers on the front lines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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