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Flextronics Reviews

Updated 19 August, 2014
Updated 19 August, 2014
421 Reviews

3.1
421 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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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector  in  Scarborough, ON
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Scarborough, ON

    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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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Repair Technician  in  Newmarket, ON
    Current Employee - Computer Repair Technician in Newmarket, ON

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.  

    The right mount of challenge without be overwhelming

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX (US)

    Pros

    Flexible in managing your own schedule
    Ability to work from home

    Cons

    Top management tier has major disconnect from the middle and upper middle tier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to the people that are doing the work...not what the managers are reporting to you

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Not too bad

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Technician II  in  Memphis, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Technician II in Memphis, TN (US)

    Pros

    It's better than not having a job at all.

    Cons

    Poor management and decision making.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not In Your Best Interest

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Benefits and Compensation Package, Competent Leaders

    Cons

    They will use you to the point of abuse, and when they are done, drop you. While the compensation package is good, they will tell you one thing about schedule and the future, and know this, even as an associate you will work 60+ hours a week; NO MATTER WHAT THEY TELL YOU. Get what you can for certifications and leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember when companies react, employees that worked hard suffer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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