Flextronics Reviews

Updated 24 August, 2014
Updated 24 August, 2014
428 Reviews

3.1
428 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
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    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.  

    Only Excel Job nothing much.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Overall Electronics Manufacturing service Knowledge available (theoretical).

    Cons

    Flextronics GBS India only supports support activity to manufacturing site, very hard to get promotions, i have total of 4 years experience still i am Junior Engineer here, regarding leave you need to apply before 2 months and that to not sure if gets approved. For Chennai region Managers are good to go however Pune- Managers & Tls giving hard time to there subordinates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please see your Employees working here for more than 2 years still no opportunity of growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A big company to work overall, where stability of the company are always present

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    Former Employee - Global Account  in  Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Global Account in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)

    I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Is a strong and financially solid company, it offers very good benefits to their workers
    with global presence. Has a very strong portfolio of clients and extensive generating many jobs

    Cons

    Still presents serious opportunities to improve satisfaction oriented customer mentality
    where their customer service department in Mexico is still far from reaching maturity and solid service mentality. There is still a room to improve.
    They have everything to do and succeed, they just need to believe and start. Also many of the Programs Managers not really know the contractual terms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Direct yours eyes and hands to a second level in Customer Service department in Mexico
    And not just follow numbers. The staff are Humans and not just a “numbers” on the payroll
    A happy staff will gives as a result a happy customers. Don’t just ask to the directors or general managers status on this. Go to the physical locations of the staff and ask them face to face with no managers and directors around and ensure by all means no labor consequences to their feedback.
    The care and management of staff cannot be seen as an expense or cost, must be seen as the most valuable investment, and capital of the company a situation that exposes the company and omissions may result in customer escalations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The right mount of challenge without be overwhelming

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

    I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than 5 years

    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

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