Flextronics Reviews

Updated 26 August, 2014
Updated 26 August, 2014
428 Reviews

3.1
428 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Team work and 5 S

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst  in  Newmarket, ON
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Newmarket, ON

    I worked at Flextronics as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    We are good team work to ton of issues, and keep our 5 S to our clients, resolves over 30 tickets per day

    Cons

    The quantity from Our customers from over 2K to middle of 3 digits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    Worst Management (Specially Quality)

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    Former Employee - Assembler/Testing/Technician  in  Newmarket, ON
    Former Employee - Assembler/Testing/Technician in Newmarket, ON

    I worked at Flextronics as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Help full production line workers.

    Cons

    Management never listen to the employees. when problem occurred, they blame it on the lower lever (Production line workers). Newmarket Flextronics Quality Team is the worst managed team in the company. They really have to fire the quality manager. Flextronics quality teams do not care about the quality until the rim come to inspection. They do not train employee well and when problem occurred, they blame it on the employee. Chair is one of the worst and many got back pain because of that and afraid to tell them due to the lay off. You have to suck up to the manager to get to promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know you people are managers. At least once in a while listen to the production line employees (i.e, how to improve the quality). Engineering team or managers at least once a month come the production line to see what you can do to improve the production ( do not come to the production because RIM or any other customers going to come for inspection)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Great workplace, tight security and good friends

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    Current Employee - Wireless Technician  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Wireless Technician in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay, nice place to work in peace, disciplined, enjoyable work and parties

    Cons

    work loads and pressure due to assembly line, tiring, standing chairs are not comfortable at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please provide proper training to the employees and give comfortable chairs to the workers to work with

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    If you like EMS that's a good place for you

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Flextronics

    Pros

    I cannot describe the best reasons however you can meet good people there

    Cons

    EMS mentality and culture doesn't encourage professional and personal growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think out of the box, look.... there are many smart people around who can recognize and make a difference between a strategy without future and a future without a strategy

    No opinion of CEO

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