Flextronics Reviews

Updated 16 April, 2015
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Pros
  • Benefits are nice and depending on position work life balance is good (in 20 reviews)

  • Work environment is safe and security guards on duty all the time (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • When you are really bust work life balance can be tough (in 14 reviews)

  • Almost all of the Senior management (VP and above) comes from outside the company (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Working at Flex

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    Former Employee - Electronic Assembler in Newmarket, ON
    Former Employee - Electronic Assembler in Newmarket, ON

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - good experience to learn a lot of jobs within the company
    - the coworkers were the best part of this job, everyone was like a family, it was like a second home
    - usually stable environment and always busy most of the time except for some periods
    - very diverse so you get to meet people of different cultures and background

    Cons

    - MANAGEMENT were arrogant and didn't care about the workers so much and don't listen to the workers who have real complaints
    - it was far to travel to Newmarket for a lot of workers
    - pay was not that great for most

    Advice to Management

    Stop being greedy and selfish and listen to the needs of the workers and keep them happy. This is why Flextronics eventually shut down.

  2. Stressfull

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Newmarket, ON
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Newmarket, ON

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Close to home. Never run out of things to do. Most of the co workers where lovely people.

    Cons

    Stressfull and too much work for what you get paid

    Advice to Management

    Treat the little people better.

  3. Helpful (1)

    No room to grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics

    Pros

    carefree environment and good people to work with
    weekly lunches
    bonuses
    parties
    good enviroment

    Cons

    long hours and management favour their favorites
    overtime
    no growth
    harsh management
    politics

    Advice to Management

    hire better people and pay them more

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  5. Good work environment, good team

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    constantly training and staffing, well supported from management team

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility in shop floor

    Advice to Management

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

  6. 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 (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

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

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  8. 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 (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 Management

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

  9. Worst Management (Specially Quality)

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

    I worked at Flextronics as a contractor (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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)

  10. Team work and 5 S

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Business Systems Analyst in Newmarket, ON
    Former Contractor - Business Systems Analyst in Newmarket, ON

    I worked at Flextronics as a contractor (more than a year)

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

    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

  11. 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 (more than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs; Short term orientation

    Advice to Management

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

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