Flextronics
3.0 of 5 368 reviews
www.flextronics.com Singapore 5000+ Employees

Flextronics Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.0 368 reviews

                             

65% Approve of the CEO

Flextronics CEO and Director Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara

(184 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Benefits are nice and depending on position work life balance is good"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Good lower level mgmt, good opportunity to learn how things are really built"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "When you are really bust work life balance can be tough"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Being a contractor, you had to deal with your own upper management plus VZW"
    in 10 reviews
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Big corporation but small business mind

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsBenefit is decent and working hours is flexible.

ConsNot 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 Senior ManagementUpper management should know how to run the business and give people more clear directions.

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Worst Management (Specially Quality)

Assembler/Testing/Technician (Former Employee)
Newmarket, ON

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

ProsHelp full production line workers.

ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementI 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)

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Team work and 5 S

Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
Newmarket, ON

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

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not bad not great just so and so

Director of Engineering (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than a year

ProsNo age discrimination; lots of training available at various levels.

ConsFrequent layoffs; Short term orientation

Advice to Senior ManagementSave technical staff even if you don't have immediate projects. Take politics out of decision making

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Computer Repair Technician (Former Employee)
Newmarket, ON

I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than 3 years

Proseasy job,fixed schedule, multicultural enviroment, free parking

Conslong process of convertion to full time. not many chances of career growth

Advice to Senior Managementcare more for the employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great workplace, tight security and good friends

Wireless Technician (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

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

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

Advice to Senior Managementplease provide proper training to the employees and give comfortable chairs to the workers to work with

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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An 'Ok' Kinda Place. Don't look for a career here...

Senior Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee)
Ottawa, ON

I worked at Flextronics

ProsGreat 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.

ConsPoor 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 Senior ManagementEither 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.

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at Flextronics

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementThink 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

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Growing experience from very knowledgeable people

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Burlington, ON

I have been working at Flextronics

ProsCompensation, benefit package, and an environment with excellent technical capabilities.

ConsPoor seating arrangements, lack of communication by senior management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
Ottawa, ON

I worked at Flextronics

ProsTypical 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.

ConsOld 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 Senior ManagementIn 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.

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