Flextronics Reviews

Updated 14 October, 2014
Updated 14 October, 2014
462 Reviews
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462 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are nice and depending on position work life balance is good (in 19 reviews)

  • Work environment is safe and security guards on duty all the time (in 18 reviews)


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

    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
  2.  

    Growing experience from very knowledgeable people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, ON

    I have been working at Flextronics

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Poor seating arrangements, lack of communication by senior management

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Engineer position at Flextronics

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    I learned a lot of great things here, and got me started on my career of Quality Assurance Inspector.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Inspector in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Inspector in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Flextronics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I could get on the Flextronics University website and take all different classes in almost any field there is to think of. I can further my career and move up and since it is a worldwide company you learn a lot more stuff here than you would in just a one country company.

    Cons

    Sometimes there isn't a lot of work, since I was working in Flextronics, but for Aerotek I got laid off. I really loved this company and all it had. Its a shame I didn't get to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire me back. I am a really hard worker and want to move up in my career. MaryAlice Cancino

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flextronics

    Pros

    great benefits especially health / medical

    Cons

    Worked Alot of overtime, you need to be prepared for that

  7.  

    Best place I've worked so far

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quote Project Manager in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Quote Project Manager in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Quarterly bonuses, good management, friendly co-workers, good pay, provides raises, some flexibility with personal schedule. Perks like on site cafeteria and coffee bar. Time off was adequate and benefits were decent.

    Cons

    HVAC system and building need updated. Not really on board with telecommuting. Team initiatives was not a strong point, and options for growth were limited. Training was sporadic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back ability to telecommute for those with kids.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    perfect place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flextronics as an intern

    Pros

    great culture, great team work

    Cons

    little far away from downtown

  9.  

    Decent Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Lead in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Production Lead in Milpitas, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with, felt camaraderie with my co-workers. Benefits were decent

    Cons

    No room for growth. Management did not value input from workers on the front lines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Full of managers but cannot manage

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst

    I have been working at Flextronics (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you are a manager and above, this is a GREAT place for you. These are probably the people that give good reviews.
    I have seen an assistant manager that works like a horse and a manager who works like she is on vacation.
    Bigger pay, bigger allowance, lesser hands on jobs, lesser time spent in the office. These are wonderful positions.

    Cons

    There are too many managers and above. The system is just not working. It does make sense 100 years ago for managers to sit around barking orders and play solitaire. But who will get the work done if 8 out of 10 people in a department are managers? And most of the experts end up as managers and the knowledge die there because they do not know how to manage, look down on people and does not transfer knowledge because they are not non-technical enough to appreciate learning and development.

    A lot of talent come and go. What a waste of money. If you can interview the ones that left, I believe all of them were disgruntled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are too many of you with different management style that are mostly hostile and disruptive. One manager that can manage people is better than 10 managers that are highly technical and cannot manage.
    Consider giving them technical lead positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Material Handler

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of Overtime if want to work

    Cons

    Poor Management, lots of lay-offs, No Team work, contracts don't receive any type of credit of hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advise from co- workers and don't turn your back on your own team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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