Flextronics

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Flextronics Reviews

Updated 19 December, 2014
Updated 19 December, 2014
490 Reviews
3.1
490 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Growing experience from very knowledgeable people

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    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
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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
  6.  

    Good school for hardworking Millennials

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)

    I worked at Flextronics

    Pros

    The company has an incredibly large portfolio of products being designed, manufactured, tested and delivered for diverse OEMs using state-of-the-art top notch technology across the globe. Flex is one of the biggest players in the EMS industry and throughout the years has increasingly developing a good structure. For a hardworking millenial who loves what he/she does and wants to learn the EMS business this company is the place to be.

    Cons

    At the plant level employees often have to spend countless hours at work to get the things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is the key.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good job to have

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flextronics

    Pros

    company is a good job to have. Advancement is fast to point. pay is good for the job you are doing. they do offer great benefits.

    Cons

    the work life balance is not the best. you do have some free time but you have to work retail hours. once ou reach a point, it is very hard to advance.

  8.  

    Flextronics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics

    Pros

    After working with the company as a customer for 4 years, I knew that I would one day join the Flextronics family. I have never been more happy since joining the company. Nor have I witnessed an organization of such grand scale invest in their employees' education, careers and professional development. I can't say enough great things about the company and its people; from top to bottom I have found nothing less than first class.

    Cons

    I have no cons to offer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, good pay scale, a lot of support (when you look for it), seems to be a strong management (but to be seen), not so much micro management

    Cons

    Too large of an organization, can be bureaucratic, a lot of senior management changes in recent months

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Flextronics review

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    Former Employee - Planner Scheduler in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Planner Scheduler in Milpitas, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    A family community at the work place

    Cons

    Customers can be very demanding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some incentive for being loyal to the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Stable with minimal Career Progression

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    Former Employee - Failure Analysis Engineer in Senai (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Failure Analysis Engineer in Senai (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    Annual Wage supplements, Quaterly bonus payout, Internal Training development programs

    Cons

    Unflexible working hours, below average annual wage increment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement employment salary level based on grades

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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