Flextronics

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Flextronics Reviews

Updated 24 November, 2014
Updated 24 November, 2014
480 Reviews
3.1
480 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 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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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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    • 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.  

    Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Flextronics

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Personal Growth is in the culture. Lots of opportunity to go places. specialization occurs in segments. Good technology

    Cons

    Not a 9 to 5 job, working globally has it challenges, moving from one segment to another is not as easy as it should be, there are some silo's and the company has some duplicate of roles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Flextronics review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    *good worklife balance
    *Visibility of the process, transparency

    Cons

    * No clear objective for the employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Satisfied with my career at Flextronics on the whole.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Attractive location was an advantage and lots of Employee Benefits offered. Very nice people. Had a Good Personal Bonding with everyone. Everyone was very helpful and respected each other's work.

    Cons

    When compared to the Industry standards, compensation and hikes were a bit disappointment. Certain tasks were not properly assigned nor delegated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Better then most job.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Service Technician in Lafayette, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Retail Service Technician in Lafayette, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    Pretty decent hours. Communication pretty good no matter what level you are on. I feel like the pay is good for the work that we do. Great job if you love helping people and meeting new people everyday.

    Cons

    Dealing with difficult people. Having to meet expectations based on numbers. If the store is short, no need to look for any help because you won't get it. NO OVERTIME!!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just look at the numbers and use that on how the store is doing. Make a visit every now and then so you can see the things we have to deal with on the daily basis and then you will know why we say and do some of the things that we do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very rewarding and I was able to use all my skill sets and learned more

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    I worked in a department that was very proactive and my fellow techs helped each other. Pay was good and benefits are adequate. Every day challenged your skills and knowledge. Never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Continuing R.I.F initiative to reduce budgets. Little chance for upward mobility.

    Recommends

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