Flextronics Reviews

Updated 23 August 2014
Updated 23 August 2014
428 Reviews

3.1
428 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are nice and depending on position work life balance is good (in 15 reviews)

  • Work environment is safe and security guards on duty all the time (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • When you are really bust work life balance can be tough (in 13 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.  

    Good work culture but not satisfied by their Salary policies

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    Current Employee - Buyer Direct Material  in  Chennai
    Current Employee - Buyer Direct Material in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Good corporate culture, moderate work life balance, hard to get promotions

    Cons

    some projects are hard to work and some of them wont support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Suggest to improve the HR policy regarding salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very high internal politics and EGO. leader suppress workers.

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Chennai
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Small group to make good visibility
    Not much work or areas to learn

    Cons

    Too much work extraction
    Very much suppressing workers
    Only leaders ideas are supposed to be perfect not even consider the thoughts of workers
    Very much negative environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be board minded.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Flextronics GSSC, on downslide

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Chennai
    Former Employee - Manager in Chennai

    I worked at Flextronics

    Pros

    Can be Flexible if in Manager level position
    good place to relax and retire

    Cons

    Politics.
    Old School Boys have enroached the senior positions
    Little scope for growth beyond a certain level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more scope out from San Jose

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overworked and then laid off!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits and nice building.

    Cons

    Low job security! They don't think twice about letting you go, even if you're doing a great job and are getting good reviews. In one word, heartless. Security is a nightmare to deal with!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overpaid and underworked!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Okay place to work with, nothing much good about it if you join as a fresher

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer
    Current Employee - Process Engineer

    I have been working at Flextronics for more than a year

    Pros

    Time off policies are good

    Cons

    Not enough experienced people to guide us

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could do better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad Management- Quality Department

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Flextronics full-time

    Pros

    Pay is ok and the benefits are good. There are alot of experienced inspectors working inthe quality department with great work ethics. Most of the people are very helpful to new employees.

    Cons

    While there are good inspectors, most inspectors are not compensated for their experience and contribution to the success of the company. This is due in part to the people who are placed in supervisory positions without the skills and knowledge that are needed for this position and this includes working with different races, genders, and backgrounds. Supervisors who strategically place inspectors that they like in key working areas only when it is time for layoffs so that their job will be secured. Unfortunately, this causes good experienced people to be laid off. The bad thing about this is that the supervisor who encourages bad work habits from the inspectors such as long breaks and lunches, falsifying time and worst of all, the mentallity that "it's all about quanity not quality", is still employed to start all over again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire experienced supervisors that know something about the job and how to keep their personal feelings out of the workplace, as this is not the place or the position for the unfairness that has been demonstrated here. Also, listen to complaints from the employees on the floor and let them know that their complaint has been investigated and the results of it, because not everybody is wrong about a particular supervisor. In the future, please do not let the supervisor who writes the employees' review choose who should be laid off because there is too much room for favoritism.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Flex is a global Company with many Sites in many different countries

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    Current Employee - Global Strategic Supply Chain Manager  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Global Strategic Supply Chain Manager in San Jose, CA (US)

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flex is a global Company with many Sites in many different countries . Many of the sites feature Amenities like Cafe , gyms and rec area . Many SItes also offer bonuses and incentive based on Compensation to hourly employees.

    Cons

    Due to the lean nature of the business model , not all sites enjoy the amenities above . Often employees are place uner harsh work schedules and are asked to perform well under heavy pressure ,also jobs in US and Europe are moving to oversea and India due to Cut cost on all the lean project .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep jobs in US will save more money than cleaning up all the mess in oversea

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    People are generally nice but no prospects

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    Former Employee - Planner
    Former Employee - Planner

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

    Pros

    The people here are really nice; they're friendly and willing to act as a mentor to you. They're willing to teach as long as you have the right attitude and they are really into the teamwork spirit so it's always a team behind you. I am lucky to have met superiors who are willing to grow me and I really appreciates that.

    Cons

    Management do not seems aware of the workload and tend to give more and more until somebody quits. At times, as colleagues we help out each other but to be honest, it's not going to work long term.

    They are really cost-driven. They are willing to slash employees at any time as long as it helps the business. People don't feel secure with their job and people who perform are generally given a very bad pay as compared to outside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your employees confidence in you. Give recognition where necessary. Match salaries outside or give other benefits in return. Employees are your assets; not your slaves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Poor Management

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    Current Employee - Order Management Coordinator  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Order Management Coordinator in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Flextronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You get decent benefits. It is also a good place to start out and learn more about the manufacturing process.

    Cons

    Don't expect too much more compensation in the form of raises. Also the work/life balance is poor. Management is quick to throw extra duties and demand reports in an unreasonable time frame. Many people work all hours of the night from home. They are quick to blame lower level employees for lack of Revenue, but fail to praise accomplishments. Layoffs were aimed towards Senior Level employees that knew the business. Now there are a bunch of new hires who have not been trained properly and are just trying to get their feet wet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more, Show appreciation to your talented workers, Communicate changes quicker, and value labor as an investment instead of an expense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Foot in the door...

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    Current Employee - Support Technician  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Support Technician in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Well, it is a job that has allowed me to learn IT skills without having to pay for it.

    Cons

    No nets around the buildings.
    Made the same amount of money on unemployment.
    Most of the management come from other countries so sometimes there is a language barrier. It is cheaper for Flextronics to pay them a housing expense and a salary that is good in their native state than it is to hire local management. And if you do take any management roles you will be working for considerably less than what is typically paid for the same type of work at other businesses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to the locals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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