Flextronics

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Former mechanical design engineer

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Former Contractor - Mechanical Design Engineer in Plano, TX (US)
Former Contractor - Mechanical Design Engineer in Plano, TX (US)

I worked at Flextronics as a contractor (less than a year)

Pros

The variety is good. Pay is decent, and the onsite equipment is top notch. Location is convenient to downtown plano.

Cons

Like other reviewers mention, extremely lacking in direction, no feedback, political, and frequent layoffs. I was a contractor their, and this was communicated not only with management but in the attitudes of the regular employees as well. When I interviewed with them, they talked a good game, but don't believe the hype. I came down from my home of indianapolis on a 9 month contract to plano, texas, got laid off three months later. I was told that I was not picking up on things fast enough, but was not provided any specifics. This was while:
1) None of my projects were behind
2) No complaints from customers of the company
3) The regular employees felt a need to micro manage me and then bash me over the head in the form of copying a supervisor when I did something wrong. This only happened a few times, but you get my drift.
4) I never got angry and if I did do something wrong, I would relate the information to my team as I understood it, so I could be corrected. But beware, they will use this against you, because they are political like that.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Frequent layoffs creates an environment of fear, and when you cultivate fear instead of collaboration, you breed an army of automaton robots(employees) who are not innovative. It is also extremely unprofessional and inhumane to bring somebody down from a remote location, with a secure job only to lay them off three months later. While I understand the nature of contract work, people are not machines either. I should have thought of this though when the hiring manager for my position asked my recruiter if he had any good commodities on hand.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Terrible top management and strong politics

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    Current Employee - Officer, OM in Perai (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Officer, OM in Perai (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    Very challenging working environment; get to know people from diverse backgrounds and countries

    Cons

    Work life imbalance as bosses expect us to stand by 7/24. Besides, superiors will throw his/her jobs to you and never guide you (reason: they are too busy). Bosses will not listen to your concern, their just selfish. Very strong politics, all the bosses side their people even though is their mistake, and they will try to point their fingers to other departments. Terrible top management as they just expect the result without considering the process. Furthermore, bad temper's managers, will only show good faces to their bosses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kindly show respect to your employees, fight for your subordinates as they are the one who work for you!

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

    Some good times and a few bad ones

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some really good people work here, some really hard workers

    Cons

    Way too many chiefs, hanger's, leaners and networking career climbers. Poor work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing your strategy every 6 months

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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