Flextronics
3.0 of 5 364 reviews
www.flextronics.com Singapore 5000+ Employees

Flextronics Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.0 364 reviews

                             

64% Approve of the CEO

Flextronics CEO and Director Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara

(183 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Benefits are nice and depending on position work life balance is good"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Good lower level mgmt, good opportunity to learn how things are really built"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "When you are really bust work life balance can be tough"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Being a contractor, you had to deal with your own upper management plus VZW"
    in 10 reviews
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It was okay...

Assembler/Testing/Technician (Former Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I worked at Flextronics as an intern for more than a year

ProsDecent pay, easy work, consistent hours

ConsTons of idiots around you, ridiculous procedures, emphasis on idiots

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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10 years in electronics

Quality Supervisor (Former Employee)
Budapest, MO (US)

I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than 8 years

ProsYou are never bored. Good performance resulting in promotions. Management is open for suggestions. Training opportunities available.

ConsIf you are not in the "inner circle" you can easily be the first to be fired during a headcount cut independently of your performance, this is mainly relevant at leader levels. In case of an average employee it is based on real performance. Working environment is not always good in all offices.

Advice to Senior ManagementLessons learned never identified from business fails. No real benchmark why no more business can be reached.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Flextronics

ProsProper environment to learn and develop.

ConsToo much hierarchy. Organisation is not transparent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Beneficial

Quality Engineer (Former Employee)
Shah Alam (Malaysia)

I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than a year

ProsGood work life balance and understanding management.

ConsCompany politics and not much support among departments.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore beneficial training.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Super high turnover rate

Analyst (Current Employee)
Bukit Mertajam (Malaysia)

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

ProsLearn a lot of system and technical skills
Learn about factory culture
Everyone is boss

ConsSuper high turnover rate
All the good people leaves
Does not promote family life
Leaving no skills
The people that stays cannot change their mindset
Management tries to replace skills by passing the jobs to new hires and causes them to leave due to stress and lack of knowledge sharing
Stiff rules and people are treated like robots
Old skool factory
Favoritism is everywhere and politics
No growth. The management positions are beyond saturated like 80% management 20% skilled workers
They already have a circle of inner trust here. Just learn what you can and leave. Don't trust anyone
Salary based on job grade. So the only way to earn more is to go up. Outdated. There are better companies out there. Once you finish learning and go through hell here, the skills are good for you to go out and get a better offer and better company and better culture.

Advice to Senior ManagementFire all the HR. They lack new ideas to retain people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Sounded great to start, but quickly showed true colors

Field Team Supervisor (Former Employee)
Wilmington, DE (US)

I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat people to work with

ConsStaffing consistency, turnover, hours required, salary

Advice to Senior ManagementCOMMUNICATION!! Don't dangle carrots that your employees can never obtain or are never going to be fulfilled if they do.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Louisville, KY (US)

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

ProsFast paced with challenging variety of work. Dedicated cross functional teams.

ConsSub par benefits package

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Strong Opportunity for growth

Director of Operations (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA (US)

I have been working at Flextronics full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFlextronics allows those with go-getter styles to quickly move up within the organization. The work environment is one where new ideas are promoted and recognized when they add value to the business.

ConsThe size of the organization makes it difficult to leverage consistent practices. There are challenges in working through the various areas of the business to get things done quickly.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to focus on best practices and standarization to help customers to not be surprised when building programs in various sites/business segments.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pay rates not that great

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Flextronics

ProsThe engineers support is great for the employees.

ConsNot much room to growth

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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i have had a great experience working for this company.

Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
Stafford, TX (US)

I have been working at Flextronics full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe best reasons for working at Flex would have to be the people, compensation, and management.

ConsI really have no cons.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf I make a mistake I would like to know right away (to make sure it doesn't happen again), not have to hear about it from someone else.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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