Flextronics Reviews

Updated 26 August 2014
Updated 26 August 2014
428 Reviews

3.1
428 Reviews
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Flextronics CEO and Director Mike McNamara
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212 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great experience

    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Johor Bahru (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Johor Bahru (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    Various customer and products, place to learn a lot of experience and expertise

    Cons

    Limited raise in salary, by quota. Even subornation good, eventually have to choose someone to be sacrificed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefit and training

  2.  

    A big company to work overall, where stability of the company are always present

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Account  in  Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Global Account in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)

    I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Is a strong and financially solid company, it offers very good benefits to their workers
    with global presence. Has a very strong portfolio of clients and extensive generating many jobs

    Cons

    Still presents serious opportunities to improve satisfaction oriented customer mentality
    where their customer service department in Mexico is still far from reaching maturity and solid service mentality. There is still a room to improve.
    They have everything to do and succeed, they just need to believe and start. Also many of the Programs Managers not really know the contractual terms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Direct yours eyes and hands to a second level in Customer Service department in Mexico
    And not just follow numbers. The staff are Humans and not just a “numbers” on the payroll
    A happy staff will gives as a result a happy customers. Don’t just ask to the directors or general managers status on this. Go to the physical locations of the staff and ask them face to face with no managers and directors around and ensure by all means no labor consequences to their feedback.
    The care and management of staff cannot be seen as an expense or cost, must be seen as the most valuable investment, and capital of the company a situation that exposes the company and omissions may result in customer escalations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overworked and then laid off!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    The right mount of challenge without be overwhelming

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Flextronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible in managing your own schedule
    Ability to work from home

    Cons

    Top management tier has major disconnect from the middle and upper middle tier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to the people that are doing the work...not what the managers are reporting to you

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not too bad

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Technician II  in  Memphis, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Technician II in Memphis, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    It's better than not having a job at all.

    Cons

    Poor management and decision making.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not In Your Best Interest

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

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits and Compensation Package, Competent Leaders

    Cons

    They will use you to the point of abuse, and when they are done, drop you. While the compensation package is good, they will tell you one thing about schedule and the future, and know this, even as an associate you will work 60+ hours a week; NO MATTER WHAT THEY TELL YOU. Get what you can for certifications and leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember when companies react, employees that worked hard suffer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Lot of opportunity at the higher levels

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flextronics

    Pros

    Great opportunity for those willing to take initiative
    Fast paced environment with little tolerance for bureaucracy
    Good people culture without inter division politics that I have seen at similar sized companies

    Cons

    Operations focus often leads to tactical, 'low risk and low rewards' near term decisions
    Senior management are starting to adopt a more strategic approach but may take time for rank and file to change behaviors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think like a product company and feel free to be open to more ideas and taking some risks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good learning

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flextronics

    Pros

    environment exposure culture benefit name skills set salary

    Cons

    instability never secure companies blur top management plan in vague

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    diversify

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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