Various positions (Former Employee) - Cork - 7 May 2019
Good workplace and good people. I worked there on various position, for example "Assembling and controling Smart Glasses DAQRI. Testing cameras for the Lockers. Controling, testing the safety features of Lockers, updateing software and firmware. Making sure that the final product meets certain prescribed standards. (Pelipod) Assembling motherboards for receivers, testing video systems. (graphic/video cards) (Datapath) "
Director (Current Employee) - EMEA - 19 December 2017
Flex is a very agile company which allows it to pivot to serve different customers in different industries quickly. It's been said that Flex is a Fortune 500 company that behaves like a start-up. This in my view, is a very good thing.
There are few cumbersome processes (that I've encountered), which prevent you from working at full speed, and you honestly have a chance to create something new, innovate and do your best work.
The management culture comes from manufacturing and so will be a contrast for people with a consulting, business services or software company background. In my view, Flex would benefit from having more senior non-manufacturing leaders so it can look beyond operations and factories.
There is huge potential for Flex to grow, and for a hard working professional to really make a difference.
A typical day moves at 100km per hour..
I have learned about different styles of manufacturing techniques that get the most from the equipment it uses..
Management are different to what I am used to. some great and some not so great
The hardest part of the job was working the night shift..
The most enjoyable part of the job was the people
Ict controller (Former Employee) - Raheen, County Limerick - 7 September 2017
It was a leading company when it came to warehousing and logistics. They expected a high working standard from its employees but rewarded them for this. It was a leading company when it came to modern ways of warehousing using the latest technology that was available.
Sometimes very little notice was given if you were needed for overtime
Working in production line flex was like working as a family.Because the nature of the job require working as team in flex we follow supply chain management system that is why most of time we manage to accomplished our task
I worked eight hour shifts, 8am-5pm. I worked as a General Assembly Operator as a Re-worker. This involved repairing SMT boards from either technician or assembly line. I learned to be a team player, interact with people and work on self initiative. The management were proactive in encouraging people to do their best.there was strong communication between employees and management. The hardest part of my job was trying to get as much as possible done. The most enjoyable part of my job was solving problems
As its a contract manufacturing company you could be working on various products on a daily basic which is interesting. The co workers are great people very friendly and the more enjoyable part of the jobs was the different products you work on . No hard parts
As stated within my C.V. I have working for Flextronics for 12 years of my working career. During this time I have diversified to my roles and situations that required technical awareness. Without the help of management and fellow colleagues, such tasks and solutions would not be possible.
My day consisted of carrying out diagnostic tests and quality checks at the end of the line.
Entering pre-set programs from computer into motherboards.
Defects on mother board were tagged with a red label and sent to a debug technician for repairs.
Printing up labels with barcodes for motherboards.
Recording all work carried out during the day into the computer database.
Worked three days per week (Three twelve hour shifts - 36 hours per week) and had 4 days off.
Flextronics were a great company to work for. They had a very easy going style and they treated their staff as equals and as adults who could be trusted to get the job done. The hours were long as there was a lot of overtime but there wasnt any pressure to work every weekend. I worked most weekends and did anything up to 20hrs overtime a week as i had a young family and i was very glad of the financial stability. The most enjoyable part of the job was the daily interactions with my co workers and by the time i was made redundant i had made friends for life.
Trade Union, Overtime, Being treated as an equal refardless of your role .
Long hours . Freezing cold warehouse in winter and sauna like conditions in the summer.