Sanmina Reviews

Updated 14 Aug 2020

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3.0
56%
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68%
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Michael Clarke
42 Ratings
Pros
  • "If you are lucky you get to work with some good people in your team(in 32 reviews)

  • "Work life balance, culture and values(in 22 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "QA"

    5.0
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sanmina

    Pros

    Hectic work day but learn loads

    Cons

    no personal life outside work

  2. "Good Products"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations 
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Other staff members always willing to help

    Cons

    The wages are not good


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Bad place to work"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Cork
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sanmina full-time

    Pros

    The canteen has a nice breakfast selection. The work is mostly easy.

    Cons

    The shift rotation is very difficult, often you will finish on a Saturday night at 7pm and start again for night shift only 24 hours later leaving no time to get enough sleep which makes it difficult to maintain relationships and mental health. The jobs can very extremely boring and no swapping is done to keep you sane. The pay is very bad and most of the time people in the exact same position are on different pay for no particular reason. Managment often shows contempt for the workers which can be annoying. For me too much time is spent there, most doing 4 12 hour shifts a week, mostly on nights or over weekends which really affects home life. There is no daytime shift allowance even though you are still working 12 hours. Overtime is often forced with almost no notice meaning it can be difficult to plan. HR can treat employee's in a very underhanded manner in an attempt to go against your employee rights. Alot of bullying takes place if you are unlucky to be put on a bad shift. You have to make up hours every month which doesn't count as overtime. Breaks are too few for 12 hours making the monotomy even worse. Pay is monthly and low putting more stress on your finances.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Quality technician"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sanmina full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work alongside day to day..

    Cons

    Management and engineering staff are incompetent

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  5. "Too long hours too little work"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Machine Operator 

    I worked at Sanmina full-time

    Pros

    Good hours, acceptable wage, good staff

    Cons

    Unsocialable hours of work, work demolishing to potential

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Ignorant managers"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Fermoy
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work colleagues, easy company to get experience from bit would not stay any longer

    Cons

    Ignorant Managers, long work hours, minimum wage, no real ways to expand.. your a slave

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  7. "N/A"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Production Operator 

    I have been working at Sanmina full-time

    Pros

    Mostly Nice people working there

    Cons

    Very poor wages for the work

  8. "Process operator"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Precess Operator in Fermoy
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good experience for further job searching

    Cons

    moderate wages, little chance for a progress

  9. Helpful (1)

    "stepping stone"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Fermoy
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    plenty opportunity to expand your experience in any area you wish to go hence youve the qualifications . support for learning . shift hours .

    Cons

    long term employees very negative attitude .

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operator in Cork
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending what shift you get, the co-workers are nice and friendly.

    Cons

    Bullying management, people pitted against each other. Almost no benefits. Constantly micromanaged. Wont pay correctly. Lots of politics almost game of thrones style.

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