PROGRAM MANAGER (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – June 22, 2017
This is a great starting job for anyone who wishes to gain experience in the manufacturing industry. It is pretty much bootcamp because they will overwork you. Once you've gained enough experience, get out.
Facilities / Purchasing Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – April 24, 2017
Worked 20-30 mins a day on a daily basis. Management is lazy. Very old school style of managing at least in the facilities department. I learned how to kill time doing nothing. Hardest part of the job is getting along with other lazy co-workers. No push or drive.
It was a fun learning environment that kept me on my feet.
Hostess/Cashier (Former Employee) – Fremont, CA – April 18, 2017
A typical day at work was challenging in a helpful way. Not one day was uneventful in a productive and strategic manner. I learned how to develop new manual skills that taught me how to assemble merchandise and materials for the company. Along with the labor came supportive co workers who dedicated their time to their work but did not budge to help another team member. Nevertheless, the hardest part of my job was challenging obstacles with tools and learning the use of them. Lastly, the most enjoyable part was working in a team fashion and working alone also.
Business Administrator (Former Employee) – Fort Mill, SC – April 15, 2017
This sorry company is laying people off and hiring contractors to fill their positions. The contractors they are hiring already work for the company. No need to apply for any of the positions they advertise.
SMT Machine Operator/Assembly/Quality Assurance (Former Employee) – Huntsville, AL – April 5, 2017
I had worked myself to death at this place for a little over a year and got a new supervisor who hated me from day one and tried everything she could to get me fired and eventually got me for missed punches and allegedly being over on smt when i wasn't supposed to be except i was TRAINING. All the management cares about are numbers, the employees are really, really bad about drama. It's like being back in high school again, except you're getting paid for it and it's way worse.
There are no pros, this place will suck the life out of you.
SMT Quality Inspector & Solderer (Full-Time) (Former Employee) – Huntsville, AL – March 28, 2017
A 12-hour shift Friday night through Sunday night gave me the week off. It was an easy job, but the 3rd shift made it difficult to sleep during the day on the weekends then adjusting to a normal sleep scheduled during the week. Only a 30-min lunch break also made it hard when it was in the evening an not in the middle of the shift. Working there and seeing all the "lazy" people still having a job made my job more difficult as it would require me to pick up the slack. Would i work there again? Yes, but only for a little bit more pay, otherwise, id be one of the lazy employees.
Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) – Huntsville, AL – March 23, 2017
I loved the shift I worked. I would have liked to come in later. My Co-workers were nice for the most part and I learned new things. When I worked overtime I made great money. People are getting way under paid and not becoming full time employees fast enough.
CLEAN & COAT MACHINE OPERATOR (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – March 21, 2017
operating a machine, clean and coat operator. logging in temperature. making sure i'ts accurate according to the procedure. feed and coating film the copper board. Always inspecting it before moving on to the next one.
QA Technician and Internal Audit (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – March 21, 2017
I like it at Sanmina. I have made many great friends and the work is very fulfilling for my position. I have been tasked every day with numerous responsibilities and I aim to make sure 100% of them are complete every day.
Close to home. Liked most of the people. Bosses in general were great, just questioned some of the decisions from the higher ups.
AOI Inspector (Former Employee) – Owego, NY – March 20, 2017
Seemed like they continually took money away from employees. First made us clock out for lunch, lowered shjft premiums. Overtime sometimes seemed ridiculous, mandatory when volunteers probably would have been enough.
Mechanical Assembler (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – March 15, 2017
It is a typical job with quotas and deadlines. You'll be able to learn skills that won't be needed in daily life. Management is horrible. Coworkers are your family, they will look out for you if you allow them to.
perfect place to gain work experience, family style culture
CNC Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Fremont, CA – March 7, 2017
Always fast paced, team oriented and sometimes fun; but when the dollar matters employees sometimes don't. You are expected to go the extra mile and most of the time all you get is a thank you when a raise or better employment conditions are more appropriate.
There is overtime available when business is good.
Makes promises that aren't always met or are late in coming.