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Poorly managed with little regard to employees
Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  Kanata, ON11 April 2018
The company does it's hiring through staffing agencies and, the chances you'll be hired permanently are very slim. Many of the people I worked with were never hired and had worked through the staffing agency for, in some cases, a year or more. However, should you be hired into the company the pay increase isn't very much and, you still won't have benefits as the company only allows you to work 37.5 hours a week (under 40 hours, no benefits.)

As stated, you're allowed 37.5 hours a week which makes you a part time employee, but, you're expected to work on weekends and even though you're working well over 40 hours on top of losing your time off, you're still only a part time employee.

Management rarely understand the product they're manufacturing on the floor but will consistently tell you or suggest that you're doing it wrong. The floor manager is the same fellow you see in those movies from the 1950's that stares you down as you work (I kid you not.)

It's a toxic work environment.
Cons
No benefits, part time, weekend overtime expected of employees, poor management
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Productive Work Environment with a focus on Quality above all else
Debug Technician (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON8 January 2019
A typical day of work consists of an inventory count to start the day/shift followed quickly by a productive and attention demanding shift. They pride themselves on the quality of their product and make a note to hold up high standards in the product that is shipped globally.
Pros
in-house caf
Cons
very little difference in pay between positions
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Good place to start a new expreriances
Electromechanical Technician/micro-soldering (Former Employee) –  Kanata, ON19 October 2017
Everything in this company is perfect, except for the salary is a bit low.
However, it is a great place to start with the available skills with no exp required.
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Friendly people, good boss & also worked with most people at other company
mechanical assembler (Current Employee) –  Kanata Ont4 January 2015
its manufacturing so it to be expected fast pace & repetitive, Very easy work but you must be very detailed oriented. My boss is good but the company itself will not give you promises, it only gives you an open end contract so you will never know when your last day is, no benefits, only 2 week vacation, no sick days, no raises, there might be other job opportunities but still no raises just a different job or task
Pros
2 weeks vacation
Cons
no benifits
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You only work here if you are desperate
Test Operator (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON9 February 2018
The supervisors are great but thats about it. There are engineers working here without a degree, everyone is getting paid almost nothing, and all the money they save from labour goes directly top tier people. And there is no job security.
Pros
Good Supervisors
Cons
Bad pay
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Poor Management
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Canada19 March 2016
High stress.
They seem to change the performance criteria on which we are to be measured every year. The raises have been horrible when available and you need to perform a miracle in order to get promoted.
Advice to Management
Find a fair way to measure our performance and stick with it!
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Work Demanding fast pace, work under presure
Mechanical Assembler and Test Opretor (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON1 March 2018
Fast pace, clean room environment, skill development place .
Sanmina is the place where one can learn and make strong career foundation. Very advance technology.
Pros
skill improvment chances
Cons
very demanding
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good for long engagement job, but the company cannot survive long due to poor management.
Metal Sheet mechanic (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON25 October 2012
This company is a good paying company with good benefits. The only problem in here is there is too much politics in the organization. It is poorly managed, and it tend to create dishonest employees. Like laxity and non productivity on the job.
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3 Star
Electronics Repair Technician (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON3 June 2014
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fun
Mechanical Assembler (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB29 September 2013
how to soldering and assemble the boards.
management was good
most enjoyable part was team work
Pros
so many benifits
Cons
laid off
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Very unhealthy work culture
Electronic Assembler I (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON6 August 2017
I never had a good work day where i came to work happy and left happy, team leaders and management are very uncooperative with the needs of the employee, always hires outsource so they dont pay anything when they release an employee with or without cause.
Pros
None
Cons
Long hours and mentally unstable management
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People are great
AOI and X-Ray Operator (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON12 December 2016
The people are great, however with the way management runs things it isn't the greatest of places to work. Did enjoy my overall time here but again it was mainly due to those I immediately worked with.
Pros
Experience
Cons
No chance of advancement, crosstraining, or changing of work schedules (from nights to days, etc)
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Place OK
Assembler, Final Inspection & XRAY operator (Former Employee) –  Kanata, ON17 June 2017
Management ok, employees are not so friendly, need to Improve health & safety. Has to be full forty hours work time. I did learn new things but need secure & safe job to be created.
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The company is very good, but the management needs to be strengthened
Operator/Solder/Rework (Former Employee) –  Kanata, ON22 October 2015
The company is too big, relatively loose management, coordination of the various departments is not particularly good.

I work at night time, although most of the time can work well, but often because of poor coordination work is not particularly successful.

Simply by improving management practices, we should be able to work even more good.
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Fun place to work, but low ob security
Photonics Lab Tester (Former Employee) –  Kanata, ON23 July 2012
I had good time working at this company. I learned a lot about Nortel systems and their optical tests. Co-workers were great and very supportive. The problem in todays tech life is that companies tend to outsource and off-shore production quickly, thereby off-loading local employees. Employees, in high-tech, have to constantly, look for new jobs thereby creating job insecurity syndrome. I love working with, and troubleshooting opto-electronics products and equipments.
Pros
relaxed work environment with fun friends
Cons
job insecurity
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Good experience
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 August 2017
Working in a line in manufacturing company is a tough job because stand by position.But there is a good part that they provided breaks as the ministry approved.
Pros
Full time
Cons
Company closed
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good learning environment with flexible working hours
Test Technician (Former Employee) –  Ottawa West, ON4 November 2016
mostly this company is related to automation work
I learn how to work in team and process management (8 D process)
modification in design was most enjoyable part of my job
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normal working environment
Brand & Seal Operator (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON27 June 2017
Normal working environment, equal hiring opportunity
Adherence to company policies
Compliance to safety regulations
Health and safety taken seriously
Attendance important
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Enjoyed the work environment
Technician III (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON4 May 2016
Exiting work environment, constantly learning and advancing in my career.

Enjoyed a lot working with all designers and new projects and procedures.

Excellent incentives
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Within normal expectation
Production Supervisor/Manager (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON10 October 2012
Fast paced- high energy
How to be productive under trying circumstances
Pros
opportunity for advancement
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