Flexlink Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
FlexLink, also FlexLink AB, is a manufacturer of flexible, modular conveyors and industrial automation equipment. Headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden, FlexLink has manufacturing, production, and engineering facilities in Allentown (USA), Plewiska (Poland), and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). There are operating units in 27 countries and a global network of Strategic Partners.
A project manager shares her frustrating experience on indeed.com, "Due to the lack of support staff at Flexlink, I have to design, order, project manage and install all projects I work on. I handle primarily the large projects for the group and this results in 70-80 hour weeks and missed vacations due to project load."
Designer/Project Engineer (Former Employee) says"would NEVER go back Cons: everything"
Chef de projet lignes de production automatisées (Current Employee) says"Une multitude de projets interressants."
Project Manager (Current Employee) says"Due to the lack of support staff, I have to design, order, project manage and install all project I work on. I handle primarily the large projects for the group and this results in 70-80 hour weeks and missed vacations due to project load. Cons: Work life balance is not acceptable"
Operations/Engineering/Project Manager (Current Employee) says"At FlexLink we have a very lean crew, so we wear many hats"
Project Manager (Former Employee) says"The company gives its employees a very high level of autonomy and flexibility. However, i could not see a strong company culture and identity. Units conducts their business independently from each other or from center. I looked like that units are franchise branch of the central company. Cons: Less common company culture and identity"
Finance Manager (Current Employee) says"A good small feel company (20 employees local)with large company infrastructure (3500 employees world wide) Cons: Large Company"
Mechanical Designer (co-op) says"working as mechanical design intern at flexlink was a good experience as i learned new techniques to design a product and present it to the customer. Cons: none"
Deputy Manager - Sales (Current Employee) says"Delay in response Cons: Treating employees are poor"
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at FlexLink full-time for more than 5 years Cons: -Greedy management destroying a great company -Unable to do job due to management greed -Workers under management take blame due to management incompetence -Terrible customer service"
Former Employee - Applications Engineer says"I worked at FlexLink full-time for more than 3 years Cons: (UK specific) Due to the individual approach of each business unit, the company is rife with poor leadership and lack of direction. The UK unit in particular is held back by old views and methods, which severely affects sales performance and potential. Poor choice in managers leads to a lack of development opportunities, and an uncaring attitude from staff. Not willing to take chances or work with new products, stick to what they know only, which leads to a lack of business. No acknowledgement of staff commitment or effort. Overall a greedy company which is more interested in getting as much money out of the customer as possible, rather than providing good customer service and create potential for repeat business."
Current Employee - Purchasing says"I have been working at FlexLink full-time Cons: High turnover of people Lack of managers Lack of responsibility or delegation of responsibilities No communication from management regarding strategy and vision for the company Great uncertainty of where the company is heading, and what processes you are to follow Lots of rumours and gossip Unequal treatment"
Former Employee - Applications Support Engineer says"I worked at FlexLink full-time for more than a year Cons: Total lack of any real growth over last 15 years I’ve been told. Massive culture of overcharging and ripping off customers due to poor sales. The Vile and toxic atmosphere seems to rife within the company unhappy workforce which has got worse lately.All mainly generated by the present management team .who sit too comfortable on large salaries. A Parent company that doesn’t seem to listen care or do anything."
Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer says"I have been working at FlexLink full-time for more than 10 years Cons: - Often the training sessions (if any) are too generic/broad when they should be more specific. - Managers seem unprepared to manage people and procedures."
says"I have been working at FlexLink Cons: FlexLink is part of a large $1B + year holding company; Coesia which is privately owned by a single individual. All profits from all of the companies under Coesia go to support this persons philanthropy efforts. Sounds great however when business slows down FlexLink upper management has a pattern of eliminating positions to save money. Shouldn't charity start at home (work) with the hard working folks at the company?"
Current Employee - Project Engineer says"I have been working at FlexLink full-time for more than 10 years Cons: Changes by Coesia mother company."