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Review averages

  • 21 employees say

    Excellent (2)
    9.5238095238095%
    Good (3)
    14.285714285714%
    Satisfactory (4)
    19.047619047619%
    Subpar (12)
    57.142857142857%
    2.20
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.00

Company summary

Sanmina makes some of the most complex and innovative optical, electronic and mechanical products in the world. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina provides end-to-end design, manufacturing and logistics solutions, delivering superior quality and support to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) primarily in the communications networks, computing and storage, medical, defense and aerospace, industrial and semiconductor, multimedia, automotive and clean technology sectors. 

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Numbers

Employees

10,000+

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

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  • High-Tech Manufacturing
  • Original Engineering Design
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Medical Device Design/Build Solutions
  • Vertically Integrated and Localized Partnerships


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Company outlook

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At Sanmina, community outreach is an integral part of our company values and culture. We aim to improve local communities in regions where we do business. Our wide range of initiatives include collecting donations for local food and clothing drives, children toy and book charities, and supporting a variety of regional homeless shelters. In addition to these programs, we encourage our employees to volunteer and participate in local charities unique to their region.

Support for the Red Cross

Sanmina actively supports the Red Cross across many of our facilities world-wide. In addition to our annual blood drives, Sanmina facilities in Mexico have donated almost $37,000 (USD) to the Mexican Red Cross. Through our ongoing contributions to the Red Cross, we help to foster local community health and development.

Helping Children with Cancer

As part of our commitment to improving the lives of local communities, the Sanmina Singapore facility partnered with Hair for Hope, on an event that raises money and generates awareness for the Children’s Cancer Foundation in Singapore. Employees volunteer and show support for families who have a child living with cancer. To date, the facility has raised over $41,000 (USD).

Supporting Local Families in Need

For the past several years, Sanmina has held a golf-tournament to raise money for Family Supportive Housing, an organization that helps families overcome poverty, hunger, and homelessness in Santa Clara, California. This includes interim supportive housing, childcare, life skills classes, transitional housing and supportive services for families in permanent housing. This year, Sanmina participants raised over $80,000 for the organization.

Promoting Diversity in Technology

At Sanmina, gender equality and diversity is an integral part of our company policy. To help promote women in high-technology careers, our Sanmina facility in Gunzenhausen, Germany takes part in Girls Day, a one-day event for young girls to learn about the wide-range of career opportunities in engineering and technology. The event is affiliated with the Girls Day Campaign, a network of 350 working groups from regional business alliances and agencies that are committed to promoting women in technology. In fact, 18% of organizations have employed young women who initially became acquainted with the respective company through Girl’s Day.

Fostering Student Success

Sanmina believes all students deserve the opportunity to thrive academically. We are a long-term partner of Coral Basics, a federally funded afterschool literacy program for low-income, high-needs neighborhoods in San Jose, California. The initiative provides homework help, reading and writing classes, and enrichment activities including a variety of clubs and field trips. Students in the Coral Basics Program show enhanced California Test Outcomes and fewer absences from school. For two consecutive years, 42% of Coral Basics students improved their reading level by one grade level. 


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Location


  • 2700 North First Street
    San Jose, CA, 95134
    USA

For applicants

Videos

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What we offer

What is special about working for us?

Sanmina’s success is a direct result of our diverse and highly-skilled workforce. Enterprising and results-driven, Sanmina employees thrive on delivering exceptional services to the world’s leading technology companies. We create a positive, safe and healthy work environment that helps employees achieve their personal and professional goals.Many Sanmina employees have achieved substantial career advancement at Sanmina. Sanmina rewards creative approaches that solve complex problems. We welcome new ideas. With the right performance and initiative, employees have real opportunity for professional growth at Santina. 

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How would we describe the company culture?

At Sanmina, the principles of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) are fundamental to our corporate culture and core values and provide the basis for our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. As a founding member of the EICC, these values reflect the social and environmental sustainability commitments we make to our clients, stakeholders, employees and communities where we do business around the world.

These commitments drive Sanmina to provide:

  • A positive work environment that encourages professional development and growth
  • Industry safety standards to all our international facilities, creating a secure and hazardous-free work environment for our employees
  • Continuous improvement in the social and environmental impact of our business practices and those of our suppliers
  • The highest standards of governance and ethics according to our business code of conduct
  • Support in our communities, including education and philanthropy 

What else should applicants know about us?

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Promoting Health

Sanmina’s goal is to help employees live healthy and balanced lives. To help our employees achieve this goal, we offer free seminars on nutrition and healthy eating and sponsor Intramural Sports Teams. Sanmina also sponsors numerous events each year, all over the world, that help promote the health of our employees as well as other members of the community. 

Sanmina University

Sanmina University is a professional development program for employees who seek to advance their careers through skills based training. For the last 8 years, the program has offered courses and workshops in areas such as: product and process engineering, program management, supply chain management, test engineering, quality, human resources, equipment engineering, and production control. Sanmina University also offers skills training to help employees improve problem solving, business communication, teamwork and leadership. In 2007, 2008 and 2010, Sanmina University obtained the Jalisco Government “Excellence in Training” recognition award.

Encouraging Inclusive Hiring Practices

In March 2015, both Sanmina Tatabanya facilities won the Disability-Friendly Workplace Recognition Award, which highlights our commitment to inclusive hiring practices. “Winning this award demonstrates our effort to pay particular attention to equal opportunity for our employees,” says Karoly Hoffman, Sanmina Tatabanya Vice President and General Manager. The facility implemented an equal-opportunity hiring campaign to encourage applications from people living with a disability. Each Tatabanya facility also contains special workstations to accommodate staff with a disability. The award is given out once a year by the Ministry of Human Resources, the American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary, the Szövetség a Kiválóságért Non-Profit and the Hungarian-based, Salval Vita Foundation. 

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Reviews for Sanmina

Reviews - What employees say

2.20 Employees say
1.00 Applicants say
  • 27.Jun 2017
  • Employee
Company culture
1.00
Support from Management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Level of Autonomy
1.00
Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall Compensation for your work
1.00
Office/Work Environment
1.00
Eco-consciousness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job security
1.00
Handicap Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive/Diverse
0.00
  • 23.May 2017
  • Employee

Career Development

Advancement is only buddy buddy system.

  • 20.May 2017
  • Employee

other

1.44

Support from Management

No, don't leadership.


Review averages

  • 21 employees say

    Excellent (2)
    9.5238095238095%
    Good (3)
    14.285714285714%
    Satisfactory (4)
    19.047619047619%
    Subpar (12)
    57.142857142857%
    2.20
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.00

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