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Cruimh
11-02-2012, 07:43 PM
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Count Bobulescu
21-10-2012, 10:34 PM
Didn't want to start a new thread for this but thought here was the best place to park. Now that the OP above has been deleted maybe mods could change the title to reflect the fact that the substance has nothing to do with CNN. "Inside Foxconn" would work.

James Fallows (an old china hand) :) has been posting a series of reports this week, complete with photos, from inside a Foxconn compound in Shenzhen China where 220,000 people work. They paint a picture much at variance with popular perceptions. Clearly, this is not the only facility that Foxconn operates.


Inside Foxconn #1

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/10/inside-foxconn/263791/

Inside Foxconn #2
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/10/inside-foxconn-2-strolling/263840/


Inside Foxconn #3

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/10/inside-foxconn-3-some-dormitories/263900/


Inside Foxconn #4

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/10/inside-foxconn-4-new-recruits-flying-tiger-ceo/263905/

fluffybiscuits
22-10-2012, 11:56 AM
Didn't want to start a new thread for this but thought here was the best place to park. Now that the OP above has been deleted maybe mods could change the title to reflect the fact that the substance has nothing to do with CNN. "Inside Foxconn" would work.

James Fallows (an old china hand) :) has been posting a series of reports this week, complete with photos, from inside a Foxconn compound in Shenzhen China where 220,000 people work. They paint a picture much at variance with popular perceptions. Clearly, this is not the only facility that Foxconn operates.


Inside Foxconn #1

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/10/inside-foxconn/263791/

Inside Foxconn #2
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/10/inside-foxconn-2-strolling/263840/


Inside Foxconn #3

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/10/inside-foxconn-3-some-dormitories/263900/


Inside Foxconn #4

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/10/inside-foxconn-4-new-recruits-flying-tiger-ceo/263905/

The popular expression does say that a picture paints a thousand words and from looking at those pictures they appear to have the best facilities available to them and help if they are experiencing psycho social hazards like bullying or stress but do lots of nice pictures of work space, swimming pools and other assorted nice looking buildings say much about the company? We could walk into an Abercrombie and Fitch store and take lots of nice photographs and these beaming models , grinning from ear to ear but that does not make a workplace good to work in. Some of the highest stressors in jobs are bullying, long working hours and pay in a lot of companies both inside Europe and outside it.

Lets look at the corporate culture that exists within the company allededly.

The Guardain carried an article a couple of days back in which the company admitted using 14 year old interns, people whom are still of school going age. In the article : http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/oct/17/foxconn-children-14-factory-china


Foxconn, the trading name of Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry, said it had found that some interns at a factory in Yantai, in the north-eastern Shandong province, were under the legal working age of 16. It did not say how many were underage.


"Our investigation has shown that the interns in question, who ranged in age from 14 to 16, had worked in that campus for approximately three weeks," the company said.


Other issues are the widely publicised suicide of staff who worked on site:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/aug/21/apple-manufacturer-foxconn-improves-safety


Criticism of the company has been mounting for years. In 2009 a 25-year-old worker committed suicide, reportedly after losing an iPhone prototype. After a spate of suicides Foxconn installed nets around the edges of some buildings to prevent people jumping off roofs.

So again nice pics and all that but what is the corporate culture like?

DCon
08-11-2012, 02:53 PM
Foxconn opening a manufacturing plant in the US?


Reports from Asia are suggesting that Foxconn is looking to establish a manufacturing plant in the U.S. Digitimes suggests that the firm, which makes devices for Apple, Microsoft, Dell and HP, is scouting L.A. and Detroit for potential sites. Although doubtful that the site would be used to put Apple products together (remember Obama's comment in one of the presidential debates that those manual jobs were never coming back to the U.S.?), there is some speculation that Foxconn is planning an automated production line for LCD TVs.

http://www.fastcompany.com/3002817/foxconn-may-be-setting-us-manufacturing-base