FoxConn Technology Group is a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturing company headquartered in Tucheng, New Taipei, Taiwan. It is the trade name for Hon Hai Precision Industry Company Limited, which was founded in 1974. As the world's largest electronics contractor manufacturer, FoxConn is an original design manufacturer with information technology and electronics customers in Europe, America and Japan. Some of the most famous products manufactured by the largest private employer in China include BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Playstation 4, Xbox One and Wii U.
About 40 percent of all consumer electronic products sold today are assembled in a FoxConn factory in Asia, Europe, Mexico or South America. Acer, Amazon.com, Apple, BlackBerry, Cisco, Dell, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Motorola Mobility, Nintendo, Nokia, Sony, Toshiba and Vizio are among the long list of customers FoxConn has served throughout the years.
FoxConn Job Opportunities
It is not surprising that Foxconn's U.S. presence is in Silicon Valley, home to many of the world's largest technology companies. They hold a high standard for their employees, with most positions calling for a four-year degree and at least two to five years of experience. With that said, the company is committed to hiring from local communities where its operations are based, and they offer employees continued education, developing them for the long-term.
FoxConn's founder and Chairman Terry Gou has reported the company's intentions to expand their manufacturing with a plant in Pennsylvania, but that $500 million plant has not been built yet. For now, Santa Clara and San José, California are your best bet for landing a job with FoxConn. Opportunities include administrative and supportive roles such as human resources and executive administrative assistant. There are also more technical positions including customer support specialists, senior engineer of high voltage connectors, and account manager. Some of these positions require fluency in Mandarin Chinese. It is a plus for other positions but not required.
FoxConn Work Culture
The culture of the California sites of FoxConn has roots in Chinese tradition while looking to the future and striving to stay on the cutting edge of technology. Respect, integrity, professionalism, discretion, and dedication are paramount. Almost every job requires a college degree, and potential employees can expect to occasionally work a flexible schedule to accommodate the time difference in China for conference calls and the like. FoxConn also works to build strong relationships with leading institutions of higher learning and work collaboratively with them on projects utilizing leading-edge technology. They have invested $10 million at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University for robotics and advanced manufacturing research.