Spansion
2.7 of 5 100 reviews
www.spansion.com Sunnyvale, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Spansion Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
Spansion – Austin – “Spansion B4”

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2.7 100 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

Spansion President, CEO, and Director John H. Kispert

John H. Kispert

(46 ratings)

25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Also, there was a good work life balance"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Good place to work with lots of good people; laid back as most places in Austin are"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "The employees seem to have diminishing faith and confidence in the company because of numerous lay-offs"
    in 5 reviews
  • "no benefits, no bonus, conventional (no WFHs), longer promotion cycle, not willing to take risks at all, random shutdowns"
    in 4 reviews
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One cog in the big machine

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I have been working at Spansion full-time for more than 5 years

ProsImmediate middle managers are respectful to engineers. Work life balance is decent. Immediate team and coworkers feel like a close knit family. Pay is ok. Do a good enough job to be useful to your boss and they will keep you around and give you job security. Spansion is open to switching your role within the company if you are dissatisfied with the current one and want to try something different.

ConsHigh level executives at vp level view engineers as expendable labor. They manage with negative feedback and like to instill fear among employees. The company culture is all about making aggressive deadlines set by upper management and causing engineers to sacrifice quality of their work. Each department is pit against each other with their own agendas/deadlines so there are inter-dept conflicts. Not much room to grow within a role. It has a big company feel where you will only be working on one portion of a project and feel like just a cog in the machine.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo the upper executives. Try ruling with positive feedback. Motivate employees with something other then fear and minimize any abusive yelling.

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a chip in a wrong business

Senior Staff (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I have been working at Spansion full-time for more than 3 years

Prosrespect employee and empower employee, good benefit plan

Consaverage 1 lay off for every couple of year

Advice to Senior Managementstable and diversify business

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A Company at an Inflection Point

Manager (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I have been working at Spansion full-time for less than a year

Pros- Opportunity abounds -- for the company and for the individual who is motivated and inspiring
- Smart, but humble executive management
- Inspirational, smart, and genuinely nice CEO (rare combo)
- I have a superior manager - one of the best in my career and also one of the best at the company. However, I've noticed that there are a lot of really good managers here. How often do you hear that?!

Cons- IT support is pretty poor
- Still a few people from the AMD days who've been through the worst of times here that need to recalibrate their enthusiasm up a notch.

Advice to Senior ManagementJump in all the way with the HMI vision. Invest enough in the disruptive innovation to get us to the next phase. It's the right time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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excellent company for engineers to work with

Engineer (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I worked at Spansion full-time for more than 3 years

Proswork and life balance.
flexible working environment

Conslong term business vision.
company competitiveness.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Test Engineer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I have been working at Spansion

ProsGreat opportunity to work on challenging job! I got good training in using the exiting tester and learning new technology!

ConsSometime not enough time and not enough hand to get the job done! Everyone in my team putting a lot of hour to get the work done!

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to expand and if it is not broken don't fix it!
Need more equipment and existing equipment need to be working optimally 100% of the time for better results!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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sweat shop with no respect for Hard working folks

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I worked at Spansion

ProsHonestly none, but after giving some thought I would have to say that you do have some good people from whom you get a deserved respect for your hard work
Great place for contract job as you get more respect as compared to full time employees

ConsIn experienced Senior management not knowing what is the meaning of thought leader ship and doing lip services for self promotion.
No respect for Experience, Talent, Integrity, Accountability & Dedication
Too many Directors & VP''s

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't lose good employees who actually work hard for the company.
Senior management is not fully competent . Have a independent survey to identify incompetent folks that would help to retain good employees at the bottom.
Have a good criteria for promotions , Just not promote people for doing their regular job
Do you need very top heavy organization? Give some thoughts to fix the top heavy structure and balance with some real employees who actually could work which would bring some work & life balance for Employee.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Freedom to innovate

Member Technical Staff (Current Employee)

I have been working at Spansion

ProsA lot of opportunities to perform and good works are appreciated. It still retains AMD culture. Upper managerment and leaderships are strong and forward looking. Clear goals and realistic targets are set and communicated regularly.

ConsInvestors are still not confident of company performance in the near term.

Advice to Senior ManagementReview forecasted data regularly.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was fun while it lasted

Technical Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I worked at Spansion

ProsGood people to work with, great campus in Austin.

ConsLimited in technology applications. There only so much you can do with NOR flash.

Advice to Senior ManagementDiversify

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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great

Officer (Current Employee)
Shah Alam (Malaysia)

I have been working at Spansion

Prosgreat team work
good management team
good working culture

Conscompany not stable, easily shut down

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Great people to work with

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Netanya (Israel)

I have been working at Spansion

ProsDynmaic company, work with poeple around the world

ConsThe company always declines in revenues
Not much promoption
Occasionally there are layoffs

Advice to Senior ManagementLeave the flash market...

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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