Spansion

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Spansion Reviews

Updated 3 December 2014
Updated 3 December 2014
116 Reviews
2.7
116 Reviews
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Spansion President, CEO, and Director John H. Kispert
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Also, there was a good work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Good place to work with lots of good people; laid back as most places in Austin are (in 10 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Returning employee with total of 17 years of service

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Test Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Test Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Spansion full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Friendly co-workers and a lot to learn if you want to. Good Sonic Boom Wellnes program for employees

    Cons

    The annual target profit sharing percentage is never achieved due to many management factors, normally you can get from 70% to 80% of the target.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every employee should get the full target profit percentage allocated by the company for the quarter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Change is in the air

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Spansion full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I work with some of the best, smartest, most capable people I've met in my working life. The current executive management has taken a struggling company and made it a lean, efficient and thriving entity. My middle management is fair, hard working, and works wonders with very limited resources.

    Cons

    We're in the midst of being acquired by another company which will result in a shake up of executive and middle management. I'm afraid the management style is about to revert back to what it was after spinning off of AMD, which was out-dated and not employee focused. I found it to be an unhappy and unhealthy working environment back then.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ruin the company with archaic attitudes towards employees and the workplace. Learn what it takes to retain talent in the modern workplace, empower people to achieve excellence and recognize their accomplishments.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Application Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing

    I have been working at Spansion full-time

    Pros

    I reccomend especially Application Engineer positions because they are very important for daily promotion and solution development. In general, we always have a problem with the resource of Field Application Engineer and it directly impacts on business.

    Cons

    You can get multi-culture environment because we collaborate globally for example solution developments, new product spec difinition and homepage design.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to consider both short term (daily promotion, technical support, etc) and long term strategy (roadmap, target market and position.)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent place to work with decent pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Spansion full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay was pretty good set hours.

    Cons

    Much of the middle management needs to step aside and make room for some younger and smarter people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A company culture that promotes respect and cooperation.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at Spansion full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Constantly innovating technology. Very focused on customer satisfaction. Always willing to go the extra mile.

    Cons

    Very slow to change the things that don't work. Lots of resistance from old timers. Does not seen to have consequences for bad actions or decision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The reality on the ground seems very different from what upper management sees. Like they are sheltered from the truth. Need more honest middle managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Death to Spansion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Engineer II in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Product Engineer II in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Spansion full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    No Pros left.. The "people first, products and profit will follow!" culture which Jerry Sanders developed for years has been snuffed out.

    Cons

    No one left except losers and control freaks. No employee incentives plus ENDLESS penny wise pound foolish cuts = imminent failure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give up. The key to earning wealth is for everyone else to make a lot of money too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Tech Support Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spansion

    Pros

    Benefits were good. Fast paced environment. Many opportunities if individual is eager to learn.

    Cons

    People had no social skills. Very intense and micro managed. Job turn over high. No job stability. Saw many being cut so others would benefit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to allow workers to grow with job by allowing then to cross train when seeking others advanced opportunities. Less micro manage and more collaboration rather than segregating.

  9.  

    It's an OK company to work for but they pay new hires better than long-term employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Spansion full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Insurance is about the only good thing anymore

    Cons

    Each individual is doing the work of 4 people and more is being asked from them every quarter. Cost cutting has gotten ridiculous with the age of the equipment - it has to be fixed or replaced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize people who have stuck it out all these years, went to school and got the degree that was asked of them and attended all classes given by the company and adhered to their rules

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Could be better!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spansion

    Pros

    Smart Management, good people, and pay is okay.

    Cons

    Lack of resources, very process oriented, and very little to no internal growth opportunities

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Horrible company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resource Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resource Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at Spansion full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers are nice, campus is clean.

    Cons

    Management overall is horrible, especially around finance and HR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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