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  1.  

    Spansion gave me the foundation of a lifetime in Semiconductor Manufacturing

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

    I have been working at Spansion full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management gives Engineers freedom to develop their careers in an exciting facility.

    Cons

    No longer an international experience after Fujitsu split.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spansion's management team is very knowledgeable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Reasonable work life balance. Average compensation.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Bayan Lepas (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Bayan Lepas (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    Reasonable work life balance. Average compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    a lot of cost cutting measures, which generally leads to reduction in work force.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    I had fun working with the people there

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spansion

    Pros

    Fast Paced environment with good people

    Cons

    No room for advancement within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your underlings more

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  5.  

    analyst in Spansion

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    Work Opportunity is given to some employees
    Upper management provides updates on the company on a regular basis.
    Learning curve is steep. Good for those who wants to learn new things

    Cons

    Not many chances of career advancement
    Very strict, no flexibility within the department n also HR
    Layoffs is a norm. Unstable industry
    Promises made by management never fulfilled.
    Banned Skype in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All is said above. They should care more about their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    lacks direction, still carries the baggage of its AMD days

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spansion full-time

    Pros

    I cannot think of a single pro

    Cons

    - very low compensation
    - no career growth
    - too much politics, everybody just wants to watch out for their own fiefdoms
    - managers are appointed by seniority, not ability to 'manage'

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I didn't enjoy working for this company

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

    I worked at Spansion full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I have not Pros for this company

    Cons

    They don't seem to run their business smartly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    friendly colleagues but there is no job security

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    • 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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    good working culture,
    good place to learn

    Cons

    job security is tied with market demand

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Increasingly mundane

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

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

    Pros

    Generally competent management; people are made accountable for what they do or don't do

    Cons

    'Fab-light' business model leaves little room for career advancement; the factory, along with the workforce are getting mature

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think beyond the next quarter

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    When the going gets tough, Spansion kicks out the best

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn new skills, minimum supervision

    Cons

    When the going gets tough, Spansion employees get RIFed while higher ups get bonuses or small pay cuts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of laying off people, employees should be sent for training so that then the market turns around, the employees are even more knowledgeable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not an exciting place to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at Spansion full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    it is a big company and well structured

    Cons

    The company culture did not value employee developement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n.a.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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