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Updated Jul 23, 2014
Spansion – Austin – “Spansion B4”

Spansion – Austin – “Spansion B4”
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.7 105 reviews

66% Approve of the CEO

Spansion President, CEO, and Director John H. Kispert

John H. Kispert

(50 ratings)

26% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Too far in the past to be accurate

    PMO Manager (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    ProsGood colleagues to work with and was able to create their first PMO

    ConsSenior Execs were turned over

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    not a great company to work for

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

    Pros1. work-life balance. for people who have kids this is a great place to work for because you can use your kids as excuse to go home early and take days off. single people can't do either of those.
    2. most people are nice people, but not all.

    Cons1. bad senior management. there is absolutely no (or little) respect for engineers or people who actually do the work.
    2. no career advancement. there are way too many vps and managers in this company so unless they get fired there is no way people can get promoted.

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to learn to treat the employees with respect.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery good people to work with
    Work life balance
    Good compensation and benefit

    ConsFrequent lay off
    No competitive new product

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    great company

    Manager (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    Prosgreat management team with clear mission to grow the company profitably

    Consstill have lots of legacy; there are lots positive changes but should move even faster.

    Advice to Senior Managementaccelerate the change

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    On a great trajectory

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

    ProsRenewed executive management team has been in control since 2009. The company is on a growth path now and investing in new memory technology as well as entirely new product categories. The company is providing employees with new and more opportunities for professional development and training. The people here are amazing - some of the smartest and nicest people I've been around.

    ConsPace of change and growth could be faster. It is not friendly environment if you like to telecommute.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide employees a bit more flexibility in working, like flex schedules and telecommuting options. Company is quite behind in this respect compared to other valley companies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    One cog in the big machine

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

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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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