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Spansion President, CEO, and Director John H. Kispert
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  • 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)

  • a lot of cost cutting measures, which generally leads to reduction in work force (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Have made too many cuts.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great, employees, technology and business strategy. Recent Fujitsu acquisition will extend life of Fab, increase revenue and expand product portfolio.

    Cons

    Very low on employees, limited career opportunities, very little L&D outside of the Fab. Mid level management does not seem to be focused on the long term.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in employees


  3. Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spansion

    Pros

    Good salary , Everyone is nice , Not much pressure.

    Cons

    No passion to work in such place, can not growth.

    Advice to Management

    Consider have more training or technical forum to engineer. Face to face communication with engineers.


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  5. New Grad only!!!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Not much of red tapes.

    Cons

    Too many VPs doing who knows what and getting all the credits Too many fires to put off. No promotions or career opportunities. Laying off senior people to hire cheap labor seems to be the trend of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get a different job!!! Micro managers not leaders.


  6. Laid back... high attrition

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

    I have been working at Spansion full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very laid back. Salary is par with industry. My manager sincerely values my skills and makes an effort to promote my career growth.

    Cons

    The employees seem to have diminishing faith and confidence in the company because of numerous lay-offs. Which is one of the main reasons for the high attrition rate. Politics is also rampant as you go higher up in the ranks. Cafeteria is dead, building is old, IT infrastructure and systems are vintage.


  7. Didn't like it too much

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spansion (More than a year)

    Pros

    I had a job that paid ok

    Cons

    Didn't like it and they didn't help me grow


  8. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Engineer

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

    I worked at Spansion

    Pros

    Work / Life balance is good

    Cons

    Can not keep valuable employee


  9. When the going gets tough, Spansion kicks out the best

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Not an exciting place to work for.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    it is a big company and well structured

    Cons

    The company culture did not value employee developement

    Advice to Management

    n.a.


  11. not a great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. 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.

    Cons

    1. 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 Management

    need to learn to treat the employees with respect.



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