Spansion

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Spansion Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
114 Reviews
2.7
114 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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  1.  

    Decent place to work with decent pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Austin, TX

    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
  2.  

    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
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    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
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Spansion full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Collaborative coworkers, good pay, reasonable expectations, excellent manager. I am allowed to do my job without much meddling from others. There is a high level of trust. Likewise, I trust my managers to do what's right.

    Cons

    Honestly, not much. I have held a number of jobs in this industry. I guess the only thing I can say is less than stellar HR, seems like it's outsourced, but the limited contact I have with HR, this is no big deal. We no longer have mandated time off and that's good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focus on what we do well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Spansion gave me the foundation of a lifetime in Semiconductor Manufacturing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering in Austin, TX

    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
  6.  

    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

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    great company

    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    great management team with clear mission to grow the company profitably

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    accelerate the change

  8.  

    On a great trajectory

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

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

    Pros

    Renewed 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    a chip in a wrong business

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

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

    Pros

    respect employee and empower employee, good benefit plan

    Cons

    average 1 lay off for every couple of year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stable and diversify business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Spansion

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Sometime 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 ManagementAdvice

    Need 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!

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work but need to be self sufficient in order to succeed.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Spansion

    Pros

    Spansion has gone through a very difficult transition. It all started with the 2009 financial crash and led to firing of almost all the senior management, restructuring, selling extra facilities, bankruptcy then re-emergence. This has all been a positive path and was critical for Spansion in order to be as successful as it is becoming. New executive management is competent and driven to succeed. In most cases you will not be micro-managed at this company. This is good if you already have experience in the field and are a self starter. Pay is good and bonus plans are fair. Work/life balance is good. People at Spansion really do care and there exists a reasonable level of comradely and teamwork.

    Cons

    Understand the history of Spansion as AMD, AMD spinoff, and then bankruptcy then new company. There are alot of legacy AMD people/ideas that carry them down with excesses baggage and bad habits form the past. Be aware: In most cases you will not be managed very closely at this company. Often times more management interaction and leadership is needed for people that require more guidance. Senior talent that is not used appropriately, to much focus on the “past” and how the “good old AMD” days used to be. Leadership is needed to get people past that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At Spansion there are lots of very talented resources. Not always clear concise direction on how to use those resources to better help the company. Tend to leave people alone and allow them to function at the comfort level they have managed to create around them. In some way this is de-motivating for some of those people and the people that see it. Work harder to create a more unified culture between Sunnyvale and Austin.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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