Spansion Reviews

Updated May 14, 2015
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Spansion President, CEO, and Director John H. Kispert
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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)

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

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  1. Spansion (Prior to Merger with Cypress Semi)

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Spansion (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Strong leadership who led the company out of bankruptcy and cared about the employees.

    Cons

    Changes to occur due to the merger with Cypress Semiconductor.


  2. Unstable business, but not a bad working environment

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

    I worked at Spansion full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Helpful coworkers, Benefits, Competitive salary

    Cons

    Unstable business environment, No connection to C-level execs, Hours vary based on department

    Advice to Management

    Inspire us, help us feel like the company is going somewhere


  3. Company with Great People

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Spansion employees are dedicated and great to work with all over the world.

    Cons

    Like most companies, Spansion doesn't fully appreciate the people that they have.

    Advice to Management

    Spread the wealth


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  5. Good place to work for how long?

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Tech
    Current Employee - Maintenance Tech

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work. Good people to work with. There is always something new to learn.

    Cons

    Manufacturing equipment is >10 years old, and becoming increasingly more challenging to maintain. Continuous improvement while continuously cutting costs is expected. There is no strategic plan in place to address equipment obsolescence or knowledge loss from attrition.

    Advice to Management

    Develop and implement a long-term strategy to set course be a "World Class" company. Invest in your human resources, IT infrastructure, and a knowledge management program.


  6. Good company, but could be better

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    • 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 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work, company has plenty of products and technologies, fab seems to have a long-term plan to be filled, co-workers are typically great to work with, bosses typically pretty flexible

    Cons

    review system is standard carrot and stick mentality no matter what you do, switched from vacation to PTO (meaning includes sick time now), people have been here long time, so not much room for lateral or upward moves, stressful sometimes, like other companies in industry, layoffs seem to occur every few years

    Advice to Management

    dump the review system for something more modern and motivating, make quarterly bonuses a flat bonus not another review of people, improve benefits


  7. Decent place to work with decent pay

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  8. A company culture that promotes respect and cooperation.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Great place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep focus on what we do well


  10. Spansion gave me the foundation of a lifetime in Semiconductor Manufacturing

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No longer an international experience after Fujitsu split.

    Advice to Management

    Spansion's management team is very knowledgeable.


  11. 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 Management

    Listen to your underlings more



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