Spansion
2.7 of 5 99 reviews
www.spansion.com Sunnyvale, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Spansion Reviews

Updated Nov 12, 2013
Spansion – Austin – “Spansion B4”

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2.7 99 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

Spansion President, CEO, and Director John H. Kispert

John H. Kispert

(45 ratings)

25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Worst company I have ever worked for

IT Project Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Spansion as a contractor for more than a year

ProsPros - Cant thing of any

ConsRegular lay offs with a long trail of dead bodies. Be extremely cautious of any promises or incentives made to try to get you to sign up. Everyone is protecting their own interest versus making good choices in order to prevent from being the next to go.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange the corporate culture

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A disappointing, dishonest and exploitative employer

Product Engineer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

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

Pros- A selection of on-line training courses are available on the company intranet
- Colleagues at the same or lower level in the company hierarchy are generally helpful
- Spansion is a fast-moving company and has interesting technology to work on

Cons- Continual and regular (every 18 months) lay-offs make this company a poor career choice. This leads to a culture of everyone being fearful to make important decisions, in case they are the next to be made redundant.
- For a technology company, investment in engineering and supporting the technical growth of engineering staff comes as an afterthought. Spansion is driven by a short-term desire to achieve quarterly fiscal targets, and little else. Long-range, future-orientated planning is non-existent.
- Be extremely cautious and wary of any promises or incentives made to try to get you to 'sign-up' during the interview process.

Advice to Senior ManagementPut the interests of the company before your own!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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lacks direction, still carries the baggage of its AMD days

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Spansion full-time

ProsI 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'

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I didn't enjoy working for this company

Chemist (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Spansion full-time for more than a year

ProsI have not Pros for this company

ConsThey don't seem to run their business smartly

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to start but no upward mobility opportunities.

Senior Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

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

ProsThere is plenty to be happy about at Spansion from a business performance perspective. With positive cash flow for consecutive quarters, it is clear that the executive team (post bankruptcy) know what they are doing, however heartless and greedy they have been while doing it.

ConsThe manufacturing facility is aging and so is the management. There are no opportunities for growth or career progression, as the mid-management team has been set in stone for over a decade. Idle mid-"managers" do a poor job of rewarding excellence and refuse to manage out poor performers.

Advice to Senior ManagementClean house

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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sweat shop with no respect for Hard working folks

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Spansion

ProsHonestly none, but after giving some thought I would have to say that you do have some good people from whom you get a deserved respect for your hard work
Great place for contract job as you get more respect as compared to full time employees

ConsIn experienced Senior management not knowing what is the meaning of thought leader ship and doing lip services for self promotion.
No respect for Experience, Talent, Integrity, Accountability & Dedication
Too many Directors & VP''s

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't lose good employees who actually work hard for the company.
Senior management is not fully competent . Have a independent survey to identify incompetent folks that would help to retain good employees at the bottom.
Have a good criteria for promotions , Just not promote people for doing their regular job
Do you need very top heavy organization? Give some thoughts to fix the top heavy structure and balance with some real employees who actually could work which would bring some work & life balance for Employee.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Worst engineering company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Spansion

ProsGreat coworkers...they're still my best friends today

ConsNot a good environment for personal and professional growth, unless you're into the dealing with mediocre engineers and full blown bureaucracy

Advice to Senior Managementthe employees know what's really going on...so dont patronise them and show them a little more respect than they deserve

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Spansion

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Spansion

ProsDedicated and hardworking employees who have worked long and hard

ConsInexperienced and unskilled upper management, frequent organizational changes, no strategic direction.

Advice to Senior ManagementDetermine a strategic direction, hire upper management that have experience in the business and technology, stop blaming employees for your errors in judgement

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Employee were laid off without any package

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Spansion

ProsEasy to work in company
Overall relax environment in doing work
Nice and smart colleague
Middle management are willing to listen what employee says

ConsVery bad cash management in previous management
Too diverse project comparing to work force
Bad moral in current top management (raise their salary to make employee kicked without any support)

Advice to Senior ManagementMake profitable company for long term surivival.
Not to be greedy to make their former employee miserable without any support.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Stay Away

Senior Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)

I have been working at Spansion

ProsThere are some very high quality individuals that work here. Please be kind to them when they inevitably come looking for that next job. Also, it is a paycheck in an otherwise poor economy, but as far as management goes, they are as Morally Bankrupt as they are Economically Bankrupt (Chapter 11).

ConsDo not come to work here!

The Company will say anything to get you to come, when it hires. When they don't deliver it will be "Well, things change". They don't pay out their bonuses, and they will probably give you a paycut after a while. Everyone received a 5% pay cut. No communication on if its permanent or not. Executives kept full pay, as they bleed the company dry.

Inherently unstable, may not be here in a year. The business model here is still broken, I believe the are mortgaging their future to live for the day. At least they provide jobs during a poor economy, too bad there is not a real future.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop running a political shop, and start focusing on real measurable productivity. Reward those that put up, remove those that don't. You don't have enough free cash/energy to continue to tolerate the deadwood that still fills the halls.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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