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Spansion Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
106 Reviews

2.7
106 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 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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  1.  

    friendly colleagues but there is no job security

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Engineer II  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Product Engineer II in Austin, TX

    Pros

    good working culture,
    good place to learn

    Cons

    job security is tied with market demand

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Increasingly mundane

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Generally competent management; people are made accountable for what they do or don't do

    Cons

    'Fab-light' business model leaves little room for career advancement; the factory, along with the workforce are getting mature

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think beyond the next quarter

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    too few people

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

    Pros

    Austin team has tons of experience.

    Cons

    No opportunities for growth in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    overworked

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

    Pros

    flexible work hours, average benefits

    Cons

    short of manpower, too many projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Talented people, but company lacks motivation

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

    Pros

    small team, good work, good learning,

    Cons

    no benefits, no bonus, conventional (no WFHs), longer promotion cycle, not willing to take risks at all, random shutdowns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should solve their financial issues with newer and better products rather than giving employees unnecessary forced shutdowns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    slowly but surely changing for the better

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

    Pros

    - improving product portfolio by diversifying it
    - good opportunities for working on new products
    - competitive salary

    Cons

    - Financially just OK, although they have shown profit in all but one quarters since bankruptcy.
    - Not many social activities organized at work.
    - Needs some young people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - employees may need more motivation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Survived the bankruptcy - now what?

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

    Pros

    Have had a good set of direct managers - fair and easy to work for.
    Telecommuting options.
    Very nice onsite cafeteria in Sunnyvale.
    Good benefits, focus on health, training offered/encouraged.
    Management communication is very good.
    Bonus plan.

    Cons

    After much downsizing, really not any room to grow in the department or transition to other area.
    I struggle with the lingo of a chip manufacturing company, that was not my background, so some times the corp info and training examples are all Greek to me.
    Too much forced vacation going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communicating well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Too far in the past to be accurate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PMO Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - PMO Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Senior Execs were turned over

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    It was fun while it lasted

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Marketing Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Marketing Manager in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Good people to work with, great campus in Austin.

    Cons

    Limited in technology applications. There only so much you can do with NOR flash.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Learn new knowledge, gain more experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    good communication environment, enourage to learn more and deeper, cross function learning is encouraged, flexible work time and working environment

    Cons

    normal compensation, too many meeting occupy a lot of engineer time, promotion opportunity is less for middle level engineer, working environment is not very noisy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need have good view and leading instruction for the company's products and future, clearly explain the top management's idea to all employees

    No opinion of CEO

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