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Updated Jul 23, 2014
Spansion – Austin – “Spansion B4”

Spansion – Austin – “Spansion B4”
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.7 105 reviews

66% Approve of the CEO

Spansion President, CEO, and Director John H. Kispert

John H. Kispert

(50 ratings)

26% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    friendly colleagues but there is no job security

    Product Engineer II (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    Prosgood working culture,
    good place to learn

    Consjob security is tied with market demand

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

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    Increasingly mundane

    Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsGenerally 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 Senior Managementthink beyond the next quarter

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

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    too few people

    Senior Engineer (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsAustin team has tons of experience.

    ConsNo opportunities for growth in the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    overworked

    Engineering Manager (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Prosflexible work hours, average benefits

    Consshort of manpower, too many projects

    Advice to Senior Managementfocus

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

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    Talented people, but company lacks motivation

    Design Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Prossmall team, good work, good learning,

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should solve their financial issues with newer and better products rather than giving employees unnecessary forced shutdowns.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    slowly but surely changing for the better

    Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee) 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 Senior Management- employees may need more motivation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Survived the bankruptcy - now what?

    IT Manager (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsHave 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.

    ConsAfter 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 Senior ManagementKeep communicating well.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Too far in the past to be accurate

    PMO Manager (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

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

    ConsSenior Execs were turned over

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was fun while it lasted

    Technical Marketing Manager (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsGood people to work with, great campus in Austin.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementDiversify

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Learn new knowledge, gain more experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

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

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

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