Spansion

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Excellent company in need of competent executive leadership and some bridge financing

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Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Spansion

Pros

There is an excellent can-do attitude among almost all employees that fosters innovation and pockets of operational excellence. Particularly in low-cost in-house manufacturing and customer responsiveness, the company does quite well

Cons

The CEO, Bertrand Cambou, does not apply analytical rigor when making important business decisions. He will bankrupt the company if left in place. The balance sheet is weak, making it uncertain whether the company will be able to survive the current downturn.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please improve internal business decision management. We have to get the big decisions--builiding SP1, buying Saifun, suing Samsung--right if the company has any chance to ride out the downturn with our terrible balance sheet.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Need better management.

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Spansion

    Pros

    Good place to learn. Good for new grad to learn here.

    Cons

    Stock and finance is too bad.

    No good recolonization to employees.

    Industry is in very tough time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need improve management. There are many places to improve the company and make it profitable.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Need senior leadership, BFC we need to hear from you.

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    Current Employee - IT Professional in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Spansion

    Pros

    Being a mature company, technology company it is a good place to work. Some very nice people work here. It offers great working environment for many reasons as follows. It offers great areas for walking, running, basketball. It has a very good and inexpensive cafeteria. There exit great opportunities for advancement. Pay offered is competitive.

    Cons

    Poor direction from top and middle management. Hence the direction received is often obscure and changing. Often the wrong goals are set and then they are changed to other wrong goals. Poor performance does not get addressed or good performance is not rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Hire from outside your comfort circle for senior positions.
    2) Create opportunity to get unvarnished feedback and suggestions from lower in the management hierarcy. Involve employees and contractors, since your best talent is hidden from you within the contractors.
    3) Cut a few layers of middle management. They obscure the picture for you and for the employees.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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