Spansion

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sweat shop with no respect for Hard working folks

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  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Spansion

Pros

Honestly 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

Cons

In 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 ManagementAdvice

Don'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.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    It was fun while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Technical Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Marketing Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Spansion

    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
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    Good place to work but need to be self sufficient in order to succeed.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Spansion

    Pros

    Spansion has gone through a very difficult transition. It all started with the 2009 financial crash and led to firing of almost all the senior management, restructuring, selling extra facilities, bankruptcy then re-emergence. This has all been a positive path and was critical for Spansion in order to be as successful as it is becoming. New executive management is competent and driven to succeed. In most cases you will not be micro-managed at this company. This is good if you already have experience in the field and are a self starter. Pay is good and bonus plans are fair. Work/life balance is good. People at Spansion really do care and there exists a reasonable level of comradely and teamwork.

    Cons

    Understand the history of Spansion as AMD, AMD spinoff, and then bankruptcy then new company. There are alot of legacy AMD people/ideas that carry them down with excesses baggage and bad habits form the past. Be aware: In most cases you will not be managed very closely at this company. Often times more management interaction and leadership is needed for people that require more guidance. Senior talent that is not used appropriately, to much focus on the “past” and how the “good old AMD” days used to be. Leadership is needed to get people past that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At Spansion there are lots of very talented resources. Not always clear concise direction on how to use those resources to better help the company. Tend to leave people alone and allow them to function at the comfort level they have managed to create around them. In some way this is de-motivating for some of those people and the people that see it. Work harder to create a more unified culture between Sunnyvale and Austin.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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