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One cog in the big machine

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Spansion full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Immediate middle managers are respectful to engineers. Work life balance is decent. Immediate team and coworkers feel like a close knit family. Pay is ok. Do a good enough job to be useful to your boss and they will keep you around and give you job security. Spansion is open to switching your role within the company if you are dissatisfied with the current one and want to try something different.

Cons

High level executives at vp level view engineers as expendable labor. They manage with negative feedback and like to instill fear among employees. The company culture is all about making aggressive deadlines set by upper management and causing engineers to sacrifice quality of their work. Each department is pit against each other with their own agendas/deadlines so there are inter-dept conflicts. Not much room to grow within a role. It has a big company feel where you will only be working on one portion of a project and feel like just a cog in the machine.

Advice to Management

To the upper executives. Try ruling with positive feedback. Motivate employees with something other then fear and minimize any abusive yelling.

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  1. a chip in a wrong business

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    respect employee and empower employee, good benefit plan

    Cons

    average 1 lay off for every couple of year

    Advice to Management

    stable and diversify business

  2. A Company at an Inflection Point

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

    I have been working at Spansion full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Opportunity abounds -- for the company and for the individual who is motivated and inspiring
    - Smart, but humble executive management
    - Inspirational, smart, and genuinely nice CEO (rare combo)
    - I have a superior manager - one of the best in my career and also one of the best at the company. However, I've noticed that there are a lot of really good managers here. How often do you hear that?!

    Cons

    - IT support is pretty poor
    - Still a few people from the AMD days who've been through the worst of times here that need to recalibrate their enthusiasm up a notch.

    Advice to Management

    Jump in all the way with the HMI vision. Invest enough in the disruptive innovation to get us to the next phase. It's the right time.

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