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Spansion: a company of the brink

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Spansion

Pros

Most Middle managers take an interest in their direct reports and want everyone to succeed. Rank and file employees care about doing a good job and trying to make a good name for the company.

Cons

Senior management doesn't seem to understand the current market well enough to guide the company in the right direction. There is confusion on what project should be continued and those that should be cut. It's also questionable as to whether their core technology has what it takes to meet future market needs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Now that there have been massive layoffs at the company: stabilize the environment for the staff that is left; formulate a competent strategy and communicate it to all employees so that they understand what the company is going to do and how they are a part of the plan.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Meet Spansion® – Enabling a More Mobile, Digital, Media-Rich Global Society

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    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Spansion

    Pros

    Spansion is the largest company exclusively focused on Flash memory solutions. Flash memory can be found in nearly every electronic device- in cell phones, cars, printers, networking equipment, set-top boxes, high-definition TVs, games and other consumer electronics. As people continue to demand more multimedia content in their homes, at work and on the go, and as electronic products become increasingly complex, the amount of Flash memory in electronic devices will continue to grow.

    With a primary focus on the integrated Flash memory market, our solutions are incorporated into electronic products from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), including the top ten handset, consumer electronics and automotive OEMs around the world.

    Cons

    low pay, bankrupt, firing without severance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company to Micron/Toshiba

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Iron Stomach (and Closed Mouth) Required to Work Here

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    Current Employee - Engineer II  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Spansion

    Pros

    I can't deny it - I am well-paid.

    Cons

    Your vacation time is held hostage by market fluctuations in that you are told when you can and cannot take your vacation. A benefit promised to you can be taken away at any time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going on a "money-saving" spree, make it worthwhile and lasting. Truly evaluate how many employees are needed to get a job done. In many cases there are far too many do-nothings and hard-working employees are let go to "save money". In truth it would be cheaper to retain 5 hard-workers and let go of 10 "cheaper" workers. Review your HR department. Those with serious management concerns cannot even get their e-mails responded to by HR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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