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Great ... until upper management steered us into the rocks

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Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Spansion

Pros

The SDC was a wonderful place to work - lots of commitment to development of young engineers via the Rotation program. Middle management was excellent - very supportive, collaborative environment.

Cons

Upper management did a poor job of managing the company as the economy came into a downturn. Due to new factory construction, company never became profitable, knuckling under to weak pricing demanded by greedy customers. Not sure where company will go, now that it has junked its R&D wing. No future?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I'm not sure whether SPSN has a future any more. Without R&D, there will be no promise for next generation technology. Good luck with that.

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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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    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
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