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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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    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
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