Spansion
2.7 of 5 99 reviews
www.spansion.com Sunnyvale, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Spansion Reviews

Updated Apr 6, 2014
Spansion – Austin – “Spansion B4”

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2.7 99 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

Spansion President, CEO, and Director John H. Kispert

John H. Kispert

(45 ratings)

25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Also, there was a good work life balance"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Great place to learn new skills, minimum supervision"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Continual and regular (every 18 months) lay-offs make this company a poor career choice"
    in 4 reviews
  • "no benefits, no bonus, conventional (no WFHs), longer promotion cycle, not willing to take risks at all, random shutdowns"
    in 4 reviews
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Great until the Chapter 11

Department Manager (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Spansion full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood salary, CEO is excellent

Conshard to lose so many friends

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget about the people side of things - new products are cool, but they are made by your people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Have made too many cuts.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat, employees, technology and business strategy. Recent Fujitsu acquisition will extend life of Fab, increase revenue and expand product portfolio.

ConsVery low on employees, limited career opportunities, very little L&D outside of the Fab. Mid level management does not seem to be focused on the long term.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Spansion

ProsGood salary , Everyone is nice , Not much pressure.

ConsNo passion to work in such place, can not growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider have more training or technical forum to engineer.
Face to face communication with engineers.

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New Grad only!!!!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Spansion full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood people to work with. Not much of red tapes.

ConsToo many VPs doing who knows what and getting all the credits Too many fires to put off. No promotions or career opportunities. Laying off senior people to hire cheap labor seems to be the trend of the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a different job!!! Micro managers not leaders.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Laid back... high attrition

Product Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Spansion full-time

ProsVery laid back. Salary is par with industry. My manager sincerely values my skills and makes an effort to promote my career growth.

ConsThe employees seem to have diminishing faith and confidence in the company because of numerous lay-offs. Which is one of the main reasons for the high attrition rate.

Politics is also rampant as you go higher up in the ranks.

Cafeteria is dead, building is old, IT infrastructure and systems are vintage.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Didn't like it too much

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Spansion for more than a year

ProsI had a job that paid ok

ConsDidn't like it and they didn't help me grow

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Pay is good but management is falling apart

Technical Support Analyst - I (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Spansion full-time for more than a year

ProsThe pay makes it work going to work, the people that work with you and in the FAB are friendly enough. The career options are great if you stick around long enough. Some of the employees have been here 30 years, and if you want it bad enough you can get to where you would like to go.

ConsEveryone is just friendly, no one speaks too much, they act like ther're abused animals that cower at the first sign on human interaction. My direct supervisor is spineless and does not find it necessary to stick up for our team.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive better accolades when they are deserved, care for the people that work for you, and if you don't understand the job your employees do, don't assume to tell them how to do it. The disconnect between the employees on the lower levels are substantially greater than anywhere I would like to work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Engineer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Spansion full-time for more than 8 years

Prosthe company is employee friendly

ConsIn a wrong market.
not enough technology advantage over competitors

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Spansion was born out of AMD (Advanced Micro Devices). A good company with good benefits. Employee oriented.

Parts Repair for Fab Tools (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Spansion full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFair pay and good benefits

ConsWork can be monotonous and work politics are starting to be a pain.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the cronyism. Start rebuilding the company loyalty that AMD once fostered. Monitor the engineers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Spansion

ProsWork / Life balance is good

ConsCan not keep valuable employee

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