Spansion
2.7 of 5 102 reviews
www.spansion.com Sunnyvale, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Spansion Reviews

Updated May 9, 2014
Spansion – Austin – “Spansion B4”

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2.7 102 reviews

                             

65% Approve of the CEO

Spansion President, CEO, and Director John H. Kispert

John H. Kispert

(48 ratings)

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

Pros:
  • "Also, there was a good work life balance"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Good place to work with lots of good people; laid back as most places in Austin are"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "The employees seem to have diminishing faith and confidence in the company because of numerous lay-offs"
    in 5 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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    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

    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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    A Company at an Inflection Point

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    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 Senior ManagementJump 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    excellent company for engineers to work with

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    Proswork and life balance.
    flexible working environment

    Conslong term business vision.
    company competitiveness.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Freedom to innovate

    Member Technical Staff (Current Employee)

    ProsA lot of opportunities to perform and good works are appreciated. It still retains AMD culture. Upper managerment and leaderships are strong and forward looking. Clear goals and realistic targets are set and communicated regularly.

    ConsInvestors are still not confident of company performance in the near term.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview forecasted data regularly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Software engineer

    Engineering Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsCollegues, nice boss, good projects

    Consformer CEO's strategy and some product plans

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo head, support!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Spansion gave me the foundation of a lifetime in Semiconductor Manufacturing

    Engineering (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsManagement gives Engineers freedom to develop their careers in an exciting facility.

    ConsNo longer an international experience after Fujitsu split.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpansion's management team is very knowledgeable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I had fun working with the people there

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFast Paced environment with good people

    ConsNo room for advancement within

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your underlings more

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat manager and thus a great organization to work with, Our MD know everyone by their name and go down to production floor frequently. The people in the organization make it a great place to work at.

    ConsUnstable financial situation causing frequent force leave and eventually the closing of some of the branch

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery good people to work with
    Work life balance
    Good compensation and benefit

    ConsFrequent lay off
    No competitive new product

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    great company

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    Prosgreat management team with clear mission to grow the company profitably

    Consstill have lots of legacy; there are lots positive changes but should move even faster.

    Advice to Senior Managementaccelerate the change

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