Spansion Reviews

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
109 Reviews
2.7
109 Reviews
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Spansion President, CEO, and Director John H. Kispert
John H. Kispert
54 Ratings

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 10 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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  1.  

    Great until the Chapter 11

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Good salary, CEO is excellent

    Cons

    hard to lose so many friends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Pay is good but management is falling apart

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst - I  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst - I in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Everyone 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 ManagementAdvice

    Give 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spansion

    Pros

    Good salary , Everyone is nice , Not much pressure.

    Cons

    No passion to work in such place, can not growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider have more training or technical forum to engineer.
    Face to face communication with engineers.

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  5.  

    New Grad only!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get a different job!!! Micro managers not leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Laid back... high attrition

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineer
    Current Employee - Product Engineer

    I have been working at Spansion full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Didn't like it too much

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spansion for more than a year

    Pros

    I had a job that paid ok

    Cons

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

  8.  

    engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    the company is employee friendly

    Cons

    In a wrong market.
    not enough technology advantage over competitors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Parts Repair for Fab Tools  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Parts Repair for Fab Tools in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Fair pay and good benefits

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the cronyism. Start rebuilding the company loyalty that AMD once fostered. Monitor the engineers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr. Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spansion

    Pros

    Work / Life balance is good

    Cons

    Can not keep valuable employee

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people but no job security

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spansion as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A lot of good people work for Spansion
    There is opportunity for career growth if you can manage to stay at the company
    A lot of internal promotions

    Cons

    Lots of lay-offs
    Males are highly favored in management positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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