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
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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 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.  

    Employee were laid off without any package

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Spansion

    Pros

    Easy to work in company
    Overall relax environment in doing work
    Nice and smart colleague
    Middle management are willing to listen what employee says

    Cons

    Very bad cash management in previous management
    Too diverse project comparing to work force
    Bad moral in current top management (raise their salary to make employee kicked without any support)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make profitable company for long term surivival.
    Not to be greedy to make their former employee miserable without any support.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay Away

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff

    I have been working at Spansion

    Pros

    There are some very high quality individuals that work here. Please be kind to them when they inevitably come looking for that next job. Also, it is a paycheck in an otherwise poor economy, but as far as management goes, they are as Morally Bankrupt as they are Economically Bankrupt (Chapter 11).

    Cons

    Do not come to work here!

    The Company will say anything to get you to come, when it hires. When they don't deliver it will be "Well, things change". They don't pay out their bonuses, and they will probably give you a paycut after a while. Everyone received a 5% pay cut. No communication on if its permanent or not. Executives kept full pay, as they bleed the company dry.

    Inherently unstable, may not be here in a year. The business model here is still broken, I believe the are mortgaging their future to live for the day. At least they provide jobs during a poor economy, too bad there is not a real future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop running a political shop, and start focusing on real measurable productivity. Reward those that put up, remove those that don't. You don't have enough free cash/energy to continue to tolerate the deadwood that still fills the halls.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    This company does not care about it's employees.

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Spansion

    Pros

    The group I worked with was great. The work was usually interesting, and I enjoyed the disappearing "AMD" culture. Generally at the level where work actually gets done, there are a lot of great people.

    Cons

    They are willing to lay you off without any notice and no severance package, even violating the law. The new CEO, John Kispert, is as incompetent as he is heartless. The layoff stunt in parallel with executive pay increases was a PR nightmare that should never have happened, even just beyond the ethics. They have complete disregard for the welfare of employees. I would never recommend or work for this company again. After all, you could be next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop some basic human decency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, poor management

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Spansion

    Pros

    In terms of technology, it is at the forefront. So it is a great place to work with a bunch of highly skilled experts advancing and creating products we can be proud of. Colleagues are great too!

    Cons

    Management sucks. In this latest economic crisis, the management has shown little respect to its dedicated workforce. They laid off 30% of employees and gave themselves a 10% raise the very next day. Not the way to go, dudes!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to respect their people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you are looking for an exciting dead end job...work for Spansion

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

    I worked at Spansion

    Pros

    If you are looking for a dead end job working along with a lot of legacy employees who feel so secure about their job that they don't mind creating delays in projects, then this is the place for you. Just work for about 5 years in the design group and you also will become a legacy employee.

    Cons

    Too many managers who can't get this ompany to become profitable...ever. They expect everyone to work as if the company is a start up, yet the compensation and bonus packages are lame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer better compnesation packages
    get rid of legacy employees that bring overall morale down
    Hold all management accountable for the company's success
    EXECUTE plans and stop "reorganizing" if you can't accomplish anything

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Spansion as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Staffs are friendly and casual. Workload is less and not required to work OT.There's a gym and you can go whenever you want.

    Cons

    Bad training scheme, you have to pick everything up by your own. Managers are busy and do not have extra time to teach you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Have made too many cuts.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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.

  11.  

    New Grad only!!!!

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    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

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