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Spansion Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
Spansion – Austin – “Spansion B4”

Spansion – Austin – “Spansion B4”
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.7 105 reviews

66% Approve of the CEO

Spansion President, CEO, and Director John H. Kispert

John H. Kispert

(50 ratings)

26% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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105 Employee Reviews
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    Didn't like it too much

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI had a job that paid ok

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

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    Sr. Engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork / Life balance is good

    ConsCan not keep valuable employee

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    When the going gets tough, Spansion kicks out the best

    Senior Engineer (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsGreat place to learn new skills, minimum supervision

    ConsWhen the going gets tough, Spansion employees get RIFed while higher ups get bonuses or small pay cuts

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of laying off people, employees should be sent for training so that then the market turns around, the employees are even more knowledgeable

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

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    Not an exciting place to work for.

    Program Analyst (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Prosit is a big company and well structured

    ConsThe company culture did not value employee developement

    Advice to Senior Managementn.a.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Bad management, good working environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosvery good and friendly working environment

    Consmanagement is not so impressive

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

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    not a great company to work for

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros1. work-life balance. for people who have kids this is a great place to work for because you can use your kids as excuse to go home early and take days off. single people can't do either of those.
    2. most people are nice people, but not all.

    Cons1. bad senior management. there is absolutely no (or little) respect for engineers or people who actually do the work.
    2. no career advancement. there are way too many vps and managers in this company so unless they get fired there is no way people can get promoted.

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to learn to treat the employees with respect.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    One cog in the big machine

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsImmediate middle managers are respectful to engineers. Work life balance is decent. Immediate team and coworkers feel like a close knit family. Pay is ok. Do a good enough job to be useful to your boss and they will keep you around and give you job security. Spansion is open to switching your role within the company if you are dissatisfied with the current one and want to try something different.

    ConsHigh level executives at vp level view engineers as expendable labor. They manage with negative feedback and like to instill fear among employees. The company culture is all about making aggressive deadlines set by upper management and causing engineers to sacrifice quality of their work. Each department is pit against each other with their own agendas/deadlines so there are inter-dept conflicts. Not much room to grow within a role. It has a big company feel where you will only be working on one portion of a project and feel like just a cog in the machine.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo the upper executives. Try ruling with positive feedback. Motivate employees with something other then fear and minimize any abusive yelling.

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    Great people to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Netanya (Israel)

    ProsDynmaic company, work with poeple around the world

    ConsThe company always declines in revenues
    Not much promoption
    Occasionally there are layoffs

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeave the flash market...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Demanding work, little results

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCapable engineers, and nice work enviroment.

    ConsWork was very demanding. Little time for personal life.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not much visibility on any career prospects

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSalary and compensation is fair

    Consno work and personal life balance

    Advice to Senior Managementrelook @ the work load of employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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