Spansion Reviews

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
108 Reviews
2.7
108 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr. Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spansion

    Pros

    Work / Life balance is good

    Cons

    Can not keep valuable employee

  3.  

    When the going gets tough, Spansion kicks out the best

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

    I worked at Spansion full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great place to learn new skills, minimum supervision

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not an exciting place to work for.

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    Former Employee - Program Analyst  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Spansion full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    it is a big company and well structured

    Cons

    The company culture did not value employee developement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n.a.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Bad management, good working environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spansion full-time

    Pros

    very good and friendly working environment

    Cons

    management is not so impressive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    not a great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    1. 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.

    Cons

    1. 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 ManagementAdvice

    need to learn to treat the employees with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    One cog in the big machine

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Immediate 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.

    Cons

    High 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 ManagementAdvice

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

  9.  

    Great people to work with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Netanya (Israel)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Netanya (Israel)

    I have been working at Spansion

    Pros

    Dynmaic company, work with poeple around the world

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave the flash market...

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Demanding work, little results

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spansion

    Pros

    Capable engineers, and nice work enviroment.

    Cons

    Work was very demanding. Little time for personal life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not much visibility on any career prospects

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spansion

    Pros

    Salary and compensation is fair

    Cons

    no work and personal life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    relook @ the work load of employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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