Spansion Reviews

Updated May 14, 2015
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  1. Learn new knowledge, gain more experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Spansion

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good communication environment, enourage to learn more and deeper, cross function learning is encouraged, flexible work time and working environment

    Cons

    normal compensation, too many meeting occupy a lot of engineer time, promotion opportunity is less for middle level engineer, working environment is not very noisy

    Advice to Management

    need have good view and leading instruction for the company's products and future, clearly explain the top management's idea to all employees


  2. It was fun while it lasted

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Marketing Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Spansion

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with, great campus in Austin.

    Cons

    Limited in technology applications. There only so much you can do with NOR flash.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify


  3. Too far in the past to be accurate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PMO Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - PMO Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Spansion full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good colleagues to work with and was able to create their first PMO

    Cons

    Senior Execs were turned over


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  5. Survived the bankruptcy - now what?

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Spansion full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Have had a good set of direct managers - fair and easy to work for. Telecommuting options. Very nice onsite cafeteria in Sunnyvale. Good benefits, focus on health, training offered/encouraged. Management communication is very good. Bonus plan.

    Cons

    After much downsizing, really not any room to grow in the department or transition to other area. I struggle with the lingo of a chip manufacturing company, that was not my background, so some times the corp info and training examples are all Greek to me. Too much forced vacation going on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating well.


  6. slowly but surely changing for the better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Spansion full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - improving product portfolio by diversifying it - good opportunities for working on new products - competitive salary

    Cons

    - Financially just OK, although they have shown profit in all but one quarters since bankruptcy. - Not many social activities organized at work. - Needs some young people.

    Advice to Management

    - employees may need more motivation


  7. Talented people, but company lacks motivation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Spansion full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    small team, good work, good learning,

    Cons

    no benefits, no bonus, conventional (no WFHs), longer promotion cycle, not willing to take risks at all, random shutdowns

    Advice to Management

    Management should solve their financial issues with newer and better products rather than giving employees unnecessary forced shutdowns.


  8. overworked

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

    I have been working at Spansion full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible work hours, average benefits

    Cons

    short of manpower, too many projects

    Advice to Management

    focus


  9. too few people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Spansion full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Austin team has tons of experience.

    Cons

    No opportunities for growth in the company

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people


  10. Increasingly mundane

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Spansion full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Generally competent management; people are made accountable for what they do or don't do

    Cons

    'Fab-light' business model leaves little room for career advancement; the factory, along with the workforce are getting mature

    Advice to Management

    think beyond the next quarter


  11. friendly colleagues but there is no job security

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Engineer II in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Product Engineer II in Austin, TX

    I worked at Spansion full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good working culture, good place to learn

    Cons

    job security is tied with market demand



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