Spansion Reviews

Updated May 14, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    excellent company for engineers to work with

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work and life balance.
    flexible working environment

    Cons

    long term business vision.
    company competitiveness.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Spansion

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work on challenging job! I got good training in using the exiting tester and learning new technology!

    Cons

    Sometime not enough time and not enough hand to get the job done! Everyone in my team putting a lot of hour to get the work done!

    Advice to Management

    Need to expand and if it is not broken don't fix it!
    Need more equipment and existing equipment need to be working optimally 100% of the time for better results!


  3. sweat shop with no respect for Hard working folks

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

    I worked at Spansion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Honestly none, but after giving some thought I would have to say that you do have some good people from whom you get a deserved respect for your hard work
    Great place for contract job as you get more respect as compared to full time employees

    Cons

    In experienced Senior management not knowing what is the meaning of thought leader ship and doing lip services for self promotion.
    No respect for Experience, Talent, Integrity, Accountability & Dedication
    Too many Directors & VP''s

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose good employees who actually work hard for the company.
    Senior management is not fully competent . Have a independent survey to identify incompetent folks that would help to retain good employees at the bottom.
    Have a good criteria for promotions , Just not promote people for doing their regular job
    Do you need very top heavy organization? Give some thoughts to fix the top heavy structure and balance with some real employees who actually could work which would bring some work & life balance for Employee.


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  5. It was fun while it lasted

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work but need to be self sufficient in order to succeed.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Spansion

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Spansion has gone through a very difficult transition. It all started with the 2009 financial crash and led to firing of almost all the senior management, restructuring, selling extra facilities, bankruptcy then re-emergence. This has all been a positive path and was critical for Spansion in order to be as successful as it is becoming. New executive management is competent and driven to succeed. In most cases you will not be micro-managed at this company. This is good if you already have experience in the field and are a self starter. Pay is good and bonus plans are fair. Work/life balance is good. People at Spansion really do care and there exists a reasonable level of comradely and teamwork.

    Cons

    Understand the history of Spansion as AMD, AMD spinoff, and then bankruptcy then new company. There are alot of legacy AMD people/ideas that carry them down with excesses baggage and bad habits form the past. Be aware: In most cases you will not be managed very closely at this company. Often times more management interaction and leadership is needed for people that require more guidance. Senior talent that is not used appropriately, to much focus on the “past” and how the “good old AMD” days used to be. Leadership is needed to get people past that.

    Advice to Management

    At Spansion there are lots of very talented resources. Not always clear concise direction on how to use those resources to better help the company. Tend to leave people alone and allow them to function at the comfort level they have managed to create around them. In some way this is de-motivating for some of those people and the people that see it. Work harder to create a more unified culture between Sunnyvale and Austin.


  7. Learn new knowledge, gain more experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  8. it is so so

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Spansion

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    many interesting and challenging projects

    Cons

    compensation just so so, career development path not clear


  9. Worst engineering company

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

    I worked at Spansion

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers...they're still my best friends today

    Cons

    Not a good environment for personal and professional growth, unless you're into the dealing with mediocre engineers and full blown bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    the employees know what's really going on...so dont patronise them and show them a little more respect than they deserve


  10. Lackluster

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Spansion

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

    Pros

    In general, salary or compensation, in terms of base salary, was competitive. Also, the majority of the technical colleagues were generally intelligent and motivated.

    Cons

    Company was consistently unprofitable for a very long time. That disaffected the opportunity for extra compensation in terms of bonus payments. Strategic direction from upper management also appeared to be unclear, as projects were started and abandoned many times.

    Advice to Management

    More strategic focus is needed. Management needs a better job of understanding the competitive and technological landscape, drivers, and evolution in order to place the correct bets for the success of the enterprise.


  11. The Titanic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Spansion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a great learning experience: Spinning off from AMD, going public, building a company from the ground up- all great experiences.

    Cons

    Based on recent decisions, the new management team appears to only be interested in how they personally can profit. Long term, hard working and talented employees were terminated by management who appeared to care very little about their past contributions, in a very uncaring way.

    Advice to Management

    It is very unfortunate that you are treating this company and the employees with such a lack of respect and concern.



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