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Interviews at Spansion

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    Insignificant Employee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Spansion (Austin, TX) in June 2010.

    Interview

    Tried to lowball me for 3 months. Started negotiations and all they could talk about was their furlough in previous years. Then they used the furlough as an excuse to lowball me for 3 months.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    3 months. Tried to lowball me


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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Spansion (Santa Clara, CA) in October 2010.

    Interview

    The interview process started with the CEO and included other members of HR and the leadership team. The interviews were inconsistent in terms of quality of questions, focus of interview and maintaining a schedule. A couple of people appeared to have very little idea of the role or why I was there.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    The offer was verbally extended but never produced in writing.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Spansion in August 2010.

    Interview

    The interview process was very standard but swift, HR contacted me via email since he saw my resume posted on a career website. I got a phone interview soon after I talked to HR. The hiring manager asked me technical questions (mostly) which I was able to answer correctly.

    1. what are the steps of getting into test mode?
    2. what steps would you take to implement test time reduction effectively?
    3. how do you go about failure analysis?
    4. what are the differences between different advantest tester models?
    5. how is NAND different with NOR flash? what are the applications?

    Interview Questions

    • Draw a transistor level diagram to show how a certain stress methodology works.
      what are the differences between a GOSUB statement and a MACRO statement in the Advantest language   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Back then, Spansion would easily give counteroffers in case you have other options.
    In general, you will know if they are willing to go an extra mile to hire you.
    Good experience overall.


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    Senior Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Spansion (Sunnyvale, CA) in January 2008.

    Interview

    Interviewed as senior software developer for EDA - related to existing job

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you looking to move from current comany   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Salary expectations not satisfied.


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    Product Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Spansion (Sunnyvale, CA) in July 2011.

    Interview

    The interview process was streamlined .It was my best interview till date and the people there were so nice and warm that I have no words to describe .Had 2 phone screen and an onsite with 8 ppl , right from Director to the engineers/

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Pay is pretty standard and since I am a fresher I couldn't negotiate further


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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Spansion in May 2010.

    Interview

    Cookie cutter interview, nothing to write about as any company's recruitement process, submit your resume, recruiter interview, face to face for 3-4 interviews, sit around and wait to see if you got the job or not, repeat this cycle few more times and that is how the screening always works.

    Interview Questions

    • what makes you feel you should be hired over other qualified candidates?   1 Answer

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    Product Engineer (Member of Technical Staff) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Spansion (Sunnyvale, CA) in June 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process happens quite smoothly, since I've researched into the company white papers and the job are pretty much compatible to what I did previously. The people who interviewed me were professional and friendly. There were tricky question that was outside of the work I was doing. There was even some questions that I believed were taken out of IQ test.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you characterize a flash memory device?
      What is the process of qualification of a semiconductor product?
      How do you do support oversea operation?   Answer Question
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    Wafer Fab Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Hiring for manufacturing is now done through a temp service with opportunities to be brought in house. Interviewing uses includes open ended questions such as "name a time where you had to work with a team to get a job done?" or "name a time where you had to resolve a conflict with your co-workers" or "give an example of a time you had to multi-task."

    Interview Questions

    • The dreaded question "what is your weakness" should always be expected in an interview. It doesn't always come up, but one should be prepared for it. Also, do not be afraid to sell yourself if the question of your strengths comes up.   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Spansion in January 2008.

    Interview

    process is lose. everyone has his own style. Some technical questions but not many.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    no negotiation


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    Circuit Design Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Netanya (Israel)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Spansion (Netanya (Israel)) in May 2011.

    Interview

    i was interviewed twice in the same day, the first one was by my two managers. the interview was simple questions about circuit in VLSI such as: capacitance, simple pump methodology, buffering, (very similar to VLSI course summery from the technion). the second interview was with a senior analog designer, it was hard and not well organized.

    the second day was HR interview and straight after the job proposal

    Interview Questions

    • i was drawn a circuit and what does it do, the circuit included a bunch of transistors and as a non experience i had no idea what i was looking at.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    i was asked to say the expected salary, and then about half an hour later i got the proposal, a little lower.


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