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"Biggest Fish in a Shrinking Pond"

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Former Employee - Middle Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Middle Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

If you are good at what you do and don't push back, Spansion will pay you fairly and, if you are lucky, promote you. Keep in mind it's a company that rewards heroes and overtime, not working "smart".

Cons

Most of its practices are from very old internal tradition, and it is pretty ingrown in what it thinks are "best practices". In fact it is marginal or poor in areas that it believes it is strong, such as product introduction.

Advice to Management

Go asset light; there is insufficient size or cash to fund being a technology driver and being a high volume low cost manufacturer.

Other Employee Reviews for Spansion

  1. "No a place to stay."

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to learn. Not stressful. A lot of talented people.

    Cons

    Bad management decisions. Low efficiency in execution. Too many slackers.
    Bad market situation. Losing money. No bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Less politics in decision making.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "If you are looking for an exciting dead end job...work for Spansion"

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are looking for a dead end job working along with a lot of legacy employees who feel so secure about their job that they don't mind creating delays in projects, then this is the place for you. Just work for about 5 years in the design group and you also will become a legacy employee.

    Cons

    Too many managers who can't get this ompany to become profitable...ever. They expect everyone to work as if the company is a start up, yet the compensation and bonus packages are lame.

    Advice to Management

    Offer better compnesation packages
    get rid of legacy employees that bring overall morale down
    Hold all management accountable for the company's success
    EXECUTE plans and stop "reorganizing" if you can't accomplish anything

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