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Found 152 of over 157 reviews
3.0
45% Recommend to a Friend
Spansion President, CEO, and Director John H. Kispert
77% Approve of CEO

Found 152 of over 157 reviews

3.0
45%
Recommend to a Friend
77%
Approve of CEO
Spansion President, CEO, and Director John H. Kispert
John H. Kispert
75 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Plant Maintenance Tech Specialist

    Aug 27, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Was great all the way around from Leaders to co-workers WHEN it was Spansion LLC!!

    Cons

    Cypress Semiconductor bought us and it went down hill FAST!

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Manufacturing Specialist

    Jun 30, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Compressed shifts, get 3 to 4 days off a week.

    Cons

    Shifts do not rotate nor are flixible.

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Good

    Jun 11, 2021 - Operator in Austin, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay work play of this and that

    Cons

    Dog cat mouse toys food clothes

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    was good company to work for

    Oct 12, 2020 - Principal Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    it was nice company to work for

    Cons

    hate this is gone now

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Fantastic for very many years but too many layoffs

    Apr 15, 2014 - Module Shift Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to work with lots of good people; laid back as most places in Austin are. Mature systems in a mature fab and everything is in full production mode. Lots of very intelligent, creative engineering talent here. Everybody there knows their job and do it exceptionally well. CEO did a remarkable job post bankruptcy especially keeping the company profitable.

    Cons

    Echo what somebody else said about little to no opportunities for growth in management specifically. Every upper level manager has been there for several years making it difficult for anybody to take those positions. Aging work force although not sure if that's a bad thing. Bonuses were an interesting exercise in futility. There didn't seem to be much visibility to what exactly needed to be done to get them. Forced distribution for employee ranking (quarterly and annually), while a common thing for most companies, didn't make much sense for a company that already had an extremely lean work force. They've gutted so many employees that most of the "low performers" were really average performers that just got screwed by the idea that a company has to have 10-15% of the employees be ranked into the lowest performance tier.

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Work life balance

    Jun 3, 2020 - Marketing Coordinator 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment for all

    Cons

    Lack of direction from upper management

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Need senior leadership, BFC we need to hear from you.

    Jun 24, 2008 - IT Professional in Austin, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Being a mature company, technology company it is a good place to work. Some very nice people work here. It offers great working environment for many reasons as follows. It offers great areas for walking, running, basketball. It has a very good and inexpensive cafeteria. There exit great opportunities for advancement. Pay offered is competitive.

    Cons

    Poor direction from top and middle management. Hence the direction received is often obscure and changing. Often the wrong goals are set and then they are changed to other wrong goals. Poor performance does not get addressed or good performance is not rewarded.

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Pay is good but management is falling apart

    Mar 6, 2014 - Technical Support Analyst - I in Austin, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The pay makes it work going to work, the people that work with you and in the FAB are friendly enough. The career options are great if you stick around long enough. Some of the employees have been here 30 years, and if you want it bad enough you can get to where you would like to go.

    Cons

    Everyone is just friendly, no one speaks too much, they act like ther're abused animals that cower at the first sign on human interaction. My direct supervisor is spineless and does not find it necessary to stick up for our team.

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great place to be, but financially it is going down fast.

    Jun 19, 2008 - Materials Engineer II  in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    People are Spansion's best asset! When I first came to Spansion I thought there is no other place Id rather be at. It is great going in to work and seeing everyone. Most of the older staff is very nice and helpful and pleasant to talk to. The spirit is high, and people treat each other with respect.

    Cons

    The company is doing pretty poorly financially, and as a result the layoffs are becoming more frequent and the benefits are getting worse. New management is treating people poorly. Aggressive people with very little people skills are becoming in charge.

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  11. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Change is in the air

    Dec 3, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I work with some of the best, smartest, most capable people I've met in my working life. The current executive management has taken a struggling company and made it a lean, efficient and thriving entity. My middle management is fair, hard working, and works wonders with very limited resources.

    Cons

    We're in the midst of being acquired by another company which will result in a shake up of executive and middle management. I'm afraid the management style is about to revert back to what it was after spinning off of AMD, which was out-dated and not employee focused. I found it to be an unhappy and unhealthy working environment back then.

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Spansion has an overall rating of 3.0 out of 5, based on over 157 reviews left anonymously by employees. 45% of employees would recommend working at Spansion to a friend and 25% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Spansion employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Spansion. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

45% of Spansion employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Spansion 3.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.1 for culture and values and 2.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Spansion to be workplace, culture, coworkers and the cons to be benefits, senior leadership, career development.

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