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Spansion Reviews

Updated May 4, 2017
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Spansion President, CEO, and Director John H. Kispert
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Pros
  • Good place to work with lots of good people; laid back as most places in Austin are (in 11 reviews)

  • Great team working across all departments (onshore and offshore) (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • In bankruptcy the executive team was replaced with great motivated members (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "VP, Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spansion full-time

    Pros

    Empowering; very team oriented. a bit chaotic, but merely adds to the excitement.

    Cons

    Not too structure (pro and con).


  2. "It was OK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay was pretty good and I enjoyed some of my coworkers

    Cons

    I was stuck between a battle between to companies splitting

  3. "Sr MTS Systems Development Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff Systems Development Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff Systems Development Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    interesting system engineering projects (system testing, flash management, and speech recognition).

    Cons

    tough time during chapter 11 bankruptcy and emerged from it.

    Advice to Management

    better vision and mission


  4. "Specialist, Maintenance Tech Thinfilms"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Allowed to use your knowledge about systems without a lot of issues from management.

    Cons

    I haven't seen anything at fab25 that I wouldn't expect at any other fab I've worked at.

    Advice to Management

    Don't believe whatever you see in workstream to tell the whole story.


  5. "Sr. Financial analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people. Benefits are ok.

    Cons

    Greedy management. Long working hours due to lack of resources.


  6. "Failed vision"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice boss and decent compensation.

    Cons

    Poor business practices. Business filled chapter 11.

    Advice to Management

    Needs more accountability .


  7. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great team environment, enjoyed the people on my shift

    Cons

    Not a ideal shift, I had worked nights previously with no issue. My personal situation has changed making it difficult.

  8. "gone now"

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    Former Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spansion (Less than a year)

    Pros

    liberal work envroment goog compensation

    Cons

    poor bussiness result lead to bankrupcy


  9. "Equipment Maintenance Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Middle management very positive.

    Cons

    Management out of touch with reality

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to safety.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Inside Sales/Customer Service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Formerly before Cypress/Spansion merger great deal of autonomy and trust to do your job. Guidance and training provided with high degree of cooperation from bottom up.

    Salary posted is for an entry level employee doing this job.

    Cons

    After Cypress/Spansion, micro management and low trust. Absolutely no career path upward.

    Advice to Management

    You have hired your employees to do a specific job; let them do it. Show your trust by assigning work and letting the work be completed with minimal input while in process unless asked.


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