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Spansion Reviews

Updated February 1, 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 12 reviews)

  • Middle management very positive (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely no career path upward (in 2 reviews)

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

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  1. "Sr MTS Systems Development Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  2. "Specialist, Maintenance Tech Thinfilms"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  3. "Sr. Financial analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


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  5. "gone now"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  6. "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great leadership, entrepreneurship. Best CEO I have work with.

    Cons

    Merged with Cypress. There are a lot of firedrills.


  7. "Sr Systems Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management provides communication well to employees. The IT department embrace technology for faster project implementations.

    Cons

    No activities that involve family.

    Advice to Management

    Employees would be better involve if immediate management location is local and not remote.


  8. "Spansion (Prior to Merger with Cypress Semi)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spansion (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong leadership who led the company out of bankruptcy and cared about the employees.

    Cons

    Changes to occur due to the merger with Cypress Semiconductor.


  9. "Unstable business, but not a bad working environment"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Helpful coworkers, Benefits, Competitive salary

    Cons

    Unstable business environment, No connection to C-level execs, Hours vary based on department

    Advice to Management

    Inspire us, help us feel like the company is going somewhere


  10. "Spansion Austin,Tx"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Maintenance Tech in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance Tech in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spansion full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay and decent benefits

    Cons

    Older Equipment and a little micro managed

    Advice to Management

    Mellow out-respect for the individual


  11. "Great place to work. Overall you can expect to enjoy the balance work life between family and office."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Spansion full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Conducive working environment. Great team working across all departments (onshore and offshore).

    Cons

    The cafeteria food can be further improve


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