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Spansion Reviews

Updated May 4, 2017
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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. "A company culture that promotes respect and cooperation."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spansion full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Constantly innovating technology. Very focused on customer satisfaction. Always willing to go the extra mile.

    Cons

    Very slow to change the things that don't work. Lots of resistance from old timers. Does not seen to have consequences for bad actions or decision.

    Advice to Management

    The reality on the ground seems very different from what upper management sees. Like they are sheltered from the truth. Need more honest middle managers.


  2. "Decent place to work with decent pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spansion full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay was pretty good set hours.

    Cons

    Much of the middle management needs to step aside and make room for some younger and smarter people.

  3. "Good company, but could be better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, company has plenty of products and technologies, fab seems to have a long-term plan to be filled, co-workers are typically great to work with, bosses typically pretty flexible

    Cons

    review system is standard carrot and stick mentality no matter what you do, switched from vacation to PTO (meaning includes sick time now), people have been here long time, so not much room for lateral or upward moves, stressful sometimes, like other companies in industry, layoffs seem to occur every few years

    Advice to Management

    dump the review system for something more modern and motivating, make quarterly bonuses a flat bonus not another review of people, improve benefits


  4. "Company with Great People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Spansion full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Spansion employees are dedicated and great to work with all over the world.

    Cons

    Like most companies, Spansion doesn't fully appreciate the people that they have.

    Advice to Management

    Spread the wealth


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Manager L&D"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spansion full-time

    Pros

    I worked at Spansion for more than 7 years and left after the merger with Cypress.

    Cons

    Fully approve of our former Senior Management Team and the CEO

  8. "Sr Field Applications Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Spansion full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers worked well as a team.

    Cons

    Management directives were sometimes nonsensical.


  9. "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.


  10. "Sr. Financial analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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