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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. Helpful (1)

    "Have made too many cuts."

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

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

    Pros

    Great, employees, technology and business strategy. Recent Fujitsu acquisition will extend life of Fab, increase revenue and expand product portfolio.

    Cons

    Very low on employees, limited career opportunities, very little L&D outside of the Fab. Mid level management does not seem to be focused on the long term.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in employees


  2. "Great until the Chapter 11"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, CEO is excellent

    Cons

    hard to lose so many friends

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about the people side of things - new products are cool, but they are made by your people

  3. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good salary , Everyone is nice , Not much pressure.

    Cons

    No passion to work in such place, can not growth.

    Advice to Management

    Consider have more training or technical forum to engineer.
    Face to face communication with engineers.


  4. "New Grad only!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Not much of red tapes.

    Cons

    Too many VPs doing who knows what and getting all the credits Too many fires to put off. No promotions or career opportunities. Laying off senior people to hire cheap labor seems to be the trend of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get a different job!!! Micro managers not leaders.


  5. "Laid back... high attrition"

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer
    Current Employee - Product Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spansion full-time

    Pros

    Very laid back. Salary is par with industry. My manager sincerely values my skills and makes an effort to promote my career growth.

    Cons

    The employees seem to have diminishing faith and confidence in the company because of numerous lay-offs. Which is one of the main reasons for the high attrition rate.

    Politics is also rampant as you go higher up in the ranks.

    Cafeteria is dead, building is old, IT infrastructure and systems are vintage.


  6. "Didn't like it too much"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spansion (More than a year)

    Pros

    I had a job that paid ok

    Cons

    Didn't like it and they didn't help me grow


  7. "Pay is good but management is falling apart"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst - I in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst - I in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Spansion full-time (More than a year)

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Give better accolades when they are deserved, care for the people that work for you, and if you don't understand the job your employees do, don't assume to tell them how to do it. The disconnect between the employees on the lower levels are substantially greater than anywhere I would like to work.

  8. "engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spansion full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    the company is employee friendly

    Cons

    In a wrong market.
    not enough technology advantage over competitors


  9. "Spansion was born out of AMD (Advanced Micro Devices). A good company with good benefits. Employee oriented."

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    Current Employee - Parts Repair for Fab Tools in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Parts Repair for Fab Tools in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Work can be monotonous and work politics are starting to be a pain.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the cronyism. Start rebuilding the company loyalty that AMD once fostered. Monitor the engineers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work / Life balance is good

    Cons

    Can not keep valuable employee


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