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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. "Sr Systems Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Equipment Maintenance Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Only one quarter left to save the company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely competent and dedicated people.
    "Can do" attitude that works wonders even in the most difficult situations

    Cons

    Company is quickly going down the drain. Money is in short supply, hiring is frozen, not just new hires but replacements too. As a result some teams have lost key people that have not been replaced, putting even more workload on remaining employees.
    As a sales rep I'm constantly fighting an uphill battle in price discussions because even though Nor has different applications than Nand customers still expect it to follow the same price behavior, because Nand, totally commoditized by now, is by far the bulk of the market.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on our short term survival issues instead of spoiling your time on far fetched strategic deals and risky technology projects. Stop useless R&D investment in Italy and France.


  4. "Not surprised Spansion went bankrupt."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work environment with great coworkers who were working hard to make the company profitable. Not much pressure in most roles, though a few roles were completely overburdened.

    Cons

    Upper level management made poor strategic decisions and ignored guidelines put in place to cut costs. Very siloed groups - poor communication between them. Morale was very low in workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Take your own advice...cut costs for offsites, travel and exec perks like the rest of the company must. It demoralizes the work force to see the execs not taking their own advice.


  5. "Too Bad they didn't focus on their core business"

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

    Pros

    Nice, dedicated people
    Good competency at lower levels

    Cons

    Senior executive strategy was unfocused and unrealistic given the market
    Old school, lousy facilities...grimy
    Some legacy AMD leftover entitlement mentality

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your core (perhaps they are doing this now)
    Tell the truth
    Don't over-commit to the street
    Be realistic


  6. "struggling company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    friendly and helpful coworker
    not much competition within the group

    Cons

    very minimum training for personal development
    unorganized management
    very long working hours for some groups
    company future is still questionable

    Advice to Management

    increase efficiency by automating all manual process


  7. "New management is a lot better"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New management is quite good.

    Cons

    Spansion needs planning for sustainability

    Advice to Management

    Mid level managers are quite incompetent and some of them need to go.

  8. "Not much visibility on any career prospects"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and compensation is fair

    Cons

    no work and personal life balance

    Advice to Management

    relook @ the work load of employees


  9. "Demanding work, little results"

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

    Pros

    Capable engineers, and nice work enviroment.

    Cons

    Work was very demanding. Little time for personal life.


  10. "Great people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Netanya (Israel)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Netanya (Israel)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Dynmaic company, work with poeple around the world

    Cons

    The company always declines in revenues
    Not much promoption
    Occasionally there are layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Leave the flash market...


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