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Spansion Reviews

Updated 1 August, 2014
Updated 1 August, 2014
106 Reviews

2.7
106 Reviews
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Spansion President, CEO, and Director John H. Kispert
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Also, there was a good work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Good place to work with lots of good people; laid back as most places in Austin are (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • The employees seem to have diminishing faith and confidence in the company because of numerous lay-offs (in 5 reviews)

  • no benefits, no bonus, conventional (no WFHs), longer promotion cycle, not willing to take risks at all, random shutdowns (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Spansion gave me the foundation of a lifetime in Semiconductor Manufacturing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering in Austin, TX (US)

    Pros

    Management gives Engineers freedom to develop their careers in an exciting facility.

    Cons

    No longer an international experience after Fujitsu split.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spansion's management team is very knowledgeable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst company I have ever worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager

    Pros

    Pros - Cant thing of any

    Cons

    Regular lay offs with a long trail of dead bodies. Be extremely cautious of any promises or incentives made to try to get you to sign up. Everyone is protecting their own interest versus making good choices in order to prevent from being the next to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the corporate culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    A disappointing, dishonest and exploitative employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    Pros

    - A selection of on-line training courses are available on the company intranet
    - Colleagues at the same or lower level in the company hierarchy are generally helpful
    - Spansion is a fast-moving company and has interesting technology to work on

    Cons

    - Continual and regular (every 18 months) lay-offs make this company a poor career choice. This leads to a culture of everyone being fearful to make important decisions, in case they are the next to be made redundant.
    - For a technology company, investment in engineering and supporting the technical growth of engineering staff comes as an afterthought. Spansion is driven by a short-term desire to achieve quarterly fiscal targets, and little else. Long-range, future-orientated planning is non-existent.
    - Be extremely cautious and wary of any promises or incentives made to try to get you to 'sign-up' during the interview process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the interests of the company before your own!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Reasonable work life balance. Average compensation.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Bayan Lepas (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Bayan Lepas (Malaysia)

    Pros

    Reasonable work life balance. Average compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    a lot of cost cutting measures, which generally leads to reduction in work force.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    I had fun working with the people there

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fast Paced environment with good people

    Cons

    No room for advancement within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your underlings more

  7.  

    analyst in Spansion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    Pros

    Work Opportunity is given to some employees
    Upper management provides updates on the company on a regular basis.
    Learning curve is steep. Good for those who wants to learn new things

    Cons

    Not many chances of career advancement
    Very strict, no flexibility within the department n also HR
    Layoffs is a norm. Unstable industry
    Promises made by management never fulfilled.
    Banned Skype in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All is said above. They should care more about their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    lacks direction, still carries the baggage of its AMD days

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

    Pros

    I cannot think of a single pro

    Cons

    - very low compensation
    - no career growth
    - too much politics, everybody just wants to watch out for their own fiefdoms
    - managers are appointed by seniority, not ability to 'manage'

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I didn't enjoy working for this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chemist  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Chemist in Austin, TX (US)

    Pros

    I have not Pros for this company

    Cons

    They don't seem to run their business smartly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    When the going gets tough, Spansion kicks out the best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Austin, TX (US)

    Pros

    Great place to learn new skills, minimum supervision

    Cons

    When the going gets tough, Spansion employees get RIFed while higher ups get bonuses or small pay cuts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of laying off people, employees should be sent for training so that then the market turns around, the employees are even more knowledgeable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    friendly colleagues but there is no job security

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Engineer II  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Product Engineer II in Austin, TX (US)

    Pros

    good working culture,
    good place to learn

    Cons

    job security is tied with market demand

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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