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Cypress Semiconductor Reviews in Bangalore, India

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
225 Reviews
3.2
225 Reviews
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Cypress Semiconductor President, CEO, and Director T. J. Rodgers
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great stock options ( not anymore though- at least at the entry level ) (in 14 reviews)

  • Like most families, there is bickering, but in-all, the work environment is positive (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance, misalignment of goals with executive management (in 21 reviews)

  • Upper management- thinks intimidation/ bullying and swearing is the best way to manage people (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Some goods, lots of bads...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Engineer Staff  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Engineer Staff in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Cypress Semiconductor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    you would be exposed to lots of processes, Smart peers, ability to change groups within company, Good training programs, Good place to start learning about lots of systems

    Cons

    red tapism, poor work life balance, micro management, lack of freedom, everybody is busy trying to suck up to the CEO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do (or try to) what is right for Cypress- even if it means displeasing the CEO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    No good work, no work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Cypress Semiconductor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay u like anything and stocks, but no time to enjoy that

    Cons

    use the resource when required and fire when not required, not an employee friendly, can work if you do not have any personal life and u just want to make money

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

    Not a good company for fresher

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Cypress Semiconductor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No mentorship, poor management, no direction

    Cons

    Good workforce, honest and hardworking people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience at Cypress

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Cypress Semiconductor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very transparent. Get to know whats happening in the company

    Cons

    Work culture is not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve employee's work life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    middle managers not strong enough to face TJ

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Middle Manager  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Middle Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Cypress Semiconductor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    a) very good exposure to running the company, you will learn about the work done by your manager and managers manager.

    b) Understand business decision making by knowing 360deg picture of running business. interaction with various team and brilliant learning experience.

    c) Good stock options

    d) Brilliant engineers around- you will feel happy about working with top engineers.

    Cons

    a) Middle managers do have the guts to tell the truth to TJ. They prefer faking stuff to keep TJ happy than give the realistic picture happening down below.

    b) Work life balance is a goner. You will be asked to attend meetings at 11PM in the night and another one at 7AM in the morning. People do not care for your personal time at all and the motivation method for making people work is a stick and never a carrot. you are expected to attend meetings at any given point in time.

    c) Too many meetings - There will be a meeting to select the set of meetings to have.

    d) Process heavy, a small change in implementation of way of things takes weeks to get approval and your actual task is not reduced. This reduces incentive for people who like to improve things because you are already working 11 hours a day and energy to consider a change is lost.

    e) No trust in people - Smart people who are hired are not trusted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust people - encourage middle managers to tell the truth. They know the problems better and empower them to fix the problems.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Cypress Semiconductor

    Pros

    Flexible work timings
    flat structure
    decent work
    decent product portfolio
    Ok learning

    Cons

    Too much responsibility without authority
    not so transparent appraisal process
    compensation is not great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    verbal abuse is unprofessional
    fairer processes
    fairer compensation wrt market

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Suffocating, political environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineering Manager  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Design Engineering Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Cypress Semiconductor

    Pros

    Competent people technically
    Transparency
    Benefits
    Result driven
    No nonsense

    Cons

    Burden of process
    Politically driven environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prefer creativity

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good working environment but bad upper management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Cypress Semiconductor

    Pros

    1. Good working environment
    2. Good experienced and Knowledgeable tech leaders

    Cons

    1. Bad politics in upper management
    2. No opportunity in career (e.g. promotion).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cypress India believes more on "Stick" than "Carrot". They should become more employee oriented company. So that they can get more quality service from their employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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