Cypress Semiconductor Reviews

Updated July 18, 2015
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Cypress Semiconductor President, CEO, and Director T. J. Rodgers
T. J. Rodgers
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Pros
  • Good work environment good management (in 15 reviews)

  • Employee benefits includes stock options (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Sorry you have no life here, hence no meaning to work-life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Once upper management makes a decision it's final (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Company on the move up

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Technically challenging work. Intelligent colleagues that are willing to help. Results focused environment with frequent opportunities to learn and interface with other groups in the Fab.

    Cons

    A little fear-based motivation to get things done. Lots of paperwork required after the merger with Spansion Inc, but the Fab has not been impacted too bad. Change may be coming.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with bringing younger employees in and educating them. Don't 'drag out the adoption of Cypress systems


  2. Tough but enrichin

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Well organized systems and processes 2. Hard working, smart people 3. Tough as nails management

    Cons

    1. Overhead of systems/processes sometimes makes it too bureaucratic 2. Decision making power is concentrated and centralized

    Advice to Management

    Cut bureaucracy.


  3. Good Opportunity and Growth

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology & great reputation

    Cons

    Lean organization & not enough time to get the work done!

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep your Great employees!


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  5. 1 year

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Electrical Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Electrical Design Engineer

    I have been working at Cypress Semiconductor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A good learning place where employees are given flexibility to work wherever they want

    Cons

    nothing so far worth sharing


  6. personal opinion

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cypress Semiconductor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very organize and systematic company

    Cons

    too bureaucratic and many policies


  7. Sr staff process engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cypress Semiconductor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Given responsibility and ownership early in career, work on lots of interesting projects. Very high expectations and rewards for top employees. Work with high level people.

    Cons

    only 15% get decent raises Long hours and 24/7 support required. You will get calls at anytime


  8. Director, Systems & Applications Engineering

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cypress Semiconductor full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Company to work for

    Cons

    Process Oriented, Difficult to Innovate


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great environment

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

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to learn a lot and be exposed to many aspects of the business

    Cons

    Need to balance time with family. There could be a lot of work esp the year end closing.


  10. Worked for Cypress for 21 years. Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Cypress Semiconductor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They have very Good Benefits

    Cons

    I do not like to Gown up

    Advice to Management

    Better Communication


  11. Never get bored

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Cypress Semiconductor full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good people, good pay, busy days

    Cons

    sometimes the pressure of working can be too high



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