Cypress Semiconductor

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Cypress Semiconductor Reviews

Updated Mar 27, 2014
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3.1 210 reviews

62% Approve of the CEO

Cypress Semiconductor President, CEO, and Director T. J. Rodgers

T. J. Rodgers

(148 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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 19 reviews)

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

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    Glass is Half Full

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bloomington, MN

    ProsWorking in an ultra high tech company presents lots of challenges but when you are surrounded by smart hardworking individuals anything is possible.

    ConsSometimes it is difficult to see the difference between whats important and what is urgent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople, people, people they are your best asset make sure they know it and they are appreciated. I once read "Employees who feel valued gladly will compete in the race, overtake the competition, cross the finish line first, and end up on the medal stand."

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cypress hires only the best engineers, others no so much!!!

    Applications Engineer (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsOutstanding compensation, great people, challenging projects, cutting edge technology, great opportunities for NCG's to grow their technical toolbox, very strong marketing team

    ConsUpper management struggles with critical decision making. Constant re-organization - I've had no less than 10+ managers in the 10+ years working here. Cutting edge technology divisions are struggling financially. Sales and Marketing team is way too lean.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDiversify - don't put all your eggs in one giant basket.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worked all around at the back end and coordinated assembly activities with the supervisor for a better production output

    Back Lead (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsPolicy and procedures of the company was highly followed by all employees with equal opportunities for every one

    Conslay-off some employees due to relocation

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep all good worker employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosshort work week, long days off

    Consit is hard work, mandatory overtime

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Product Design Engineer

    Product Engineer (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsYou will learn what a company should look like. The computerized documentation system for new product introduction is the best I have ever worked with.

    ConsHighly unstable department configuration. For tactical reasons the company reorganizes very quickly when product line begin to fail. The inside political fighting is very vicious.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut all specs on spreadsheet forms. The existing documentation system that I developed for NPI vsystems needs to be fullly automated.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    excellent working environment

    Engineer (Current Employee) Lexington, KY

    Prosgrowth, communication; good work and life balance

    Conswell working at fast pace.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsGreat team work, get a lot of exposure to work. get hands on experience on everything. Gret company to start your career.

    ConsVery aggressive, company starts at 8AM and work till you have work. Have to work in different time zones, so that means u almost log on during the nights.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen to working mom concerns. Not every mom can get to work at 8AM.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome

    Applications Engineer (Former Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsPre-defined targets. A goal oriented company.
    Good appreciation for the work we do

    ConsA bit hectic at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNIL

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place, smart people, cool environment !!

    Electronics Design Engineer Senior (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsSmart peoples work here.
    Environment is very cool.
    Very cultural company.
    No politics at all

    ConsVery conservative company,
    Investment on RnD is less.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN.A.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    worked as staff design engineer for 5 years

    Staff Design Engineer (Former Employee) Istanbul (Turkey)

    ProsVery fair environment and very well defined processes.

    ConsSometimes the bureaucracy can be overwhelming

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore contribution from lover level reports would give very much input. The remote site visits for better quality is very well thought procedure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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