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

    Your work will matter, and if you perform, you will thrive

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Cypress Semiconductor full-time (more than 8 years)


    -You are given meaningful work after a brief training period
    -You are expected to perform. People looking to coast should not even interview here.
    -You get to personally sign off on what you will deliver, so if your work-life balance is out of whack, you have no one to blame but yourself. If you want to work hard and out-perform others, you will be noticed and rewarded accordingly. If you are in a period where life needs more time, that's usually OK too, just don't expect to get as good of a raise as a peer that had more output than you.
    -Benefits are better than average.


    -Salary is often not competitive. HR tries to spin it off such that the overall compensation is competitive, but now that the stock price is not as volatile as it was in the past, the ESPP program is no longer as valuable to employees as it once was.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture can often be too rough around the edges, to the point that it lacks professionalism. That largely comes from the CEO. Putting the fear of god in people is required at times, but that card gets played too often in my opinion.

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Cypress Semiconductor Interviews

Updated Dec 3, 2014
Updated Dec 3, 2014

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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor.

    Interview Details

    It is an on-campus interview just one day after university career fair. He asked some basic questions about CMOS gates and also asked me to describe one of the most challenging project.

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Top Entry Level Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009

Additional Info

Headquarters San Jose, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1982
Type Company - Public (CY)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Synaptics, Atmel

Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC® programmable system-on-chip families and derivatives such as PowerPSoC® solutions for high-voltage and LED lighting applications, CapSense® touch sensing and TrueTouch® solutions for... More

Mission: We will transform Cypress from traditional broad-line semiconductor company to the leading supplier of programmable solutions in systems everywhere.

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