Cypress Semiconductor

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Cypress Semiconductor Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
236 Reviews
3.3
236 Reviews
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Cypress Semiconductor President, CEO, and Director T. J. Rodgers
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Like most families, there is bickering, but in-all, the work environment is positive (in 15 reviews)

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


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

  • If you have to deal with upper management learn to live in fear (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Corporate environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    there is no pros for Cypress

    Cons

    totally chaotic, 100% mismanaged, self centered CEO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    completely change the management structure and hire new people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Marketing Manager

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great experience and great exposure

    Cons

    Work long hours and there is a 8-5 policy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the number of layers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 7 people found this helpful  

    Cypress is in trouble - the CEO has lost it and nobody has the courage to tell him.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor

    Pros

    They used to be generous with stock, but now only VPs get a lot. They have two fun movie parties per year.

    Cons

    People are treated rudely, there is almost no work/life balance, and the company is not growing so advancement isn't good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Someone has to have the guts to tell the CEO when he's wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to learn

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    Former Employee - Co-Op Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Co-Op Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company focuses a lot on processes and documentation. The good thing is that there is plenty you can learn from people by reading about their work, and grow.
    The San Jose office, being headquarters, expects a more formal culture. I'm not a big fan of wearing formal shirts and socks matching with shoes.

    Cons

    Hiring process is not the best, especially for new grads.
    It takes a long long time to get used to the "Cypress" way of doing things, some of which are quite unnecessary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Marketing Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Great NCG program where new college grads get pretty good training.

    Cons

    Compemsation is average

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Very structured, process and data driven company.

    Cons

    overhead due to elaborate and complicated procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take more risks

  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    Marketing Communications

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Extremely hardworking and excellent staff; much of the desire to continue at Cypress is based on the relationships developed over time. Archive of all documents very helpful for consistency of projects and historical knowledge.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional and highly political organization -- CEO, while brilliant and very successful, leads the company by intimidation. Goal alignment and strategy change frequently leaving employees in the dark.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency between upper management and employees, plus empowerment of middle-tier staff to approve budgets and execute programs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work lots of politics

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor

    Pros

    solid finance experience, hands-on work

    Cons

    high turnover rate, no stability

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent company for advancement

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Bloomington, MN

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

    Pros

    High tech, challenging equipment. Definitely result oriented.

    Cons

    A bit heavy on micromanaging/red tape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep management in check

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Most of my experience in the Semiconductor industry was gained at Cypress and will forever be in their debt.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Planner in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Production Planner in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Positive Teaching environment, lifelong relationships were nurtured there.

    Cons

    Over the years the bottom line has become more of a factor then loyalty to their employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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