Cypress Semiconductor Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
224 Reviews

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Cypress Semiconductor President, CEO, and Director T. J. Rodgers
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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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  1.  

    Focused on quality and very results driving culture, great place for ncg

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    Current Employee - Eng  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Eng in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    8-6pm work schedule
    Excellent people: worried about the overall health of the company instead of cranking out a million power point foils to make themselves look good. Honest hard working and commented.
    Everything is visual via the memo system: nice for a new ncg

    Cons

    Company is large and many people calling into meetings from around the world even on routine meetings, makes office in san jose seem quite and non busy - however this is not true

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Company Review

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work if you have a process background

    Cons

    Strong Culture, Suffocating processes, No vision for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customer is King

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    challenging and demanding work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can learn a lot if you are ok with no work life balance.

    Cons

    It is a very stressful environment. They are always cost cutting and trying to do more with less bodies.
    The finance group in particular has had over 50% turnover in the past few years. They lose people and do not replace them and expect the rest of group to pick up the workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat people the way you would want to be treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good pay, long hours

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of autonomy in decision making

    Cons

    Work life balance, misalignment of goals with executive management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less overhead/process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great technical people but management is terrible

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Highly talented engineers, technical learning. You get thrown into the thick of it, are responsible for components quickly.

    Cons

    Management values guys who can talk BS more than real work. Too much importance to project management as opposed to creative thinking, innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee morale determines the success of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 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 for 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
  8. 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 for less than a 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
  9. 7 people found this helpful  

    Marketing Communications

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor full-time for more than a 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
  10.  

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

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    Former Employee - Production Planner  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Production Planner in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor full-time for 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    principle engineer

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    US company and still remain US culture

    Cons

    bad management and move all position to India

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to many speaker without work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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