Cypress Semiconductor

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Cypress - No Rest for the Weary

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Finance  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Finance in San Jose, CA

Pros

You will learn a ton in a short amount of time. You will always be expected to work at 1 - 2 grade levels above your pay grade, which means you will develop a lot of useful skills that you can take elsewhere (and use to negotiate a better title & salary at your new company).

Cons

Expect to be worked to death. I spent the last 2 years working 12 hours a day without letup. There are no ebbs and flows; rather, it's like being forced to drink from a fire hose constantly. The problem is the company's near-obsessive focus on OPEX - the number of employees kept on the payroll is the absolute bare bones required to keep this place from collapsing. You will be expected to do the work of 1.5 - 2 people, simply because the company doesn't want to pay 1.5 - 2 people.

Because of the unrelenting pace of the work, Cypress tends not to be a place where women thrive. Very little work/life balance. Take a look around - in any given Ops Review, there might be 4 women present in a room of 75+ people. There are literally 3 women in executive-level positions here.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pointless. Management doesn't listen to suggestions @ Cypress.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Cypress Semiconductor

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Agressive Scheduling

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    I am very fond of my hardworking coworkers at Cypress, and find it to be a challenging place to work.

    Cons

    There is too much process and corporate policy which prevents the important work from being done. This prevents us from doing what we do well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create realistic schedules and use the engineers to do more engineering. I feel that it is common to find a high paid engineer doing work that could be performed by an intern.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    learn a lot about the immediate work environment but not of other job functions essential to the company's success

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN

    Pros

    Learn a lot of from peers and managers. Good sharing environment.

    Cons

    As with many large companies, difficult to learn about other divisions / job functions that help make the company successful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more cross functional training - allow it fit into normal work hours ie do not make current job function 100% of the employee's time.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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