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Design Engineer

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Cypress Semiconductor full-time

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

The company has a technical focus and engineers are well respected in the company. Easy access to information and management to get the work done.

Cons

There is a high pressure to get it 100% right the first time and this low margin for error tends to create a lot of tension for managers.

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  1. Good place to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cypress Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people
    Good Employee Stock Purchase Program

    Cons

    Too much mangement overhead
    Bad weather


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    Cypress, A Religon All it's Own--If you join this company, leave your Christian Values behind--Prepare to be brainwashed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Analog Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Analog Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Original Company Core Values respectable and correct--corrupted over time by self-seeking company managers

    Cons

    The Company does not respect the personal values of it's employees. Lying, subterfuge, and cover-up is expected from employees, so as to proliferate management " tall tales" on issues throughout the company. If one stands by thier principles and tells the truth regarding company issues, one is told what to say, such that it matches the "story" management wishes to tell. If one refuses to just "go-along" with the dictated "story", one gets the privilidge of attending countless meetings on the subject of the "story", pursued and told to "conform" to management's line, much like one would endure in a Communist re-education camp.
      I once attended no less than 10 "meetings" as described above, all with the intent of wearing me down so I would just accept management's "version" of the facts on an issue. This is much like brainwashing.
      HR simply reinforces Management's "tales" and behaviors. Cypress cannot handle the truth....worse, the Company does much psycological damage to all that must work there.
      I escaped to a better job. I hope all that hate the above behaviors can get out.

    Advice to Management

    Examine yourselves, your behaviors, and change them into something respectable


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