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Cypress Semiconductor Reviews

Updated November 19, 2018
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Cypress Semiconductor President, Chief Executive Officer Hassane El-Khoury
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Pros
  • "Talented people who you can learn a lot from" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Good work environment and lots of challenges" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "stress level is high work-life balance might be affected" (in 51 reviews)

  • "No work life balance, selfish culture" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "People Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Great Management at that time.

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  2. "Losing its lustre"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Talented, hard working colleagues
    Good pay, good bonuses (maybe not so much anymore, given market conditions) and reasonable benefits.
    TJ Rodgers is no longer CEO.

    Cons

    Culture of non-commital direction from marketing with ever-changing requirements added by management. This leads to an insane workload in order to hit unmovable deadlines, plus a non-existent work/life balance. CEO is on a constant campaign to increase gross margin, so this pressure will not let up any time soon. Culture here is not one of thriving, but simply of surviving.

    Advice to Management

    Don't commit to release dates until a solid plan is in place. Think longer term, not what can be released next quarter.

  3. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cypress Semiconductor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots to learn from Cypress

    Cons

    There are no such cons

    Advice to Management

    Fantastic job in the last few years


  4. "Overall company feedback"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, compensation, and ESPP

    Cons

    Has a very political work environment,


  5. "Sr Principle Master Staff Engineering Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Competitive pay. Good, talented, hardworking people. There is a great level of experienced talent. Management and the outlook of Fab25, Austin, TX looks bright. Dont judge the new company based on former Spansion LLC management who were only trying to survive.
    I encourage talented engineers to apply.

    Cons

    The first few years transitioning from Spansion to the New Cypress was a challenging time for everyone. There was too much focus on cost of operations and cost reduction. Bright engineers were forced out and technicians were pulled into engineering positions.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more engineers. Make Cypress great again -a real engineering company!
    More masters & PHD level engineers!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High Tech and Learn a lot. Global Company with a lot of opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    After the merge with Spansion, Spansion people bring a lot of their culture which is not as good.


  7. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Sorry, no PROS for working for this corny place

    Cons

    The worst company to work for PERIOD in every way possible!

  8. "Eningeer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    good place to learn and smart people

    Cons

    no fresh man and place is small


  9. "Not for Creative Minds"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cypress Semiconductor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the people here are great.

    Cons

    This place has bosses, not leadership.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Products and good benefits

    Cons

    Good ole boy mentality. It is not what you know, it is who you know. Cypress people automatically purge people from companies they acquire without proper vetting.

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions based on knowledge and capabilities


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