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Cypress Semiconductor Reviews

Updated January 29, 2019
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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)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of positive changes - feels almost like a start up.

    Cons

    Just the standard cons of working in the grind of a semiconductor company.


  2. "Military level processes"

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * Processes are well-defined.
    * They target "zero-return silicon".
    * Huge customers all around the world.

    Cons

    * Too much process bounded.

  3. "excellent company"

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work culture, great benefits, good team

    Cons

    high stress, schedule driven projects


  4. "ICW Systems Team"

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

    I have been working at Cypress Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Great resources and plenty of visibility

    Cons

    Easily overloaded, sometimes understaffed when many clients are launching products simultaneously


  5. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very smart and hard working people

    Cons

    heavy workload and long working hours


  6. "Unrealistic expectations"

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation, "unlimited time off" - if your manager allows

    Cons

    Culture. RIF or layoff first, without trying to find other placement within the company. Continues to be a hostile work environment. Corporate structure with CTO group and central design does not align with technical business unit needs.


  7. "Long haul potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, stable business going forward. Will be here for the long haul.

    Cons

    Enhance ties to corporate, sometimes feel like we were second class

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge role of Texas operations and be more supportive. Less tops down.

  8. "test engineering manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cypress Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    there is no pros except gym

    Cons

    really bad company to work for only cares about ex vp's?


  9. "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.


  10. "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