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Cypress Semiconductor Reviews

Updated November 10, 2017
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Cypress Semiconductor President, Chief Executive Officer Hassane El-Khoury
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  1. "Fab"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Pretty cool place to work

    Cons

    Hey there might be some

    Advice to Management

    😢


  2. "Staff Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cypress Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    No politics culture. Teams are very collaborative.

    Cons

    Company is too process oriented. There is a spec for everything. It inhibits creativity

  3. "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cypress Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Good products (IOT, MCUs, Type-C)

    Cons

    Paid Time Off replaced with Recommended Time Off. No clear guidelines.
    Vacation no longer accrues
    Raises & stock grants smaller and less frequent
    Meaningful service awards replaced with token gift cards


  4. "Good Engineers at Cypress Semiconductor"

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    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    In general, it is very open at Cypress Semiconductor. You can access and learn a lot of knowledge from other coworker or documents. A good memo and document system on line makes it easy for anyone who is willing to learn

    Cons

    There is NO mentor system. You have to learn everything on your own, In addition, there are too many rules in Cypress Semiconductor. A lot of managers are paper-pushers. They tend to follow the rules even though they don't understand the spirit of the rules.


  5. "Cypress Austin, Texas"

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    Former Employee - Process Technician Il in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Process Technician Il in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits have typically been good! I prefer the compressed shifts - lots of time of with my family.

    Cons

    Engineers don't always make the best managers! Too few a managers and engineers can hampers mentorship. Too many contractors vs. full time employees when I was there.

    Advice to Management

    Can't manage from "outside" the Fab. Not all of the metrics Y'all use are recordable.


  6. "My personal Cypress Company Review"

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    Former Employee - Dev Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Dev Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good starting company to get trained and learn

    Cons

    TJ did great job on cutting the waste and running the company lean but I saw some managers go too far by grabbing resource (people, tools, equipment) from others without recognition to improve their book

    Advice to Management

    Most people work hard and wants to do a good job. People will make this a great company.


  7. "Management needs to embrace change"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Good training program, mentor program

    Cons

    Management needs to embrace change both in the tech market and employee management programs, reduce internal politics

  8. "Applications Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    - Great work force with excellent talent
    - Ideal for beginning the career

    Cons

    - Management was highly centralized and rigid.


  9. "Cypress 3.0 provides a great workplace with support from all levels"

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Design Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Design Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced work with good benefits and flexible schedule. They put all the tools to succeed at your finger tips.

    Cons

    Longer than average work hours per week. Schedules are rather short and the guidance for the training for tools is lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to refine training


  10. "IT Project/Program Analyst"

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    Current Employee - IT Program Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - IT Program Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Clean environment, working condition is above average. Everyone has a Cube and a phone, which makes your day comfortable compare to the new open office style.

    Cons

    The work load is that of two people. You work in all time zones; When someone leaves they don't replace that person, they share the job among other folks. Your work load keeps getting larger and larger; Compensation is low if any. You don't get raises and promotions.

    They have a lot of home grown tools, very difficult to use. Technology is old and outdated. No outside Training available. Basically, if you stay there long, you will be obsolete in the market.

    You have generic job titles which allow them to pile all sorts of unrelated jobs on you. Ratings are very hard.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to get the job done; Allow professional to focus on doing their job and develop.
    Take in consideration Employee's satisfaction, and support a work life balance. Stop working your employees so much hours.


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