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Cypress Semiconductor Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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  1. "Product Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work and lots to learn.

    Cons

    Work pressure is generally high


  2. "bad communication"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Lynnwood, WA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Lynnwood, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people in the accounting department were great

    Cons

    Bad management communication with employees

    Advice to Management

    more communication with employees

  3. "associate engineer"

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    Current Employee - Instrumentation Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Instrumentation Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cypress Semiconductor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great company, clear vision, very busy

    Cons

    tight operating budget makes it hard to keep thing up to date.

    Advice to Management

    need better structure at lower line level


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Ridiculous HR department, Low compensation, Highly demotivated company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with one of the brightest minds in the company especially with engineers from erstwhile Spansion Inc.New CEO is more action oriented and futuristic.

    Cons

    1. Lowest compensation for entry-level and mid-level engineers.
    2. No appreciation for real work. Only marketing and sales guys get the credit
    3. HR department is unaware of the current salary trend in market. They use some 1980's salary spec.
    4. Cypress managers from outside location who recently moved to Bay Area should have an open mind and stop promoting their former colleagues alone.
    5. Highly demotivated environment to work. Projects gets scrapped often and deadline miss are very common.

    Advice to Management

    HR department should consider googling for current salary trend in Bay Area
    Respect all level employees. A company cannot be run by EVPs, SVPs and managers alone.
    Stop undue favoritism during salary negotiations and promotion scenarios.


  5. "Backend assembly"

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

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

    Pros

    I was a tech in San Jose and was a number 500 something and one who still has the gold eagle coin. TJ Rogers was aggressive but fair. Work was plenty!

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    Advice to Management

    Be like it was back in 86'


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Driver Stack Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great hardware, however high quality software is a low priority.

    Cons

    Long work hours, low pay, poor morale, high turn over, poorly equipped, and nasty management style.

    Advice to Management

    Sponsor American workers, work-life balance, take a long term approach to growth, help customers with quality reference designs, and diversify platforms.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Hard place to work"

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    Former Employee - SMTS Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - SMTS Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall hard working dedicated group of engineers. Benefits were above average. CEO valued honesty and openness.

    Cons

    Expected to work >>40 hours a week, and bureaucracy made it difficult to make changes. Honesty frequently became brutal and unpleasant.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to value empathy in addition to honesty in how you value employees.

  8. "Great people!"

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

    Pros

    Very process driven and well organized.
    Driving new technology.

    Cons

    While being process driven is an advantage, it can at times hinder progress by acting as a roadblock.


  9. "Working Condition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cypress Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Everythings are documented so it provides great tool for new comer.

    Cons

    Since everythings are document, paperwork is overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    Need to streamline work process.


  10. "Skeleton Crew"

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    Current Employee - SENIOR HVAC OPS TECH in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - SENIOR HVAC OPS TECH in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work load is reasonable and almost all of the employees are actually friendly.

    Cons

    Severely lacking in terms of benefits, retirement, incentives, insurance, HR personnel, opportunity for advancement, average salary increase is a fraction of yearly inflation etc.

    Advice to Management

    While you are busy counting pennies, the dollars are flying out the window.


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