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Cypress Semiconductor Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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  1. "Engine is good, traction is so-so"

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

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of talented people to learn from. There are many interesting technical challenges. The company is stable and profitable.

    Cons

    Management is not good at scheduling product development, resulting in rework, late nights, and weekend work. Stock performance has been mediocre for the past few years.

    Advice to Management

    Measure and optimize product development. Setting unrealistic deadlines doesn't help with customizers and also demoralizes staff which reduces performance.


  2. "A good company for new grad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can learn a lot in this company. Has a very good document system which can help workers to share knowledge.

    Cons

    Sometimes is too tough. People works there sometimes are under high pressure. The former CEO might fire people in the meeting...

    Advice to Management

    In general, the management is quite efficient, and tough.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager Corporate in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Corporate in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The Company does the best it can to promote from within. You will have the opportunity to learn outside your department.

    Cons

    Tough corporate culture. High turnover. Takes to long to make hires.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of employees that consistently harass or yell at other employees. This isn't 1980 anymore.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Electrical Design Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of documents for new grads to learn. Good working environment.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic! Bureaucratic! Bureaucratic!
    Engineer does not have much choices to do what they want to do.


  5. "Cypress Review"

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    Current Employee - IT SOX Audit Senior
    Current Employee - IT SOX Audit Senior
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits with stock plan option

    Cons

    Not a lot of paid trainings.


  6. "HR Manager"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Cypress is the leader in innovative programmable solutions, the employees are great and the company is driving in a new direction in our markets that is very exciting!

    Cons

    The company is very structured and prides itself on documentation, this is not the place for you if you do not like structure.


  7. "High stress, high turnover"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Semi annual reviews, structured environment, fair wages.

    Cons

    High stress, Unpredictable lay offs

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employee well being, team building, career path focus.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great people and IT systems - lots of opportunity"

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    Current Employee - IT Engineer
    Current Employee - IT Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cypress Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Great IT leadership and technical team
    Lots of room to grow with different technologies
    Technically solid people that work well together solving tough problems on a tight budget
    Great global team that communicates well
    Opportunity to work in multiple locations and areas

    Cons

    Need bus execs to provide more focus on strategic investment vs tactical solutions for IT investments
    Lots of hours


  9. "Well-managed but bad culture"

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

    Pros

    - well run
    - no stupid things. to the point

    Cons

    - no personal life
    - starts 8 AM
    - no empathy on personal life

    Advice to Management

    care employees; they have personal life too


  10. "Better at the Bottom"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cypress Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Room to move up and take over essentially whatever process or equipment you want. Little to stop you from expanding your knowledge base.

    Cons

    Equipment operators, maintenance technicians, and engineers are great to work with but it gets worse the higher up the chain you go. Management has a tendency to derail meetings, put in poorly thought out/knee-jerk problem containment measures that never go away, and ignore people who know the processes and equipment most. Corporate culture is worse yet, but thankfully far away from my location.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN TO YOUR PEOPLE.


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