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Cypress Semiconductor San Jose Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Cypress Semiconductor President, Chief Executive Officer Hassane El-Khoury
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  1. "Thick Skin and Hard Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director+ in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director+ in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Merit based opportunities
    Work hard, play hard culture
    Lifelong friendships with co-workers

    Cons

    Must not take anything personal
    Sometimes the environment is a bit harsh
    Micro-management tends to happen

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting support organizations


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    "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.


  3. "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'


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  5. "Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Great people to work with.
    2. Competitive environment.
    3. Lots of scope to learn and explore new domains.
    4. Strong documentation and spec system.
    5. Strong core values.

    Cons

    1. Process overhead. Sometimes overkills it.
    2. Regarding salary, it's at the lower mid level in CA salary standard.
    3. Weak marketing strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Need to work on the perks that company offers.
    Improve the marketing strategy for different products. Launching correct product within market stipulated time should be of highest importance.


  6. 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.


  7. "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.


  8. "HR Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "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.


  10. "Great opportunities with tough timelines"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, fast approach to decision making, great systems, great people. It's an exciting place to work and it will keep you extremely busy.

    Cons

    Culture takes a bit to get used to. Can be very frustrating dealing with changing priorities.
    Expectations and resources are not well balanced when planning.


  11. "Good Training Ground"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Product Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Product Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable, Process Oriented company. Good training ground to learn Lean Management, Quality Process and Semiconductor Engineering

    Cons

    Transplants does not have company's core values and deviates from it causing to no ownership and blame.


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