Cypress Semiconductor Employee Reviews about "manager"
Updated Oct 16, 2022
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Being a woman in tech, I only recently started advocating for myself at work about advancement opportunities. Because of this I wanted to ask this question to my male counterparts. When you have 1:1's with your direct reports and talk about career growth / aspirations what is your managers’ response typically? I’d like to gauge how my experience (negative) differs from others. For instance are you met with blockades, enthusiasm, dread, etc?
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
- "Most of the people are great and very reasonable to work with." (in 51 reviews)
- "good benefits and incnetives management" (in 34 reviews)
- "Good pay and very hands on working environment" (in 22 reviews)
- "Good work environment" (in 20 reviews)
- "Stocks and work culture at our design centre was pretty good." (in 19 reviews)
- "Company operating around CEO. Abusive management and bad languages used frequently." (in 39 reviews)
- "No Work Life Balance in the company" (in 34 reviews)
- "Low salary for the amount of work" (in 24 reviews)
- "life balance, the manager i am working with doesnt understand Consensus and always try to have all decisions in his way no matter what the team thinks." (in 17 reviews)
- "Bureaucratic culture." (in 16 reviews)
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- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
For the self initiatedSep 10, 2014 - Applications Engineer in BengaluruRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Flexibility to define your work and execute. You have good technical talent here and flexible work hours
bureaucracy. Mid level managers mainly use information as source of authority than transparency or work ethics. CEO is very good thoughContinue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
Pathetic Micromonitoring Exhausting Work Culture in Applications TeamAug 16, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in BengaluruRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Technology is good overall. Not the cutting edge. But Still good enough. Good Facilities Management and HR Team. IT Team was good until Infineon imposed IT policies. Simple Office.
Worst Managerial Beuracracy. Very frequent silicon tapeouts without any significant improvements. Micromonitoring Managers in Applications team. Aggressive ICW working culture in Applications Team. Poor planning strategy from Managers. Employees are put on projects on ad hoc basis. Veterans of the company are occupying Managerial positions and playing politics in retaining and holding the promotions of the employees. Hike is poor compared to similar Semiconductor companies. Managers are poor in evaluating the skills of employees. 1:1s are just action items. Deliverable focussed environment. Poor work life balance. On site opportunities are for people who go on the same side of opinions as managers. You will not get time to participate in any extra curriculars. Managers without technical expertise; just cant understand debug times.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
TOXIC SWEATSHOP!Nov 29, 2021 - Contractor in Austin, TXRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Stable check and the usual bare minimum benefits.
Overworked employees and always understaffed,. That company makes billions and has a cheap mindset. Wait for tools to totally breakdown to buy new tools, always putting patches and band aids instead of fixing real problems. They talk a big game, but all is hollow because there is not action. Countless time wasting meetings that go nowhere. Want to soend the holidays with your family? Tough luck cause they don't care. You will work on the holidays. Clueless management that are so out of touch. If all the employees walked out management would not know what to do because they don't even know the proper procedures. They are all YES MEN and Engineers are also in their own bubble and are complicit or the toxic enviroment by not doing Kaizen events or other tools used by any company who uses proper total quality management systems. Quality Control? Who cares! There is no type of innovation or continuous improvement program for procedures or employee development. Some managers have been working there for decades and stuck in the 80's. Just Stay Away. Find yourself a better job. If you are desperate run Favor, doordash or charge scotters with lime. I'm leaving or have already quitted. I'm saving your soul and mental health with this review.Continue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
Cypress Semiconductor employee reviewAug 17, 2008 - in San Jose, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Cypress offers great benefits and above average pay. They also provide employees a chance to take on challenging work immediately upon joining the company.
The CEO is arrogant and his style has a tendency to trickle down to other managers. Cypress is an 'in your face' company and often manages through fear. They also force you to use 11 days of PTO every year during Holiday Shutdown. This leaves you only 4 other days of PTO for the remainder of the year (unless you take unpaid). Raises do not come around more than every 18 months and it can be difficult to move up.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Poor work culture, limited management thinking, lacking directionJan 12, 2018 - Sales in San Jose, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The pay is ok. A few good folks that truly believe in helping the customer and each other. Mostly from Spansion but a few great people from Cypress too.
I left after 6+ years and can say I saw an ok company (Spansion) get absorbed into a terrible Cypress. Cypress is about placing blame. They are never about the customer, business partners or you the workers. When you tell them a marketing strategy from Cypress does not apply to legacy Spansion parts, they tell you that you are wrong. Then spend the next 2 years complaining about why sales for those parts have dropped - blaming distributors, sales and anyone other than the fact they tripled the pricing on commodity parts and priced us out of the market. Commodity parts don't work on their propriety based pricing model. I've watched an Exec VP fire our rep firm of the year in 2016 to replace them with his personal friends; and sales decline. Year after year Cypress has cut benefits (which are terrible now) with no regards to the employees. I've watched a manager Spansion fired for using business trips to take his wife/GF on to Europe and skip sales calls there get hired back by Cypress - because he's got buddies in the fold (he's a lousy manager by the way). They have absolutely bungled their lay off of customer service and outsourcing US/EU/PAC jobs to Malaysia. As they have for planning for multiple product lines, passing off their mistakes on the industry allocation. I will say the current CEO is better than the insanity of the ego driving, over his head TJ. I could care less that he dropped the F bomb in company letters but taking 3 hours for each company meeting to give you his movie reviews and post famous people quotes (which always included 2-3 of his own after JFK or someone else on his imagined level) was just embarrassing. His business choices were as arrogant and ill informed as the yes men he surrounded himself with. They Cypress is still in a fight with his insiders on the board and in the office 1-2 years later is exhausting. But I have nothing grand to say about Hassane, his milquetoast approach and inability to make any real decisions to lead the company to a better future is frustrating. There is virtually no chance of getting promoted. The constant revolving doors of Exec VP bring in their trusted folks as middle managers. Working hard gets you nowhere. But day to day is a challenge. About 50% of the people you work with is an adversarial interactions. The 'not my job' culture of Cypress as everyone is held 'accountable' so no one offers help way of business is tiring.Continue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
Bad experienceOct 8, 2021 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good salary , benefits and bonus
Not supportive and helpful manager Didn’t encourage to learn and improve. Demotivates and very rude behaviour No work life balance Never appreciates the hard work of the employee Gives unrealistic deadline to complete the task Overwhelms with any irrelevant taskContinue reading
- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Horrible experienceApr 17, 2018 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Can hardly think of any. But, the pay is good. Easy to get jobs for freshers
No work life balance. Should be available even on Saturdays and Sundays Hostile environment No career growth Few Managers are terrible and they use a lot of 'f' languageContinue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
Sinking shipFeb 15, 2016 - Senior Staff Electrical Design Engineer in Lynnwood, WARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The engineering teams are filled with smart people. The company is still lead by the founder who also happens to be a tech savvy engineer and business guru.
There is no room for advancement. There are too many high paid managers and not enough people doing the actual work. The pay is not competitive (20% under market). The benefits were never good, but in 2016 they are horrible. Management leaned too much on the stock plan to fill the compensation gap. Even before the recent decline the plan was basically worthless. Look at the CY stock history - it's been flat for 3 of the last 4 years - there is no growth here!Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Ridiculous HR department, Low compensation, Highly demotivated companyMar 23, 2017 - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
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.
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.Continue reading