Cypress Semiconductor Corporation Employee Reviews

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Relaxed and friendly environment
Semiconductor Manufacturing Operator (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXAugust 12, 2017
While the hours can get quite tedious, The people around help the mood during the slow hours. The engineers and maintenance are really friendly and aide easily with problems.
Pros
Great breaks
Cons
Shift schedule needs more flexibility
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Work and balance
Senior Electrical Design Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAJuly 9, 2017
The project development schedule is too tight during busy seasons. So company should either extend the schedule or increase the pay. Otherwise this really hurts the loyalty of existing employees.
Pros
Onsite gym
Cons
Salary increase and bonus need to be improved for existing employees.
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Very repetitive work
Wafer Fab Operator (Films) (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXMay 26, 2017
Keep all machines running non stop. When tools stop locate the next product reload and start again. Has a great work culture with no complaints other than trying not to fall asleep in your car when you are really tired from keep the machines running.
Pros
Compensation and its beifits
Cons
Travel time to work, 12hrs shifts
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Tough rules set
Operator (Former Employee) –  Round Rock, TXMay 17, 2017
This company provided good benefits, along with great employee incentives. Attend was demanded, rules regarding attendance and breaks was not to be broken. Over all the environment was easy going and relaxed.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Not so nice people
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Stay away from this company
Principal Product Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAMay 17, 2017
Stay away from this company , it is a struggling semiconductor company, with no bright or promising product roadmap/future.
It is not too unusual some other people (i.e. your boss) to take credit for your hard work and ideas in order to protect his or her own job.
Getting a promotion or a raise on annual basis is rare to see.
I have heard the pay rate at Cypress is below the market rate, someone told 20~30 lower that what is other companies offer for similar job, and the number of the RSUs which you get a bonus, is peanuts.
Pros
none
Cons
no job security at all, struggling company!!
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Professional place to work.
Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, MNMay 16, 2017
Cypress Semiconductor was a worldwide technology company that manufacture devices for those cell phones, tablets... The most memorable was that I had chance to work with engineer and technician to bring the best quality devices today technology.
Pros
working with employees from different countries.
Cons
you have to wear clean room uniform. Long hour
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Old Company low compensation
IT Engineer (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXApril 18, 2017
I have been working with Cypress for close to four years and have seen a lot of positive change in recent quarters. Overall culture leaves a lot to be desired but it is a stable job that allows for career growth.
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Company heading nowhere
Senior Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAJanuary 17, 2017
A typical day at work is interesting with a lot of interaction between highly qualified engineers. But you are basically demotivated by the way success path is qualified in this company. Few people are looking for an opportunity to claim other person's work and get promotion or a raise. There is literally no check on this. Also the company pays below par market salary. A typical senior engineer is paid in peanuts.
Pros
Good gym and nothing else
Cons
Everything else.
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Cypress
Staff Product engineer (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CADecember 8, 2016
I had great co-workers and managers but the company's culture and its cumbersome business processes was hard to deal with. If you have the option don't work at Cypress
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Innovative, ever changing, ability to learn as much as you are willing to
Senior Process Sustaining Engineer (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, MNNovember 18, 2016
Fast-paced, challenging, ability to learn from multiple areas, hard working, dedicated people. Great team atmosphere. Cypress has great training and daily use of SPC, Lean 6 Sigma and 5S initiatives.
Pros
Benefits, Medical, dental etc.
Cons
Does not offer 401k matching option
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Good place to learn
Operations Analyst II (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CANovember 10, 2016
Good place to start and learn but gets monotonous after a while and management is poor. Growth prospects are ok and depends a lot on your manager.
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Productive workplace with nice weight room and ping-pong table :)
Principal Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAOctober 14, 2016
Cypress used to have an "8 o'clock" policy, but now that TJ is gone maybe no longer.
Most people are conscientious and work hard, but not unreasonable hours.
Significant recent layoffs ("synergy") after mergers with Spansion and Broadcom IoT, but hopefully returning to stability with new "Cypress 3.0" direction.
Pros
Good documentation via spec and memo systems.
Cons
401k is not matched.
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it's a job
Maintenance Specialist (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXOctober 14, 2016
Took away the 401k, nobody utilizes on site masssageas it is based off your insurance, make 1 mistake and fingers point everywhere, AMD was a great company but culture, talent and benefits went down hill everytome the name changes.
Pros
one of the few semiconductor fabs left
Cons
no 401k and fab extremely warm
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High precision and fact based
Principal (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAOctober 11, 2016
The company provides excellent opportunities and challenges for its people. We can excel based upon doing what's right for the company by using a logical fact based process and generating the results in the time frame needed for our customers.
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very fast pace, challenging, and be number #1
Sr. Purchasing Manager (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CASeptember 16, 2016
Cypress strives at all times to be number 1. Very goal oriented and wants to reward people for outstanding work done. Great benefits including Chiropractor and Saloon on site, once a month oil changes, etc.
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had gym room, gastation
Sr. Product/Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAJune 30, 2016
Nice team work.
great enviroment
Nice culture, movies, picnic, entertaiment..etc.
Convenience gas station for employee.
hard work but enjoyed.
Pros
no free lunch
Cons
health care
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Loyalty at its finest
Fab Tech (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJune 21, 2016
I arrived at Cypress during the last leg of its journey. I was however impressed at the long term employees and how they talked about Cypress. They stayed on until the doors closed out of loyalty to the company for being treated so well.
Pros
Positive work culture. Long weekends
Cons
Long hours
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great
Technician (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, MNMay 6, 2016
Analytical and degreed engineer with the ability to leverage experience and partner in the designing of parts, machinery, equipment and products, wh
Pros
good for enter level
Cons
just try it
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A good place for learning
Staff System Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAApril 4, 2016
Company encourages opening: you know almost every other colleagues doing, how things are down.

Clear process for handle every thing.
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Fast paced environment with opportunity for advancement
Human Resources Business Partner Principal (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, MNFebruary 26, 2016
No day is the same! Lots of opportunity to experience and learn new things. Open door policy allows all levels of employees to access upper management. Employees are encouraged to make changes to their work stations, environment, work processes, etc. through continuous improvement.
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