Kulicke and Soffa Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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  1. 20 years behind the times

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Kulicke and Soffa full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You can be bad at your job and not get fired. Solid quarterly bonuses

    Cons

    You will never be on even near the latest tech

    Advice to Management

    Stop and invest in researching and developing products using the latest and greatest tech. The software this company uses for its machines is over 20 years old and the look and feel is that of Windows 3.1. If you are looking to advance your career as a Windows based software developer, this is not the place for you. If you have only experience in MFC, maybe this will be a good fit.


  2. Current state of affairs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Department Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Field Service Department Manager in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    As Orthodyne Electronics (until 2008) this was a great company to work for. With a great sales and service team and reliable product we then owned 70% of the world market. Voted "10 Best of Semiconductor companies" for many years. However, the then owners decided to "cash out" and sold the company to Kulicke and Soffa.

    Cons

    Under Kulicke and Soffa, Manufacturing moved from Irvine to Singapore and the Sales force got dispersed. 2/3 of the workforce in Irvine, lost their livelihood. Top management now resides in Singapore and they don't know how to run the Irvine facility properly. They are losing focus on Irvine.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the bleeding at the Orthodyne division and demand more autonomy from K&S.


  3. Big brother is watching!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Fort Washington, PA

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and bonuses paid to salaried employees.

    Cons

    Upper management and headquarters is located in Singapore.
    Brutal management. Has been this way for the history of the company.
    They run acquired companies into the ground and then close them.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the needs of middle management.


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  5. K&S

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Washington, PA

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    At K&S, there is an entrepreneurial spirit which allows for creative solutions that ultimately give the customer a faster response.

    Cons

    At K&S there is a punitive environment that flows directly from the CEO. The CEO has poor management and people skills.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a CEO who actually wants to perform the the job, who is interested in nurturing what is good at K&S.


  6. Senior System Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For lazy people, this is an excellent company. For hard working people, this is a good platform to learn from.

    Cons

    Politic, unbalanced work life, unfair promotion status. There are too many employee who only talk and do paperwork, too little people who really hands on and do work. There is no loyalty evaluation at this company.

    Advice to Management

    Try to balance the employee who only do paperwork and try to appreciate employee who hands on... A technical is an asset to a company.


  7. KNS or KaNaSai

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Test Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Test Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Kulicke and Soffa

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits and has government backing.

    Cons

    Bullying culture, tons of FTs forming clans against locals, international politics, high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    prepare to be tekan by US side.


  8. Conducive, friendly collegues

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Make alot of frens, relax environment

    Cons

    yearly retrenchment , only perm staff are safe from retrenchment

    Advice to Management

    more training


  9. Kulicke & Soffa in Hokkien means Kanasai

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Serangoon (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Serangoon (Singapore)

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A relaxing environment with a few company benefits such as success sharing.

    Cons

    Supervisor is a racism and very political person.

    Advice to Management

    Please review on any news policy before you dissemble to your people.



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