Kulicke and Soffa Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
33 Reviews
2.5
33 Reviews
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Kulicke and Soffa President, CEO, and Director Bruno Guilmart
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  1.  

    Current state of affairs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Big brother is watching!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the needs of middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    K&S

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

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Conducive, friendly collegues

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Make alot of frens, relax environment

    Cons

    yearly retrenchment , only perm staff are safe from retrenchment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more training

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Kulicke & Soffa in Hokkien means Kanasai

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Supervisor is a racism and very political person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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