Kulicke and Soffa
2.4 of 5 29 reviews
www.kns.com Fort Washington, PA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Dec 2, 2013

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Kulicke and Soffa President, CEO, and Director Bruno Guilmart

Bruno Guilmart

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37% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Field Service Department Manager (Current Employee)
Irvine, CA

I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa full-time for more than 10 years

ProsAs 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.

ConsUnder 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 Senior ManagementStop the bleeding at the Orthodyne division and demand more autonomy from K&S.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Big brother is watching!

Engineer (Current Employee)
Fort Washington, PA

I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat benefits and bonuses paid to salaried employees.

ConsUpper 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 Senior ManagementListen to the needs of middle management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Fort Washington, PA

I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa

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

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Kulicke & Soffa in Hokkien means Kanasai

Associate Engineer (Current Employee)
Serangoon (Singapore)

I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa full-time for more than 3 years

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

ConsSupervisor is a racism and very political person.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease review on any news policy before you dissemble to your people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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