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Rudolph Technologies Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
8 Reviews
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Rudolph Technologies Chairman and CEO Paul F. McLaughlin
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  1.  

    Good culture, but unstable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at Rudolph Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Positive, friendly work environment. Fascinating equipment. Interesting technology challenges. Good middle-management. Decent benefits. Opportunities to visit semiconductor fabrication plants around the world.

    Cons

    Layoffs. Senior leadership has a long history of laying people off after over-promising to Wall Street, even if the company was profitable in that quarter. It's short-sighted and hurts the long-term goals of the company, not to mention the job security of the employees.

    Senior leadership is uninspiring, demanding, and out of touch with the average employee.

    Failed acquisitions. Senior leadership is very eager to grow through acquisitions, but they just closed 2 failed ones. It's a lot of churn and uncertainty.

    Remote offices. It can be painful to work with offices scattered around the country and globe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand and heal the divided mentality between the remotely-located business units. Lead the market by developing outstanding technologies from within. Work harder on attracting very talented people, in part by offering better job security.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Management has no class.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rudolph Technologies

    Pros

    The work is very Interesting.

    Cons

    Again, management has no class.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great people working in the forefront of semiconductor manufacturing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rudolph Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very talented individuals working to provide a variety of metrology and manufacturing tools and software across the semiconductor manufacturing space.

    Fun committee plans regular events for employees, BBQ, games, picnics, etc.

    Cons

    Lots of products across a diverse market space leads to more projects than can be completed in a timely fashion with the resources available

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Senior management seemed to be least bothered about employee issues

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Flanders, NY
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Flanders, NY

    I worked at Rudolph Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    My immediate supervisor was extremely understanding

    Cons

    Harsh economic conditions created a lot of pressure on everyone at work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start a Q&A session where worker's concerns are addressed.

  6.  

    Manager's review

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    Former Employee - Manager in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Manager in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at Rudolph Technologies

    Pros

    The Semiconductor industry is a fast paced environment. Rudolph Technologies has adapted well to the environment by being a nimble company. Rudolph has made some good acquisitions in this time - this has allowed for some good growth opportunities.

    Cons

    There is a little too much of a small company feel here - by this, I mean favoritism, promotions based on individual preferences, not always based on merit. The upper management is a little too absorbed in padding their own wallets rather than looking out for the interests of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on pure product management, focused product development. Hire and keep employees and managers who have delivered results vs. managers and employees who spend time sucking up to higher management.

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Too many ambitions are killing the company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Project Lead in Flanders, NJ
    Former Employee - Technical Project Lead in Flanders, NJ

    I worked at Rudolph Technologies

    Pros

    Known as one of the great companies to work for . Great and friendly HR, its policies and benefits. Really compassionate about employees and very few cuts even during the severest downturns. Lot of talented and friendly people to work with, over all great environment

    Cons

    Getting too ambitious in pursuit of beating KLA, too many acquisitions and mergers , unable to concentrate on core technologies, very few growth opportunities and prospects because the company is shrinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be concentrate on core products and what the customer needs. Needs more control over customer support and provide more opportunities to talented individuals

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Still early to tell, but seem to be heading in the right direction.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA

    I have been working at Rudolph Technologies

    Pros

    Exposure to cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    The semiconductor industry performance has been poor the past few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize job markets are not equal between locations. Retaining talent and loyality does require different approaches to operation and incentive other than a 'one approach fits all'.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    - RTEC

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rudolph Technologies

    Pros

    - Technology
    - Inspection Business Unit people

    Cons

    Compensation seems to be unfair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Dont reward senior management with bonuses when they do not meet objectives.

    Approves of CEO

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