Rudolph Technologies

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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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    Great employees, a true team. Brilliant CEO.

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    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at Rudolph Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The CEO built this company through well thought out acquisitions. The people are like a big family. The CEO is brilliant and commands an audience with investors and customers and this has made the company strong.

    Cons

    The semiconductor equipment market is not for the faint of heart as it's very cyclical. That being said, Rudolph has a balance of offerings in the front and back end and this helps smooth things out some as these markets have offset cycles (again brilliantly crafted by the CEO). One downside is that the CEO is well past normal retirement age and will have to hang it up in the not too distant future. There are no viable internal candidates to take over although the COO might be considered but he is an entrepreneurial software R&D person at the core and has little outside experience and wouldn't fare well on the street side of being CEO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and strategy execution. Strengthen the senior management bench to support the upcoming CEO transition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good culture, but unstable

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    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
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