Kulicke and Soffa Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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  1. A Good Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a very friendly, positive environment, at least at the Fort Washington branch, with numerous benefits for employees. Everyone else also seems to like it here, and the bosses have a good relationship with the other employees.

    Cons

    Personally, there weren't really many downsides to working here. The hours were good, they were not expecting anything insane from any of us, nor were the bosses overly controlling or aggressive.


  2. A decent employer

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

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    K&S is a leader in their domain, and the machines they make are quite special. There are a lot of talented people who work here, and compensation is fair, if not fantastic.

    Cons

    Certain departments/projects are struggling due to lack of innovation.


  3. Engineering Intern

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

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back work environment Competitive pay Advanced research and technologies

    Cons

    Internship program lacks structure Coffee is subpar


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  5. mechanical eng

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

    I worked at Kulicke and Soffa

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

    Pros

    Technically strong at core business; market leader for a reason.

    Cons

    Very weak in acquisitions. Extreme home office arrogance.

    Advice to Management

    Grow organically!


  6. Great company to work with.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative, Challenging and good team learning environment. Competitive salary and benefits.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons for this job other than that it's a notoriously cyclic industry.


  7. 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.


  8. Process Optimization Co-op

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

    I worked at Kulicke and Soffa part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company location (Fort Washington) is heavily involved with R&D in the semiconductor packaging industry - so the technology is on the leading edge making it a fascinating and interesting place to work every day.

    Cons

    Sometimes R&D can get monotonous at times, but you must always focus on the goal and not the immediate work to push through.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the program going! It's a great co-op opportunity for engineering students!


  9. Interesting.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kulicke and Soffa

    Pros

    Really great technology. Seriously interesting. There is some amazing technology and equipment and I P. I would love to work there again.

    Cons

    Most of manufacturing is non-USA based. If your job can be off shored it will. Very high turnover in a downturn. Could be a stressful job if you need need the cash.

    Advice to Management

    Be calm. If possible.


  10. Extremely talented employees

    • 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 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely talented, high energy, motivated and smart employees. Good salary, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Cyclical business leading to more layoffs than similar companies in the area.


  11. Challenging due to relentless strive to finish, pushing quality down

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

    I worked at Kulicke and Soffa full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, smart people, benefits just ok, local hr makes efforts to put together fun activities for employees, teamwork is promoted and valued.

    Cons

    Cyclical nature of business and new outside management means less job security. Few products means few projects to work on, so when a project winds down, people need to dust off their resumes. Office is just blah...



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