Kulicke and Soffa Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
32 Reviews

2.5
32 Reviews
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Kulicke and Soffa President, CEO, and Director Bruno Guilmart
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  1.  

    Great technical company with a pool of skillful talent.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good training opportunities; company interested in career development path; great opportunities for technical and personal growth due to technical market-leadership of the company.

    Cons

    Global structure definitely demands advanced communication skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pro-actively recognize and offer support when people are struggling with technical difficulties and better match talent level to level of difficulty of tasks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Relax work with a certain work load

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Fort Washington, PA

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of chance to learn. Different department you can participate

    Cons

    not enough equipment for R&D.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have a deadline for individual goal (maybe designed by the employees, but need to report to supervisor)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    K&S

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    • 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.  

    good working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Engineer  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Assistant Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Kulicke and Soffa as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    the fellow workers are very helpful in teaching new workers the skills

    Cons

    nothing much a very good place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nil

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Technician

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    Former Employee - Technician  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Technician in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Kulicke and Soffa as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The company is efficient and prospect wise is good. The working condition is good. Bonus is fairly decent

    Cons

    Work life balance is bad. Shift timing is okay but management is bad. not really encouraging for employees to stay for long

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A company in the midst of change.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Services  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Support Services in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Kulicke and Soffa full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits & starting salary. Pockets of excellence exists. Good people exists within the organization.

    Cons

    Undergoing change and thus can be disorganized. Good people who keep the company going are not recognized, bad people who tears the organization internally gets all the promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify & keep the truly passionate employees who can help bring the company to the next level. Understand what's going on on the ground. People matters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Kulicke & Soffa in Hokkien means Kanasai

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    • 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 for 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
  9.  

    No meritocracy followed in recruitment and promotion.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good company as long as you are not fired rapidly. Jobs are well defined. Conducive environment to do ones job well.

    Cons

    Meritocracy is in the dust bin. Silly people can climb up without any contribution. Recruitment and promotion is a farce. Preferred people only are given opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't take away employee benefits to increase the company bottom line. Please adhere to equal opportunity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    It's for short term career only

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kulicke and Soffa for more than a year

    Pros

    Work and life balance.
    Good salary with some benefits.

    Cons

    Do not expect for a long term career as you may be surprised that tomorrow is your last day. Retrenchments, downsizing and shutdown are too frequent. If there is a new office or factory has just setup, extended or renovated recently, it might just disappear after a short period of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make better plans before making any decisions for hiring, setting up new offices or facilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Easy to join, easy to leave

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technician  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Technician in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Kulicke and Soffa as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    No stress, happy environment, good working hour with friendly staffs

    Cons

    The worst thing is retrenchment. We didn't know when is our last day. Retrenchment is almost every year. And the thing I don't like about K&S is , I've no idea how they choose the people they want to retrench. No matter how hard work you're and how good you're, they still retrench u. And they left a few people and all of them are not so hardworking and always absent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management team is totally not working. Their management system is sucks. Super Sucks. Please go and do some job to make it better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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