PDF Solutions
3.7 of 5 12 reviews
www.pdf.com San Jose, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Mar 15, 2014

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86% Approve of the CEO

PDF Solutions President, CEO, and Director John K. Kibarian

John K. Kibarian

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at PDF Solutions

Prosexposure to most advanced technologies

Conswork load is too heavey and stressful

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Senior Director (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at PDF Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

Prossmart, efficiency, integrity, long-term pattern

Conshigh stress, too many travels, too many projects

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Technically focused dynamic company

CV Development Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at PDF Solutions full-time for less than a year

Pros1. Good work environment
2. Smart colleagues
3. Focused in goals
4. Expanding

Cons1. Too much work pressure
2. Compensation package

Advice to Senior ManagementWork process documentation can be made more available. Employees should be encouraged to take more responsibility by providing more benefit package.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Interesting experience

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at PDF Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

ProsIf you like to travel, this company can provide you lots of opportunity to travel around the world.

ConsToo many travels can cause some trouble with your family.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall a good company to work for

CV Development Engineer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at PDF Solutions

Proschance to work on most advanced semiconductor process technology
chance to work with top semiconductor companies
supportive working atmosphere

Conslong working hours
no bonus
a little bit boring

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Software Eng (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at PDF Solutions

ProsFlexible timing and nice atmosphere

ConsNo opportunity for growth in the Software department.

Advice to Senior ManagementNA

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Downhill

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at PDF Solutions

ProsThe company is unique in the industry.
Everything you always wanted to know about chip making.
Good review/manager feedback system.

ConsYou're expected to work long hours and weekends.
Lots of layoff over the past 12 months
Secondary perks have been cuts deeply over the 12 past months

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more feedback about the state of the company.
Spend some money to raise the spirits of the (remaining) employees.

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Smart people...Good tech....Slow management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at PDF Solutions

ProsNice people to work with and the company deals with cutting edge research in semi conductors industry.

ConsBad communication of critical issues facing the company.
Not so optimal execution at PDF ..
Company is scattered in tons of offices ....
Management still thinks of PDF as the research start up they created in 1991.
Too much for a small company to have 12 executive positions (CEO,8 VPs,CAO,CSO,CT)

Advice to Senior ManagementPDF needs a really good reorganization and some offices consolidation

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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One of the last exciting companies in the US in an otherwise weak semiconductor manufacturing market

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at PDF Solutions

ProsOne of the exciting companies in the semiconductor manufacturing sector.
Good benefits for a company the size of PDF.
Very bright and friendly set of people to work with.

ConsSemiconductor manufacturing industry is in the pits.
Senior management needs to do more to drive stock up.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlan better.
Make better strategies.
Reduce politics.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Make your employees feel more valuable by giving them expanding opportunities and direct feedback.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at PDF Solutions

ProsHeadquarter has good location and there are opportunities for many for travel.
Co-workers are intelligent, interested in learning and solving problems, are customer-focused, and have lots of energy and good ideas.

ConsSmall group of inbred execs and senior engineers make moving up through the organization nearly impossible. There seems to be no succession planning nor opportunities for career development. Many managers give little if any performance feedback and don't work with you to further your career.

Advice to Senior ManagementBring more employees into the strategic planning and decision making process by inviting their ideas. Reward managers for sharing information with their employees in a timely way and pushing down decisions so people feel that they are a part of the organization's direction.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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