Rudolph Technologies Reviews

Updated August 17, 2015
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  1. Bloomington location is great!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    MN location is a great place to work.

    Cons

    New COO-unsure of his direction and pure software experience for a capital equipment company.


  2. Rudolph Technologies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Rudolph Technologies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team environment working on high tech products

    Cons

    Growth in some sectors could be better

    Advice to Management

    Put more resources in place to grow the business domestically and worldwide


  3. The highs are better than the lows.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rudolph Technologies full-time

    Pros

    You will not be bored. Rudolph is very customer focused so there is a constant stream of new projects and accounts coming in monthly. Rudolph prefers a lean organization requiring above average hours, but in turn the compensation is also above average. There are a lot of great people who want to do well and work hard as a team. There is a fun committee which focuses team building activities.

    Cons

    Rudolph executive management believes the best way to grow the company is through acquisition rather than organic growth. Failed acquisitions have hurt more than successful ones have helped. Rudolph is very focused on quarterly numbers and head count which results in a bias towards short term management.

    Advice to Management

    Rudolph's bias towards lean is hindering growth. Rudolph's business unit structure is unnecessarily complex for the size of the company.


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  5. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Rudolph Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent coworkers Good place to learn

    Cons

    Too many acquisitions Senior Management provides less insight about the company.


  6. A pretty good place to intern as a software engineer

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    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Bloomington, MN
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rudolph Technologies as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A nice work environment. Good compensation, but no benefits(makes sense for an intern). You are given actual work and not just some testing work. Relatively flexible hours.

    Cons

    At first the projects being developed are a little hard to understand. Getting used to how they released their software seemed odd, but that could just be because that was my first time working as a software engineer.


  7. Professional Consolidation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rudolph Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High Technology, complex semiconductor inspection equipment

    Cons

    According to my mind, should be more competitive on the current Global market


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great employees but not a place to build a career

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    Current Employee - Employee in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Employee in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very easy going atmosphere and the engineering staff is a great group of folks. Flexible hours and opportunity to work from home on a limited basis. Great benefits with average compensation. Location provides easy access to major roads and avoids most of the traffic congestion. Internal office space was large with plenty of windows and furnishings were great.

    Cons

    Struggles with how to run a software organization. Disorganized priorities. Too dependent upon new customer business. Neglects existing customer needs. Too willing to cut corners. Unwillingness to listen to engineering experts. Treats employees as expendable. Micro manages without providing support. Below average salary compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Reorganize the local management and listen to the employees more. Some of them have many years of experience and are very knowledgeable about the products and their customers. Work with the engineers to develop a strategy that will result in a superior product.


  9. Rudolph in general is a great company to be a part of and to work for, your effors are always recognized.

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rudolpph Although is a small company, It has pleanty of equipment ( technology ) that you can learn and work with. The training experience I had was great even though the most you learn is on the road. At Rudolph there not such a thing as micromanaging, they offer on site positions as well as traveling positions. Its not hard to become proeficient because the knowledge is well share between all workers. Rudolph counts with a technical support team 24 / 7 that is always willing to help you out as a coworker or as a customer. If you are willing to relocate there will always be a position por you for the most part. The salaries in my opinion are competitive.

    Cons

    With the economy as it is there are a lot of cost cuting efforts unfortunatelly this means small raises and unless you would like to travel or moved to another city not much growth. Vacation time when an onsite position sometimes could pose a problem because there should be somebody covering the contract with the customer, but for the most part all of the supervisors / managers will work with you so you can enjoy the time off. This could be a downside or a plus for some people, sometimes there is plenty work to do that OT is necesary. Your shift could vary from compress to M - F with out a salary compensation.

    Advice to Management

    I'm really happy with managers ( no comment )


  10. Helpful (1)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to cutting edge technology.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    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'.


  11. Helpful (1)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rudolph Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great place for ambitious and creative people to work. New COO has been driving many positive changes and has raised the bar for performance

    Cons

    Tough cycle industry but they manage it better than other companies in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to follow culture changes and raise the bar... Many of the employees want to win and enjoy the challenge and rewards!



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