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Kulicke and Soffa Reviews

Updated January 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Laid back environment with great people, coworkers & managers alike (in 4 reviews)

  • Good team work, good salary and ample availability of high quality training programs (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Wedge Bond Division in Santa Ana, CA"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart group of engineers that work together very well

    Cons

    Sometimes too much work, that's a "good" problem

    Advice to Management

    Keep your engineers happy


  2. "Great learning Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Washington, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great work environment. Great learning experience. Great global exposure.

    Cons

    Global environment can be difficult to deal in - working within different time zones.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent.


  3. "Great company to work and stay with"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Washington, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work is interesting and very advanced, US locations are R&D, you will be doing real R&D here (labs, lab coats and the whole package)

    KNS has the most advanced wire bonders in the world.

    Great benefits and compensation, less-stress environment, great people, KNS care about employees. FTW location has some perks: On-site gym, pool tables, ping-pong.

    People tend to work here for 20 or 30 years. We have guys that have been here for 39 years

    Cons

    Most employees are experienced, so company lacks the fun/young atmosphere. But not a big deal.

    Advice to Management

    Plan for more events.


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  5. "Great place to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to grow, lots of innovation going on. Very good working culture, managers open and communicate effectively.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to advance as a manager since the hierarchy is very flat.


  6. "EE intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Washington, PA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the team is nice and people are helps each other. the environment is very good, they would like to answer most of the question you have. you get chance to do all kinds of job, hardware, DSP even embedded system.

    Cons

    the location of the company is not very good. it is easy to have a flood in the raining season.

    Advice to Management

    they likes someone would like to learn something from the job, Don't be shy for ask a question. its takes sometime to catch up to these works.


  7. "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Washington, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Nice and smart people to work with

    Cons

    Felt left out and barely any work to do as an intern
    Work environment wasn't great


  8. "Fun company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bensalem, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bensalem, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kulicke and Soffa (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you like engineering you'll love it here, plenty of interesting projects. Laid back environment with great people, coworkers & managers alike.

    Cons

    up down, up down, up down, up down, up down, up down, busy as a bee for months then layoffs. Guess thats just the nature of the business.


  9. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Wonderful people that want to help you grow as an engineer.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are unclear at this point.


  10. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Fort Washington, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working for a worldleader in brings lots of benefits:
    - world leading RnD
    -Good collaboration opportunities with adjacent market players
    - state of the art technology and analysis equipment
    -International work opportunities
    -Good comp and ben
    -Etc

    The work athmosphere is good here and there are lots of sports enthusiasts

    Cons

    Knowledge exchange to Asian peers does at times require night calls. If you do not want to travel engineering at KnS may not be suitable to you


  11. "Advanced electrical engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Electrical Engineer in Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Advanced Electrical Engineer in Fort Washington, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good for young engineers to learn and apply their skills.

    Cons

    Poor management. Not enough employee training.

    Advice to Management

    Put the vision ahead, make sure that your team spend a certain amount of time on knowledge sharing.



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