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Kulicke and Soffa Reviews

Updated August 31, 2017
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Pros
  • Above average work life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Laid back environment with great people, coworkers & managers alike (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Slow development cycle, competitors has developed better and cheaper bonders while K&S is standing still (in 4 reviews)

  • The CEO has poor management and people skills (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent workplace - Heavy Engineering R&D - Bright Future!!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Mechanical 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

    -Some very bright minds work here, excellent managers, easy going environment
    -Huge engineering learning experience for new grads and some very intense R&D work going on atleast in mechanical engineering domain (that's where I work in).
    -Flexible work timings, nice perks, good amount of leaves and benefits
    -With ever growing technology in Semiconductors, there seems no stopping for this company/domain in my point of view
    -Lastly, people dont leave this company so often!!

    Cons

    -No major drawbacks as seen in my career of over a year
    -A little shortage of resources; a little hiring would be helpful in order to reduce workload
    -Training for incoming graduates needed; but OJT is also not a bad option

    Advice to Management

    -Pay can be upscaled a bit
    -Maintain the tempo and pace by which its growing


  2. "Staff Procurement Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa full-time

    Pros

    Intelligent people, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Night conference call is challenging sometime

    Advice to Management

    Keep going

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great learning Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

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    • 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


  5. "Great company to work and stay with"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. "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.


  7. "EE intern"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "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


  9. "Fun company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "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.


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