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Kulicke and Soffa Reviews

Updated March 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. "Advanced electrical engineer"

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    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.


  2. "Solid engineering company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa full-time

    Pros

    Highly technical work, lot's of highly competent engineers and scientists at the Ft Washington site. Flexible work environment.

    Cons

    Very little room for advancement, for better or worse it's a flat management structure A disconnect between executive management and company future. Many jobs heading to Asia.


  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Engineers, very knowledgeable and friendly people to work with

    Cons

    It does not look like top management have a good direction for company stability and success


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  5. "A decent employer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Washington, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    K&S is a leader in their domain, and the machines they make are quite special. There are a lot of talented people who work here, and compensation is fair, if not fantastic.

    Cons

    Certain departments/projects are struggling due to lack of innovation.


  6. "mechanical eng"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Technically strong at core business; market leader for a reason.

    Cons

    Very weak in acquisitions. Extreme home office arrogance.

    Advice to Management

    Grow organically!


  7. "Interesting."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Really great technology. Seriously interesting. There is some amazing technology and equipment and I P. I would love to work there again.

    Cons

    Most of manufacturing is non-USA based. If your job can be off shored it will. Very high turnover in a downturn. Could be a stressful job if you need need the cash.

    Advice to Management

    Be calm. If possible.


  8. "Planner"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Kulicke and Soffa as a contractor

    Pros

    Nice Manager, Helpful colleagues and team leader

    Cons

    Politics with other departments, other departments felt of "higher class"

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees well


  9. "benefit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kulicke and Soffa full-time

    Pros

    good environment to support before outsource stucture.

    Cons

    after company outsource, the management team and overall sturucture become worse.

    Advice to Management

    not to outsource company


  10. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company has very good work life balance.
    Good working environment, helpful colleagues who offers assistance if you ask.

    Cons

    The salary is on the lower scale.
    Be prepared for salary freeze and retrenchment.
    The good people are not rewarded accordingly.
    Sometimes items or tasks on hand can change rapidly and you are tasked to do another project.

    Advice to Management

    - Focus more on R&D aspect and developing a better machine.
    -Maybe HR should look into rewarding and recognizing employee's contributions.


  11. "Good place to rest for a while but hard to endure in long run!"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good team work, good salary and ample availability of high quality training programs. Great place full of multi-cultural employees with different time zones and work cultures.

    Cons

    Lack of vision and direction. Career path not good and innovation at work is not appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the employees with better vision and direction.



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