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Kulicke and Soffa Reviews

Updated September 24, 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)

  • Financial cycle causes retrenchment for contractors (in 7 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


  4. "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.


  5. "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!


  6. "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.


  7. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kulicke and Soffa full-time

    Pros

    Good working hours and break time.

    Cons

    Salary is not high enough.

  8. "good for working temporary."

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    Former Contractor - Associate Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Contractor - Associate Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy to learn. helpful colleagues.

    management keep improving employees welfare.

    Cons

    manager not very organize and sometimes forgetful.

    team leads not willing to teach at all and rarely communicate.

    retrenchment. don't be surprised.

    Advice to Management

    still need improvement especially for the senior team lead, very lazy, poor communication.


  9. "Good employee welfare"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kulicke and Soffa full-time

    Pros

    Medical insurance coverage.
    Regular employee recreation activities.

    Cons

    Slow pay adjustment.
    Lower than average salary.
    Little progression for juniors.


  10. "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


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