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Kulicke and Soffa Reviews

Updated January 1, 2018
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Pros
  • The company offers good working environment and market leader in the industry (in 8 reviews)

  • The wedge bond division in Santa Ana is doing a lot of R&D , continuous product improvement and development (in 5 reviews)

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

  • Upper management and headquarters is located in Singapore (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Procurement Engineer"

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    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


  2. "Kulicke and Soffa Internship"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Fort Washington, PA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Fort Washington, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Superb team. Good management.
    Above average work life balance

    Cons

    Code structure is tough to get your head wrapped around it as an intern.
    Teams are helpful though

  3. "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.


  4. "Nice place to have a intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa as an intern

    Pros

    They don`t have a very good training system. But you have freedom to learn here. The guys here are cool.

    Cons

    They don`t have much training system. You have to figure out everything yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Not much.


  5. "Engineering Intern"

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

    Pros

    Laid back work environment
    Competitive pay
    Advanced research and technologies

    Cons

    Internship program lacks structure
    Coffee is subpar


  6. "Extremely talented employees"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Fort Washington, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Extremely talented, high energy, motivated and smart employees. Good salary, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Cyclical business leading to more layoffs than similar companies in the area.


  7. "Challenging due to relentless strive to finish, pushing quality down"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Washington, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kulicke and Soffa full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, smart people, benefits just ok, local hr makes efforts to put together fun activities for employees, teamwork is promoted and valued.

    Cons

    Cyclical nature of business and new outside management means less job security. Few products means few projects to work on, so when a project winds down, people need to dust off their resumes. Office is just blah...

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Product development engineer at Kulicke & Soffa"

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

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

    Pros

    Great technology in a fast-paced R&D environment, global collaboration with other sites around the world. Few engineering companies on the East Coast offer such a rich engineering opportunity. Pay including bonus is pretty competitive.

    Cons

    Historically staffing has gone up and down with semiconductor business cycle, but has stabilized recently.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify product portfolio into other semiconductor equipment markets or non-semiconductor markets.


  9. "Great technical company with a pool of skillful talent."

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training opportunities; company interested in career development path; great opportunities for technical and personal growth due to technical market-leadership of the company.

    Cons

    Global structure definitely demands advanced communication skills.

    Advice to Management

    Pro-actively recognize and offer support when people are struggling with technical difficulties and better match talent level to level of difficulty of tasks.


  10. "Relax work with a certain work load"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Process Engineer in Fort Washington, PA
    Current Intern - Process Engineer in Fort Washington, PA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of chance to learn. Different department you can participate

    Cons

    not enough equipment for R&D.

    Advice to Management

    Should have a deadline for individual goal (maybe designed by the employees, but need to report to supervisor)


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