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PDF Solutions Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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PDF Solutions President, CEO, and Director John K. Kibarian
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  1. "challenging job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PDF Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    get exposed to different technology nodes, different fabs

    Cons

    challenged by client and internal management


  2. "Diversified work force"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Diversified work force in Germany, Italy, China, and Japan.

    Cons

    Work and life not balanced


  3. "Data Analysis Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PDF Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Most coworkers are from top tire universities. People work there are energetic and willing to teach. If you are in a team with international client (e.g. GlobalFoundries), you got the opportunity to on-site and travel. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Working over-time is an usual thing...Sometimes you have to do a mundane and boring report and spend long time in adjusting reports format. Also the skills and experience you gained in the company is not very universal so it might not be useful when it comes to changing the job...

    Advice to Management

    Their management is ok so I'm not sure if there is useful advice to give. Managers are nice to the employees and satisfied employee's need as much as they can.


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  5. "good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    smart people, work on advanced technology. strong team work environment. good client relationships

    Cons

    lots of travel are required during some projects

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Look someplace else, if you can"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people
    small company
    Work is good if you are in semiconductor side. Software is a hell-hole.

    Cons

    where to start
    no 401k match
    no brokerage link account for 401k
    no HSA match from employer
    work in downtown- really in 2 different floors? which genuis thought of this?
    dental and vision only 1 option
    HR is abysmal. They never pick phones up.

    Advice to Management

    read the cons. you can fix this company. technology is there, people are smart. clean up your act.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "weak company, overall"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Newbury Park, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Newbury Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PDF Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    OK atmosphere, intelligent people, nice location, customer focus, and ability to learn, and be challenged.

    Cons

    Lots of politics and personal based communications, especially in the software department. Growth is almost impossible, and management decisions are based on personal relationships and politics

    Advice to Management

    Reduce internal politics to the minimum. Increase professionalism, Compensate employees better, and help them grow. Help employee achieve the work/life balance.


  8. "cs"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PDF Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, exciting new technology, ability totravel around

    Cons

    Travel too much, area is too small for application

    Advice to Management

    Optimize travel frequency and cost,


  9. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Not much variety of experience


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    exposure to most advanced technologies

    Cons

    work load is too heavey and stressful


  11. "Senior Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PDF Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    smart, efficiency, integrity, long-term pattern

    Cons

    high stress, too many travels, too many projects



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