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Farrokh Shokooh, PhD
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  • Helpful (2)

    Great team of partners to work for. Reliable and trustworthy company with flexibility in schedule.

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    Former Employee - Administrative and Sales Assistant in Mission Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative and Sales Assistant in Mission Viejo, CA
    Positive Outlook

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


    Flexible with work hours and days. Good compensation and great communication with all partners.


    Small new company not able to provide benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Best wishes in your new adventures!

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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at ETAP in October 2014.


    I was called by the HR manager regarding my resume posted online. She was pleasant and invited me to go for an interview. Went in and spoke with a couple of managers. Everything went well and one of them sent me an email afterwards the language of which indicated they were almost ready to make me an offer. He even sent me a whole bunch of their online tutorial videos to watch and mentioned that they would give me good head start and then asked me to go for one more meeting with the owner of the company. The HR girl then called and asked me for the contacts of my references and indicating things were very positive. So I take another day off to go meet with the owner. I first meet another guy I talk to who was pleasant and everything goes well. Then he takes me to go see the big guy. This guy shows up and doesn't even say hello. He looks and acts like a complete arrogant j*rk who is trying to show off because he is "so important". He sits down and one of the girls working there brings him his coffee. Really?? Do secretaries still do that?? Anyway, without looking up or thanking her he asks if there was any sugar in it to which she says yes. He then "dismisses" her. He then keeps looking at my resume and asking questions and making comments that are completely irrelevant, clearly demonstrating he does not understand the technology on the resume. He then proceeds to correct ME on the type of work that I did and the technologies of the companies that "I" worked at. LOL. I was ready to get up and punch him on the face. Anyway, I walked away with a headache and and left. Then on that day through a mutual friend I talked to a guy who was working there. He mentioned that everybody despises the owner as he makes life absolutely miserable on everyone, checking on every employee almost on an hour by hour basis and requiring everyone to actually fill out a daily time sheet explaining the work they had performed that day!! He said that everyone essentially stays there because the technology is power and there are not an abundance of companies in the area that they can go to. So I wrote the HR girl an email and thanked her for the opportunity and mentioned I wasn't interested. p.s., I just read the comments here from current and former employees, and other than a couple of positive ones from current employees who have conveniently mentioned their titles (LOL) you'll see that what the anonymous and and former employees are saying the exact thing I'm saying.

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ETAP Awards & Accolades

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Growth Award – Over $50M , Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), 2014

Additional Info

Headquarters Irvine, CA
Size 51 to 200 Employees
Founded 1986
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors SKM Systems Analysis

ETAP is a full spectrum analytical engineering firm specializing in the planning, design, analysis, operation, training, and computer simulation of power systems. ETAP is the most comprehensive power system enterprise solution. With more than 50,000 licenses in over 100 countries, ETAP serves the power system needs from generation to utilization. ETAP employs a research and development team supported by a staff of engineers and scientists who have a combined knowledge of over 500 years experience. ETAP is privileged to have a permanent staff of power system ... More

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