Empower RF Systems

www.empowerrf.com
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Nice place to work until they hired a VP of Engineering...

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Analyst in Inglewood, CA
Current Employee - Analyst in Inglewood, CA

I have been working at Empower RF Systems

Pros

Well-run administratively;
Better than average pay and benefits for a small company;
HR issues are handled competently and professionally;
Good opportunity to learn from some of the best engineers in the industry.

Cons

Horrid VP of Engineering! He's your best friend if you know how to kiss up, but that is all. He's very chummy with employees while face to face. But I've sat in meetings listening to him needlessly blast employees who five minutes earlier he was best buds with. Then afterward he'll lecture an engineer who just came up with a fantastic design about how he did it better, faster and cheaper 20 years ago in Brazil. Gimme a break!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Can the VP of Engineering, the only thing I've seen him do a good job of is offending the entire senior engineering staff and make up lengthy stories about how he invented anything and everything in the RF industry, and even things not in the RF industry such as sliced bread and canned tomato juice.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hectic and no clear leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Empower RF Systems

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were good, holidays and vacation. Office space was acceptable. Central location to the Los Angeles area, good freeway access.

    Cons

    Leadership, lack of respect for employees. Had a high turnover in key postions. Instead of getting to the root of the issues, let people go and start over with a new team. It never worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so quick to react to hearsay. Really look at Engineering and try to correct issues at the front end instead of back end when it is much harder.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    immediately involved on key projects

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Staff Member in Inglewood, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Staff Member in Inglewood, CA

    I have been working at Empower RF Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The technical teams are small and you will be doing real work on customer projects as soon as you join the company. This is not some place to come at the end of your career - this is a company where you will be learning and contributing to product developments and shipments right away.

    Cons

    The location is not so great, nothing very interesting to see if you go out for a walk at lunchtime, nothing very good to eat close by, so you have to drive for that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kudos for not passing on the higher costs of medical and dental benefits to employees. The fact that my payroll deduction for a very good medical and dental plan has not changed over the last two years is appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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