Empower RF Systems

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Empower RF Systems Reviews

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
5 Reviews
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    Good small company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Empower RF Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, lots of overtime. Excellent benefits, 401K and PTO. Great coworkers. You will learn a great amount of tuning and troubleshooting power amplifiers.

    Cons

    No issues with this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good place to work, friendly environment, cutting edge engineering.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Inglewood, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Inglewood, CA

    I have been working at Empower RF Systems part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I work for this company for a long time and saw some ups and downs. Today our engineering team is genius; they create truly cutting edge products for our industry and it is exciting to be a part of this team.
    It is a small company with very friendly environment. Management is very approachable as well to discuss your concerns. Work hours are flexible: employees start their day anyware from 4 am to 10 am; some even work remotely if position permits. We have quite good benefit package for a small company: 401K, health, dental and vision insurance.

    Cons

    The building is a bit too small for the amount of employees. There are not enough parking spots for all employees on the parking lot so some employees have to park on the parking lot across the street per agreement with neighbor business. But I know that many companies in LA have worth parking arrangements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice to have a reward system for employees (we had it in the past). Also company events for employees lost their quality.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great small business

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Empower RF Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The potential to learn and grow is immense. The projects and programs are engaging and cutting edge. Feels less like working for a corporation and more like working for a family/team.

    Cons

    Need to be able to learn quickly and on the job as there is no formal training. May be hard (not impossible) to recover from bad performance on a project/program because of the small size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire tough, as this is a family.

    Recommends
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  5.  

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

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    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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    Hectic and no clear leadership

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    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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