Powerwave Technologies

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Powerwave Technologies Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
46 Reviews
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Powerwave Technologies President, CEO, and Director Ronald J. Buschur
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  1.  

    working for Powerwave was a wonderful opertunity until it closed down

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    Former Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Powerwave Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    i was able to deal with a plethora of customers around the world. The individuals working there were all very friendly and helpful. I was able to take a number of classes to better my opportunities for advancements.

    Cons

    High stress due to numerous failers in products.. The other was that it closed down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was a senior Customer Specialist

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    CTO sunk the ship

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    Former Employee - Director in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Powerwave Technologies

    Pros

    Incredible engineering talent, good middle management.

    Cons

    CTO was the worst manager I have experienced in my 36 year career. Fortunately, I did not work under his direct authority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Too Late For Goodbyes...

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer I - Test in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer I - Test in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Powerwave Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful Ex-Pat salary, opportunities to meet and work with many talented and memorable people around the globe.

    Cons

    Overall business plan and internal turmoil over same as well as ups and downs for various aspects of handling for designing and manufacturing issues -wrong persons in the critical places for some "turning point" situations. Acquisition of the best companies, dissolution of same, ignoring the advice and experience of [unlucky] retained staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Luck Next Time!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Future?

    Former Employee - Marketing in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Powerwave Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation has been a highlight and a positive for this Telco equipment provider.
    Given the tools to get the job done.

    Cons

    Strategy doesn't always align to industry opportunities.
    Environment could be more positive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your customers more!

  6.  

    Disappointment

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    Former Employee - Contractor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Powerwave Technologies as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Money was decent. The potential was enormous.

    Cons

    Seeing the company not live up to its potential. Too many politicians holding on to their power, while keeping out the necessary new blood needed to turn the company around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO needed to be hands on in the hiring process. He should of known that his executive staff wasn't up to the job. Did you ever notice the comments made by your former employees. They can't all be wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, great products, okay management....

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    Former Employee - Middle Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Middle Manager in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Powerwave Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are extremely intelligent and really put a lot of passion into their jobs. A lot of solid technical skills and care for the customers from the employee perspective. Comparable pay for mid management positions and a great opportunity to gain international experience.

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted unless you are in the "in crowd" with upper management. Fairly weak upper technology leaders - C level - that has made some serious mis-steps that cost the viability of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have focused on core business and customers vs. developing alleged "new technology".....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Poor upper management

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Merrimack, NH

    I worked at Powerwave Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    High potential growth in mobile equipment sales

    Cons

    The upper management is poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower employees and encourage innovation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Was a good place to work despite the ineptitude and arrogance of the company "leadership".

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    Former Employee - Principal Electronics Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Electronics Engineer in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Powerwave Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    For many years Powerwave was a well respected, cash rich company, with leading edge technology, excellent engineering and world class manufacturing. Then Buschur and Sheikh took charge.

    Cons

    The board of directors should have removed the upper management long before the bankruptcy filing. Upper management alienated themselves and the company from its customers. Completely misguided technical leadership led the company down multiple rabbit holes, while burning through cash and losing sight of core capabilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not consider new employment.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Poor Project, Construction and Engineering management

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at Powerwave Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Engineers to work with but unfortunately, poor leadership ran everyone away.

    Cons

    Poor project and engineering management from leadership out of the Falls Church, Va area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little too late now that they are bankrupt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Sorry to see a company with great products and great people go under.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Powerwave Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, loyal and committed to the company's success. Very competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Poor executive management team that unfortunately lead to the company's demise. Poor culture of fear that trickled down from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well, this is the result.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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