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Powerwave Technologies Reviews

Updated March 17, 2017
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Powerwave Technologies President, CEO, and Director Ronald J. Buschur
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  1. "Sr. CSR"

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    Former Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Santa Ana, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Powerwave had a great diversity and great atmosphere to work within.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs not enough Indians. Also, during cutbacks, they always seemed to layoff the folks with all the historical product knowledge

    Advice to Management

    Too many chiefs although they were all quite nice with most of them level headed and down to earth


  2. "The best job ever. 300 people working together from the bottom up as family."

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    Former Employee - Final Inspection/Inventory Control in Centreville, MD
    Former Employee - Final Inspection/Inventory Control in Centreville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, as much overtime as you wanted, charity drives, collections for in house grievances, company appreciation parties and the ability to learn and grow within the company.

    Cons

    They sold out to Filtonic Comtec and moved operations to China leaving all of us out in the cold. What a sad day that was.


  3. "Manufacturing and supply Chain strategy"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Dale, TX
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Dale, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Powerwave Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great with supply chain strategy development and new product development and design.

    Cons

    Improve integrity respective to managing / engaging select suppliers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what was done in 2002 / 2003...


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  5. "Why companies fail"

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    Former Employee - Sales Management in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Management in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great, collaborative & fun co-workers.

    Cons

    Dangerously inept Exec. Management Team reason for it going out of business.

    Advice to Management

    Please enjoy your early retirement and stay away from perfectly sound companies.


  6. "Was a pleasure"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Brea, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Powerwave Technologies part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible hours and comfortable work environment. Bosses were friendly and kept employees up to date on new procedures.

    Cons

    Could be boring at times due to repetitive work or lack of work. Closed early so opportunity to make money became limited.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and your company will succeed. Keep being ethical and spreading the wealth to others!


  7. "Was a Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart good people
    Great working environment with onsite cafe
    Good salary and benefits
    Challenging and satisfying projects

    Cons

    Poor leadership drove the company out of business

    Advice to Management

    Too late now


  8. "Good Old Day at Pwav"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice working environment (Santa Ana, nice cafeteria, excellent Eng Team, lots of learning/ training opportunities, good friendships.

    Cons

    Unfortunately company shut down so we all had to go find jobs elsewhere.


  9. "They went under for a reason"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Powerwave Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good travel. People were nice for the most part.

    Cons

    Awful CEO and management didn't understand how to run a company. Frightening the amount of oversight.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. "working atmosphere is good, with much freedom"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Kind people. I can work with much freedom. The payment for interns is good.

    Cons

    Nothing I can recall. I just worked there for 7 months.

    Advice to Management

    I was a intern, and have little to say about the management.


  11. "Miss management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer I - Test in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer I - Test in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People I worked with were excellent engineers

    Cons

    Poor management, engineering staff promoted to management without any management nor people skills.

    Advice to Management

    Too late, went bankrupt based on above statement



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