Because of the high maintenance needed to monitor and filter spammers from the RF Cafe Forums, I decided that it would
be best to just archive the pages to make all the good information posted in the past available for review. It is unfortunate
that the scumbags of the world ruin an otherwise useful venue for people wanting to exchanged useful ideas and views.
It seems that the more formal social media like Facebook pretty much dominate this kind of venue anymore anyway, so if
you would like to post something on RF Cafe's
page, please do.
Below are all of the forum threads, including all
the responses to the original posts.
Post subject: Does anyone know what working for inCode Wireless
is like??? Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 11:30 am
Post subject: inCodePosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:23
I have a good friend who worked for them for a year. He said
that they sucked, big time.
Stick you on long assignments. Treat
you like crap. Don't give you the tools to do your job.
RF sweat shop (see WFI). If you are a 3rd party RF recruiter and are
easily offended, then stop reading this posting... Go look at some resumes
RF Engineers get used like prostitutes. I mean,
who really gives a damn about us? You have these 3rd party recruiting
companies who send you off to a project for however long... They could
care less about your health, family, or general well-being. They do
nothing more than pimp you out and make 25% + doing so....
me guess... It's justified, because they go out and find the business....
blah, blah, blah.
Most of these recruiters have no idea what
in the hell you really do.
I saw an article in RCR about some
bum who is an RF Engineering "recruiter" and how it has been such a
great opportunity for him. What a bunch of crap. Makes me sick.
All of those recruiters are scumbags. Period. Their profession is
equal to if not lower than, a telemarketer.
By the way... If
anyone reading this is a recruiter and you are offended, then do us
all a favor and submit your resignation immediately. Go find a job selling
used cars or something....
Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 3:38 am
Thor is absolutely right in every
Most of the recruiters don't understand what kind of people
they recruit because they aren't familiar with the industry. An average
recruiter has the function of "find" in WORD software, meaning to find
and compare the relevant word (skill) in the job description versus
this word in the applicant's resume. They do so and feel themselves
pretty much in the business, yet behind it there is of course one big
From my long experience with job hunting abroad,
recruiters are really scumbags. They treat the applicant like crap:
Many times don't bother to get back to him/her, take themseleves even
the right to disqualify a candidate for technicalities and don't give
this right to their client - the recruiting company.
Post subject: Re: Does anyone know what working
for inCode Wireless is likPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 5:44 pm
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 5:43 pm
I am interviewing with them as well... Anyone
care to expand on that information a little?
Post subject: Posted: Fri May 13, 2005 10:25 am
Thor, care to elaborate on your remarks? It's been my expereince
that you have 2 choices - contracting on your own, taking all the $
but not having benefits, or going with an incode, or wfi, and trading
some $ for insurance, etc.
If I don't want to hustle my own
contracts or work through an agency w/no benefits then what about incode
is any different than other companies?
Post subject: Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 12:30 pm
Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:49 pm
I have hired good folks who were prior employees from
LCC and WFI and all had good things to say about those 2 companies.
I have heard similar things about incode
If you love CDMA, you have to come join my team!!!!!!!
Post subject: Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 4:10 pm
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2003 6:59 pm
An average recruiter
has the function of "find" in WORD software...
that's a pretty good line!!!
However, I think we're being a little
hard on the entire recruiting industry. As with the prostitution racket
used as a metaphor here, the pimps wouldn't have a sustained job if
it weren't for the prostitutes that keep prostituting. Now in your metaphor,
we engineers are the willing prostitutes, so where does that leave us
in the arguement? Personally, I wouldn't use that analogy.
submit that as there are scumbag recruiters, there are scumbag HR departments
and there are scumbag engineers. Smart engineers get burnt maybe once
and then know better. If a burning occurs, then the company involved
deserves to get punished through a bad public reputation, and so does
the recruiter. The law protects against a company going out and bad-mouthing
a current or former employee, so they're kind of at a disadvantage.
The best approach is for all parties to check the backgrounds of all
others involved. The Web is a very good place to do research on people.
It's hard to remain totally anonymous anymore.
BTW, I'm no rectruiter
(check my posts in other areas), but I think the flaming is a bit overdone
and felt compelled to respond.