Does anyone know what working for inCode Wireless is like??? - RF Cafe Forums
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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 am
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.
Typical 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 or something.
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....
Let 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....
Post subject: Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 3:38 am
Thor is absolutely right in every word!
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 ignorance.
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
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
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...
Gotta admit 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.
I 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.