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Kirt Blattenberger
 Post subject: Please Read...
Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:15 pm 
 
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Greetings:

A number of people have suggesting creating a new forum specifically for ranking companies according to how good or bad they are to work for. This program will only be useful if participants refrain from using the polls as a means to slam companies.

Please cast a vote only from personal experience based on either a actual personal work experience or a personal dealing with the company. DO NOT cast a vote based on hear-say experiences.

I have seeded the forum with a couple well-known companies. Please recommend others by replying to this post.

You are welcome and encouraged to post detailed information about your experience with each company in the company ratings threads.

This forum is NOT intended to be a venue for mercilessly and fraudulently slamming a company. If, in my opinion, abuse is occurring, I will shut down the poll.

This can be an extremely useful tool for steering employees and customers both toward good companies and away from bad ones, so please contribute in a useful manner.

NOTE: These rules have changed from the original ones that limited participation to only those who have worked for or interviewed with the companies.

Thank you.

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Guest
 Post subject: Addition
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:35 pm 
Can you ad ITT industries?


 
  
 
guest
 Post subject: can you add Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 3:39 pm 
Can you add Kyocera WirelessCorp.


 
  
 
Guest
 Post subject: edo corporation
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 3:45 pm 
Can you add EDO Corporation.


 
  
 
Kirt Blattenberger
 Post subject:
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 7:31 pm 
 
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Greetings:

Thanks for the suggestions. I added Kyocera Wireless, EDO Corporation, and ITT Industries per the requests.

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Dave Hutchinson
 Post subject: Adding New Companies
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 1:51 pm 
Kirt;
I worked at Harris and General Dynamics. I had good experiences
at both.

Dave


 
  
 
Kirt Blattenberger
 Post subject: Re: Adding New Companies
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:10 pm 
 
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Dave Hutchinson wrote:
Kirt;
I worked at Harris and General Dynamics. I had good experiences
at both.

Dave


Greetings Dave:

Thanks for letting me know about Harris and General Dynamics. I added both, so if you would, please go and cast your votes.

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Amused guest
 Post subject:
Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:00 am 
So Kirt, where did all those number of people who asked you to open the forum? Nobody seems to post anything!
Who? Me? I am in a sort of backwater  if you know what I mean.


 
  
 
Kirt Blattenberger
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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:53 am 
 
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Amused guest wrote:
So Kirt, where did all those number of people who asked you to open the forum? Nobody seems to post anything!
Who? Me? I am in a sort of backwater  if you know what I mean.



Greetings Amused:

I'm not sure where the requesters went, but I offered to add companies on request, so I did. Maybe someday they'll be back.

I have to admit to not knowing what you meant by "backwater," so I had to look it up. I assume you claim definition #2 from below. If so, then I'll have to agree that it applies to this attempt at getting people to rate companies. Still, I'll give it time to get spidered by the search engines and maybe eventually it will get some action. If not, then I'll relegate it to the scrap heap of bad ideas 

1) a. Water held or pushed back by or as if by a dam or current.
b. A body of water thus formed.
2) A place or situation regarded as isolated, stagnant, or backward: “The running of family fortunes has always been a backwater - albeit a lucrative one - of the investment management business” (Business Week).
3) A rowing or paddling stroke in which the oar or paddle is pushed forward, used to check a boat's forward motion or move it backward.

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anonymous(of course)
 Post subject:
Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:20 pm 
I still plan on posting a comment. I just can't think of something bad enough to say about Minicircuits.

Current employee..already voted


 
  
 
Rymaki
 Post subject:
Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:08 pm 
I've worked for Minicircuits and have had no problems. I learned a lot and respect Mr. Kaylie as a engineer and business man.


 
  
 
Not So Amused
 Post subject:
Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:02 am 
Amused guest wrote:
So Kirt, where did all those number of people who asked you to open the forum? Nobody seems to post anything!
Who? Me? I am in a sort of backwater  if you know what I mean.


As a website author myself, I can tell Amused that becaused of the anonimity of the Internet, many people will write to a webmaster to request a certain feature be added, and then never hold up his/her end of the deal and actually provide content. It goes with the territory. That's part of the problem with not requiring registration as RF Cafe does not. You get a lot more participation, but the quality can be diminished.

Note that I'm not signed in (although I do have a registered screen name here). Nobody knows who I am.


 
  
 
Amused
 Post subject:
Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 5:14 am 
Rymaki and 'Not so anonymous' - please post your comment in proper area as Kirt wanted.
Hi 'Not so Amused'! I know and understand what you mean. What I posted was just a trigger ... more for visitors then for Kirt. It is a good idea but I guess it will catch up.


 
  
 
Amused
 Post subject: sorry for mixup
Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 5:16 am 
Hi Anonymous! I am sorry  I mixed up your 'name'. But anyway it is all same


 
  
 
Kirt Blattenberger
 Post subject: New Voting Rules
Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:00 am 
 
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Greetings:

In order to promote greater participation in the polls, the rules have been changed to encourage people to vote based on their personal experiences either as employees or as ones who have personally dealt with the companies.

Votes that had been cast as ones who had interviewed with, but not worked for, the companies are now included in the votes of those who have personally dealt with the companies but not worked for them.

So, please go back to the polls and cast your vote accordingly - that is, for any of the companies you have personally dealt with in any way. Please add any constructive comments you might have.

As before, please do not vote based on hear-say information.

Thank you again.

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Blind
 Post subject: Put listings in alphabetical order
Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 11:21 am 
Hey, can you put these companies in alphabetical order to make them easier to find? Thanks

:shock: :shock: :shock:


 
  
 
Kirt Blattenberger
 Post subject: Re: Put listings in alphabetical order
Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 5:02 pm 
 
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Blind wrote:
Hey, can you put these companies in alphabetical order to make them easier to find?


Greetings Blind:

If it was easy to alphabetize the list of vendors, I would be glad to do so, and would have already done it. However, doing so requires going through and editing the database manually - a task that would stand a good chance of hosing it royally. 

The easiest way to find your company of interest if you don't see it in the list is to just do a Find operation on the page. For IE, the Ctrl+F key combination will bring up the Find box.

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Mark
 Post subject: company to be added?
Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 1:22 pm 
I think Sprint-Nextel would be a good addition; they are growing into a GIANT

- Mark


 
  
 
Kirt Blattenberger
 Post subject: Re: company to be added?
Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:17 am 
 
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Mark wrote:
I think Sprint-Nextel would be a good addition; they are growing into a GIANT

- Mark


Greetings Mark:

Sorry for the delay in responding. There is now a poll for Sprint-Nextel. Care to be the 1st to vote?

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languer
 Post subject: How about Honeywell?
Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:49 am 
Would you care to add Honeywell to the mix?


 
  
 
Kirt Blattenberger
 Post subject: Re: How about Honeywell?
Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:16 am 
 
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languer wrote:
Would you care to add Honeywell to the mix?


Greetings languer:

Good suggestion - Honeywell has been added.

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Simon Liu
 Post subject: How about teradyne
Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:53 am 
 
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Location: BeiJing,China
Hi Kirt,

Should we care about teradyne who is one of best test equipment supplier?

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RFwannabe
 Post subject:
Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:20 pm 
 
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Posts: 3
Could you add Verizon Wireless?


 
   
 
Kirt Blattenberger
 Post subject:
Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 5:02 pm 
 
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Greetings Simon Liu and RFwannabe:

Per your requests, Teradyne and Verizon Wireless have been added to the Company Ratings & Comments forum. Thanks for your suggestions.

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markphotog
 Post subject: How about MOTOROLA
Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:27 am 
 
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Location: Minnesota
The big M would be a good addition to the list......

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rfgeek
 Post subject: Can you please add National Instruments
Posted: Fri May 11, 2007 6:14 am 
 
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Hi,
Can you please add National Instruments?


 
   
 
Kirt Blattenberger
 Post subject: Re: Can you please add National Instruments
Posted: Fri May 11, 2007 11:43 am 
 
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rfgeek wrote:
Hi,
Can you please add National Instruments?


Done - thanks for the request.

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balajisu
 Post subject: Re: Please Read...
Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:28 pm 
 
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Location: Germantown,MD
Can you add Hughes Network Systems?

It has been a great first job for me for the past 2+years.


 
   
 
arlyn9391
 Post subject: Re: How about Honeywell?
Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 2:17 am 
 
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Kirt Blattenberger wrote:
languer wrote:
Would you care to add Honeywell to the mix?


Greetings languer:

Good suggestion - Honeywell has been added.



I think at Honeywell, you will have an opportunity to do work that can affect the entire world for the better. Is that true?



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