Calamos Asset Management

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Calamos Asset Management Chairman, CEO, and Co-Chief Investment Officer John P. Calamos Sr.
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    I have been working at Calamos Asset Management

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    Great people. Free Lunch. Relaxed environment

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    Job security is not there for IT people

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    Investment Consultant (Sales) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Calamos Asset Management in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone screen from HR recruiter consisted of cliched questions like: "tell me about yourself", "walk me through your resume", "why do you want to work for us?", "what are three desired characteristics of a great salesperson?"

    In-person interview with VP of inside sales also included HR recruiter, and a intern (these two were mainly observing, and did not chime in with questions). VP peppered me with more cliched sales interview questions: "What do you know about me?" (was actually instructed to close my eyes and rattle off various "small-talk" topics based off of items in/around office), "Sell me a pen", "What are three characteristics of a successful salesperson", and "Give me an example of where you demonstrated high integrity."

    After about 30 or so minutes of interviewing, I then shadowed one of their "top" producers. They had me walk through the basic functions of software used in the job, and I even listened in on a call to a customer (result was leaving a long-winded voice mail).

    Lastly, I was to give a 5-10 minute presentation on a Mutual fund the company currently offers. Not only was this in front of the VP, but he invited about 15-20 people from the team to sit in, and listen (as well as critique after I had left the room) to my sales pitch .

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    • Presenting the mutual fund in front of 15-20 people was not necessarily nerve racking, rather my ability (or perhaps inability) to "sell" or convey an effective presentation on a product that I had never sold in prior roles to an unflattering crowd.   Answer Question
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Website www.calamos.com
Headquarters Naperville, IL
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2004
Type Company - Public (CLMS)
Industry Finance
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Calamos Asset Management wants to make the most of your assets. Through its subsidiaries the company provides money management and investment advice to institutional and individual investors. The firm manages more than a dozen mutual funds and five closed-end funds representing a range of investment strategies and risk levels; it also offers separate accounts and wealth management services. Focusing on risk-managed long-term investments, Calamos has more than $36 billion of assets under management; most of it is invested in US and global equities, though the company also... More

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