CAMP Systems Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
33 Reviews
2.8
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  1.  

    Very strong and growing company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merrimack, NH

    I have been working at CAMP Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly culture and entrepreneurial environment. New ideas are encouraged and employees are given the flexibility to act on them.

    Cons

    Multiple office locations sometimes makes coordinating with other employees difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Camp Systems is a great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ronkonkoma, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ronkonkoma, NY

    I worked at CAMP Systems as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    They treat their employees right. Little things go a long way Bagel Friday, Barbacuqe Lunch, Family Picinic, Christmas Party and Bonuses.

    Cons

    I did not come across anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is a big thing. Treat your employees like you want to be treated

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I wasn't valued as an employee / bad management

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    Former Employee - Web Graphics Designer  in  Ronkonkoma, NY
    Former Employee - Web Graphics Designer in Ronkonkoma, NY

    I worked at CAMP Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Coffee machine.. Ehhh it's drinkable. Bagel Friday's. Nice vending food. Flexible hours. Company socials seem good (at least food wise). Workers work because it's a "job."

    Cons

    There is no level of respect. They make it seem like there is, but there isn't in the Tech Dept. I have never been treated so unfairly, and so disregarded as an employee ever in my life. Most of the time I would work on a project three weeks on and three weeks off. So that meant that for 3 weeks I'd be twiddling my thumbs not working, yet collecting a pay check. And when I'd request work, it'd be something silly like placing an icon somewhere. Mainly, my manager didn't know how to handle my kind of work. My work wasn't important enough for the customer it seemed. The director didn't know how to manage me. He just didn't value my employment.
    The programming is all choppy and messy because non-Americans are working on them. The Indian level of computer education doesn't match that of an American worker. CAMP's programs = cheap labor. And it shows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some time and hire some professionals to teach the managers HOW TO BE good managers. Because you have people who are managers who SHOULDN'T BE managers.
    Also stop being greedy, managers are getting 120k bonus where "grunts" are getting 1% to 2% bonus. It's disgusting.
    The employees aren't the problem, it's bad management. We just want to work in a place, be happy and earn to live. It's already tough as it is living on Long Island, stop making it worse by depressing your workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's not great, but I've worked for worse places too

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    Current Employee - Web Developer  in  Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Merrimack, NH

    I have been working at CAMP Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Management does seem to be starting to think along the lines of what might be needed for growth. There is some potential there. The flexible hours are nice. The people I work with, including my direct managers are nice.

    Cons

    The pay is lower than it should be. And the amount of time I see people spending here is pretty crazy. So it seems like people are just clinging to their jobs here for fear of the job market. Also the product design is pretty awful. The code is a mess and very hard to learn because there's no documentation, and no instructive comments in the code. And the design is very poorly done so it becomes very difficult to follow a code path to the code you need in order to make a change or a fix. It's pretty brutal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't know how much upper management is paid, but if the gap between upper management and the grunts is large... fix that. Stop being greedy and pay the employees more. There are a lot of hard working people here who deserve to be paid very well. Also, a ground up re-design without the tens of thousands of lines of JavaScript might be good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Stepping stone, stop gap, avoid if possible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CAMP Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent health benefits. Decent PTO if you don't have to use it if there is a blizzard or a natural disaster- this place never closes even when major roadways are closed or a hurricane knocks out the power for a week.

    Cons

    Unending work and meager salary raises, very unprofessional environment, building is falling apart, lack of structure in terms of advancement. Most people would bolt at the chance to go somewhere else. High turnover and no interest to find out why.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage and reward excellence. Find out where the fat lies and cut it out, it's killing the company. Offer a competitive salary and empower employees by allowing them to work remotely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Totally disorganized and badly run company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merrimack, NH

    I worked at CAMP Systems full-time

    Pros

    Not many.. Bagels on Friday, if that is the sort of thing you are going for. Medical benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Overworked and under (read "not") appreciated. CEO is too far removed and has no clue about what's going on at the grassroots level. COO has no strategy in place and makes people jump through hoops. The company is ticking away waiting for an implosion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees at all levels including middle management are extremely dissatisfied. They will bolt at the first opportunity. Don't micromanage, empower people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very unorganized management

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Analyst  in  Ronkonkoma, NY
    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Analyst in Ronkonkoma, NY

    I have been working at CAMP Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Health Benefits, Reasonable PTO time if not used for snow days

    Cons

    Very unorganized management(lack of structure), low pay for the amount of work and type of work performed, lack of training, HR dept helpful only on certain things which are of little significance. No opportunity for input or to grow, Suggestions from lower ranking staff taking with a grain of salt. Company will not make it once senior staff leaves high turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a better management structure and proper chain of command. Improve turnover rate, Stop only relying on senior staff that will retire in 5 years time and focus on the future of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Extremely Frustrating some of the time.

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    Current Employee - Operations  in  Ronkonkoma, NY
    Current Employee - Operations in Ronkonkoma, NY

    I have been working at CAMP Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Many nice co-workers. Most employees seem to really want to do the right thing for customers.

    Cons

    There are frequent changes in jobs and responsibilities, often seemingly done without strategic planning (or so it appears) Very little training for complex processes. MICRO MANAGEMENT of little things yet no direction for the important things that really matter. The salaries for highly skilled people are very limited at least among my colleagues. The work itself is often quite dull. No sick time or opportunity to carry over vacation time from on year to next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to LISTEN to concerns of their employees without threat of punishment or dismissal. There is an underlying sense of fear felt by many, that you're always one small infraction away from being dismissed. There are a lot of good people who work for you that don't fell very valued

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    POlOUSY sALARPOORYO

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    Current Employee - UNDER PAID  in  Ronkonkoma, NY
    Current Employee - UNDER PAID in Ronkonkoma, NY

    I have been working at CAMP Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There really isn't any pros.

    Cons

    POOR salary. Overworked & underpaid. Ridiculous PTO time offered. 8 days a year combined for vacation and sick. You are expected to do a ton of different jobs for low paying salary. It would take me years to make the salary I use to make. The current salary I make now, I made that at least 8+ years ago, so you know it's going to take me years to even reach middle $40K. Have to work day before Christmas and day after. Not enough paid holidays. As soon as another job opportunity opens up, I am leaving. Not worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try paying your employees real /decent salaries and that includes your admin staff. You guys make millions a year in profit and pay the crappiest wages.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company, Very Stable

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aircraft/Aviation Analyst  in  Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Aircraft/Aviation Analyst in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at CAMP Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Growing - lots of opportunity. In Aviation you get to work with lots of companies. Experience with CAMP is in demand with many Aircraft OEMs. Management has lots of industry experience.

    Cons

    With rapid growth, change is hard to keep up with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the company events - bagel Fridays - picnics - community involvement like heart walks, etc. Love being able to participate in industry golf events!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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