CAMP Systems Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to learn and grow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAMP Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn new skills and work in an agile environment. Lot of opportunity to work on different projects. Company is growing both organically and through acquisitions which should create space to grow and take on new challenges. Friendly culture and work environment.

    Cons

    Like any established company there is a significant amount of technical debt. However, I can see that people are cognizant of this issue and are trying to address it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on culture, growth and employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internship in Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Internship in Merrimack, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    CAMP Systems has a very warm and friendly work environment. Almost a family feel. Experiencing growth and are addressing core issues to their development/workflow.

    Cons

    There is a great deal of technical debt

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. Helpful (5)

    No respect!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Merrimack, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CAMP Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    No pros..…........... This company is going to fall apart. Software is out of date and it is impossible to get them to update.

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid. You can work 100 hours a week and management would never compensate you for it. No respect from management; no respect from fellow co-workers.

    Advice to Management

    Get off your high horse and care about your employees!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    good job but low pay

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Maintenance Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CAMP Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great group of employees, and managers. The office is very nice with a good location. There are many gathering out of the office.

    Cons

    The pay is not very good, especially if you are younger. The pay raises come once a year and are usually on par with inflation.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees based on merit and work ethic.


  6. Business Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAMP Systems full-time

    Pros

    Company is trying to become more open, and inventive. They are interested in modern software features and functionality.

    Cons

    Progress is slow. Change is hard for some people. This causes hesitation when it's time to do something differently.

    Advice to Management

    Just say no. The development schedule is packed full of enhancements, with no room for error. The amount of time allocated to build the feature is so brief that there is not sufficient time to build anything of value.


  7. Fellow employees are great people, but the company needs more change

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Merrimack, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAMP Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The CTO came on board maybe eight months ago, and the big change he brought with him is Agile Scrum. And I like the effect it's having. The work is heading in the right direction. And I should mention that the people I work with are all good smart people who want to work in a good place too. The company and its employees have a lot of potential.

    Cons

    Of course there are a number of downsides too. The biggest problem is the product you have to work on as a developer. There is still essential code in the product from 17 years ago. It's VB 6 and Classic ASP. The application would simply not run without that code, and we keep hearing we're going to work to get rid of it, but it's not happening. On top of that, the modern portion of the code is written using ExtJS. The framework is astoundingly bad, and makes the code harder to write and maintain instead of easier like a framework is supposed to do. If you love ExtJS for some reason, then maybe shift this to the "Pro" section, but for me, it's awful. Most of the work a new developer is going to do will likely be in ExtJS.

    Advice to Management

    The product code base needs to be re-written badly. This should have a much higher priority than it is given. We're writing new code using a terrible framework (ExtJS) with very little architecture work, and one of the big thrusts has been a push for not adding technical debt. We need to stop adding layers to a broken foundation, and either try to fix the house, or re-build a new one. I like very much that you seem to be trying to move things in a good direction with the work environment and culture, but enjoying the work we do is a very important piece of that, and we need to use better coding technologies to make working in the application enjoyable.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAMP Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most of the rank-and-file, down-in-the-trenches staff are lovely people and work really hard, but...

    Cons

    ...upper management is completely clueless and treats employees like interchangeable parts. It's amazing that in a specialized industry like aviation, they prioritize hiring "cheap developers" over people that understand the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves. Seriously. Most of upper management needs to be replaced. If you hire someone because of their skills and knowledge, DON'T MICROMANAGE THEM. So many promising ideas are crushed that you don't even have a clue what you're missing out on.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Overall Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Merrimack, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAMP Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly Environment, people go above and beyond to help out through the learning curve. Hard working culture but they put a great emphasis on work/life balance. Fully stocked pantry with variety of snacks. Holiday parties, Team Lunches, Fun Outings.

    Cons

    Cannot think of major cons..Keep up the good work!!!

    Advice to Management

    No big negative comments but we do need better training programs.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Titles are meaningless at camp

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There were very few pros to working for Camp. Benefit package was ok. Bonus for most employees was equal to 1 weeks pay yet managers seem to take home the big bucks

    Cons

    No opportunity to advance with this company. Management is the worst I have ever dealt with having worked in IT for over 18 years. CFO and upper management take far to many risks with client data in the name of saving a buck. There is a conflict of interests between some key upper management individuals whom own off shore components of this operation. There is poor communications between branch offices. Management thinks that there are individuals in the company whom make waves by talking bad about the company however in reality they simply need to address the issues with middle management. Had to scratch my head a few times and ask how the heck some of these people ever made it to a management position without the skill sets to be a manager. Stop gap company at best while you find a real job. I think its shameful that for every negative post on glass door management has instructed a current employee to post a positive review to negate the rating.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to take a much closer look at what is going on in middle management. Stop faulting the staff whom produce excellent work day after day and look at the issues with middle management whom have high turnover in staff .


  11. Helpful (2)

    Good company that's rapidly company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Hours Warm and friendly culture Rapid expansion

    Cons

    Work and life balance can be tricky



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