CalAmp Reviews

Updated April 6, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Former employee

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CalAmp full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of employees. Everyone is hardworking and committed to their job

    Cons

    Like many public companies, it is profit driven. Continues to ship more and more of the work overseas to increase margins. Little effort is put into growing the people.

    Advice to Management

    Commit to the community you are a part of. Hundreds of jobs have been lost in an effort to achieve higher profits. Shed yourselves of your sweatshop mentality and grow something that matters.

  2. Helpful (3)

    WORST MIDDLE AND UPPER MANAGEMENT

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products. Stocks did great recently. But as an employee you get ZERO stock benefits.

    Cons

    Make you work for 3-4 persons. Extremenly STINGY management. Almost all of them are WWII relics. The only work place which don't even offer water to employees. You MUST pay for even water. Extremely thanksless place to work. I remember developing an entire team from groundsup for NOTHING. No increment, no promotion and not even acknowledgement of those many many extra hours that I put. I was assigned 8 separate projects at the same time when i resigned. STAY FAR FAR FAR AWAY from this terrible company.

    Advice to Management

    RETIRE. RETIRE RETIRE

  3. Helpful (2)

    Negative & Demoralizing Enviornment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    OK work hours in some departments

    Cons

    Women are not respected at senior levels and are treated as second class citizens. Male managers are possessive, condescending and dismissive.
    Outdated office culture which is similar to the 60's era (Mad Men).
    Unprofessional, reactionary, paranoid and outdated senior management. They're very resistant to improvements or keeping up with the times for the benefit of the company. Their motto is "We're not changing. You take your ideas somewhere else, if you don't like it here."
    Senior managers are untouchable and suffer absolutely no consequences. Subordinates are blamed and subsequently fired for the managements' wrong decisions.

    Advice to Management

    None

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Hostile Work Environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CalAmp

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong competitor, decent compensation, stock price has done well.

    Cons

    Does not value product quality. Cost reduction is king. Sending jobs to China is a very high priority. Management is not employee friendly. Acquisitions have been horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees at all levels with respect. Stop trading cost for quality. Value Engineering and Manufacturing done in the USA. Create a no tolerance environment for senior manager's being disrespectful and demeaning to other employees.

  6. No culture, terrible management, and depressing work environment.

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

    I worked at CalAmp (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company stock is doing well.

    Cons

    No culture. Employees walk around with their heads down. No team building. Lots of turnover. Must hit the ground running or you will be terminated after 2-3 months. No training. Every employee is tasked the work of 2 people. Pay is on the low scale of the industry standard.

    Advice to Management

    Stop checking in on CalAmp's stock and start checking in on your employees.

  7. One of the best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cost Accounting Manager in Oxnard, CA
    Former Employee - Cost Accounting Manager in Oxnard, CA

    I worked at CalAmp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Integrity and professional in financial Reporting

    Cons

    Turnover rate between two to three years

    Advice to Management

    Make it more human Corp.

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    Former Employee - Revenue Manager in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Revenue Manager in Herndon, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere and constantly changing environment.

    Cons

    Poor communication between management and staff,

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Poorly Manage, mistreatment of employees - Warning on this company. Check the bad reviews

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing really fast
    Expanding production overseas

    Cons

    Poor benefits
    Poor management
    Unprofessional work environment
    CEO declares that shareholders matter and not the employees.

    Advice to Management

    No management skills. Director and management group are a joke.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Oxnard, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Oxnard, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stock price rising. The company is moving aggressively into the software from being a hardware manufacturer.

    Cons

    Company doesn't share its good times with the employees.
    Have to get VP approval for small purchases.
    Endless meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be penny wise, pound foolish.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Touch and go...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is doing good financially
    Acquisitions are creating growth opportunities

    Cons

    Employees are mistreated
    Benefits are abysmal - lets just say ....employees have to buy drinking water @ 30c/bottle
    Overall very low employee moral

    Advice to Management

    Change your directors

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