CalAmp Reviews

Updated August 8, 2015
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  1. Calamp

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxnard, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxnard, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Progressive company, great leadership team

    Cons

    Smaller company to work for, remote offices to support.


  2. Bad

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

    I have been working at CalAmp (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company cares a lot about the stock holders but the internal culture is very bad. Anyone with a serious career can easily find a better place to work.

    Cons

    If you want to do any sort of real work, this is a bad company to work for. If you can spend years beating around the bush doing presentations and blaming other people you would grow to the top.


  3. Fast Paced, Driven, High Growth Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CalAmp full-time

    Pros

    -Other reviewers are right, the Company is focused on profitability and revenue but this is not a surprise since all public companies are required to deliver these results to their shareholders. - We recently were named Top 10 of Fortune Magazine's fasted growing companies in the Country. So we are clearly good at what we do. Stock price growth shows that. - The company is filled with lots of talented and dedicated people who drive results and like to be a part of building a strong company. There are growing pains but with the challenges you have opportunity to create solutions and implement change. - I see positive changes and I enjoy putting my stamp on things.

    Cons

    -Not everyone deals well with being held accountable to your commitments. -Change is not easy but it would be worse to sit still and see the market and your competitors pass you by. -High growth and building are not for everyone. -Adding more vacation days would be nice or moving to PTO program versus vacation/sick.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with the employees. Would love to hear more about our strategy and long term goals. I like the recent changes. Keep them coming.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Former employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CalAmp full-time

    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.


  6. Helpful (3)

    WORST MIDDLE AND UPPER MANAGEMENT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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


  7. Helpful (2)

    Negative & Demoralizing Enviornment

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

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

    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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Hostile Work Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    No culture, terrible management, and depressing work environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CalAmp (More than 3 years)

    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.


  10. One of the best

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    Former Employee - Cost Accounting Manager in Oxnard, CA
    Former Employee - Cost Accounting Manager in Oxnard, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Integrity and professional in financial Reporting

    Cons

    Turnover rate between two to three years

    Advice to Management

    Make it more human Corp.


  11. Calamp Corp Review

    Former Employee - Revenue Manager in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Revenue Manager in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere and constantly changing environment.

    Cons

    Poor communication between management and staff,

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved.



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