Callahan & Associates Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. Decent job with too much drama

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Callahan & Associates full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    This is a company most suited to folks right out of college (undergrad). You get a chance to apply what you've learned. And, if you build relationships with the right managers, they won't micromange you.

    Lots of people change departments at the lower staff levels, following their interests and desired responsibilities. Know marketing, but are interested in sales? They will let you do that. Want to write, but are more of a financial analyst? They will pair you with writers to build those skills.

    Cons

    Turnover is high here, but those who stay resemble a "good old boys club". One family comprises nearly half of the leadership team; it can create some odd dynamics.

    Stress can sometimes come from no where and you have to drop everything you are doing to deal with it. Every job has this, but what makes this different is that, its totally avoidable, is the same people every time. And everyone knows how I could be avoided but they are unable to do so. Be prepared for some crazy stressful moments, where your efforts aren't always appreciated.

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  2. Good place to start a career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Callahan & Associates

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Friendly co-workers/social office.

    Cons

    It's not clear what is expected of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3. Management is weak and ineffective

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Callahan & Associates full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place for a young person to get experience and skils since you can contribute in a number of different ways. Very talented core of employees who are fully engaged and productive.

    Cons

    Management is weak and ineffective mostly due to lack of experience. Crisis management is severely lacking. Pay is below industry standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Products and services are too good to allow them to be mismanaged. Pay your employees a little more so you can attract and retain talent, but hold them accountable for their actions. Also be more engaged with what is going on day to day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Great place to get experience, but expect little else

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    Current Employee - Entry Level in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Entry Level in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Callahan & Associates

    Pros

    Tons of experience across a wide variety of business areas

    Cons

    no advancement opportunities, poor pay, extremely poor managment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look outside one family for leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. The least diverse staff I have ever encountered.

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    Former Employee - HTML Email Coordinator
    Former Employee - HTML Email Coordinator

    I worked at Callahan & Associates part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The office is located right above Farragut North Metro. There are alot of food options for lunch. My favorite was Jack's Fresh.

    Cons

    This is a family business where all of the senior managers are related. There is an extremely high turn over rate. There isn't a team environment - upper management (the family) blames the staff for the company's performance, but does not allow the staff to work independently. In Washington, DC (the "chocolate city") you would think that I wouldn't be the only person of color on staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people of color. stop throwing people under the bus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. Think twice before joining this group.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Callahan & Associates

    Pros

    It's hard to come up with one. This is a small company with great potential to impact the credit union industry, but it suffers from high turn over of young staff and lack of a corporate vision.

    Because a majority of the staff is young however it is a decent place for young people in DC to meet other young employees before they head off to other opportunities after leaving the company.

    Cons

    Very high turn over among staff particularly young corporate executives.
    Family Management
    Little opportunity for career advancement.
    Consistent Crisis Management environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the heavy influence of family members from the management team.

    Doesn't Recommend

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