Camber Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
63 Reviews
3.5
63 Reviews
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Walter P. Batson Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good salary, good colleagues, great benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • Good pay good people good company (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • After a short stint on short term disability I was told by HR my job was no longer available (in 3 reviews)

  • Ever since the company was sold to a private equity firm, the employer 401k contribution has fallen (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great job, wonderful people, time off could be better.

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

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

    Pros

    Camber is a wonderful company and I really have enjoyed my time there thus far. I love the people I work with, and the job I perform is truly the best I have ever had. Some of the benefits are great. I love the 401K contribution and the health and dental insurance.

    Cons

    My main problem with Camber is the lack of time off granted at the company. Beyond a sad amount of annual leave, we are only authorized holiday time for 9 of the 10 government holidays and we are not allowed to work on those days. As such, we are forced to either use our own leave (which is already sorely lacking) or take leave without pay. This seems extremely unfair to me and shows a lack of concern on the company's part.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should seriously look at the company's holiday and annual leave policy. There are many options out there for employees with a security clearance and many companies offer better benefits than Camber. Many of my coworkers have left Camber to go elsewhere and I am considering it also just to get more time off. It is hard to make a profit if you have a high rate of employee turnover. Happy employees stay in their jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Lone Ranger if you're off-site

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Training Specialist  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Training Specialist in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Health insurance is inexpensive, flex scheduling

    Cons

    If you're off site, you're a lone ranger. Little to no communication or involvement with the organization.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Striving for Change, Weighed down by Investment Firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Capture  in  Centreville, VA
    Former Employee - Capture in Centreville, VA

    I worked at Camber full-time

    Pros

    Some really super people
    Small company personality
    Good in Huntsville
    Good 401K

    Cons

    Still acts like a small company
    Trying to build IT strength through acquisition makes them cash poor
    Lay-off of BD and Capture across the company to free up cash
    Executives are allowed to regularly be disrespectful and insulting to their peers and anyone else without negative repercussions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look hard at long time managers- just because they have been there 8+ years and know the CEO, does not mean they have the skills to take you to the next level
    Doing it the way you always have will not help you grow - you will continue to shrink
    Process is not a bad word - you need some to be competitive. Asking 3 different people how to do something and getting 3 different answers is not a good thing
    Some work exceedingly hard while others barely work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    The managers are not helpful.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Analyst in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Camber full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The benefits were good. Good 401k match
    The employees were down to earth and friendly
    The work was important and satisfying

    Cons

    The managers are not helpful. After a short stint on short term disability I was told by HR my job was no longer available. No manager would return my calls or emails. There were no attempts to find new position for me. I was just left out in the cold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treating your employees badly only hurts your reputation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PROPERTY ANALYSTII  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - PROPERTY ANALYSTII in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great benifits and career growth.

    Cons

    I have not came across any cons.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Outstanding company to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Joint Training Systems Specialist  in  Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Joint Training Systems Specialist in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at Camber full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary, good colleagues, great benefits. Leadership is knowledgable and works with the employee to meet both the company and individual needs and requirements.

    Cons

    Limited locations. The division of the company I worked with has limited locations as they are a defense contractor and limited to military sites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing, your leadership is very goos and the customers are very happy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Camber

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Employees great all around
    HR/assistant helpful and reliable
    Good work ethics

    Cons

    The benefits aren't great whatsoever...especially the 401K or should I say major lack thereof...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seems as though higher up personnel tend to focus on just that...higher management
    It would be beneficial to the employees that work under Camber contract for management to keep our well being and benefits in mind

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Logistics Manager  in  Gulfport, MS
    Current Employee - Senior Logistics Manager in Gulfport, MS

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

    Pros

    Good people, good hours good pay for the area

    Cons

    No upward mobility in the future

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work only good for present contract

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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 Camber full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive team members and associates.

    Cons

    No follow on support once contract ends ...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some planning to ensure work force has other opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great as long as you are willing to find your next job after your current contract expires

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Camber full-time

    Pros

    Time off policies were good, there was poor to non-existent leadership and the local PMs were not engaged with our primary customer

    Cons

    If you are not in the Huntsville area, you are an afterthought

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider more trips to your other branches and more communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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