Camber Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
60 Reviews
3.5
60 Reviews
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Walter P. Batson Jr.
31 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company provided employees great benefits (in 8 reviews)

  • Good pay good people good company (in 4 reviews)


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

  • My direct supervisor doesn't even work in the corporate headquarters and is in fact all the way across the country on a separate coast (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Outstanding company to work with.

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    • 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
  2.  

    Striving for Change, Weighed down by Investment Firm

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    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
  3.  

    Camber

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    • 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
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  5.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • 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
  6.  

    Challenging

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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work only good for present contract

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    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Military Family Friendly

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    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst  in  Fort Meade, MD
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Fort Meade, MD

    I have been working at Camber as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    401k company contributions, fast in-processing, great recruiters.

    The whole process took a few weeks and it was very easy. I still really like the recruiters, so friendly.

    Cons

    Lousy beginning time-off, Program Management plays favorites, is unsupportive, and has poor communication skills. Promised paid holidays are being taken away and leave procedures and make-up times flip-flop week to week. Promotion procedures are unclear, advancement is not supported.

    Not military family friendly, if you have a spouse/significant other who will need to PCS in the future, look for another company. I informed the Program Manager (PM) over a year in advance of our PCS (months before orders were cut) and was told it was "no problem". It was not the case at all; it's been 6 weeks with no pay and no job. I kept asking about debriefing procedures, if I needed to call anyone, was my family's timeline (spouse works in IC as well) going to work with the transfer, and got vague answers and platitudes. PM would not return phone calls, only responded with quick emails or worse, text messages (ugh!) written in shorthand. I was told there weren't any jobs in the new area available, but there were. PM wanted (told me via text) that he wanted someone else for the position. My resume was not presented to the customer for consideration. The PM actually told me he "was done" after our epic text talk. It's been over a week and have not heard from PM.

    I felt punished when I pressed for my questions to be answered and that EEO policy was violated. Corporate HR did not help me file a formal complaint and seemed to appeased with PM's explanation of things. Looking for a new job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Properly train Program Managers in communication skills, and give them incentive to take care of ALL of their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great overall experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    The company allowed me flexibility to work according to mission requirements.

    Cons

    Lack of some communications at PMO level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    share more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Camber is a wonderful place to work. I love what I do and my supervisors.

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    • 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 5 years

    Pros

    I really feel like my manager cares about me and my role. They are flexible with working at home. The vetting process is better than other places I have worked. The people really are friendly.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keeping on!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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