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CALNET Reviews

Updated August 30, 2017
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Kaleem S. Shah
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  1. "Great Small Company with a lot of heart"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Manager
    Current Employee - QA Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CALNET full-time

    Pros

    Company has done excellent work all around for their Federal Government customers specifically ARMY, Navy, and FAA. Even with the toughest of customers, company has a solid reputation to be flexible and still outperform. For me, it's been a great place to really be challenged and learn a lot for my own professional growth. Executive leadership has really given me additional responsibilities and supported me to be successful. It is really a family-oriented culture (everyone takes pride and supports each other)

    Cons

    Federal Government contracting has become a very tough business with less focus on best value but on low price which makes it difficult on a company to truly grow

    Advice to Management

    Win more contracts and look to break into different markets besides Federal Government


  2. "Great Company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Support in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - IT Support in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Federal Contracting Small Business with good benefits. The company assisted me in obtaining my masters degree. Company really values their hard working employees.

    Cons

    It is a small business operating in the Federal Gov't contracting space. When contracts end, so do many positions. Company tries their best to find options for people on contracts that are ending or giving them enough sufficient notice to make alternative plans.

    Advice to Management

    Good company with good people - Win more contracts!

  3. "Great Company!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CALNET full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a great place to work; senior management truly cares about the employees.

    Cons

    Government contracting can be unpredictable and sometimes frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Great job!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Support"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CALNET full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Paycheck. Evidently I negotiated at the high end of this and ended up getting a pretty decent rate. Some co-workers were genuinely pleasant to be around.

    Cons

    Management, and the company in general, has become a laughing point in interior FAA circles. Program Managers readily, and consistently, referred to CalNet as the business model NOT to follow when wanting to continue contract awards. Trying to subtly relay this to management was met with deer-in-headlight response. Blinders, man, blinders...
    Several high profile FAA programs and their FAA personnel had relationships with me that just absolutely were doing everything in their power to get released from having to deal with that management. Was a unique situation to be loved and hated at the same time.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to remote site management. Be a little more investigative of what is actually transpiring. You are losing your credibility quickly and, while I no longer have a dog in this fight, shouldn't go down like this.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Away"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CALNET full-time

    Pros

    If I had to pick one, it would be that some of the employees are friendly

    Cons

    Owner has no concept of business development and will grind the company to the gound

    Advice to Management

    It is no longer Bob Cratchet age, trust employees to do the work. With trust will come performance.


  6. "Great work experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Management in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Program Management in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CALNET full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Senior Management style; promoting from within; excellent benefits. CALNET has a great reputation with customers

    Cons

    A great opportunity if one if willing to work hard - not enough hours in the day

    Advice to Management

    Keep the open door policy that you have to listen to your employees. Great to see Senior Management really caring for its employees


  7. "The company is considered to be a large one, however the HR and Management team make it feel like a small one"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Having the small company feeling it means that you are helped immediately and do not have to go through all of the red tape. It's very beneficial.

    Cons

    I wish the company had more contracts in order to work more and branch out to other avenues.

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Away from Calnet!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CALNET full-time

    Pros

    Management is so bad that it actually works for the employee

    Cons

    President of Calnet does not care about his employees. This guy is the definition of "it's all about Calnet's money."

    Advice to Management

    Run! Unless you are Kaleem, the owner, go get another job. Run from this company. If you are a company thinking of buying Calnet - don't. Run away quickly.


  9. "Linguist/Language Evaluation Manager"

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    Former Employee - Language Evaluation Manager in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Language Evaluation Manager in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CALNET full-time

    Pros

    Multi-lingual professional with over twenty years of experience in the field program management, translation and language services.

    Cons

    nothing I am aware of


  10. "Calnet"

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

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

    Pros

    Good management in the state

    Cons

    not very good at the site, the managment and assistant sided with some employees against other

    Advice to Management

    The management in the US side should watch their other site managers and moniter them.


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