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CALNET Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Kaleem S. Shah
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  1. "Excellent Federal Government Contracting Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Company has excellent diverse past performances in IT services, intelligence analysis, and linguist services.
    Company has been around a very long time - the CEO truly cares for the employees.
    Senior leadership is approachable and has open door culture.
    Company has done excellent work in supporting their Federal Government customers - especially FAA and US Navy (far exceeding minimum performance bench marks).

    Cons

    None - that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in the company and win more contracts (Federal Govt customers miss your level of dedication and hard work on contracts)


  2. "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!

  3. "Great work experience"

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    • 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


  4. "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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    • 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


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not worth the stress"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I no longer work there.

    Cons

    Upper Management has no experience, or knowledge in the fields they attempt to work in. They lack leadership, and communication skills. Multiple lawsuits filed for unfair business practices, and labor law violations.
    Too many Chiefs, not enough Indians.
    Too many hats to be worn by everyone. Management lies to employees to justify poor salary compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Let people do what you hire them to do.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Company not worth keeping"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech Support Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Tech Support Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at the FAA; supporting users worldwide; mastering many different applications; being part of the aviation industry; the non-management people you work with.

    Cons

    Management is mess. The shouldn't be allowed to play in the sandbox with the other adults. Too focused on screwing people to get what they want and not focused on being a great company with great people.

    Advice to Management

    Quit. Replace yourselves. Stop being children.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "The ability to contribute to federal business that is different from my current position."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Close to home. Flexibility of time. Good communication. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    We are expected to wear too many hats at once. Pulled in many different directions.


  10. "Excellent Company focused on top notch customer performance"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Service-oriented small federal government contracting company focused on very high customer performance

    Company culture resonates a very high employee engagement at Government sites (team takes a lot of pride in what they do and represent the company and market the company)

    Senior Leadership truly cares for their employees (especially the ones that work hard)

    Company offers some good benefits on training in certifications and educational reimbursements for degrees

    Company is debt free.

    Cons

    Not on the company - but nature of Federal Government contracting business is unpredictable. Contracts can end suddenly due to budget cuts (or positions can be eliminated without cause from the Government).

    Advice to Management

    While focusing on federal government contracting growth - also explore other markets such as health care IT, state government IT, and commercial IT sectors.


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