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Cal Net Technology Group Reviews

Updated Feb 3, 2019

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3.9
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78%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
Approve of CEO
James Hwang
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "The management team has always been very straight forward and honest with everything they've told us(in 4 reviews)

  • "Calnet is not about being all things IT to all clients(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Constant change - IT changes so rapidly that no one can ever get comfortable and that applies to Calnet as well(in 3 reviews)

  • "(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cal Net Technology Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    My time at Cal Net has been very rewarding. I have had the opportunity to work with amazing people and clients. I encourage current and prospective team members to continue to focus on their own continual improvement and prepare their skills for the opportunities that new solutions in the cloud will bring to the industry.

    Cons

    There is good and bad with anything. Cal Net is no different. Glad to see management taking quick action when needed.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the things that matter. Your people, clients, industry trends, and core values.

    Cal Net Technology Group2018-03-23
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Forgot Who We Are"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Chatsworth, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cal Net Technology Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This company had engineers who were very good at solving businesses technology problems. They were experts at the forefront of Exchange, Virtualization, Windows Server. That all ended when the founder left and inexperienced management and Private Equity blew it.

    Cons

    These guys forgot who they are. They grew successfully as a technology company until the founder sold and private equity took them on a merger and acquisition strategy. That may have worked for a Widget factory, but not a technology company. They inserted a CEO who knew nothing about Public Cloud or where technology was going. They tried to cut cost and lost talented engineers with salary cuts. In attempting...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking the Private Equity idiots who supposedly have "big business growth experience" know more about growing a technology business then the engineers do. Classic Case Study: Steve Jobs and John Sculley. Your only hope is to beg the founder to come back.

    Cal Net Technology Group2019-02-04
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Okay job"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Cal Net Technology Group full-time

      Pros

      Learn a lot at this job

      Cons

      Low pay, hectic work environment

      Cal Net Technology Group2018-07-17
    • Helpful (3)

      "Women stay clear of this company!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chatsworth, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Cal Net Technology Group full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Most employees are friendly and will help shifts be bareable.

      Cons

      There is a high turn over. People are afraid of losing their jobs at a drop of a pin. Culture in office is a dead and outdated. I got hired into a position that was going to be axed in months. After they eliminated my position they put me in two different other positions. I was pregnant at the time and the CEO held me back from attending events because I apparently was a " liability", and did not even ask if...

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      Advice to Management

      Get real with your employees.

      Cal Net Technology Group2018-08-04
    • Helpful (2)

      "They took a Chance on Me, and got My loyalty"

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      Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Chatsworth, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Cal Net Technology Group full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Office Position - Ice Cream Socials - Game Room - Foosball table - Great Work Environment - No strict dress code, can wear jeans and work shirt, which they provide - Plenty of Opportunity for advancement if you make your voice heard - They pay for Certifications - Great network of engineers - Overall Friendly - Family Events( Movies like Incredibles, Infiinity War) Knotts Berry Farm Picnic - Constantly Evolving(Tech...

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      Cons

      Office - Gets hot in the office - Need better chairs for Back support - A desktop Refresh would be nice, 2nd Gen i5 CPUs are in use. Field - Can be Nomadic, don't know where you're going or when sometimes - Sometimes arrive on site and the issue could have been fixed remotely - Short Visits aren't worth the drive - When you get dedicated to a client, you end up taking some work home with you because you'll...

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      Advice to Management

      Keep going on the path you're on. Keep Evolving, keep being transparent. Overcommunicate. Keep going with the events, it makes workers feel appreciated. BIG: Maybe do a company wide pay raise? 1 or 2 bucks would raise morale a lot, California living isn't cheap.

      Cal Net Technology Group2018-06-22
    • Helpful (2)

      "Fast Paced & Rewarding"

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      Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Cal Net Technology Group full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Cal Net shows their employees that they understand their worth. Good incentive programs for all levels of employment. Management try’s to make things fun and that is much appreciated.

      Cons

      The company has had its challenges but usually powers through them. There are some weak links that are still kept around but that just tells you that Cal Net isn’t a company that gives up on its employees.

      Advice to Management

      Stay the course and don’t loose touch with your bread and butter employees!

      Cal Net Technology Group2018-03-19
    • Helpful (2)

      "Great organization to work for"

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        Current Employee - Client Executive in Costa Mesa, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Cal Net Technology Group full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        I worked for inhouseIT prior to the acquisition and feel fortunate to now be part of the calnet family. I have been working here for over 4 years and have seen a lot of change through the years and the most impactful has been the last year during the transition. Calnet places a big emphasis on our core values; Integrity, excellence, responsiveness just to name a few which is very important to me. We focus on solving our...

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        Cons

        Workload is bit much, but expected in a growing and dynamic organization.

        Cal Net Technology Group2018-02-16
      • Helpful (2)

        "Great company! Great people! Great Culture!"

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        Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Costa Mesa, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Cal Net Technology Group full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Above average Exec Team, Great Benefits, Core Values, Culture, Room for Growth, Family Balance

        Cons

        Drive time is not the best.

        Advice to Management

        I am ecstatic to be a member of this company! To know that I am empowered to think outside the box, bring new ideas to the table, ask for training and be mentored and shaped for all for my own growth and achievements! All of this is beyond amazing and something I have never received in any other company! Cal Net's Executive Team values their employees and their families, upholds their core values, works hard to maintain...

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        Cal Net Technology Group2018-02-08
      • Helpful (2)

        "I've worked at bad company's and good ones, and this is one of the best!"

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        Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Cal Net Technology Group full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        I've worked at this organization for a very long time, and before I worked at Cal Net, I didn't know what a well run, positive company looked like. I assumed that nasty office politics, cross department sabotage, and management lying were a normal part of American work places in todays' age. That was until I arrived at Cal Net. It is so refreshing to come into work every day, just having to worry about doing the job...

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        Cons

        Not really a con, but more of a nice to have. I love the engineer outings, and want to have some more of those this year!

        Advice to Management

        Keep doing what you're doing, and thank you for getting rid of those bad apples. It's made a huge difference in the work place!

        Cal Net Technology Group2018-01-23
      • Helpful (2)

        "Securing the Right Partnerships"

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        Current Employee - Sales Associate in Costa Mesa, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Cal Net Technology Group full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Calnet is not about being all things IT to all clients. Calnet 2017 and 2018 is about taking painstaking care in making sure that our service is the right fit for a customer and that separates Calnet from virtually all of its competitors. This philosophy supersedes the need to just bring in revenue for the organization as Calnet is focused on providing services that can be meaningly fulfilled with excellence. The people...

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        Cons

        Constant change - IT changes so rapidly that no one can ever get comfortable and that applies to Calnet as well.

        Advice to Management

        Continue to emphasize communication and transparency - asking for it to be more frequently in 2018 than 2017.

        Cal Net Technology Group2018-01-21
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