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CalAmp Reviews

Updated August 29, 2017
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Pros
  • It offers flexible working schedule to achieve good work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Not only is CalAmp a technology leader in the telematics / connected car market, but they have great benefits with a real focus on employee health (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good Benefits, Good Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DevOps SAAS Platforms in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - DevOps SAAS Platforms in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The management here is very considerate of their employees personal lives, while still driving innovation, and forward moving mentality. Very enjoyable experience! The company is open to new ways of doing things, and embraces change. Very talented people come here to thrive.

    Cons

    none really. I have enjoyed the work here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do!


  2. "Making Many Improvements"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxnard, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxnard, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are really trying to improve the morale by doing fun events and making positive changes throughout the organization. It's exciting to see the potential and also learn where we are trying to go as a company. Also, there are a lot of great people working here.

    Cons

    There are still a lot of people that are resistant to change (improvements). There are many processes that need to be updated for the digital age.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the improvements. We also really appreciate the communication.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Not as good as the reviews suggest"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CalAmp full-time

    Pros

    This company has been getting some good press of late but press don't know what goes on inside.

    Cons

    There has been a push from HR to increase ratings on sites like Glassdoor so definitely don't go by these reviews. Management says this company is not for everyone and only for the best but they really mean only for the "politically best"


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Leader in iOT"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, great people, work/life balance. iOT leader who is vertically integrated. Lots of opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Multiple sites. Lots of work to do so the expectations are high.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused. End of life old products to focus resources on the new. CEO town hall meetings.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Long hours"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CalAmp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benifits and stock options

    Cons

    Long hours even after troubleshooting problems throughout the night you were still expected to put in your regular hours during the day. I went a whole summer without getting any sleep and there was no sympathy from management.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "No culture"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CalAmp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you are trying even half way you should be fine in your job. Executives micromanage so much they can't keep track of what is actual happening with the big picture. If you are looking here, don't be fooled by all the high reviews from the past few months. There was an office furniture giveaway for anyone who wrote a review and told HR that they wrote a review. Ingenious way to raise the ratings. Pretty sneaky way to do it if you ask me.

    Cons

    Somehow the executive team seems to both micromanage and also not really tell the underlings what is happening. If you interview here ask everyone how frequently they hear from the CEO. If they say anything besides
    never" they are lying to you. Everyone asks and everyone get;s the same answer: "he is too busy to tell the employees what is happening". that trickles down throughout the ranks.

    Advice to Management

    Empower and inform the people you hire.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good working enviroment and pay is ok

    Cons

    What is management ? Who know?

  8. "Good company that changes with time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CalAmp full-time

    Pros

    Nice location in Ventura county.

    Cons

    The communication in some areas are very poor. For example what is the company's goal.

    Advice to Management

    Top level executives need to communicate among the teams and downward.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Recent Acquisition of LoJack"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Field Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good schedule, PTO, decent benefits, no micro management. Overall a very reasonable company to work with.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to move up due to minimal availability of positions.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing as of now.


  10. "Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Overall good talent at the company

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility for many employees


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