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CalAmp Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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Pros
  • 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)

  • CalAmp also has a decent benefits package which includes employer matching for 401K contribution (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Remote senior management is unaware seems to be able to both micro manage and be uncommunicative (in 3 reviews)

  • No communication from upper management to keep troops on the right path (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Recent Acquisition of LoJack"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "IoT Company with Great Potential"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    CalAmp is an IoT company with exciting growth potential. It offers flexible working schedule to achieve good work life balance. The working environment is pleasant and friendly. Great benefit including flexible and unlimited PTO. The regular Friday's donuts is a nice treat.

    Cons

    The reimbursement system should be upgraded to avoid mailing physical copies of receipts.


  3. "Owner of LoJack strong leader in the Internet of Things"

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

    I have been working at CalAmp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company has grown and evolved from being a fast follower to a leader in their markets. Has been strong in the Internet of Things (IoT) before the space was called IoT. Never a dull moment at CalAmp.

    Cons

    You'll be working hard to build on CalAmp's leadership position. Many of the jobs are in Southern California so you'll need to like nice weather.


  4. "Calamp as an employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Inside Sales in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Inside Sales in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CalAmp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    challenging an I like that

    Cons

    long hours and time away from my family

    Advice to Management

    pay me more


  5. "My Opinion"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Canton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family Oriented, Been in Business for 30 years. Product has helped police recovery stolen vehicles. Has Work from Home option.

    Cons

    It's 50 minutes from my house.

    Advice to Management

    Advise CalAmp (Company that purchased LoJack), to Keep same benefits offered at employment.


  6. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior DevOps Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior DevOps Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was referred by a colleague of mine to Calamp and have enjoyed it here ever since. Direct and upper management has been very supportive and I enjoy their leadership style. Having worked at several companies in OC I can say culture, benefits, and compensation here are equivalent if not better.

    Cons

    None come to mind save for vacation policy which was just revamped to be unlimited.


  7. "CalAmp has been home for more than 10 years"

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

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

    Pros

    I love the people I work with.

    Cons

    Can be challenging at times, but always worth it. Whether it be that the work pays off or a lesson learned.

    Advice to Management

    Keep seeing the value in your employees who work hard.


  8. "Office Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Caring and understanding management team.
    Opportunity for growth
    Benefits / Pay
    Great work/life balance

    Cons

    I haven't experienced any cons at CalAmp.


  9. "CalAmp Oxnard"

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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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They support work life balance. Located right off the freeway.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate the companies goals.


  10. "CalAmp company review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekly paychecks
    Timely expense report reimbursement
    Listens to employee input/feedback
    Employees able to have empowerment in their jobs to succeed

    Cons

    Still no bonus comp plan set up
    Certain daily approvals need executive signatures
    Having to FedEx in original receipts for expense reports
    Hiring freeze hindering adding key additional staff for growth

    Advice to Management

    Need to add engineering support for continued growth and development


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