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Calamos Asset Management Reviews

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Calamos Asset Management Chairman, CEO, and Co-Chief Investment Officer John P. Calamos Sr.
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  • Very structured and stuffy and relentless procedures and cross checking (in 2 reviews)

  • Not much opportunity to prove yourself for the first few years outside of filing papers, making copies, data entry, etc (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Calamos Asset Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Don't let the other reviews fool you. Calamos is a great place to work with free lunches, competitive salaries, plenty of PTO, 401K, summer hours (good work/life balance), great people and a super nice building to work in. Calamos is now under a new CEO and the future is looking really bright. Great place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Nothing really, the only compliant I have is that some of the employees are introverted

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on growth


  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Calamos Asset Management full-time

    Pros

    Great location, free lunch, very clean and organized building. Employees are friendly and helpful. Couldn't have asked for a better transition out of college into the working world.

    Cons

    As an IT professional at the company, I cannot think of any major downsides to working at Calamos. Typical IT related annoyances occur but that goes for any business.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Confidential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free lunch, parking, easy commute..can't think of anything else positive to say.

    Cons

    Not an equal opportunity employer. Female and seasoned workers not respected.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes to good people that would help the company improve.!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great hands-off manager who understands how his team works (invaluable), good work/life balance, campus discounts, free lunches, profit sharing, bonus program, location, training/tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Has been difficult to secure decisions from senior management in the past, but has gotten much better lately......As with most places, there are some office politics to deal with, but it has not been a problem for me personally, so it's just something to keep in mind


  5. "Good company overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits. Free lunches. Summer hours

    Cons

    Lots of organizational changes but like most corporations things like this happen.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Calamos Asset Management full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, commute, beautiful office

    Cons

    Too many Silos and not enough collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Company has smart people just needs to better in utilizing their skills allowing them be the experts that they were hired.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Best company to work for outside Chicago"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Calamos Asset Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic management team, free lunch, work-life balance, solid benefits, flexibility in hours, relaxed environment. Market and summer hours and holidays

    Cons

    Some departments struggle with communication with management, overcoming challenging investment performance. Have not experienced it personally, but seems that other departments have issues with micromanagement and employee turnover

    Advice to Management

    You need to keep the great employees happy. Base compensation of management and investment team on their performance.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Stay away!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Calamos Asset Management full-time

    Pros

    There are some I am sure but none worth enduring the stuff that goes on within this firm.

    Cons

    Bad people fester and thrive while good people that care and work hard are chewed up and spit out. There is not one good person here that isn't looking to get out. The rest understand that they can't go anywhere else and this is as good as it gets for them. Calamos is a career killer for anyone in the industry. You will never be taken serious in your role after a stint here.

    Advice to Management

    There isn't management. There is one person that runs everything and his minions that run around enforcing his rules.


  9. "Good company."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Calamos Asset Management full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly, work/life balance is great

    Cons

    location is okay, very tame emvironment


  10. "Great people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Free Lunch. Relaxed environment

    Cons

    Job security is not there for IT people

    Advice to Management

    Have a good vision.


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