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Calamos Asset Management Reviews

Updated September 19, 2016
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Calamos Asset Management Chairman, CEO, and Co-Chief Investment Officer John P. Calamos Sr.
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Pros
  • Great location, free lunch, very clean and organized building (in 35 reviews)

  • Work life balance, commute, beautiful office (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • For years the company has had negative investment performance and sales outflows (in 4 reviews)

  • Bad people fester and thrive while good people that care and work hard are chewed up and spit out (in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great people to work with"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Intern Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work, good people and a solid business focused on client care.

    Cons

    None that I encountered here


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Best company to work for outside Chicago"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


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  5. "Honesty/Trust"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Calamos Asset Management full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Free Lunch
    Clean well kept building

    Cons

    There is no trust of associates. Guilty until proven innocent.


  6. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Smart people committed to teaching their associates and growing talent."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people willing to mentor new hires
    Unbelievable office with impressive technology resources
    Entrepreneurial environment that fosters innovation

    Cons

    Located outside of the city which makes commuting a hassle from downtown


  8. "Good place to work if you are not an aggressive employee"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, hours are flexible, you have time to learn, not a lot of stress, free lunch, fruits, snacks, tea and coffee, pay is ok. They have summer hours program and jeans day every Friday in the summer. They have some discounts for employees and they are thinking of creating a day care.

    Cons

    Work from home is not available and the lunch could have some more healthier options.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good corporate structure. Great training program."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Calamos Asset Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They do a great job of hiring good people, whether they are experienced or not, and provide excellent training. Had some frustrations with the company during my time there, but the farther away I get, the more I see how well put together the organization is.

    Cons

    This went from a small operation to a large, 450-500 person company within a relatively short period of time so upper mamangement had a hard time not knowing what was going on in each department all of the time. Somewhat of a micromanagement situation.

    Advice to Management

    Unleash your talent a bit more. You hire good people and sometimes hold them back.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "so-so company"

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    Former Employee - Client Service Representative in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Client Service Representative in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Calamos Asset Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice work environment, great location

    Cons

    publicly traded company still trying to operate as a family-run company.

    Advice to Management

    offer training to allow employees to move up in company


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Helpdesk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

    Pros

    Two option 401k, free lunch, 27 days pto plus 3-5 sick days

    Cons

    Cliquey groups, very small IT, not a true helpdesk.



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