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Calvert Investments Reviews

Updated Mar 15, 2019

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19%
Recommend to a Friend
28%
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John Streur
13 Ratings
Pros
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  • "New management and new directions(in 5 reviews)

  • "The new CEO fired much of the department and many of their best folks have resigned(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (10)

    "Senior management with an inspiring vision!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Calvert Investments full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Senior management has a plan for the company to grow and be more of a leader in socially responsible investing. The plan is not just words but has resulted in actions to facilitate change and a new way of doing things. Change has made some of people at the company uncomfortable. Not a lot changed here for many many years. Even when change is needed and for the best, there will be those that dig their heels in and resist....

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    Cons

    The technology needs improving. This is being addressed but will take time and resources to improve. Also, more resources need to be put towards developing and training staff. This was ignored by the prior management team and it is noticeable - especially if you come from a company where this is a focus.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the communication. It is appreciated especially during times of change. Put as much structure as possible in place to facilitate the changes the company is going through. This will make employees feel more secure about making the transition and ensure nothing falls through the cracks. Thanks for all you are doing for the company and employees.

    Calvert Investments2015-11-14
  2. "Avoid at all Cost"

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Calvert Investments full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Pretty much everything about working here

    Calvert Investments2019-03-15
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Horrible and dishonest"

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

    I worked at Calvert Investments full-time

    Pros

    None. Literally none. It was a horrible experience.

    Cons

    Low pay, no stability, lies from everyone (management, coworkers, everybody). Only data point I'll direct you to is the Statement of Additional Info on the firm's website. See how invested the PMs are in their own strategies. Whatever you do, don't join, it's not worth it. Consider yourself warned.

    Advice to Management

    Management should be fired for incompetence and lack of integrity.

    Calvert Investments2018-07-02
  4. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Client Service Associate in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Calvert Investments full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Everyone was super nice and what the company stands for, in terms of mission, is something worth working for.

    Cons

    Small company which was struggling at the time due to their corporate model. Mutual funds with brokerage fees are being hit hard by today’s ETF’s and larger fund families.

    Calvert Investments2018-01-07
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Constant Upheaval"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Calvert Investments full-time

    Pros

    Use to have great benefits and a positive work environment. Company mission and emphasis on ESG principles were also a plus.

    Cons

    Past few years have seen a major downturn in sales and morale. Regulatory infractions have proved to be the final straw.

    Calvert Investments2016-11-23
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Calvert Was a Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Calvert Investments full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The history of the company was originally a family oriented company; a nice place to work and great benefits. Great customer relations

    Cons

    Scope for promotion was not good. Throughout my last three years at the company, the environment was stressful, very little concern about staff and no longer a great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff with respect and value is good for a successful business

    Calvert Investments2016-10-20
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Calvert Investments

    Pros

    Work/Life balance was pretty good. New corporate strategy was needed.

    Cons

    Company has been downsizing annually.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on new strategy quickly.

    Calvert Investments2016-09-19
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Was a great Company Many Years Ago"

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

    I worked at Calvert Investments

    Pros

    Reasonable salary range, Company long term history, Company established in the financial industry

    Cons

    Not very diverse anymore, makes huge claims to being social responsible but doesn't treat it's employees by the same standards, equal opportunity employer is only words on paper to them, extremely non transparent on their real direction and goals

    Advice to Management

    If you want to continue promoting the Company on it's social value structure then start from within and treat employees with clear transparency on your goals and how you wish to achieve them.

    Calvert Investments2016-09-07
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Calvert Investments

    Pros

    Lots of challenges lead to lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    New management and new directions

    Calvert Investments2016-07-16
  10. Helpful (12)

    "Move on , No Upside"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Calvert Investments for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great brand name, opportunity to get exposure to many areas of the industry, respectable mission, high demand product area

    Cons

    There is zero economic upside to working here. I finally realized it after 10+ years of giving it my all and am finally happy I woke up to greener pastures. Big regret in not having left sooner. At the end of the day Calvert is owned by a non-profit insurance company halfway across the country and it makes up hardly any of their overall business. They care nothing about the company, yet control EVERY decision made...

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    Advice to Management

    Read the Cons section very carefully.

    Calvert Investments2016-04-06
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