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Coastal Management Resources Reviews

Updated December 31, 2016
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Great Place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Coastal Management Resources (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and small company so analysts can work directly with upper management. Great meals provided during the workday and during weekend meetings. Dogs allowed in the office and no drug testing. Plenty of opportunity for growth if you have immense attention to detail. Great for learning the real estate field and the entire development process. With such a small company you get experience in all aspects. Great location with affordable housing in southern california and the cleanest water in the state. Weekend excursions to beautiful coastal getaways were a plus as well.

    Cons

    Fellow employees are sometimes downers due to their own personality problems and unfairly blame upper management for their lack of work ethic and inadequate work quality. Your spreadsheets can't look like crap. People need to look at them and not be distracted by some numbers being right justified while others are left justified. Also if you can't remember after being told 20 times to print everything in triplicate then you are in the wrong line of work. And complaints about longer hours are just whining as far as I'm concerned. How many hours do people at Goldman Sacks work? Probably a similar amount. You either want it bad enough or you don't. They need more stringent hiring standards but being in the remote location they're in they can't be too picky.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep doing what you're doing. Hire better people so their complaining and negativity don't affect the good employees. Hope you're both doing well and hope to visit you guys again sometime.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Don't waste your time, it's not worth it"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Arrowhead, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Arrowhead, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fellow employees are amicable
    Nice office and location

    Cons

    Late nights are a regular occurence
    Irregular hours, mandatory overtime
    Horrible management
    Micromanaged to the extreme
    Called on days off to answer work questions

    Advice to Management

    Respect employees' time off.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Imminent Disaster"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Lake Arrowhead, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Lake Arrowhead, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Coastal Management Resources full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If your prime focus in life is employment, they will employ you. Most co-workers are amicable. "Free" (does not, technically, cost you out-of-pocket, though your acceptance of the meal is considered as license to keep you in the office longer and longer) food available after-hours. Paychecks are usually available for pick-up on-time (no direct deposit, last I checked).

    Cons

    As a former employee, it is my duty to offer the following advice to any considering this company. If your prime focus in life is employment, I would step back and re-evaluate your life's purpose. Go out and find a good career with growth opportunities. If you are truly set on considering Coastal Management Resources, consider these thoughts: Coastal Management Resources is a life-sucking establishment with an incredibly dismal outlook. Their resource access is quite incredible, actually; however, the operation is designed to fail with the current leadership and strategic trajectory. "Spinning Wheels" is an optimistic way to describe the work productivity. The culture is, at best, caustic -- more aptly, hostile. The work schedule is quite awkward: 10am - 10pm on most days. Employees are "expected" (not commanded) to live in or around Lake Arrowhead ("up-the-hill"). Your work exposure will be quite mundane and heavily micromanaged and criticized. The environment is not set-up to encourage employee development -- in all seriousness, there are no training opportunities because there are no senior, highly skilled personnel in position to develop. The company is very isolated as are its workers. Transparency is non-existent. If this review sounds like it may be "extreme", be assured that 90% of my peers would agree with this summary in whole. The interactions with management are borderline abusive, and the company's business practices toe the line of ethics. This truly is a high-risk, high-demand, dead-end opportunity. As mentioned, they will employ you if you have any sort of MS Excel, "numbers" experience, but buyer beware. As I was told when on-site for an interview (by a high-ranking employee): "RUN!!!"

    Advice to Management

    Leave. Just leave. There are more, qualified people who could thrive with similar resources and circumstances. Why stay and flounder? Sometimes the most successful people know when to throw in the towel on an opportunity. This may be that time. If not, empower your talent to use their experience and giftedness without the current degree of suffocation. Mutual trust must be an element of a relationship between employer and employee.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Be sure to fully understand your new commitment before you take the job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Decent pay; Occasional opportunities for interesting analysis; fellow workers are qualified and friendly; able to gain experience in an analytical and professional position

    Cons

    No vacation benefits; must live "up the hill" to work for the company; volatile work environment; ambiguous tasks with little vision; not a good environment (living environment) for social interaction and variety

    Advice to Management

    Employees are human and should be compensated respectfully; utilize your talent to develop and grow the company; the focus on the minutiae must end if the company will ever become profitable


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Run! Even if you need a job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nice Co-workers, clean air, low living expenses

    Cons

    The boss will drive you crazy because you will be working in the evenings and during weekends on nonsense and useless projects. And the boss will constantly make changes and ask for new version/result/figures before you finish the previous version. You will get the feeling that you are wasting your time here. The only positive thing is you get paid. The you will get a lot of frustration because of all the nonsense.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Coastal Management Resources full-time

    Pros

    It is unbelievable but there is nearly nothing positive to say about this company. I've tried to think about one single aspect but there is simply nothing good or positive or healthy about this company.

    Cons

    Where to start...
    The CFO, Eric, is an absolute psycho. He goes into shouting ragging fits. He is absolutely out of control. He punches his desk and has fits of anger where he slams the phone uncontrollably. Being that it is a very small office everyone hears and has to be subject to this unhealthy behavior.
    There is a forum where former employees are looking to file a lawsuit against the management team of this firm; rightly so.
    The joke around the company is that the firm focuses on completely useless minutiae.
    The CEO has a psychological disorder, OCD. She has no management ability.
    Most of the staff walk around complete depleted and exhausted.
    The company keeps time when people come and go as if they worked at a factory.
    Every member of the financial team is expected to work long hours with lower than average pay and horrific benefits package.
    The turnover at this firm is very telling of how horrible this company treats its employees.
    The only positive review here was written by the company itself.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to run a company.