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Former Employee - Mutual Fund Accountant in Naperville, IL
Former Employee - Mutual Fund Accountant in Naperville, IL
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good hours and good compensation

Cons

Poor management and unfairly treat employees

Advice to Management

Need to treat employees better

Other Employee Reviews for Calamos Asset Management

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Stay Away!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility with work/life balance. Free lunch each day. Covered parking. Good vacation policy and 401k match/profit sharing. Upscale work environment.

    Cons

    Very political. Not everyone is treated fairly. Performance reviews are often very late, sometimes up to a year late. Senior management seems afraid of John Calamos. They are not empowered to make decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing your senior management. You pay them a lot of money. Let them do their jobs.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Low pay for the work invested. Better opportunities elsewhere...head into the city."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Analyst in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Junior Analyst in Naperville, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free lunch (literally). Covered parking. Decent benefits. Good support to pursue the CFA (which is very much valued at Calamos).

    Cons

    Pay is horrid for the jr analyst position and doesn't get much better as you advance. Not much opportunity to prove yourself for the first few years outside of filing papers, making copies, data entry, etc. Wish I had those years back (huge opportunity cost in terms of knowledge not gained as a result of not doing research and very poor pay for the amount of time/work invested. You work a LOT...especially on meaningless tasks...and get paid very little). There are definitely better opportunities out there (which I've discovered). Turnover is high and sr turnover appears to have gotten worse since I've left. It doesn't look like anything has improved.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication (and review times). My reviews became so late that I forgot my anniversary date.

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