CA Technologies

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CA Technologies Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
1,031 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work life balance is good but even better is the challanges - you wont be bored here (in 135 reviews)

  • most people can work from home because the employees are already living all over place (in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • This puts a huge strain on your work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • I do not feel that my team was always adequately supported by senior management (in 38 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Change Always is still our mantra

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CA Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salaries are good, benefits are great.

    Cons

    Executive management is out of touch. Three CEOs in less than 7 years, yet very little has changed. Culture is still very much command-and-control. Trust is nonexistent. HR and IT only serve to say no. Engineers work long hours with no room for innovation. Reorgs are so frequent that many just wait for the next one versus settling in. Many of the benefits (Montessori daycare centers, on-site gyms, etc.) exist only in larger offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This could be a really great company to work for, but listen to all of your employees, not just middle and upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    great benefits, great people, horrible politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Islandia, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Islandia, NY

    I have been working at CA Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, people are super nice, flexibility

    Cons

    each GM & VP have their own agendas to achieve their goals for bonus and that makes working across BUs difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't be so stingy with promotions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Candidates Beware - Bay Area Enterprise Growth Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Account Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Account Manager

    I worked at CA Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great compensation models, and great internal resources, and several very talented reps who love to see young field reps blossom. Corporate HQ wants to see people succeed and hit their quotas. Club trips are awarded to anyone who hits their # (I think this year they're going to Europe -- last year was an incredible Hawaii trip).

    Cons

    Horrible micro-management in the West Coast Leadership teams. Horrible leadership skills coupled with enormous egos that quite frankly should be show stoppers for anyone considering a role within the Enterprise Named/Growth territories. Bottom line: mixing politics with nepotism leads to not only HR violations but often results in the loss of good people. There is a reason that half of the sales reps have left the company since July 1st 2014 (and more to follow). I would suggest overlooking high base salary and attainable quota and opting for a more enjoyable place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not worth sharing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Future is Dim

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CA Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Worked there for many years. Great people with good intentions, good salary, 401k, generally good benefits, work life balance encouraged.

    Cons

    Executive management does not demonstrate that they care about employees, not genuine, does not encourage an environment of trust, and only cares about 'looking good', inconsistent messaging, strategy changes every week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward employees based on competence not on friendship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Slow moving to change even with a new CEO from Silicone Valley

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CA Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and work-life balance...especially if you have kids.

    Cons

    Still a mainframe centric company that only grows when its time for an ELA renewal

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not flexible, too many managers

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Islandia, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Islandia, NY

    I have been working at CA Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Great Employees, Good Products. The strategy of the company seems to be headed in the right direction. The CEO seems to have a strong drive to bring about the needed change to grow the company.

    Cons

    This is an ever changing environment. Too many managers in the way. The company preaches about accountability and now trust but to many micro managers who want to control everything instead of giving you the room to do your job. If I get it right, great, if I get it wrong then hold me accountable but give me the opportunity to give something a shot. If I say I can deliver something hold me to it but let me try.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It should not matter where or when I do my job but if I deliver or not. Stop worrying so much about whether or not someone is in the office or not and whether or not we deliver on our goals and promises. We are a technology company with the ability to do the job from anywhere at anytime. Stop being so narrow minded that a job must be done from 9-5 everyday in the office. Allow us some freedom and flexibility and practice what you preach about Trust!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Product Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Management
    Current Employee - Product Management

    I have been working at CA Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Life balance. Ability to work from home and have flexible work schedule. Reasonability not too demanding.
    Also, ability to work with very large customers on complex IT projects.

    Cons

    Company that is still searching for its direction. Legacy products that have quality issues. A lot of customer escalations. Not a lot of room for personal growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good workers. A few ok managers.overall... Company not about the people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Plano, TX

    I worked at CA Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting exposure to technology. Prestigious company for resume padding.

    Cons

    Far too political. Upper management in support more interested in moving up and saving face than doing the best they can at all times. Was actually told not to use big words in meetings because it makes some managers feel like they are being talked down to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a dictionary and loose the ego.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company with too many processes and does not care about its employees!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CA Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company for telecommuting benefits! Truly a product company!

    Cons

    Does not care about its employees. Benefits are costly. Lay offs are common! Too many processes! No one knows any process from start to finish making learning anything difficult! Not a services company, nor do they want to truly be one or grow this business!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a disconnect between what they say and what is done! Your employees if they truly matter should be shown that by actions not just by their words! They mean well, but the culture is on selling and selling, not on developing relationships or on customer service. You have great senior management team, but do not have any power to make change. Managers have no authority to do anything!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Growth=Constant Layoffs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Islandia, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Islandia, NY

    I worked at CA Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, nice laid back work environment, decent benefits, summer Friday's. Nice place to start a career and gain basic knowledge, but not a place to grow your career.

    Cons

    Constant layoffs made for low morale. Prospects of future revenue growth are not great. Constantly changing executive management team. Current CEO can talk the talk, but hasn't walked the walk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the massive layoffs and grow the company's revenue.....talk doesn't provide results, execution does.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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