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CA Technologies Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 7, 2014
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Solutions Strategist Interview

Anonymous Employee
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at CA Technologies in March 2011.

Interview Details – Hiring was four interviews with some starts and stops in the process, reflecting internal " is the requisition available?" delays. Watch for scenario questions related to competitive activity and be prepared to speak at a moderately deep technical level for the practice that you are associated with ( service assurance, work-flow automation, security, etc.)

Interview Question – What is the most critical element in the software sales cycle? Contrast how that fits into the customer "buying cycle" versus your " selling process." Is the element the same in both? Why?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Some negotiation on the base resulting in less leverage with incentive earnings.

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Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Framingham, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at CA Technologies in April 2013.

Interview Details – I was called in for one interview and met with my manager and team leader. They were professional, direct, and friendly.

Negotiation Details – as an intern they just told me and I accepted

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Principal Software Engineer Interview

Principal Software Engineer

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at CA Technologies in June 2009.

Interview Details – Multiple interviews. Initial screening over phone. Questions can really test your core Java knowledge.

Interview Question – Questions related to Java memory, OS   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They usually offer you a salary higher than what you are expecting.

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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at CA Technologies in June 2009.

Interview Details – One day interview five rounds.
1. Written test.
2. Technical interview.
3. Technical interview.
4. Manager interview.
5. Hr Interview

I had pre-planned for a movie, so took a break in between and came back after the movie to finish the rounds. :)

Interview Question – Technical question in C   Answer Question

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Account Manager Interview

Account Manager
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at CA Technologies in March 2011.

Interview Details – Difficult hiring process. Submitted resume multiple times, but in the end had to know someone to get me in the door and even that took a year. Interviewed with recruiter, than 2 phone interviews and a face to face. Thorough background check. Make sure everything on your resume is accurate. Once hired, you must be ready to hit the ground running.

Interview Question – Typical questions about past performance. Nothing out of ordinary. tell me about a time when you overcame an obstacle.   Answer Question

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Senior Director Interview

Anonymous Employee
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 months - interviewed at CA Technologies in May 2009.

Interview Details – Long and drawn out. Slow to hire.

Negotiation Details – Negotiate base salary.

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Telesales Account Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
Redwood City, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at CA Technologies in May 2011.

Interview Details – Initial contact with regional recruiter - very good guy and gave a lot of advice on the process and what to expect. Met with 4 different folks over the course of the interview (about 90 minutes). Recruiter, Manager, VP, and Director (of another group). Received the offer within a few days - only complaint is the background check took 3 weeks...

Interview Question – Nothing was really out of the ordinary, pretty basic sales questions to understand your approach to work and ethical challenges.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiated a little, but had previous work relationship with manager, so was pretty smooth.

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Sales Interview

Sales
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at CA Technologies in April 2013.

Interview Details – Long with repeat questions about my contacts, who I know, who I can call lots of basic sales 101 stuff. Most of the questions were about the size of the deals that I have done and how I got them done, length of time that it took. Also it was very interesting that they never asked about deals I lost and what I learned from them.

Interview Question – How long do you expect to stay at CA?   View Answer

Reason for Declining – The company culture turned me off and after reading a lot of the reviews on Glassdoor it became very apparent to me that this was not a home for me.

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Solution Strategist Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at CA Technologies in January 2010.

Interview Details – Phone interview with recruiter
Phone interview with hiring manager
interviews with hiring manager, then potential co-worker, then director, then vp

Interview Question – What was your grades in college? Why? (I had graduate 10 years ago....) They wanted to know if I could learn quickly   Answer Question

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Account Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at CA Technologies in July 2009.

Interview Details – It was over 4 years ago and don't remember every little detail. All I can tell you is that it wasn't a structure interview and the manager has since left.

Interview Question – How have you overcome Adversity?   Answer Question

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