CA Technologies

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CA Technologies Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated Jun 12, 2014
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3.5 4 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

CA Technologies CEO Michael P. Gregoire

Michael P. Gregoire

(258 ratings)

100% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • I thought the work-life balance was great for where I was in my life(in 112 reviews)

  • most people can work from home because the employees are already living all over place(in 43 reviews)


Cons
  • This puts a huge strain on your work-life balance(in 17 reviews)

  • Low career opportunities, Improper senior management, Cluttered job structure(in 32 reviews)

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    Services Consultant

    Services Consultant (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsTeamwork is very important to this company and everyone tries hard to look out for each other. CA really is a company of thousands thinking as one. Some of the perks include bonuses every 3 months, work from home when not traveling onsite, and traveling perks such as rewards programs that you get to keep for your personal travel. Compensation is very competitive.

    ConsLots of Travel. About 90% Travel. This puts a huge strain on your work-life balance. You do have the option to travel back every weekend but spending 90% of the year on the road does put a strain on your personal life. Also need to work on the promotion scale. Time it seems to be very slow when trying to move up within the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to the young talent that the company is developing via the Associate Consultant Program.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Consultant (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsGreat benefits and career opportunities.

    ConsVery rigid and staunch. Opposed to new ideas.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    cleaning house

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    Prossalary, compensation, career potential and the opportunity to make big improvements in a short period of time

    Conslack of organization around international policies and practices, abundance of performance plans and employee turnover

    Advice to Senior Managementget feedback on managers in a meaningful way since many do not conform to the new direction, limit the PIP (performance improvement plans) to employees who need it and not those one simply doesn't like, make CA trustworthy (in the eyes of employees and the public), make HR and the ombudsman a trusted partner (not something feared) and stop hiring people from start up companies

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    Perspective from a support grunt

    IT Services (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsIf you like your job it can be challenging and gratifying. They offer competitive benefits in general. They offer a dollar-for-dollar match on the first 2.5% of your 401k contributions and offer an Employee Stock Purchase Program at a 15% discount on the lower of two buy dates. John Swainson and executive management are great at keeping the employees informed of quarter and fiscal year performance, the progress made and the challenges ahead. They have regular town hall meetings if you are one who feels the need to stay in the loop and have a regular report card on the company's performance. Overall I believe they are proactive in trying to dig CA out of its hole from its past accounting scandal. I also believe they are doing a good job of managing the company as a whole from a cost and financial perspective, albeit sometimes at the expense of personnel. If you don't like sitting in traffic they encourage what they call work force mobility if your job permits it (many do) which is basically being able to work from home or wherever business demands without having to come to the office. It includes a one time $500 allowance for office equipment and a recurring $75 monthly allowance for office supplies which are expensed out on your corporate Amex card. Management has the discretion to override this, though, if they want. After working 10 years you get to choose a gift from a catalog. They did away with the CA engraved Rolex watches.

    ConsLack of planning from the corporate office sets off alarms and creates random emergencies to complete things on very short notice for the field. CA is very centralized and the field office is responsible for carrying out corporate's initiatives. The IT organization has become very rigid in my opinion and very standardized. I'm not sure what lead to it, if it was all the compliance regulations like ISO/IEC 20000, Sarbanes-Oxley or the previous execs accounting scandal and/or just senior management's doing. It's very bureaucratic and inefficient now. Like any other large company there have been rounds and rounds of layoffs and sales folks come and go on a regular basis. So no job is really secure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's definitely a top down organization. All projects and initiatives trickle down from the top which creates a sense of paranoia among the different management levels to meet deadlines and collect information for senior management. Senior management should give up some control and decentralize operations.

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