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CA Technologies CEO Michael P. Gregoire
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Pros
  • I thought the work-life balance was great for where I was in my life (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)

  • Ruthless senior management at Corporate (in 38 reviews)

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  1. Software engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Services Architect in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Engineering Services Architect in Boston, MA

    I have been working at CA Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible and nice culture. You will have time to pursue things. Work life balance. World class enterprise products. Recent CEO making lot of changes to the good direction like investing cloud technologies etc

    Cons

    CA - change always.u never know when things changes dramatically and the impact.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Poorly managed unsure of what it wants to be

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA

    I worked at CA Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fairly good work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of direction and commitment to products and projects

    Advice to Management

    Decide what you want to be


  3. Helpful (4)

    This has been a great company to work for in terms of work life balance, but you are always in fear for your job.

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    Current Employee - Principal, Marketing Operations in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Principal, Marketing Operations in Boston, MA

    I have been working at CA Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    CA Technologies prides itself in giving its employees work life balance. They have a work from home program that many people take advantage of - most teams are scattered throughout the country, and sometimes even world, so the members of the teams work from home and meet via conference call and screen sharing applications such as Webex or LiveMeeting. Even those that do not work from home everyday are often allotted particular days on which they can work from home, or a lot flexibility with their schedule.

    Cons

    Due to changes at C-Level occurring 'often', there is also often changes in executive management due to C-Levels bringing in executives they trust from previous companies or changing to others within CA that they trust. From there, changes take place within personnel due to the new strategies Executive Management decides to implement. Every other year there are major layoffs, and you are often just waiting around to see if you get a meeting invite from HR (which means don't set up any meetings for tomorrow, you won't be working here tomorrow). Also, there is no clear career path for anyone at CA. Often times you can only be promoted if your boss leaves, or if miraculously a new organization is created.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to sit down and really plan career paths for the different levels of employees within the company. Clearly communicate what you see your employees contributions are to the company, and where you see there strengths might be able to take them in their next career move - be it within or outside of CA Technologies.


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  5. Very solid company to work for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solution Strategist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Solution Strategist in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great salaries and bonuses and commissions, health benefits and other work benefits and conditions are at the top of the industry. CA can provide a very stable and comfortable life for its employees.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to grow your career from within company. Not the most innovative environment and does not attract the most creative and ingenious in the sector.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to evolve the company away from being a mainframe company. Foster career growth with internal employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    An IT vendor than an organically growing IT company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at CA Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Life balance and salary

    Cons

    Layoff,outsourcing,poor management of products acquired, no investment for building product organically,politics by old school guys

    Advice to Management

    Please recruit upper management who are just not so called "Managers" but should be passionate ,show experience in building world class and innovative IT products.Recruit young talent from colleagues instead of paying lump sum to old guys


  7. CA in my view

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at CA Technologies

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A stable company with reasonable benefits package. Mature products means more streamlined revenue so job stability is better compared to other smaller companies.

    Cons

    Career growth prospects are not great. The importance they give for in grown products is very poor - so not many opportunities to showcase your talents.

    Advice to Management

    Give more importance to in-house grown products (rather than depend on acquisitions 100% of time for new products).



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