CA Technologies
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72% Approve of the CEO

CA Technologies CEO Michael P. Gregoire

Michael P. Gregoire

(247 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    This has been a great company to work for in terms of work life balance, but you are always in fear for your job.

    Principal, Marketing Operations (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsCA 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.

    ConsDue 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 Senior ManagementTake 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.

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

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    Poorly managed unsure of what it wants to be

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsFairly good work life balance

    ConsLack of direction and commitment to products and projects

    Advice to Senior ManagementDecide what you want to be

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very solid company to work for.

    Solution Strategist (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsGreat 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An IT vendor than an organically growing IT company

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsWork Life balance and salary

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Principal Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

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

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

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