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CA Technologies Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
1,062 Reviews
3.3
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CA Technologies

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, 401k, raises, etc.

    Cons

    Management is always a problem.

  2.  

    Not a bad place to work if you like a big company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Reasonable hours. Good pay and benefits. Charitable matching. Strong leadership at the top and bottom.

    Cons

    Lots of management overhead. Company seems to view people as 'resources' that are interchangeable. Not so strong leadership in the middle.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Associate Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CA Technologies

    Pros

    Very Flexible, Great setting, Surround people in the office

    Cons

    None yet, The training is very boring and should be revamped to be more appealing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote professional growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Software engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    CA Technologies - IT Dept

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CA Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    IT Dept salaries are competitive. Opportunity to work with new technology and CA software. As a company, CA has great health benefit options. Many departments allow work from home.

    Cons

    Long hours in the IT dept. IT Support Model leans heavily to offshore resources which tends to increase time to resolution for issues. This model also impacts the ability to move around within the IT dept for US based employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Research Aide

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

    I worked at CA Technologies

    Pros

    CA has a innovation center in our campus, I found a part time job at there for 10 months.

    Cons

    No so much downsides, you can learn a lot and pratise your programming skills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Sr. support Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CA Technologies

    Pros

    Great place to work with exceptional benefits

    Cons

    None I can think about.

  9.  

    New CEO Making Changes

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Bring in some great new products helping companies develop and deploy applications faster at higher quality. Also focusing on managing and securing APIs.

    Cons

    Constant change and a lot of turnover, many people have left in the near future. Some of this is good but some really good people have left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a way to identify and retain top talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Some good products and perks but political

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    Former Employee - Sales Director
    Former Employee - Sales Director

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

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive at least from a salary perspective, particularly if you're on the sales side. Good bonus structure, excellent opportunities to win additional perks like trips or cash based on performance. Generally friendly and well-meaning people, and not really a cut-throat culture. Good opportunities for leadership training/skills development.

    Cons

    Political maneuvering is critical to success here. Leadership surrounded themselves with "yes-men" and were extremely concerned with managing up, and not having tough conversations, just staying alive. For a software company there are an awful lot of people here that have been with the company for 20+ years, making great money and completely comfortable with the status quo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go hire more people from start-ups and empower them to enact change. Buy world-class companies and figure out how to keep and promote their employees to enact change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Sales only focus

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Success Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Success Manager in Plano, TX

    I worked at CA Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits
    Mostly remote office work (home office or client site)
    Ability to create relationships with customer supported

    Cons

    Most managers do not have basic managerial skills and are promoted solely based on longevity with the company
    Solely focused on selling new products and not supporting installed products
    Re-orgs occur annually (joke was that CA stood for "change annually" or "change always")
    Customer is viewed as only a revenue stream (once product is sold, nobody seems to care if it works)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best way to create a customer for life is to understand their business environment and work to ensure that the products are meeting the customer's need.
    Value your customer-facing employees for the relationships.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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