CA Technologies
3.1 of 5 792 reviews
www.ca.com Islandia, NY 5000+ Employees

CA Technologies Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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3.1 792 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

CA Technologies CEO Michael P. Gregoire

Michael P. Gregoire

(195 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "CA Technologies prides itself in giving its employees work life balance"
    in 88 reviews
  • "Work from home facility is available (This is the best part of this company)"
    in 28 reviews
Cons:
  • "Tough work/life balance (they preach good balance but is not true)"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Low career opportunities, Improper senior management, Cluttered job structure"
    in 27 reviews
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Enjoyable ride for many good years.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsThey've improved their culture, are breaking down silos, fostering collaboration, and empowering employees to innovate.

ConsRemote managers that don't really know you, your work ethic, past contributions, or your true dedication and value to the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet to know your employees personally and actually talk to them rather than taking the word of a mid-manager. Employees are real people and not just numbers on a spreadsheet.

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

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Associate Software Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at CA Technologies full-time for more than a year

Prosgood place to work, the people are great, benefits are great, and the office is a comfotable place to be.

Constheir main division is mainframes. large portion of their revenue is from mainframes. These systems aren't going to be around for long, so I worked there for a year and found another place with a brighter future.

layoffs twice a year !!!

Advice to Senior Managementstop changing things so randomly and quickly.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Services Architect (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsStability, professional attitude amongst employees and management.

ConsObscure technology and lack overall process focus.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees for business ideas.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good, stable company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsDecent benefits, and you have the breadth and backing of a large, international organization. I have had a positive experience throughout my career at CA.

ConsFrequent layoffs and reorganizations make long-term planning difficult.
Strategy from the new CEO is not clear or compelling.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more thought to reorgs & layoffs before you make them, and the effect they will have on the employees and departments who remain with the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great place

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Islandia, NY

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

Prosgreat coworker,good balance of work and life, use newer technologies

Consnot much, anyone will like it

Advice to Senior Managementn/a

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Women are given many opportunities in management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at CA Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

ProsSupports innovation and smart risk taking. Culture is changing from a 'maintain' mind-set to growth.

ConsConstant change. Drives many course corrections and causes confusion about what is the most important thing to focus on

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate some constants. That might be management, projects or delivering on promises.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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large company, decent time to join

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at CA Technologies full-time

ProsCompany will be growing quite a bit over the coming months which gives a lot of opportunities within a large company structure

Constoo many shifts in direction that often creates a lack of understanding in focus areas. If you are willing to work in a large company with a start up pace then you will fit in well.

Advice to Senior ManagementEstablish More clear on short and long term plans/objectives for each employee

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company moving in right direction - happy place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at CA Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

ProsA company where your ideas can change processes, happy place to work, great coworkers and smart people. Benefits are fantastic - company has benefits similar to companies 5 times its size. Really cares about volunteering and supporting local community - matches every employee up to $5000 a year charity donations. Great work life balance. I get treated like an adult - if I need to take my kids to doctor or work from home - they know we will get it done. Excited to see what Gregoire is bringing to the table. People are no longer saying - you work where?

Consworkforce planning is nearly non-existent. They rely too much on RIFs to actually make changes. Last year has been tough with rolling actions happening every quarter instead of working in a more thoughtful way to organize the structure as a whole

Advice to Senior Managementwhats wrong with once a year actions - be grown up about it. bottom 3% goes - and when we need change/drop projects/strategy then give 2 months notice to those groups so that we have time to actually keep the good folks. Google etc changes projects all the time - they still manage to keep their staff by reallocating them to new projects.

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

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Senior Support Engineer (Former Employee)

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

ProsPromotes growth , flexible schedule,lot of internal opportunity

ConsLack some more team building activities

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CA Technologies

ProsGood atmosphere, great people to work with

ConsLaid back, not competitive, but overall good

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