CA Technologies Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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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. 1 person found this helpful

    5 yr employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great office environment, great people.

    Cons

    uneasy environment given recent and recurring lay-offs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Experience at CA and CA in general

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CA Technologies full-time

    Pros

    CA provides changes and opportunities all the time. How you embrace it and make something out of it is very crucial to your success as well as CA's success. Current CEO has great vision and plans and trying hard to change the culture including some of the deadwood that exists around in the company and has great ideas of converting CA to a company that is successful in organic growth as opposed to pure inorganic growth through acquisitions

    Cons

    Deadwood - however hard you try to clean them, they fall from higher branches and cling on to the lower branches. Sometimes in all the spring cleaning that takes place good people who can really contribute are lost.

    Products have to become more easy to install / configure and adoptable by clients like any open source tools or like the apps on the iTunes Store. Lastly only way software is going to succeed in the future is as a s service and as a paying customer you pay for what you use and thus reduce the overall spend. CA's Products are not yet in this model and are having challenges and delay to get there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course you have charted for the next few FYs focusing on the organic growth. In parallel if we can make a quick inorganic acquisition to fuel the top line growth as it is not rewarding for anyone to remain flat on on top-line growth and just be profitable as it comes with a cost which is losing good talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Lots of challenges, ownership and empowerment

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    Current Employee - HRBP in New York, NY
    Current Employee - HRBP in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You are fully empowered to do what is right and what will help achieve positive results. Management are committed to employee success.

    Cons

    The process of transforming is time-consuming and at times painful, but necessary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Wonderful organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CA Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent compensation, challenging work environment and growth

    Cons

    Inconsistent management between Executive Management and Middle Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drive consistent communication from Top to Bottom

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Relatively easy-going, good benefits with smart engineers

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at CA Technologies as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    smart engineers, many people have worked here for a long time. If your manager is okay with it, it is

    Cons

    Company seems to be struggling with what to do after mainframe. Many talents were let go of due to the budget cuts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Enjoyed my work experiences at CA technologies.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    CA provided excellent benefits to its employees. Also available were the options of using flex-time for working when needed. Strong team-oriented work and the opportunities to work with very intelligent and friendly people. Interesting projects and strong cultural environment.

    Cons

    CA technologies was a good company to work for and other than the movement to co-location for project work, I have very little on which to remark. My only disappointment is that co-location seemed to be more important than keeping quality and knowledgeable employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Overall, a good experience, but poor money management led to waves of layoffs year over year

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Islandia, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Islandia, NY

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

    Pros

    Great development opportunities, talented employees

    Cons

    Used layoffs as the answer to meeting the numbers year over year. This short-term thinking decreases morale and engagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better at budgeting and forecasting numbers and find a better way to handle challenges other than layoffs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9. Benefits

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    Former Employee - Senior Principal in Islandia, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Principal in Islandia, NY

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

    Pros

    good to excellent benefits, Depending on your role and location: salary, incentive compensation, profit sharing, restricted stock, medical/dental insurance, profit sharing, 401K 50% match, wellness program and training.

    Cons

    Work / life balance, do more with fewer resources, changing management and changing culture are among the challenges facing the company and its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A better appreciation of the contributions and commitment of employees to the success of the company, enabling them to change roles when you make changes when faced with more nimble competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Management is good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CA Technologies

    Pros

    Good culture, good salary and doing something new in the industry

    Cons

    training can be more enhanced and benefits are fine but not great to say wow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some times internal decisions mess up the projects outcome and maybe even stopped funding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    So much promise. So little results.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some really good people to work with and some very good products.

    Cons

    Constant reorgs and layoffs make it very difficult to feel safe. This has caused low company morale. It is also very hard to manage career goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction and stick to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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