CA Technologies Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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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. Great people but slow execution

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Islandia, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Islandia, NY

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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some really great people that care about their colleagues both professionally and personally.

    Cons

    As with any large corporation, there is red tape and politics that tend to slow down the speed of execution and innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Don't build management teams with good business skills but little understanding of what their team does day-to-day. Don't set tight timelines on filling reqs that result in making compromises during the hiring process.


  2. Great Company, but..

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Mobile Pre-Sales Engineer in Hicksville, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Mobile Pre-Sales Engineer in Hicksville, NY

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity, great people, fun enviornment

    Cons

    like many big companies, layoff happen to often, and it doesn't make sense on how they do it.

    Advice to Management

    Don't layoff, just move around people or don't hire that many all at once.


  3. Much potential

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at CA Technologies (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Many good people and decent benefits, seems to be lack of forward planning and thinking to get out of the rut.

    Cons

    Too much management to the bottom line.... Lack of trust with management and all communication flow is up the food chain. Little to no support from upper level management.

    Advice to Management

    Need to remove some upper layers so that communication exists and is clear. Also to increase truth being heard at the highest levels. Fear of shooting the messenger ends up with all messaging tainted.


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    You'll stay for the people.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at CA Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Some of the best people I've worked with. Smart, caring and passionate. It's a big enough company that you can make a difference. Small enough that you can get to know key people for mentoring and getting different experiences. Very diverse and big supporter of LGBT before it became hip. New CEO is bringing it in right direction.

    Cons

    They do layoffs too easily. They don't move folks to new projects. That uncertainty means that people expect layoffs on a regular basis but they also hire as many back. They don't use easy cloud tools for expenses and still stuck on some really painful old sap type of software for expenses for employees. Real time waster for sales people on the road.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing musical chairs with the organizations. Start using some easier to use tools inside the company for employees or invent them. You have staff who could certainly develop those tools


  6. Helpful (1)

    Customer Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC

    I worked at CA Technologies (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice work environment, most bosses are great

    Cons

    Managers that want to get rid of you lie about the made up errors. They put the elderly out to pasture . Some of the managers are micro managers and will make up errors even though they know they are lying. There is no need to confront them. I did not have a parting review of this manager or confirmation of the false information. Once she wants you gone she will get rid of you.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee's regarding this manager if for no reason check why so many are leaving.


  7. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CA Technologies full-time

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, good comp, smart people

    Cons

    Too much change just for the sake of change which creates mistrust and worry

    Advice to Management

    When you have a team that is working, don't stir the pot


  8. Accounting Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Accountant in Elmhurst, NY
    Former Employee - Junior Accountant in Elmhurst, NY

    I worked at CA Technologies (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Worked with a group of talented and nice people, great company with lots of stuff to learn. Not much pressure.

    Cons

    don't recommend for beginners in accounting area

    Advice to Management

    Management team were really nice and connected with staff a lot.


  9. VP

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    CA offers a flexible work environment allowing the employees to work from home as long as they complete the work assigned. Work space is also quite nice with access to gym at most of their offices.

    Cons

    decision making is top down and middle managers are not empowered. But when it comes to cost cutting, senior management is typically protected and the lower layers bear the brunt of the cuts.

    Advice to Management

    this may have changed a lot in the last four years especially with the new management but constant re-organization are not the answer. Breaking up engineering, centralizing it and breaking it again only makes the employees lose valuable time. It will be much better if people closer to the action are empowered to make decisions.


  10. Product Marketing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing in San Jose, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great salary. Loved working from home.

    Cons

    4 bosses in one year. No leadership.


  11. Senior Director, Marketing Communication

    Current Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good people. Decent compensation. Work/life balance.

    Cons

    Political. Not a lot of room for career growth



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