CA Technologies

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CA Technologies Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
1,017 Reviews
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1,017 Reviews
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Wonderful, collaborative people willing to work hard and compromise to make things happen!

    Cons

    Executives overlook internal talent pool in favor of bringing in external hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop leaders in the company and PROMOTE from within. Look below the senior exec ranks to find your shining stars.

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

    Principal Product Design

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    Current Employee - Principal Product Design in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Product Design in Lisle, IL

    I have been working at CA Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Flexible work hours
    - Very nice people
    - Great talent

    Cons

    - ESPP is not good enough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    CA Services

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn from some of the sharpest folks in the industry as well as a strong work from home program

    Cons

    Raises and bonus are often hard to come by

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Inside Sales Account Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Inside Sales Account Manager in Plano, TX

    I have been working at CA Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility and room for creativity allowed for performing my job

    Cons

    Currently do not have a manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Incredibly helpful team members and managers!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at CA Technologies as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked at CA as a intern for about 3 months. Within those 3 months, I dove deep into different types of skill sets ranging in all forms of technology. I had very helpful managers willing to help me go the extra mile and teach me what I didn't know such as Objective C programming, understanding back-end web services and also learning how API's work in conjunction with apps.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to give that learning experience I was given to the next intern and push more projects onto them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Don't expect much advancement in pay.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Don't have much to say here.

    Cons

    The company is top heavy...someone has to die or be fired in order to advance. Also, watch out for the month of April...that's firing time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    General Manager & CEO are great....great vision, great passion, true leaders!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CA Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, flexible work hours, negotiable vacation, good social programs, decent healthcare benefits. There are a lot of talented people who are extremely knowledgeable about CA and the products.

    Cons

    Middle Management is terrible, survivalist culture, disengaged, downright unresponsive. Regular layoffs create the survivalist culture where everyone is out for themselves....not willing to take any risks or be creative......most people are just looking to get by...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The executive leadership needs to to get some solid leadership skills under in order to propagate their vision and goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    The land of opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Product Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Product Manager

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

    Pros

    Pros of working at CA is that there are always new opportunities to learn, to expand your career & move into new technology areas.
    Flexible schedules, great WFH policies, always had excellent managers, solid training opportunities & the ability to create your own path for those who have proven their success.

    Cons

    LOTS of change - organizational change, policy changes, etc. so if you are not a person who can remain focused amidst change & adapt accordingly, this is not the place for you.
    Less so now, but traditionally alot of people waiting to see something happen instead of contributing ideas and MAKING things happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New management & changes are excellent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Working hard to stay relevant - moving in the right direction

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    Former Employee - Account Director
    Former Employee - Account Director

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

    Pros

    Today's CA is much different than even 5 years ago. New leadership is working hard to keep CA relevant in today's software environment and understand that building a trusted client relationship is imperative. Great pay and good benefits for those who are successful. regular new acquisitions keeps the product mix fresh.

    Cons

    Middle Mgt is driven by short term (quarterly) goals which creates incentives to "get the deal done by the end of the quarter" as opposed to "get the deal done right." Hitting Wall Street expectations is obviously important, but CA could create higher yields by not falling to the quarter-end deals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new sales structure is moving in the right direction. Revamp compensation to encourage more people to uncover new opportunities and stop people from 'hopping on" to big deals, draft of the work of others and get a commission.

    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Companies

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

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

    Pros

    Good technology, moving in the right direction.

    Cons

    Not good at retaining employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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