CA Technologies

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CA Technologies Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
1,099 Reviews
3.3
1,099 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work, less so for entry level

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are a mid-level executive with great pay and opportunities to move around the company and see many different areas

    Cons

    Entry level pay is below market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job keeping culture as an important part of employees lifestyles.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company in general

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

    I have been working at CA Technologies

    Pros

    Good company to work for, specially great team work, everyone seems to willing to help when you are reaching out.

    Cons

    work and life balance depends on which department or job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, and I think company is on the right track.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent hands on experience with mentoring

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

    I worked at CA Technologies

    Pros

    They pair you with more experienced people
    Excellent quality of life
    Great fringe benefits like gym access

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to communicate with other departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful opportunity for varied while steady work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - IT Consultant in Herndon, VA
    Former Contractor - IT Consultant in Herndon, VA

    I worked at CA Technologies as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in varied offices. Endless training opportunities. Good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Your commute is likely to change from something convenient to one not so convenient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should make more of an effort to make their employees feel valued.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CA Technologies

    Pros

    Great place to work and develop your skills

    Cons

    Sometimes there can be a lot of pressure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Many great employees, but constant churn of leadership

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

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

    Pros

    Many awesome co-workers
    Competitive benefits
    When things work right, you have the power of a billion dollar organization behind you

    Cons

    Annual spring cleaning
    The only thing constant at CA is the churn in leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the value that your employees provide to your bottom line, rather than looking at them as operating costs on a balance sheet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    CA Technologies attempt at under the radar layoffs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solution Account Manager
    Former Employee - Solution Account Manager

    I worked at CA Technologies

    Pros

    Fun while it lasted... a sales oriented driving culture.

    Cons

    Feb 2, 2015: un-announced to the street layoffs and reduction in force. This happened all over the world with merging of job functions to "eliminate" jobs and layoffs of the under performing and less important product focus areas. This reduction may have been in the thousands but was absolutely in the several hundreds of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Payback is not a good thing, and that is what you create.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Big New York tech company trying to transform into a start-up

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

    I worked at CA Technologies

    Pros

    CA has been genuinely trying to transform itself over the past few years everything from culture to benefits. It's even trying to move from New York to California. Although it's unlikely that CA would completely abandon Islandia -- as a lot of execs work from the Manhattan office -- the hot products and firing is in the Bay Area.

    Culture -- beer cart Fridays, monthly get togethers after hours in the cafeteria, ping-pong tournaments in the main lobby

    Benefits -- unlimited vacation ;-), paternity leave

    Cons

    It's strength is in mainframe, as is the majority of revenue. Much like companies larger than itself e.g. Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, etc. CA buys companies. However, unlike many of those larger companies, it cannot organically grow a product -- really, name one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the excessive number of processes; processes are supposed to augment functionality and not hinder it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A very large company

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

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

    Pros

    Average perks
    Movement/Promotion opportunities
    Often promote from within

    Cons

    A very large company with lots of politics
    Care more about the product than the people
    Scapegoats are found regularly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your people
    Take responsibility instead of setting people up to fail

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Average Experience

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

    I have been working at CA Technologies

    Pros

    Work Environment, Work Independence are the best things in CA technologies

    Cons

    The Salary Structure is not defined properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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