CA Technologies

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CA Technologies Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
1,030 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.  

    Software giant with loads of bureaucracy and fractured product suites

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    I met many talented people which if that hadn't been the case I would have been miserable. The leadership seems to know what they're doing and there are some great sales people. Time off was never a problem and working from home was very acceptable.

    Cons

    Big challenges in the product set I was working in which seemed to have many issues and was overly complex. As a project manager I was constantly in the position of dealing with time slips because of product related issues. Many late nights, poorly written contracts also made my work not so much fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix your products, improve processes and support resources and simply make your customers happy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Starting Point

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CA Technologies

    Pros

    Very professional people. Salary is good. Benefits are strong. Learning experience is great. love it here so far

    Cons

    Upper management are always busy. it';s kind of hard sometimes to connect with them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a glance or two at your people. We all know you're busy, but let us have some wiggle room to get to know you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    interesting space

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CA Technologies

    Pros

    openess of people, support level

    Cons

    small multinational cause shifts in strategy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company and nice environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good
    Work from home option

    Cons

    It is not a company to start your career and it depends on the team you get into also

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None as of now

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Aide in Stony Brook, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Research Aide in Stony Brook, NY

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

    Pros

    I joined the team as a senior research aide (an intern position). Although there is not much work pressure, you get a lot of chances to learn and proceed with your ideas. As an intern my schedule was flexible enough and management was supportive too.

    Cons

    Situations change so fast at times. Couple of times, my projects got cancelled. Compensation was not very good for the intern positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    good company with bad upper management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good salary ,easy work culture

    Cons

    regionalism , qualtiy of work is neglected over who has more contacts,a lot of politics is there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please dont hire if there is no requirement and make people sit idle and ruin their careers because of your wrong decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Great Family Culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Islandia, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Islandia, NY

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

    Pros

    Great facility, great culture, great people. Lot of generous training for personnel development.

    Hours are reasonable, unless of course it is during busy season

    Cons

    Too much change, non stop.

    Very family oriented - which is not bad on its own. But this is not the place for a young, ambitious professional trying to make moves in their career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop babying your employees. Yes they should have a voice but they also need to focus on work.

    Good culture transformation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Talented People but Lots of Politics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - BDM in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - BDM in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at CA Technologies

    Pros

    Good Brand in Market
    Strong Partner Network
    Good Sal structure
    Easy Going...

    Cons

    Lots of Politics to make higher management happy..
    Finance Team will spend thier whole life in CA... NO Growth but they are happy....
    HR team should be strong to take decision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be Alert and understand politics....
    Be Smart and help talented people..
    Remove some HOD's who are just fooling around from some many years....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Don't Join CA Technologies

    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at CA Technologies

    Pros

    over the years there is very little to say about the strong points about CA.

    Cons

    Weak leadership, every 2-3 years there is change in leadership, with leadership change there are drastic changes in management. Hopeless strategies, by the time these strategies are implements the CEO of the company changes and new CEO and new policies.

    Every 2 months there are firings; today a product is there and every one is clapping for the success; the very next or following quarters the product is not in the limelight and people are fired.

    CA acquired products which become non useful after acquiring.

    CA doesn't value people who stay with one company for long time, any time you will get fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't promote at least those manager to Directors who have worst Employee opinion survey. Instead promote the
    deserving candidates.
    The worst part is that even most of the freshers reject CA Technologies; those who join don't last longer, you can see the stats by yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall positive experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at CA Technologies (more than an year)

    Pros

    Half days on many Fridays in the summer. Annual bonus and matching in the 401k. Pay is competitive.

    Cons

    Benefits are expensive. High deductible. Long work hours - no appreciation for your efforts and hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down on so many meetings so your employees won't have to work 50 - 60 hours a week to get their job done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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