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CA Technologies Reviews

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

    Non-technical management. . Full of politics..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Platform Administrator in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Platform Administrator in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Employee friendly company with big campus. Company is with latest technology and give employee more trainings on the desired language.

    Cons

    Non-technical management which makes them do lot of politics. This politics degrades product quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the management who doest have technical background. "Yeda raja, tada praja"

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not too great...

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

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

    Pros

    CA Technologies provides a decent work life balance. The health benefits are decent albeit expensive. You can also opt to take graduate courses for ~5K reimbursement per annum.

    Cons

    This giant business moves entirely too slow and awkwardly. If you are looking for personal growth, you will need to take a giant dose of Kool Aid and hope to climb the corporate management chain. You have no future as an engineer; it is a management or bust sort of culture. It is slightly ironic to have the word "technologies" as part of the name, as most of the technology programmed/utilized is decrepit and on the verge of extinction. The company seems to take the mentality of acquiring smaller companies and squeezing the life out of them. When this does not seem to be working, there will inevitably be a senior management change (mass layoff) in which another group of people will have a go, but are destined for the same fate. Organic development and larger software architecture changes are made nearly impossible due to micromanagement and managerial desire to create "minimally marketable features" that MUST fit in the release.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in quality engineering and focus on creating good products; don't arrange priorities based on what will fit but rather what needs to be done to adopt customer success. Keep the customer at the forefront and relate every day activities to how customers can succeed (and CA in turn). I spent approximately half my time in meetings that didn't apply or could've been done via a few sentence email.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    Good Work
    Awards and Honours

    Cons

    Less internal transitions
    Political nonsense
    No Transparency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont change core values every year.

    Vision & Mission should be for life time of company. They should not change regularly with market trend.

    Always have a road map for every product.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Everything that glitters is.......

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in ITC (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in ITC (India)

    I have been working at CA Technologies

    Pros

    Nice Campus
    Good People around you(your peers only)
    Some HR benefits

    Cons

    No challenging work
    Working on old age software
    Trying to improve themselves by laying off employees
    Useless expenses on unnecessary meetings/events
    Local politics and favoritism
    Incompetent HR and Management
    No training for new tools and technology they can show you way out on any day saying you don't have skills to survive anymore so your job is finished.
    Looks everything cool and good on paper and in Media but once you enter this org then you will realize the truth.

    Advice: take lesser pay from service companies but don't join here as you can be thrown like fly in the milk and in a very disgraceful way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think before firing, Yes revenue for org is important but it doesn't mean your employees are for granted. Care for them give them chance specially those who have been called from other states and having family dependencies on them. If your employee has become non performer or having obsolete skills first let him know instead of brutally firing them on a odd day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Current Employee - Management in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

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

    Pros

    Agile method. is very professional

    Cons

    Not stable. Goals always changing. Budgets change all the time and have direct impact on the product and employees' motivation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan the goals better including the budgeting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    PSE

    • 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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Once upon a time a good working culture

    Cons

    Not a great place to work, if you work long you are screwing your career,
    Good for those who need salary but dont deliver any work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do a clean based on performances

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Company is drifting from great to good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at CA Technologies

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Pay structure
    Campus
    Facilities
    HR policies

    Cons

    Frequent reorgs
    Desperation from eteam
    Product management organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't expect desired results in a day or month.. And avoid frequent re orgs in desperation. Have a long term strategy and stick to it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    I have been working at CA Technologies

    Pros

    interesting technology, rewarding, great people

    Cons

    none i can think of at the moment

  10.  

    it is pleasure working at this company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CA Technologies

    Pros

    work life balance is very good

    Cons

    compensation is hike is average

  11.  

    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

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