CA Technologies Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    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)

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

    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 Management

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

  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

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

    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 Management

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

  3. 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)

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

    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 Management

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

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  5. Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CA Technologies

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and develop your skills

    Cons

    Sometimes there can be a lot of pressure

  6. 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

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

    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

  7. 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)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. 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

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

    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 Management

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

  9. Helpful (11)

    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Great place to work and grow as a PM

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hard work and long hours but the work is rewarding because you are working with top notch players

    Cons

    Its often hard to climb the ladder if you are working remotely or in a client-facing travel position because of the lack of face time with upper management

    Advice to Management

    Getting your remote groups together quarterly would really help with team building

  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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The Salary Structure is not defined properly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

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