CA Technologies Reviews in South San Francisco, CA

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Pros
  • I thought the work-life balance was great for where I was in my life (in 114 reviews)

  • most people can work from home because the employees are already living all over place (in 43 reviews)


Cons
  • This puts a huge strain on your work-life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • I do not feel that my team was always adequately supported by senior management (in 34 reviews)

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  1.  

    On the Up and Up

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    Current Employee - Program Director  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Program Director in South San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with and with recent new CEO, the executive team is making good decisions to focus on delivering great products and improve customer value.

    Cons

    CA is a big beast with legacy culture that gets in its own way. But this is changing from the top down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the command and control structures that get in the way of individuals and teams truly innovating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A chance to make a differnce CA Technologies 2.0

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in South San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Transformaiton
    Great Products, people and opportunity. There is infinite ability to learn new things, innovate and find out about multilple areas of expertices

    Cons

    There is some lack of intergration between solution units - to the point of competition - this causes focus on selling your product set - not the necessarily understanding the landscape - this is changing however sooner is better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    UNificaiton of message - practices and teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Senior Software Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at CA Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team, competent, qualified leadership, hardworking team, department and division, excellent benefits... I enjoyed working for this company

    Cons

    New CEO announced 1000 jobs within his first 30 days in office, that most of the jobs cut would be US. Outsourced or overseas counterpart are priority for labor budget.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at CA Technologies

    Pros

    upper management and career growth

    Cons

    low compensation and bad benefits

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decentplacetoworknotgreat

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at CA Technologies

    Pros

    Good technology strategy
    Good people towork with
    Professional technology exposure
    Decent salary
    Good flexibility with job
    Job safety is good performing decently

    Cons

    Not greatest benefits comparing to other bay area companies
    No fairness of promotion
    Bad sr management
    Too much politics
    Not much brand recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something to push for motivational and leadership skills for sr mgment
    Improve performance management more 360 reviews structured promotion tracks
    Do something for resources to easily move around groups

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales targets are too high, solid products, but limited opportunity for over-attainment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Strategist  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Strategist in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at CA Technologies

    Pros

    Great products, good management interaction

    Cons

    Sales targets are way too-high
    Limited/poor marketing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower sales targets!

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Old boys network

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at CA Technologies

    Pros

    CA is great if you have the right relationships with the right people. When that's the case, there are great opportunities, with appropriate recognition and rewards.

    Cons

    There is no mentorship or guidance to help you learn who the right people to know are. In addition, if you don't have those relationships the environment is intolerable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Verify feedback regarding high-level employees with additional sources before assuming the accuracy of said feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Old style company, weak middle and senior management

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at CA Technologies

    Pros

    Good base salary, commissions and unparalleled perks (2 mini club and 1 compass club trips each year).

    Cons

    Management has the shortest span of attention ever: "What have you done for me today?"
    Specifically in Sales, there is no account management/ planning culture.
    In general, the organization is overly complex and inefficient. Lots of SVP, tons of VP. SVP/ VP might have SVP/ VP reporting to them. Many SVP/ VP have no reports at all...
    Benefits are weak, especially the healthcare plans suck: expensive contribution and out-of-pocket.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a better look at what your people are doing instead of just counting the $$$ coming in.
    Go out and actually meet customers!
    In general more consistency, stick to your guns at least a little longer...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Trying to reshape company but still dogged by politics and distributed management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at CA Technologies

    Pros

    CA is doing well in the market and has a clear vision for success.
    They are instituting processes to manage their disparate businesses and determine where they are spending their money.

    Cons

    Employees are treated like pawns and shuffled around constantly. Company has a hard time keeping very talented people on board. The company culture has a major clash with the Silicon Valley style startups they acquired in California. Company is very east-coast focused and styled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It appears that management is happy with the results they have. They are just not good at keeping and motivating talented people on the west coast.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at CA Technologies

    Pros

    Only as a stepping stone to another job. If you can do it, because many companies do not hire from CA.

    CA also has some jobs that are entry level and would provide good insights into what CIO's are thinking.

    Cons

    CA is a MAINFRAME software company who at different points tries to make themselves out to be branching out to distributed software. The fact is the company is hamstrung and needs to be separated.

    The acquired companies tend to die on the vine at CA, but even then, CA has curtailed their acquisitions 2 years ago. Can you say milk the maintenance?.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find new technologies to promote.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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