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Good products - poor managment

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Zaventem (Belgium)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zaventem (Belgium)

I have been working at CA Technologies

Pros

Good technology and integration is on the right way.

Cons

CA has a bunch of BU's competing whith eachother...
The worst work experience ever.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listeon to the ground troops, listen to the customers.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Constantly moving jobs to India and such countries.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at CA Technologies

    Pros

    Benefits
     training - CA Learning. Great tool to expose individuals to product.

    Cons

    *****Very interesting that US employees comment no job security as a Con and the folks form India comment job security as a Pro.*******
    Constant layoffs
    Frequent re-orgs
    consistantly changing focus
    difficult to achieve work/life balance without cost to career advancement
    There is a feeling that CA buys new companies only to move work to India (or China).

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    The strangest culture at any company I've ever worked for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CA Technologies

    Pros

    The benefits are decent even if the copays are high. They have a flexible workplace and most departments are ok with work/life balance. The salaries and bonuses tend to be good. They will often give out discretionary 401k and stock.

    Cons

    Strange culture which the CEO himself calls "passive-compliance." There are hundreds of people who have been there so long that they are jaded and don't care anymore. They say yes but don't really help you. This means you come on board very excited but eventually you realize that either a. no one will help you b. no one actually cares and the end result are whole teams of very jaded individuals.

    Rather than weed out the chaff in their layoffs (which occur EVERY six months, marketing in particular is always hardest hit) they cut middle management who actually do the work, instead of the old-timers who are dead weight. That way they won't have 28 years of severance to pay out to hit their quarter's bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lot of talk right now about shifting the culture. It's all talk. You can't just TALK about shifting culture. You can't expect jaded employees to make the shift on their own. Find ways to motivate and energize your teams. I didn't know a soul there who was excited about coming into work the next day...that's a bad sign.

    Don't say you care about your employees and do line-item budget cutting lay-offs...explore WHO is working and WHO isn't. In many cases it's the department head who is the worst offender.

    No opinion of CEO
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