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CA – Too much time and money wasted

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

Pros

Depending on the good people that still exist and can make the difference at local level, the company still has a positive brand name
Wide portfolio of solutions
It is a good school for learning the good and also the bad

Cons

Organic growth is a problem
You can’t sustain success with a stock that is not passing 30USD for YEARS – you have promised and you have FAILED
Too fat organization and too political
Too much initiatives and less focus/execution
Mainframe business is going from bad to worse, however, financial operations can do magic sometimes. Non Mainframe business is growing, however still a bit below the leaders. Overall, CA is growing in a very modest way but with costs growing that reflect the business model in place (in Europe, this is very obvious)
“Culture Change” does not occur simply because senior management is asking for it - “13000-14000 acting as 1” is pure demagogy
Too much role overlap: Customer Solution Architects vs Solution Sales; Customer Solution Architects vs Pre-Sales; Solution Sales vs Pre-Sales
Valuable assets on the bench/not being used properly/SFDC time reported in less accurate way
HR does not exist
Lie to me but do not tell me that you are lying – positive is good, negative is not welcome, perception is taken as the reality
It is better to be false than being a foul

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Talk less and act more – senior management should give more the example rather than claiming for the culture change as being a pass of magic
Reduce the number of roles – since by adding roles, business is not growing accordingly, reduce roles and you can do the same with less cost
Merge Mainframe Business with Portfolio Management
Stop playing on guessing which is the best optimal organization and start over again: Customer Solution Architects vs Solution Sales vs Pre-Sales is much more from the same rather than more, new and distinctive value
If people is not succeeding at multiple role level (not just sales), renew the staff – a dead apple will contaminate the whole basket
Manage sales like a project and CHECK if what is under SFDC is really real or FAKE

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Smart People, Speed of Execution, Powerfull positioning in Cloud/Automation area

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Paris (France)

    Pros

    "Biggest start-up in the world" : autonomy, flexibility and trust to adapt and deliver locally with the ressources and leverage of a 14,000 $b4.75 company.

    Cons

    The "democratic" way of trusting people for execution could sometime be more structured and optimized by generalizing worldwide best practices and execution share and common processes (in a SAP, salesforce.com mode inspiration).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Still remain focus on individual/team development to attract and retain more and more top talents in the US, Asia and EMEA (especially in strategic mature markets such as France, UK, Italy, Germany).

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Most dysfunctional company in the US

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

    Pros

    Worked with lots of great people. Never could understand why they stayed there. Decent benefits. Outstanding benefits if you work at the company HQ in Islandia including an awesome daycare facility. Work from home flexibility.

    Cons

    Pay raises were non-existent. At the time i worked there the company was run on something like 16 Excel spreadsheets. As a result I couldn't get the business information I needed to do my job. CA did not understand all the businesses it was in, including mine. Upper management was horrible. Career advancement was non-existent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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