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CA Technologies CEO Michael P. Gregoire
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Good place to work..."

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Director in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Director in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CA Technologies (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Always looking to use latest processes and technologies allowing you to keep your skills current.

    Cons

    Offshoring jobs to save money and laying off longtime employees who have worked to make them successful.

    Advice to Management

    Go against the trend to offshore. Understand the costs of losing excellent longtime employees. Payroll isn't the only cost you pay to offshore.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A Job"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CA Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Stability, benefits, seems to be trying to improve. They seem to be trying to reduce an annual hire-layoff cycle that was endemic.

    Cons

    Little respect for employees as persons. The company primarily produces via acquisition, exposing useful technologies to the wider market they sell into and capturing increased revenues as a result. It seems unable to protect or maintain the innovative cultures and environments that produced the acquired technology so it keeps itself locked into a cycle: acquire, squeeze, sunset.


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    "Upper R&D Management has no focus on futures"

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    Current Employee - Lifer XVP in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Lifer XVP in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) The physical location of the office is nice if you can take a bus.
    2) I like the CEO.

    Cons

    1) Company lacks focus, and investment in its experienced resource pool
    2) Be careful of which development office you sign up for as many are not developing anything that is currently on the critical path for CA, so an R&D job or PM job might be stuck supporting legacy software that has been in trouble due to "off shoring development, qa, and support to India".
    3) Innovation is praised, but rarely invested in or executed on.
    4) Cloud computing rules the roost, but CA's current cloud solutions are not really players in the market, thus CA has been on a fast track of irrelevance in the industry for about a year now with nothing really coming in to focus as a market changer for them.
    5) Forget about raises, get your money up front. Not to mention the 500 layoffs that CA posts about every 6 months.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the lowest ranks (Pr. Sr. Dev, Arch, Sales), and the experienced (5-10yrs, - you know the folks that have stuck by the company loyally through its worst years) ranks, specifically in R&D. Don't take their suggestions as destructive criticism, but perhaps understand that if there is a mistake that Sr. Management has made in the past, these roles have likely lived through it, and learned from it and would be happy to share those experiences and solutions - specifically if it meant they wouldn't have to live through the mistake yet again.


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  5. "Overall, ok."

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    Former Employee - Principal QA Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Principal QA Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of technologies to delve into

    Cons

    Management is rigid, changes every week. Bad review methods.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your review methods.



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