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Updated June 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Escalation Manager"

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    Former Employee - Escalation Manager in Dover, NH
    Former Employee - Escalation Manager in Dover, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CA Technologies (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Tons of opportunities

    Cons

    Some people still lack respect for others due to their position


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Constantly changing"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Sales in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CA Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary. Generous time off.

    Cons

    No job security. People will waste your time meeting just to meet.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good Stepping Stone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CA Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people who are willing to help you every step of the way. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Company culture needs improvement. It's your typical 9-5 corporate environment.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Sales is a total battle, be ready to fight the customer and Mgmt."

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    Former Employee - Account Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Director in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CA Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, some professionals who are fantastic at what they do, the CA name can open some otherwise closed doors ( but can also keep them shut).

    Cons

    CA was all over the place. A different direction every other week. Some Strategist were great most were C- at best. Most product line were dated and were baggage for the customers who worked at trying to get rid of them. If you do not have mainframe customers in your accounts you will not make you number. Local Mgmt is legacy CA and not equipped to help you sell into today's climate except to discount. The NE team reports to NYC and nothing you do in New England holds a candle to what happens in NYC.

    Before accepting any sales position ask: how long the last rep was there for, how close to their # did they get, are there any ELAs in place in my account why not, how many stand alone deals were done in the accounts last year, why is there soooo much turn over at CA?

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the changes. Refresh your local management to fit your new markets.myou have a group of people who don't know how to sell your best stuff driving your local teams. Most of the Regional guys should be put out as they have no idea how to contribute to the teams they lead. Leading is not asking for a deal today that everyone else is looking for in 6 months and then not understanding why. Then sending reps back in with discounts that make your technology look 3rd rate.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Sr. Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CA Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed team and my direct manager while I was there

    Cons

    Laid off after only 4 months - not right

    Advice to Management

    Have some respect and if you hire people make a commitment to keep them for at least 1 year.


  6. Helpful (11)

    "Do it for the pay and keep looking."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CA Technologies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They pay quite well initially to make up for the lack of cool-factor, so negotiate hard as they get very cheap quickly and management is rated on how cost-efficient they can be (ie. keeping bonus pay down to a minimum, cutting jobs to make the analysts happy, etc). Certain parts of the company are able to hack their way into doing compelling stuff

    Cons

    Stay away from marketing in general. There's absolutely nothing ground-breaking happening there. In fact from the CMO on down they micro-manage even their top agencies to just execute based on what their preferences are. Why pay that kind of money to an agency or employee to just do what they're told? It's ego. v

    Advice to Management

    There is also a very nasty sexist streak in marketing and men are treated very poorly, hyper-critically evaluated, and often the first on the layoff list. I believe they're trying to make up for the gender gap in technology companies overall so it's ignored or subtly supported by upper management. If you're a male go elsewhere unless you just need a transitional job or experience.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Tired Aging company trying to reinvent itself"

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Architect in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Architect in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CA Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    At least when I was there, CA did have some very bright people who were doing their best to manage in an environment which was constantly changing

    Cons

    Frequent Reorganizations, Periodic layoffs (one friend recently said "It's May and I'm still here, so I think I'm OK". rotating cast of powers that be with a hidebound core set of ancients (many of these folks have "left").


  8. Helpful (3)

    "CA Technologies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CA Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are still some great people working there. They also still have many great products.

    Cons

    Executive leadership is terrible. Anyone with any level of tenure is completely dismissed, if not terminated. New, fresh ideas are always good, but it's very short sighted to dismiss the past completely.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your experienced workforce as much as all the new people you are hiring.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Software Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CA Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Long vacation (unlimited)
    - Flexible working hours (depends on team and manager)
    - Non-Stressful environment
    - Good people
    - Good non-monetary benefits

    Cons

    - Missing good strategy that tends to change too often
    - Blur future - layoffs can happen and happen any time (especially if you aren't at one of the priority development centers)

    Advice to Management

    - Good strategy
    - Improvements on compensations and benefits
    - Attention to people


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Morale and prospects Going down"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CA Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary
    Benefits
    Big company
    Had to add some things to reach 5 words.

    Cons

    Becoming less family friendly, less work from home, less distributed teams.
    Forcing employees to work the way some execs imagine they should instead of the way those employees know they can and have.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with some policies that made us successful in the past 4 years.


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