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CA Technologies Hyderabad Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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  1. "Product Management opportunities are limited in India"

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    Current Employee - Product Management in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Product Management in Hyderabad (India)
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Excellent work culture, zero office politics
    - Knowledgeable global colleagues to work with
    - Innovative ideas are encouraged, and they actually have a dedicated program around it

    Cons

    Though CA provides excellent opportunities on the technical career path, Product Management career growth is very limited in the India technology centers, especially from a customer interaction perspective. CA mostly sells products (or to put it in perspective, earns the maximum revenue) from markets in NA & Europe, and has a very poor travel budget/programs for their India product managers and owners. If you are looking for a senior leadership career in product management, CA India might not be the right place for you.

    Advice to Management

    If you really want to grow the India centers to drive business excellence, you need to create the required opportunities for product leadership as well, and not just technology execution.


  2. "Worst ever Technical Documentation department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good infrastructure, Good lawns, Beautiful Fountain, Ideal club house. Work life balance is good if you can please your boss.

    Cons

    Hopeless inter department politics.
    Favouritism is open.
    If you are a favourite of your managers that's enough for you to be promoted. Work is secondary. Learn to 'please' your boss to climb up the ladder. A place where the creepy managers are running the business according to their own personal needs. The ethics and policies are an eye wash. Expecting S - favours in return for a promotion or salary hike.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the entire DocOps management. It is one of the most corrupted organisation in CA.
    Your HRBP are nothing more than puppets of the BU leadership. The employee opinion looks creepy and sold out.
    First it was AIT as the authoring tool, then Wiki. Now, it's going to be a new tool! Stop wasting organisations funds, rather learn to master the existing authoring tools. Your decisions are poor and pathetic. That's what happens when your managers have risen to the position not because they deserve but because they could please. PIP candidates became managers. Escalated writers get promoted. One of the funniest corporate teams i have ever seen.

  3. "review"

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    Current Employee - Pse in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Pse in Hyderabad (India)

    I have been working at CA Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    one of the big company, work culture

    Cons

    bias in appraisal and promotions

    Advice to Management

    be more compliant


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Average employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great infrastructure in Hyderabad. Good pay. Some additional facilities. Strong product line.

    Cons

    Bad mid level management( may vary from team to team), HR is incompetent to handle escalations or disputes. Bad food in the cafeteria.

    Advice to Management

    Manage your managers well.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company offering work/life balance and career growth opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Principal Technical Writer in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Principal Technical Writer in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work culture
    Employee friendly HR policies
    Career growth opportunities

    Cons

    Your work/life balance depends on the team you work
    Internal politics


  6. "Sr. Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CA Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Infrastructure
    Cafeteria
    Car Parking

    Cons

    If you don't speak Telegu you do not belong to the inner circle of politicians.
    HR works as per the Management direction. HR and Talent acquisition is hopelessly corrupted and care nothing about employees. Exit interviews are poor only namesake.
    Work life balance is poor.
    Dictatorship in the name of Agile. It all starts from the local leadership especially the BU heads.

    Advice to Management

    Correct your managers. Manage your managers well. With the change in the appraisal system you have encouraged more baised promotions and complacency in the system.


  7. "good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good place to work. competitive salary and bonus.

    Cons

    no cons other than constant change and frequent firing rumours.

    Advice to Management

    nothing advice to the management. retain people as much as possible.

  8. "Still Need some improvements"

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good
    Great campus and facilities.

    Cons

    Frequent Management changes, that would lead to rework


  9. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)

    I have been working at CA Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance.
    Decent salary in CA

    Cons

    Mostly sustenance work.
    No new products.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Manager in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic company for fresh graduates , great pay, great campus and great work culture like nowhere.
    Good compensation, at par with any product company in market.
    Awesome campus and infrastructure, extra curricular sports, clubs, team events and on and on.
    No hierarchy in management, it is flat and you can just talk to anyone in the company you want.

    Cons

    Though it is 4 decades old company, trying to work like a start up, each BU has their own strategy every year. You are compensated and has job as long as you stay relevant. You can get fired anytime with no explanation.
    HR is mere executioners of decisions made, they don't have a lot of say.
    Lot of money saved goes into acquisitions. Did not see a lot of ROI so far.

    Advice to Management

    Spent a lot of dollars on inorganic growth, time to trust CA engineers and invest on organic growth.


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