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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Program Director"

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    Former Employee - Program Director in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Program Director in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with and the work is exciting

    Cons

    Layoffs every quarter, and it is disruptive to the environment and the work you are doing. Once everything settles down from one round of layoffs, the rumors about the next cuts are surfacing, and productivity diminishes.

    Advice to Management

    Reorganization is helping the C-Staff bottom line, short term, but it really is hurting the productivity of the company. Try and find a better way than cutting staff.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "CA"

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    Former Employee - Principal Product Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Product Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CA Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Had a good team to work with. People cared about their team mates and the products they worked on.

    Cons

    Always felt that the company management did not have the employees interests in mind. Cheaped out on benefits whenever they could.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "VP professional service"

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    Former Employee - Technical Delivery Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Delivery Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at CA Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very well run organization, sr. management are very experience and promote a cooperate environment

    Cons

    Re organization happened often, almost every other year.


  4. "Avoid at all cost"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CA Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Really nothing I could think of.

    Cons

    The company has operated this way for decades: acquire, milk, and dump.

    Advice to Management

    Should let the government shut down the company years ago.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "last major layoff is such a short sighted decision"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - interesting project
    - great people to work with
    - ability to work from home

    Cons

    - no bonuses , poor work motivation
    - periodic layoffs, most recent in May affected ~ tenth of work force was let go in one day, no performance reviews, no other consideration except geographic location

    Advice to Management

    If you need to cut down on expenses spend more time carefully choosing who you let go. Hold on to key people, your products will quickly deteriorate without them.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Ever Company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CA Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work from home oppurtunities if your manager is flexible

    Cons

    Higher level management doesnt have a plan of what they are doing.

    Takes NASTY Decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Think when you are doing a reorg or expanding a business or putting in somewrk force in some location. When you are not interested in some location dont ever employ and shutdown all of a sudden.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "CA Technology Rating"

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    Current Employee - Program Director in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Program Director in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. One of the largest IT Global firms and growing.
    2. Swiftly response to changes in the IT market.
    3. SaaS is one of their leading corporate focal points.
    4. List in several top Gartner quadrants.

    Cons

    1. CA is a very political environment to work within.
    2. CA could work harder at being more transparent to its employees.
    3. Internal re-organization is currently going on, but once this settles those that remain could have long careers.

    Advice to Management

    1. Work harder at transparency within the ranks, management should be held accountable for their departments success or failure.
    2. Work to flatten the management structure, which is currently to hierarchical.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Be careful before you sign the offer letter."

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    Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CA Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home.

    Cons

    Poor management and merging with acquired companies. Company is not well organized and upper managements are out of touch what's going on each business unit. I have worked for past three years and I have received one small raise even though I received top evaluation from my manager every year.

    Advice to Management

    Focus and set a common goal with all manager level. Also reward your employees.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "CA: People friendly culture. Classic big company bureaucracy"

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CA Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ethical focus, good people who attempt to make a healthy work environment. Reasonable compensation programs. Very flexible work environment. The most virtual workplace I've dealt with and it works

    Cons

    Bureaucracy hinders the success of the company. Too many cycles spent on reorganizing and matrix coordination. Not enough time spent on workable business strategy and marketing budget keeps getting cut


  10. Helpful (3)

    "A good company but hard to do great things"

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    Current Employee - Vice President, Principal Architect in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President, Principal Architect in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CA Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company treats people generally well,

    Cons

    they have regular layoffs and periodic shutdowns of spending as the quarters are up and down. Not able to plan or consistently appy a strategy for growth. Not a high wage Pryor and limited stock plan or stock growth opportunity. Very little travel if you like travel unless you are in sales.

    Advice to Management

    Growth is more than saying it. Creativity is more than a slogan. There must be tangible effort to support new ideas not just pay lip service to it.


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