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CA Technologies Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Good Culture, Good Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong effort to solidify common values and culture focused on major principles. Improvements to office environments and employee events to balance work and fun.

    Cons

    Need more products to sell into new and smaller customer accounts.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good company limited career opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Since CA settled charges by SEC and Dept of Justice in 2004, the company has been on its best behavior legally. Business ethics have become entrenched in the culture.
    -In recent years, steady general improvements, triggered by annual internal surveys that were read and tracked by management, have been achieved.

    Cons

    CA is known for acquiring companies to re-brand and integrate its technology into CA's portfolio of software products. When newly acquired technology serves the same purpose as a product already in the CA portfolio, you can expect pre-existing CA staff positions to also be off shored or downsized eventually.

    Advice to Management

    There's currently an emphasis on managing by hard numbers. There isn't always a number that quantifies the extra effort to cover unidentified tasks that are just as critical as those that are measured. Take time to talk to your worker bees to get an understanding of what it takes to oil the machine to keep it running well.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Constant Re-org"

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

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are smart and hard working

    Cons

    Re-orgs and lay-offs happen at least twice a year


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Watch your back and make yourself indispensable."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Brookhaven, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Brookhaven, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of projects. A lot of great people. Terrific Halloween trick or treating with everything done up nice by employees.

    Cons

    You are totally expendable. So, what everyone does is create and/or flock to projects and latch on with tiger teeth. People dig into their pet projects and fight for them fiercely so that there is something they can do that no others can. You can get good reviews and still get thrown out.

    Advice to Management

    Join the 21st century. Treat your employees with respect and treat them fairly.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Be prepared for exceptionally harsh conditions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomous work culture in my department

    Cons

    Gender bias. Limited opportunity for executive level positions for women.
    Very compliant culture. Get with the program or get out mentality

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great ... outside of Mainframe"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of bright, committed people. Real belief in diversity. Cutting edge technologies in some groups.

    Cons

    Was primarily mainframe and dropping mainframe investments is causing tough budget cuts. Too many RIFs in that BU leaving products no one can work on that are still in use.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you can support existing long-term customers as MF downsizes. They'll be the one's who make the distributed products successful.


  7. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Islandia, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in Islandia, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, good benefits, nice work environment with free gym access

    Cons

    Rarely promotions or raises. Lots of hours expected from you for base pay.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "The DNA is real"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In my 3 years at CA, I have heard many long-time employees complain about "change always", but if a company is not changing...it is stagnant. CA could easily fade away with the mainframe glory days just as blockbuster did with video rentals, but our leadership refuses to let that happen. The direction the company is taking is very exciting!

    CA has excellent benefits
    Plenty of PTO
    New Pet time off
    Volunteer days

    Cons

    The office culture is terrible. If you have to go into one of the offices in the US every day - be prepared to see a lack of enthusiasm and a ho-hum atmosphere. There is also a lot of fear around lay-offs.

    Advice to Management

    Continue living the DNA principles. Be transparent...give the staff that is in the office a budget to have some fun. Consider a big holiday party for each location - not a minuscule budget to do something sub-par on site for employees only. In today's market - companies are encouraging the teams to bring their spouses or significant others to events so that the family sees why their loved-one goes into the office every day.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "employee development"

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    Current Employee - Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Making strides in innovating new product lines and improving existing products.

    Cons

    Communication is lacking from top down. Leaders are lacking in employee development and recognition.

    Advice to Management

    You have begun to offer courses, which is a good start. However, there are no discussions between the leaders and their employees on their aspirations and how to achieve them and possible movement into another role or promotion.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Review"

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of great and smart people, lots of knowledge sharing, great place to grow.

    Cons

    Management has no idea what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    Let go of the distributed work, the money is in Mainframes


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