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CA Technologies Reviews

Updated November 21, 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. "Great while it lasted"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent time-off and work-life balance, good pay, and a nice workplace.

    Cons

    Frequent change in product strategy which leads to a lot of half-finished solutions and reboots of older half-finished solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Have a clearer direction of what you are going to start and finish with a focus on quality and reliability rather than a features list.

  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People, Great problems to solve

    Cons

    Needs work in management department

    Advice to Management

    Be better with people


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Manager, Software Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great team and great products. First level and executive management is great.

    Cons

    politics, focus on acquisitions and run them to the ground, need to think of innovation in-house.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on innovation and product quality post acquisition which makes good products great. Constant change in leadership makes no one accountable.


  5. "Director - Services Delivery"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Be prepared to facing challenging environment.


  6. "Sr. Digital Solution Strategist"

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    Current Employee - Senior Digital Strategist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Digital Strategist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Agile - typically will respond to market trends very quickly. Multiple products in Gartner MQ. Vision by e-team and product managers is on point. Just need to execute. Generally - pay is top end of market.

    Cons

    Need to show some consistency. Agility is great but pick a direction and stick with it.

    Advice to Management

    Give us a chance to succeed before changing direction. Be more patient.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Where products go to die"

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    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays more than market value, decent/okay benefits, unlimited time off, lax environments, 2.5% 401k matching. Work/life balance is good depending on how far up the totem pole you are.

    Cons

    As the title says, CA is a place where products go to die. I was part of their corporate ASE program for recent grad hires. They flew us out twice, provided lodging/transportation, and food for a fun training program. My first week on the job there was a layoff of QA. 9 months later, it was a sub-40 person layoff. Now, it looks like the site will be shut down. Our jobs are being outsourced because they think some idiot overseas is even worth 1/3 of an engineer here. Managers and directors were overworked and overstressed. Many good products bought by CA are run into the ground. Attrition is high, and an uneasy feeling of job security looms everyday. They couldn't even commit to more than a year and a half for a new hire they put through their corporate program.

    Advice to Management

    Outsourcing will only cause headaches for customers down the line. VP's and GM's do not inspire confidence nor moral of local people. Stop killing products and taking away the passion for your employees. Very out of touch with directors, managers, and engineers at the various sites. Decisions are made based on accounting and numbers, than actual value.

  8. "Software Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    -Great benefits
    -Great people
    -Competitive starting pay
    -Work life balance can be good but this is very dependent on the team. I experienced both good balance and horrible balance in my time at CA

    Cons

    -Slow, time based career growth
    -Semi annual layoffs
    -Very heavy, constantly changing management structure
    -Lackluster mission... It feels more like a sales company that happens to sell acquired software, rather than a tech company.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your loyal and experienced employees. Don’t lay them off and hire new college grads to make your budget look good. I was one of those college grads, and the first time I saw a layoff, I knew I wouldn’t be staking my career at CA.


  9. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to work with New Technologies, Generous compensation and benefits package, 'unlimited' vacation

    Cons

    Uneven growth, bad coordination between divisions, incompetent management, excessive focus on short term at the cost of overall growth and health of products

    Advice to Management

    You have a lot of good products and potential for growth. If you focus on long term growth then the company can maintain health and grow at the same time.


  10. "Good intentions, weak execution"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Extremely flexible and accommodating culture
    * Engineering autonomy

    Cons

    * Less than average pay
    * Limited career growth opportunities
    * Weak/scattered product direction

    Advice to Management

    Invest in product & engineering leaders, not just more people who can run around barely keeping up with existing customer edge cases


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