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CA Technologies Reviews

Updated July 23, 2017
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  1. "Some Good , Some Bad"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible and Good Benefits
    Culture is Good.

    Cons

    Management keeps changing and Nepotism evolves.
    Free Food , But is bad.
    Only few folks work smart and hard , rest of them succeed. (This is really bad here).

    Advice to Management

    Give chance to hire right folks and not get your folks from past companies.


  2. "Pick the right BU"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CA Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large stable account base with large renewals.

    Cons

    If the business unit are assigned to is not doing well, you are on your own.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Too much training. very little promotion opportunities


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Upper management at CA Technologies out of touch with employees"

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    Former Employee - Center Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Center Manager in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People that work at CA are great and very knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Upper management out of touch with the day to day (real) business of CA Technologies

    Advice to Management

    Get involved at all levels of the company and find what is driving people if you do not you will not retain your talent especially the younger generation.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "A good place to work - *if* you know what you're getting into up front"

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

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

    Pros

    Salary on the higher end of average
    Benefits are great
    Stock awards for top performers
    Flexible hours
    No set amount of vacation (may be a con if the manager is stingy with time off)

    Cons

    Legacy products that normally hit their plateau 2-3 years after acquisition.
    The negative stigma - CA is where good software goes to die.
    Layoffs are quick and consistent if your organization isn't making their numbers.
    Management generally more concerned with meeting milestone deliverables over delivering a quality product that customers want to use.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about your business model with on-boarded employees. Not everyone wants to work for a holding company that re-brands and milks products for cash.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best, not the worst."

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    Former Employee - Associate Services Consultant in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Services Consultant in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, some training, got to travel frequently to other cities in the U.S.

    Cons

    Leave their employees on the bench for a long time without projects to work on.


  7. "Services Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Services Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Services Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, stock options and the luxury of working from home.

    Cons

    Pay can be better, stressful every year at certain times due to constant lay offs.

  8. Helpful (12)

    "Old guard is milking it dry"

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Former Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers who share a genuine desire to do the right thing for the company. Great ideas. Smart folks. A lot of tenure. Work-life balance good. Good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Executive management not aligned with C-level management and isn't trusted by the masses. Great story from the top but the execution is counter to the rhetoric as it keeps falling back into "old ways". This company is being run by the sr execs like it is still the 80s or 90s in spite of the C-level's wishes. Management won't invest enough time for change to take effect. They'd rather quickly call something a failure, blame others (blame the new blood), protect their jobs by laying off the newer folks and revert back to the starting point (their old ways) for the next group of new blood to try (fruitlessly) to enable change. New ideas aren't truly welcome/ wanted to succeed.
    Meanwhile, the old guard stays in place and gets financially fat off a once great company, giving lip service all the way to the bank. The seniors are riding this company into the ground and the c-team is apparently ignorant.
    Customers/Partners see thru this continuous reset tho. The company maintains an "all about me" reputation in the industry and is not trusted by others. It's still seen as a company not to partner with and a place where good products go to die.

    Advice to Management

    You can't teach and old dog new tricks. And you can't continue to do the same things and expect different results.
    C levels, get your Generals aligned (they probably won't/can't) with you or clean house (a better option) if you want to transform and take this company into the next decade. There's several old guard "Brutus" in the exec ranks, so don't turn your back on any of them.


  9. "Sales and Marketing Contractor"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    Flexible with hours, working remote, and salary.

    Cons

    Management showed favoritism and elitism. Decisions were often made based on biases rather than best practices.


  10. Helpful (11)

    "Women are scarce"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Vice President in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, challenging and high paced work environment, 401K match and ability to do many things inside of one job function

    Cons

    Total Lack of female executives and advocates (making it a good old boy culture .. every day), very frequent layoffs for cost cutting and losing skills (layoffs are 2-4 times a year, some people even get laid off before they have made it 1 year), but then the people left have 3 jobs to do

    Advice to Management

    Address your gender pay issues. Consider employee contributions and roles before layoffs, mandate diversity and bias training for all managers, Directors, and Sr. directors and VPs. Eliminate CA world- it is a low level user event. Everyone knows this except the CMO.


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