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CA Technologies Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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  1. "Existing Bureaucracy is SLOW to Change, but super nice"

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    Current Employee - Information Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Information Engineer in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kind people, decent benefits, nice vacation plan, no one cares where you work or how long you work as long as you deliver on your commitments.

    Cons

    Mediocrity is to some extent encouraged. There's no real plan to reward excellence or motivation to excel. They've got a monthly reward program, but managers tend to dole those rewards out on a rotating schedule. People get them when its their "turn" even if they haven't been excelling. When you first get here, you get a high wage, but promotions and bonuses can be slim on the ground for top developers. In many orgs, the promotions are time based, and not talent driven. Its super frustrating because you see good people leave and mediocre people stay.

    Advice to Management

    Reward excellence. Let mediocrity go. If someone is performing well, promote them and give them money. If they are just average, let them stew. They will start improving if they realize there is something to be gained from it!


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    "Flexible work environment."

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great!
    Work life balance is great!

    Cons

    There are many times when middle management's ideas of how much can be done are very much out of line with what can actually get done in any given amount of time. I know they are supposed to push us and always expect more, but there is a large disconnect. Luckily we only really had to deal with this directly a few times a year.
    It can also be very difficult to move around within the company.


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    "Good company, but.."

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, good accounts, learn a lot

    Cons

    Management not innovating product. Product UI is from early 2000. Not very user friendly.

    Advice to Management

    Look at competitors, dont' just bash them, but learn from what they do right. Like UI.


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    "Great People, Yearly Layoffs"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CA Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Compensation, Vacation ect. People are friendly and helpful. If you are exceptional at your job, you could be safe for a while.

    Cons

    Lots of meetings, and low job security. They are actively moving to Prague and India. Over 500 college new hires in both those countries and only 15 in the US on average.


  6. "Principal FP&A Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Principal FP&A Analyst in Islandia, NY
    Current Employee - Principal FP&A Analyst in Islandia, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, friendly people, and ideas are openly shared and respected

    Cons

    career progression is highly weighted on networking, timing, and budget. Salaries are middle of the road when internally progressing


  7. "Good company with great work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Advisor in Islandia, NY
    Current Employee - Advisor in Islandia, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and really open to new ideas

    Cons

    Difficult industry to obtain growth


  8. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Kansas City, MO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worldwide company with lots of movement potential

    Cons

    Can be political and has silos that can be hard to break out of


  9. "Challenging"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CA Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great, fun and challenging place to work with amazing benefits.

    Cons

    Working for a large corporation can be detrimental to production.


  10. "Sr. UX designer"

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    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. Many and various Enterprise software.

    Cons

    Frequent changes of upper mangement


  11. "CA Technologies - best in the area"

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    Former Contractor - Software Architect in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Contractor - Software Architect in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CA Technologies as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They actually pay people to do hands on, complex, meaningful technical work with computers. Not many companies do that these days.

    They used to be in a very good building.

    Their office situation (working conditions) was one of the best in the area.

    Cons

    I think they are undecided how to allocate resources between different offices.

    They are very distributed company. Distributed companies have many challenges recently.

    If they survive Y 2017, things could be great for them.

    Advice to Management

    Stay strong and try to keep the distributed structure operational.

    You're doing better, comparing to 90% of the industry, so most likely you know what you're doing.


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