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CA Technologies Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "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 (1)

    "A great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very understanding leadership, pleasant work environment.

    Cons

    The sins in CA's past.

    Advice to Management

    CA is not alone in this but it would be great if the less emphasis were placed on the price of a share of stock and more emphasis were placed on dividends.


  3. "If CA had marketing budgets of IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle there would be no other Software Vendors in this space."

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    Current Employee - Account Director in Islandia, NY
    Current Employee - Account Director in Islandia, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CA has been a tremendous enabler of success for me and my clients. There is no other software company with the right combination of best of breed solutions that can address the complexities and challenges of today's CIO. CA is best of breed in Network, Voice, Applications, and Systems Mgt. We are best of breed in Project/Portfolio, Asset, and Service Governance. We are best of breed in Identity and Access Mgt. We are best of breed in Service and Asset Lifecycle Mgt. Nobody can boast that breadth and depth.

    Cons

    The legacy, history and perception of the old Computer Associates. We are still the Rodney Dangerfeild of Software - we get no respect. You have to earn it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the innovation engine stoked. We're finally getting back into developing new technologies that are great: Data Center Automation, Catalyst, Software Compliance Manager, Governance Risk Compliance. Keep R&D going into making it easier to integrate our technology. Catalyst could be the game changer. So watch out.


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  5. "The "new" CA is a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Support Availability Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Support Availability Manager in New York, NY
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CA is a well managed company with an open and transparent culture. Since our new management team took over 4 years ago things have improved dramatically. There is now a clear career path for all positions and an excellent Learning System in place. Salaries are competitive with others in the industry and promotions are based on merit. The workplace atmosphere is positive and forward looking. Our senior management tandem of John Swainson (CEO) and Mike Christianson (COO) have done a great job turning this company around and changing the whole culture.

    Cons

    Nothing that immediately comes to mind

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "CA, a great opportunity for team success."

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    Current Employee - Director in Islandia, NY
    Current Employee - Director in Islandia, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is a great spirit of cooperation and support amongst the entire organization. We work together to overcome roadblocks and there is a bottom-up spirit of innovation. I've seen departments pull together into virtual teams to solve a specific problem, and those connections that are built make the company as a whole more cooperative and lead to fewer roadblocks in the future. I really feel that the most effective people at CA are those who have worked in multiple capacities and understand the way the team works together and how to cross boundaries to get the job done, and done well.

    Cons

    There are concerns sometimes about marketing, repeated reductions in staff and the overall vision of the organization can sometimes appear reactive rather than proactive. I'd like to see the marketing organization outsourced, to get a different perspective into that area, a fresh approach. I think CA's visibility in the marketplace is hurt by only marketing in trade periodicals and at the golf event. I also think that the marketing that we do produce is dull and lifeless. CA does some truly great things in the area of integrations, innovations, and speed and competency of implementations. We need to get that message out in a more proactive way.

    Advice to Management

    CA needs to work harder at being a leader in the marketplace, rather than just trying to keep up. We need to be forward-thinking enough to give our development organization enough time to produce the products that will get us to that point.


  7. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    excellent energy, fantastic people, very smart, and driven. great benefits and good working environment.

    Cons

    Very very sales driven. You are what you eat. Very challenging. lots of changes to continue to improve services.

    Advice to Management

    it's a big company with lots of changes. Be a bit more consistent.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Very positive employer looking to develop talented and motivated employees"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Islandia, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in Islandia, NY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work experience and opportunity for career development. Educational opportunity to expand knowledge base and prepare for challenges that lie ahead.

    Cons

    Large M&A activity in and out of the company can lead to shortened career for those that are interested in long term relationship with this employer.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more agile while maintaining the process and procedures necessary to run the business in a effective manner.


  9. "A brilliant company that values its employees"

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    Current Employee - Senior Services Consultant in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Services Consultant in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good technical opportunities.
    Great team members.
    Leadership that values people and allows them to succeed.

    Cons

    Reactive rather than proactive, at times. This is the nature of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Keep valuing your most worthwhile commodities. YOUR PEOPLE. You are doing a great job promoting a healthy atmosphere.


  10. "Great place to work..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Islandia, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Islandia, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work environment - facilities and people are first class

    Cons

    Change Always - be prepared for a fast moving always changing work environment


  11. "Quality, team oriented, friendly and global diversity company work place"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employees or co-workers
    Great working environment
    Flex time

    Cons

    Management Stability and its effect on the company and its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Management Stability and its effect on the company and its employees.


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