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CA Technologies San Francisco Reviews

Updated April 7, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Feedback"

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    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Union City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Union City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CA Technologies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are fantastic. Hiring process is speedy. Those who works with visa, this is one of the company they value your situations and provide more realistic solutions.

    Cons

    Company is not doing as great as expected. 2014 onwards they were reducing engineering counts. I got impacted by that.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard working people that really try their best to do what's right fpr the customer

    Cons

    layoffs on a quarterly basis which is a reflection of mediocre management - they continue to make bad investments and horrible strategic decisions.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Program Director"

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    Former Employee - Program Director in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Program Director in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with and the work is exciting

    Cons

    Layoffs every quarter, and it is disruptive to the environment and the work you are doing. Once everything settles down from one round of layoffs, the rumors about the next cuts are surfacing, and productivity diminishes.

    Advice to Management

    Reorganization is helping the C-Staff bottom line, short term, but it really is hurting the productivity of the company. Try and find a better way than cutting staff.


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    "CA"

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    Former Employee - Principal Product Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Product Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CA Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Had a good team to work with. People cared about their team mates and the products they worked on.

    Cons

    Always felt that the company management did not have the employees interests in mind. Cheaped out on benefits whenever they could.


  6. "Not too bad but not too good..."

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CA Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice friendly working environment, not too much restrictions

    Cons

    Unorganized management, Not clear desires and targets

    Advice to Management

    It's better to be clear where we are heading to. Can't understand the company's desires


  7. "Great to Work"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CA Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a great to work with them

    Cons

    It was an amazing experience.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Intern in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff that allow you to work and care about their employees. Great Perks as well and nice area to work in.

    Cons

    Traffic can get bad if you don't live in the area.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "CA Technologies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch, small gym (located in basement so no-wifi). Offers various free drinks...except bottled water.

    Cons

    Revolving door with upper management, too much re-organization too often. Pay is LOW for some G&A roles.

    Advice to Management

    Lots of low-mid management with great ideas to less processes, be more efficient. Give people the power to make changes not have to get 3-4 levels for approval to make things happen.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Brisbane, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Brisbane, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good right form day one. For example, PTO goes up to almost 5 weeks at 3-5 years of employment. Release cycles are on the long side which makes deadlines less stressful to obtain.

    Cons

    It a large company and there a lot of red tape and time to get even simple tasks done. If you are the type of coder that likes to crank out cool features you will have a hard time getting them into product, because every team tends to automatically say no and reject new features however small and non-risky. I like an environment that people take the time to weigh the benefit of the new functionality and then are able to give a yes answer, with how much time and impact it will have on a particular project.say

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the work people are doing first hand, and don't rely on hearsay from third parties. Start managing up a bit. When you strictly manage with a top-down philosophy don't relay every nuisance or comment of upper managements feelings to us on the lower rungs. It just stresses everyone out, and is confusing as to what our priorities are as well as figuring out if we are making a direction shift to start updating the resume.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "VP professional service"

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    Former Employee - Technical Delivery Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Delivery Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very well run organization, sr. management are very experience and promote a cooperate environment

    Cons

    Re organization happened often, almost every other year.


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