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  1. 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn about IT and get a holistic view of infrastructure and ITIL

    Cons

    Most products are highly commoditized solutions, so compete on price and value
    CA is not really innovating. They buy software companies to wrap and roll their maintenance revenue stream on the Mainframe side which refuses to die.

    Advice to Management

    Hey, your business model works. Boring but it works.

  3. "On the Up and Up"

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

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with and with recent new CEO, the executive team is making good decisions to focus on delivering great products and improve customer value.

    Cons

    CA is a big beast with legacy culture that gets in its own way. But this is changing from the top down.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the command and control structures that get in the way of individuals and teams truly innovating.


  4. "A chance to make a differnce CA Technologies 2.0"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Transformaiton
    Great Products, people and opportunity. There is infinite ability to learn new things, innovate and find out about multilple areas of expertices

    Cons

    There is some lack of intergration between solution units - to the point of competition - this causes focus on selling your product set - not the necessarily understanding the landscape - this is changing however sooner is better

    Advice to Management

    UNificaiton of message - practices and teams.


  5. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, competent, qualified leadership, hardworking team, department and division, excellent benefits... I enjoyed working for this company

    Cons

    New CEO announced 1000 jobs within his first 30 days in office, that most of the jobs cut would be US. Outsourced or overseas counterpart are priority for labor budget.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "good"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    upper management and career growth

    Cons

    low compensation and bad benefits


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Decentplacetoworknotgreat"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good technology strategy
    Good people towork with
    Professional technology exposure
    Decent salary
    Good flexibility with job
    Job safety is good performing decently

    Cons

    Not greatest benefits comparing to other bay area companies
    No fairness of promotion
    Bad sr management
    Too much politics
    Not much brand recognition

    Advice to Management

    Do something to push for motivational and leadership skills for sr mgment
    Improve performance management more 360 reviews structured promotion tracks
    Do something for resources to easily move around groups

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales targets are too high, solid products, but limited opportunity for over-attainment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Strategist in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Strategist in South San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, good management interaction

    Cons

    Sales targets are way too-high
    Limited/poor marketing

    Advice to Management

    Lower sales targets!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Old boys network"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    CA is great if you have the right relationships with the right people. When that's the case, there are great opportunities, with appropriate recognition and rewards.

    Cons

    There is no mentorship or guidance to help you learn who the right people to know are. In addition, if you don't have those relationships the environment is intolerable.

    Advice to Management

    Verify feedback regarding high-level employees with additional sources before assuming the accuracy of said feedback.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Old style company, weak middle and senior management"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good base salary, commissions and unparalleled perks (2 mini club and 1 compass club trips each year).

    Cons

    Management has the shortest span of attention ever: "What have you done for me today?"
    Specifically in Sales, there is no account management/ planning culture.
    In general, the organization is overly complex and inefficient. Lots of SVP, tons of VP. SVP/ VP might have SVP/ VP reporting to them. Many SVP/ VP have no reports at all...
    Benefits are weak, especially the healthcare plans suck: expensive contribution and out-of-pocket.

    Advice to Management

    Take a better look at what your people are doing instead of just counting the $$$ coming in.
    Go out and actually meet customers!
    In general more consistency, stick to your guns at least a little longer...


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