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"Very employee friendly, good campus"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

india development center in hyderabad is a very nice campus. all the policies of the company are very beneficial for an employee.

Cons

I cannot think of any specific cons

Other Employee Reviews for CA Technologies

  1. "Principle Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work!!! Employee is treated as employee.

    Cons

    sometimes it seems the company is not focused.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Place not to be in"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing at all. One of the regular IT companies, nothing that can be highlighted as pros or anything that can be greatly appreciated in terms of work content, career growth, innovation, speed, talent growth.

    But for sure, they have a world class IT infrastructure, top of the line intranet. Great job here.

    Cons

    I don't know if the space would be sufficient to highlight them all. But I have to send in all those on top of my mind, it would help many.

    1. May be a billion dollar company, but no way close to their thinking. Low productivity, close to ZERO innovation, creation. They thrive on is 500% adoption of old wine in new bottle concept. Sporadic, insignificant innovations do happen,solely due to the individual motivation and her fight against all odds to achieve, for personal and professional satisfaction.

    2. They call themselves as one of top companies in the world in terms of revenues. Consider this, next competitor is 4 times bigger, the next is 12 times bigger and the next is 18 times bigger. The companies they compete with are as much better in innovation, speed and customer focus, why they are where they are.

    4. Little do we have sensed that Cloud computing is almost over. Grid computing and Big data is in a big way, we are no way there. This spells death knell for main frame computing sooner than later. When that happens where would this take us to?

    5. Don't care to build technologies or talents, but only adapt to technologies they buy out that are available for a cheap price in the market. An approach of not to reinvent wheel. But in technology space, you don't reinvent wheel in literal sense, you invent technologies and become a creator and acquire capability to create more. So it is no way a thumbs up for hard core techies. If your objective is to spend time, till next revision, this is the place to be in. Dead wood in the making, good luck.

    6. Innovation is negligible. Single digit patent filing from India in a year, having 3000 employees.

    7. India top management is not tech savvy or have best practices, they are just mediocre engineers. They are living in the shadow of their tad better managers from rest of the world. The ills of matrix organization is rampant in every function here.

    8. All awards conferred is just because of the PR and because of very little companies competing for those awards. Rest of them mind serious business and not glamour for awards.

    9. HR here is Human Relations. They are not game changers, not serious, will never change or challenge anything, courier or messenger function with in the company. In hiring final say is with the functional head, no significant role for HR, it is just good to go feeling, chase the targeted hiring and close on the numbers, claim victory. They play in the hands of functional heads who may not even have people skills, but subject experts and not HR professionals. If they have professional people skills, then why have a separate HR, leave them all to those unit, call it an innovation. Beat the global understanding of people management. Even top notch technocrats are made to play in the hands of managers, ensure promotions and increments by relationship; HR would sit on the fence, watch the game, hold on to company policies (philosophy unheard of) and reward manager who would have won because of his/her sheer power, authority. Top talents have to butter their managers; work or contributions or innovation does not matter, it is the authority, matters here. HR would stand in the side lines, cheer up, clap the ongoing. Promotions are time-bound, not by achievements or innovations or creativity. HR is a serious business normally even in a grocery store, it can make or break, it is a function that fuels growth, bring and retain top talents who propel the growth of company, bring in best in class practices, be it technical or otherwise, ensure articulation, adoption, practice, adherence and advancement. They have nothing innovative, out of the box, best in class or uniqueness.

    10. Yes every company is driven by bottom line objectives. But here it is an obsession, even at the cost of jeopardizing future growth, innovation should happen with in a quarter and absolutely there is no investment for future. Even a satellite or a rocket should be built with in a quarter, even if you land up in significantly lower orbit or a planet which wasn't your target. Rocket launched, mission accomplished.

    11. Job descriptions are just so confusing and less innovative. More than anything, it is just a wish list, long term objective and ideal thing to have, invariably. But in reality, a manager would do minutes of the meeting, VP would be the time and task list keeper, team lead will not have a team, lead engineer will be a mere coder, architect will do a testing job, business analyst will be a delivery manager, account director will be a service delivery director, civil engineer will be a software service project manager and so on, commerce graduate can become technical director. You can just imagine where will technical architect's path lead up to, who all does (s)he will have to compete with and all just to keep her/his head afloat. Herculean task. Innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Validate all of the above yourself, unbiased, find answers to yourself and see if you justify the bill in any stretch of imagination. If you are convinced and justifiable, then this is not the place you should be in.

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