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"VP, Business Operations"

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Current Employee - Vice President, Business Operations in Framingham, MA
Current Employee - Vice President, Business Operations in Framingham, MA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Company has been a round for a long time and if you work hard, and am a self advocate you can advance into different roles.

Cons

You will work a lot of hours and there is always change..., aka, CA = Change Always.

Advice to Management

Better communication below VP level for employees so you don't lose good people.

Other Employee Reviews for CA Technologies

  1. Helpful (2)

    "One word "Frustration""

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people on the line to work with.

    You can do almost any project, follow any idea - just so long as you don't spend money.

    Cons

    - Too many people, too far removed from the action, involved in every budget and spend decision. Why do items already in the budget require Finance approval to spend? Every day of delay is a direct cost of people salaries waiting, and an indirect opportunity cost of delay to market.

    - Governance is both too rigid and too loose. Difficult to tell if something is approved and therefore justified to spent money on. Too often management throws up their own hands in frustration saying 'just get it done' which does not help get anything done.

    Advice to Management

    Stop saying the company is innovative until you help un-seize the development engine from finance and governance. Product teams should not have to fight to keep the lights on for products we said we would maintain and innovate. Too much energy is lost treating every-day business as an exception.

    Make technology more available that just to the EVPs, for example Google Glasses. If you want product teams to innovate they need to spend less time searching dumpsters for cast-offs instead have free access to the latest technology.

    Make CA World available to more that just the marketing and senior execs. CA World used to be the place where customers and product teams network and collaborate.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "High pressure in a constantly changing work place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the people I was in contact with were great people. There are numerous opportunities to get involved and truly impact your project. Salaries are great!

    Cons

    CA stands for "Change Always". There are yearly re-orgs and direction is frequently changed. There is no respect for employees from upper management. You are a number on a data spread sheet no matter how many times you saved the day, worked all night or all weekend. After a lay off, numerous people received bonus pay for their excellent work. How does that make any sense?

    Advice to Management

    If you decide to lay off a team or division, check the performance reviews of the individuals because you are losing good talent through your carelessness.

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