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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)

    "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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Mainframe apps still pay the bills"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Strategist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Solutions Strategist in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Resources, some very sharp technical minds. Stability in the application coding ranks and a tremendous pre-sales technical organization - willing to do what it takes to make the customer come out whole.

    Cons

    Two things: One, a heritage of the "bad old days" is more rampant than much of management appreciates. Negotiation of contract renewals done by a CA group independent of the sales or customer contact organization leads to some very mixed customer satisfaction results, as in " SIgn this or we pull the plug and you can just deal with the fallout , Mr. Customer!" And two, middle management in the field sales organization typically adds little value, simply pressing for the forecast numbers while parachuting in for sporadic events or meetings because they have a span of control of 12 - 18 reports.

    Advice to Management

    The current segmentation strategy ( Large New, Large Existing, Growth) needs to be "tweaked." Losing a lot of good people who are at the mercy of the account assignment. With sales cycles of six to nine to eighteen months, sales staff should be prepared to live without incentive pay as the cycle matures. If the account base or territory is either restrictive ( as in half "hate" CA from the old days) or limited in number, not only does the sales staff member have to deal with the reduced income, but also with the typical sales management pressure as the months needed to repair or create the relationships needed to close the business.

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