Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – July 15, 2018
Good people to work with, life/work balance is generally good, offices are nice, benefits decent. Company is very geographically dispersed which means your coworkers frequently are on another continent, leading to conference calls at odd hours. 90% of profits come from mainframe side of the business. Frequent layoffs hurt morale. Company is being sold to Broadcom which will likely cause more layoffs and the company broken up. Because of this, I would not look for a job here.
Sr. Business Operations Manager (Current Employee) – Burlington, MA – July 12, 2018
My experience at CA Technologies has been a positive one for 13 years. I have changed careers and was able to advance with a lot of hard work. I have the flexibility (being a single mother) to work from home 4 days a week and go into the office when there are important meetings that I need to attend in person. I have developed many professional relationships and people know that I can be counted on to get the job done.
Solutions Account Manager - Agile Operations (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – July 5, 2018
CA pays well for sales people who can hit their numbers but there are lots of challenges especially that existing customers don't like CA that much and prospective customers don't want to work with CA.
For R&D and more, executive management is focused on layoffs of US workers and replacing them with lower cost labor overseas. The external and internal message is "finding the right people" but that is a smokescreen for the continued offshoring. If you live in the Czech Republic or India, jobs are increasing. In the US, jobs are decreasing.
It is very sad to see so many good, productive, capable teammates thrown away because they are US-based and "cost too much." The effect on moral is negative. The layoffs continue no matter how profitable the company or a given division is.
IMO, a skilled IT worker in the US is best focused on getting a job with a better company, one without the history of CA and other big tech companies that have a similar history.
Annual layoffs, good pay and flexible work environment
Senior Director (Former Employee) – Islandia, NY – July 2, 2018
Over the years the annual layoffs have been hurting morale. Employees with excellent reviews let go to meet short term goal of meeting payroll numbers. Good leaders being replaced with lower paid managers in US IT. Senior Leadership in IT are not visionary, motivating or energetic. Company needs to compensate negatives with some positive cost effective benefits like "unlimited vacation", coming and going is not monitored, work from home when needed is ok.
Flexible work environment, Good work / life balance
Annual layoffs (poor morale), layoff instead of train for new positions, IT dept. heavily moved/moving US jobs to India, training mostly online recordings, Business not growing, Organic product growth poor, M&As very difficult, limited career growth
Principal Services Consultant (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – June 18, 2018
CA expects employees to continually expand their skillset, but does not always provide opportunities to utilize newly acquired skills.Sometimes CA will push employees into new areas where they expect work to become available, unfortunately this does not always work out as expected and can lead to under utilization.
Anonymous (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 18, 2018
Culture is customer focussed with firm financial controls that deliver steady results. However technological changes and market dynamics do not favor the company's future.
The high rate of management turnover prevents commitment to any kind of product or technology vision. Thus most teams maintain products and nurture existing clients with delivery of incremental innovation. Acquisitions are the primary source of revenue growth.
Most staff worry about their future employment prospects. The senior team often seek to shift blame to maintain control while staff are hired/fired at different work-sites. India is growth location; the USA labs, not so much.
There are a lot of business challenges to overcome and opportunities to grow skills at CA. Experiences there are valuable and transferable to other software vendors. The key is the have a career gameplan of your own and do not expect the vagaries of the CA organization to deliver your success.
PROJECT MANAGER (Customer Success Advocate) (Former Employee) – Boulder, CO – June 7, 2018
CA is a good place to work, with good benefits. The organization structure does tend to change every year, with the regular possibility of annual reduction in force to go along with the reorganizations. Can be very high pressure, but also can be rewarding and can offer growth or advancement opportunities.
Benefits, work hour flexibility
organizational change, complex processes and reporting structures