CA Technologies Employee Reviews

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Large company struggling to find its identity
Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJuly 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.
Pros
Unlimited vacation, work/life balance
Cons
Company being sold
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Good place to learn and grow as a developer
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Plano, TXJuly 14, 2018
Good place to learn and grow as a developer. Good people to work with. Team is really supportive. In overall it is extremely a god place to enhance your personal skills and developing skills.
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Good place to learn technical skills and work
Lead / Senior Appl Developer / Senior Prog Analyst (Former Employee) –  Islandia, NYJuly 12, 2018
CA is a fun place to work and learn new technologies, very challenging work place where you can prove your strengths and get recognized by your peers and upper management.
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Productive and Flexible place to work
Sr. Business Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  Burlington, MAJuly 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.
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Rewarding if you can overcome stigma
Solutions Account Manager - Agile Operations (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJuly 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.
Pros
Pays well
Cons
Bad reputation
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Abandoning the US
Senior Technical Writer (Former Employee) –  Ewing, NJJuly 5, 2018
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.
Pros
Great people to work with
Cons
Executive focus on layoffs and offshoring
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Annual layoffs, good pay and flexible work environment
Senior Director (Former Employee) –  Islandia, NYJuly 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.
Pros
Flexible work environment, Good work / life balance
Cons
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
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nothing to say -
Global Field Marketing \ Creative Designer (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJune 28, 2018
it was fun, collaborative environment, fast paced with a lot of moving parts then management changed and the work environment became unstable and toxic.
Pros
great people
Cons
bad management
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Great place to work
VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXJune 27, 2018
Great place to work to start my career in technology and managing of all types of internal and external projects for many fortune 1000 companies in the United States
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Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Islandia, NYJune 26, 2018
Worked for CA back in the 80's. On site daycare, gym. CEO at the time was very smart & friendly. Was good to employees. Environment was bright and inviting.
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Great place to work
Senior Operations Specialist (Former Employee) –  Islandia, NYJune 25, 2018
Every department is different but they all do collaborate. I have worked there for over 24 years with over 20 different managers.
They all work different.
Pros
Benefits are good
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Fun work environment
Intern (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WAJune 21, 2018
CA gives good training support and services, but management could be better. There is room for advancement. Tend to see a lot of employees staying after hours to get work done.
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Challenging place to work
Principal Services Consultant (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJune 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.
Pros
Hands of management style
Cons
Lack of effective employee mentoring
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Steadfast Enterprise Software facing stiff secular headwinds
Anonymous (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 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.
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Wonderful company
Senior Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Islandia, NYJune 14, 2018
Great environment, management, team to work with. Puts the needs of their clients first and encourages forward thinking while enjoying the work athand
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Great Place to Work
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Garden City, NYJune 12, 2018
CA was full of extremely intelligent people, it was always a pleasure to go to work. Everyone was full of energy and vision.

The owners were great people, and beyond generous in so may ways.
Pros
Everything
Cons
None
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Great place to work. Only thing that holds you back is yourself
Director, Technical Support (Former Employee) –  Plano, TXJune 11, 2018
CA Technologies was a very good place to work. They afforded me ample opportunities to grow and learn. Very focused on culture, work life balance and the well being of the employees.
Pros
Benefits, salary, work life balance
Cons
Lots of change
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Great place to start
Product Management Intern (Former Employee) –  Stony Brook, NYJune 7, 2018
Great place to start and many interns were hired after completion of internship. Software engineering interns raved about how much they learned on the job.
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Decent Place to Work
PROJECT MANAGER (Customer Success Advocate) (Former Employee) –  Boulder, COJune 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.
Pros
Benefits, work hour flexibility
Cons
organizational change, complex processes and reporting structures
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Principal, Cybersecurity Engineer (Former Employee) –  Islandia, NYJune 1, 2018
CA was a great place to work for and promoted from within whenever possible The work life balance was very fair and CA offered many benefits outside of the base salary.
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