"Computer Associates International, Inc. has become the world's leading independent software company."
— Response to Covin's New England Computer Job Guide questionnaire

Mainframe, midrange, desktop computers
Software developer, dbms, application development software
Large shop


Computer Associates International, Inc. develops, markets, and supports systems management, information management, and business application software products for a broad range of mainframe, midrange, and desktop computers.

Founded in 1976, Computer Associates has 1990 revenues of $1.3 billion. Headquarters are currently on Long Island in Garden City, New York. In 1992, headquarters will be moved to Islandia, New York, also on Long Island. Computer Associates currently employs over 7,000 employees in 26 countries. The company offers over 200 software products and its clients include almost all of the Fortune 500 companies.



Computer professionals in the Westwood, Massachusetts development center of Computer Associates design key components of its information management software. This family of products includes data base management and application development software. The foundation of the system is CA-IDMS, a data base management system. Additional components include on-line query and reporting software. Data base solutions are offered for IBM mainframe, PC, LAN, UNIX, and Digital's VAX/VMS environment.

Business application software is also developed in the Westwood facility. This integrated family of products provides automated financial, manufacturing, and human resources solutions for clients. Computer professionals in the Andover, Massachusetts development center participate in developing the Masterpiece Financial Software Series, which combines the technology of modular, central repository-based processing and runs on IBM, DEC, Unisys, and Data General platforms.

There are approximately 300 computer professionals at Computer Associates in the Massachusetts area. Job titles include Programmer, Consultant, Software Engineer, Product Analyst, and Quality Assurance Analyst.


Computer Associates believes they offer computer professionals the opportunity to work in a flexible, innovative working environment with the opportunity to grow within the organization.

Computer Associates observes 10 holidays. There is a choice of a company-paid medical insurance policy or an HMO plan. There is a company-paid dental plan and a flexible spending account that allows employees to pay for health care and dependent care with pretax dollars.

Computer Associates pays for short-term disability; long-term disability is available. The company pays for life insurance (two times the annual salary) to a maximum of $40,000. A supplemental plan is also offered. Tuition reimbursement is provided for degree-oriented and job-related courses. There is a 401(k) plan for retirement. The company also offers free continental breakfasts and fully-equipped gyms at most facilities.


Computer Associates recruits experienced Software Engineers, Programmers, Consultants, Product Analysts, and Quality Assurance Analysts. The average computer professional at Computer Associates has between 2 and 5 years of experience in the specific technical areas for which they were hired.

Entry-level opportunities exist for Junior Programmers, Quality Assurance Testers and Technical Writers. Significant course work in Computer Science is preferred for these positions.


The company will take phone calls, but a resume is always required.

Ms. Juanita Cox, Personnel Assistant

(617) 329-7700

Computer Associates International, Inc.

4201 University Avenue

Westwood, Massachusetts 02090-2148

Copyright 1991. Vandamere Press. Covin’s New England Computer Job Guide