Compuware Interview Questions

Updated Oct 5, 2014
Updated Oct 5, 2014
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    Program Director/Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Compuware in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter phone screen
    Tech Phone Screen
    Face-to-face interview with a panel
    Face-to-face interview with executive

    Interview Questions
    • If you could do anything different in your career, what would it be?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Mostly verbal. One or two calls. Vacation time was the biggest issue as they refused to budge on only giving me 2 weeks. I worked out a deal behind the scenes.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Data Modeler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Compuware in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview process went ok except I had to wait 2 months before getting an assignment. The recruiter was helpful, calling weekly to give an update. Then when I received the assignment it wasn't anything to do with what I hired in for.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked several detailed questions pertaining to data modeling.   View Answer
    • They asked for specific examples from my background to fit the data modeling requirements.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No. Know what type of work/job you will be doing if your in Professional Services Division before agreeing to offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Director of Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Addison, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Addison, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Compuware in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    1 screening interview by recruiter. 1 in person interview by Regional VP and with Technical Program Director. 1 Phone interview with VP of Bus Unit. Very Fast process. After I arrived I found out why- Last three candidates for my position left after less than a month in role.

    Interview Questions
    • None. Very conversational approach, no weighting of answers or standard interview process that I could ascertain. Be prepared with your numbers and where you can impact business.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I negotiated up $10K from original base offerred. It was quick and done through recruiter. I was also given extra "vacation time" for year 1 unofficially as a side deal with VP to accomodate some plans I had made before accepting the role.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Compuware in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    There were 2 interview days-- 1st level with peers and direct management, the second was with level 2 management and other functional areas. The interview process was pleasant-- the management and peers were mostly focused on win-win fit for the position.

    Interview Questions
    • The difficult questions were regarding strategy because I needed to be very careful about "it depends" scenarios and make sure I covered a breadth of possibilities based on inside product information.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes, I was able to negotiate a higher salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Technical Support Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Compuware in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with recruiting to weed out the weak and unintelligent. After that you interview with 2 - 5 people (for me it was a team lead, a manager and 2 technical personal to quiz my knowledge on Information Technology). They do tend to drill you on the questions, but are friendly about it. I would recommend dressing for success (suit and tie). Also show up early, because they will be on time for interviews. Lastly, don't be afraid to ask questions concerning benefits and salary.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of a time where you had to solve a conflict.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There really aren't negotiations. I told them what I wanted to make and they gave me more. Not much I could negotiate there. As far as benefits, everyone gets the same amount of vacation and health, 401k, dental, etc. Advice: Aim high on your asking range and also follow up with the pay is negotiable. (interviewing 101)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Software Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Compuware in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    One phone interview with basic technical question
    1 Hour 1:1 with some program writing

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Compuware in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Standard software company - meet with manager, meet with VP, meet with pre-sales team. They want the exact fit to meet the role but are unwiling to make an industry competitive offer to get that person.

    Interview Questions
    • "Deliver the elevator pitch for the solution you would be selling"   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Comp too low

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Compuware in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    Process was 2 Step but done in the same day. I was interviewed by the Project Manager. Questions were in the format of one liner which is different than what I have ever gone through

    1) What are the 3 most common EJB 3.0 annotations in respect to generators
    2) which JSP Tag library will take care of the dates
    3) what is the exact syntax on the deployement descriptor for security tag
    4) what are the different kind of relationships in Database

    and some more

    Interview Questions
    • I already posted all the questions in the process list   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I got another offer from different company which was better suited for my expertise

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    IT Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Compuware in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    Tell me about yourself
    Why are you leaving this position?
    What are your career options right now?

    Tell me about a situation when your work was criticized?

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Current company gave me a better offer

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Assembler Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Compuware in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was offered the position right after the 3-hour interview, while waiting for my flight home.

    Interview Questions
    • 3 or 4 people discussed my resume with me in detail.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I had been unemployed for about 4 years at the time, & they made me an offer i couldn't refuse. There was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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