Compuware Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
298 Reviews

3.1
298 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance is really depends on the position, some position are very demanding (in 12 reviews)

  • Good benefits (Medical has maintained low employee contribution amount) (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • VERY limited vision / forward thinking within the Professional Services Division (in 15 reviews)

  • Senior management is a bunch of old cronies and finance runs the place (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    It's all about the quarterly earnings

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Compuware full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It was an honor to work with a lot of very talented technical staff

    Cons

    Management in any branch location just marched to the orders of Detroit. Many were not leaders. The ones who were left because they were never listened to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with a Strategic plan for more than six months. Some of them would have been successful had they only done so. Treating the services staff as cattle would explain why an office that was once 1000 dwindled to under 100 and was sold off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Was a great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Architect  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Technical Architect in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Compuware full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Was a pleasant place to work with great perks

    Cons

    Top management now looking to sell company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do everything to keep current employees happy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Old school, cloistered management and culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Compuware full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some good people trying to do the right things for the company and the clients. Location has attached parking and easy access to many downtown events. Offices are nice.

    Cons

    Many managers treat their workers like indentured servants. The better employees are not given good opportunities and consequently driven away. Too many friends of senior management with inflated titles. Company is trying to restructure itself, but not bringing in fresh management will hinder this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Institute 360 degree and skip level reviews and be willing to listen. Shuffle the top management, look for your leaders within the ranks. .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Politics, NO Loyalty to Employees, Terrible Salary, Overall Dismal Work Life

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Compuware full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    NONE - this company will literally make you hate your life.

    Cons

    There is no personal growth. The politics of upper management are borderline illegal. The company is constantly fudging it's numbers, and all the employees know it. Constant rounds of employees being laid off. HR does not help in what we all know are illegal situations. You cannot trust anyone at this company. NO work/life balance. No creative environment that fosters growth. If you are good at your job, you will get let go. If you are bad at your job and everyone hates you, you will get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company and put everyone out of their misery.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Very poor executive management

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Northeast, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Northeast, NY

    I worked at Compuware full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good training on company applications

    Cons

    Impossible to successfully attain sales goals.
    High turn over sales people and sales management.
    Invisible branding and marketing programs
    Home office politics
    pricing of applications and services

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your heads out of Detroit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Friendly

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Compuware full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There aren't any good experiecnces that I can remember at this organization.

    Cons

    Unconfortable working attitutes from middle management. Disrespectful to employees. Some old timers held back information instead of sharing to help the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat emplyees with respect and dignity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Management, just thinks and talks of Investors, profits...

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst

    I have been working at Compuware full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Health Insurance, some other few benefits like reimbursements of parking etc..

    Cons

    Poor Management. Don't try to get insight of what team is working on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Compuware full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good products and service
    Large Installed base of Mainframe accounts

    Cons

    Executive management does not relate to field sales and marketing is almost nonexistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in marketing and hire sales management that can add value to the sales process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    12+ years got layed off couldn't move up. Horrible ...

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    Former Employee - Lic/Mgt  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Lic/Mgt in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Compuware full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice Building and Lunch discount that was it!

    Cons

    Bad Management in every Department. People being over payed and were horrible Managers
    License Mgt had a horrible Manager and they got rid of her after all these years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To many Micro Manager's. Back Stabber's, Not helpful in getting you to other departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Better leadership needed in NA field marketing

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    Former Employee - Field Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Field Marketing Manager

    I worked at Compuware full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They invest well in sales tools like marketo, salesforce.com and lists to help the sales team.

    Cons

    There is still a large reality disconnect between the field marketing management leadership style and providing any strategy, mentoring or upward mobility. More personnel challenge abound than professional challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Downsize Field marketing and let the field marketing managers report directly to sales to have more autonomy to make decisions to implement more strategic marketing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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