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Compuware Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
297 Reviews

3.1
297 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.  

    Highly stressful, high risk of job loss.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Detroit, MI

    Pros

    Varied work, decent pay, good vacation policy, software products sold globally.

    Cons

    Declining company with very frequent layoffs. The job is in downtown Detroit, a recovering dump, and the commute from anywhere decent is long. No chance of becoming an expert in anything because of frequent management changes of direction. The company future is in spun off businesses, no longer in Detroit. No training other than what you teach yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explain your strategy, products, and future plans to employees before many more of them quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Think twice whether a potential employee or a possible business partner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Analyst in Detroit, MI

    Pros

    Decent benefit package, nice group of caring co-workers.

    Cons

    No performance evaluations for 4 years despite escalating to Management, likewise minimal raises. Salary not competitive with industry. Vacation time has restrictions not openly communicated to staff. Poor departmental communication as well as poor Management communication. Constant turnover with Sales staff. Poor training and career development. Can't sell if you don't know the products. No upward mobility. Cliques galore. Good ole boys network. Many needless layers of Management where VP's and Directors have minimal number of direct reports. Lacking in overall strategy to grow the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See Cons above

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Company in transition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Director/Manager  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Program Director/Manager in Detroit, MI

    Pros

    Previous executive management had an extensive reach into several corporate organizations for a variety of contract work offerings. Medical and dental are competitive.

    Cons

    Interesting work options are drying up. The Business development leads cannot mine enough opportunities to keep the people busy or interested in sticking out the uncertainty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a strategic roadmap for the employees to show them plans for future growth. Engage or hire industry leading experts to help regroup and grow the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Place to Start a Career. Not much room for advancement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant in Detroit, MI

    Pros

    Great community of people. Always willing to help each other. Resources always available when you need them. Good company to be at if you want to learn about multiple areas of technology.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement no where to progress your career. Ask you to relocate without any choice. Compensation is not competitive. The job gets boring after a few years and there is no where to advance your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too concerned with Wall Street and not enough focus on the employees. This company used to be different years ago and now the culture has changed for the worse.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Systems Designer-Distributed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good technologies and pay. Good Clients.

    Cons

    Everything. Management plays lot of Politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    My first job out of college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Database Developer  in  Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Database Developer in Lansing, MI

    Pros

    I learned a lot about database development during my stay.

    Cons

    Pay was extremely low in my opinion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees better. I heard many other employees complaining about their salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Avoid the Milwaukee consulting branch

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Analyst  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Milwaukee, WI

    Pros

    Variety of assignments. Staff includes a wide assortment of interesting people.

    Cons

    Long periods of "bench time"—expected to be in the office with no duties. No telecommute option; no leeway given for bad weather or other emergencies. Severely antiquated equipment (e.g., huge fifteen-year-old monitors that leave no room on the desk for a keyboard). High-pressure environment; some account managers are bullying and rude. Unattractive work environment in an out-of-the-way location (West Allis).

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A once great company continues to decline

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay is decent, benefits are good and there are some good people.

    Cons

    stale leadership, yes men/women in middle and upper management, old school management by intimidation and no accountability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house across the organization and get rid of the old crony management. Quit trying to find a place for them to do the least amount of damage...it doesn't work. Bring in some real talent with real world experience, leaders who have experience somewhere besides CPWR. You can't drive innovation and inspire your people by beating the same old rusty drum.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Support in Detroit, MI

    Pros

    -Vacation Time
    -Not micromanaged by direct boss.
    -Colleagues
    -Age is valued here (so far!)
    -Amenities at HQ
    -Free entertainment during the lunch hour (i.e., music, watch movies being filmed, etc).

    Cons

    -We share the building with Quicken Loans (many of them are highly obnoxious)
    -Executive management (what direction do you want to go?)
    -Lack of communication across departments.
    -Too many changes; most seem to be done so that those in management are making their mark.
    -Product name has changed many too many times in the past 18 months.
    -Pay could be better.
    -Working in Detroit
    -Slow career growth, especially for those who don't have technical background.
    -Other internal issues, but I won't go on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Give raises. You can afford it.
    -Better communication.
    -Get focused.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Long time employee that has seen too many bad decisions made by management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are alot of amenities in the headquarters building.

    Cons

    Too many people in positions because of who they are related to or friends with versus actually knowing how to be a manager or a professional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good look at current management and question all decisions because bad decisions keep being made.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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