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Compuware Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
310 Reviews
3.1
310 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance is really depends on the position, some position are very demanding (in 15 reviews)

  • Good benefits (Medical has maintained low employee contribution amount) (in 24 reviews)


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

  • Too many friends of senior management with inflated titles (in 15 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mainframe rocking!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Compuware full-time

    Pros

    Great team, solid vision and approach to the future. The new leadership that has come into the company this year has energized an already powerful organization. Focusing solely on the mainframe is an aggressive, yet solid strategy that should pay huge dividends. You can't be all things to all people, so why not focus and improve on what you are best in the world at? HR is top notch, best on boarding experience ever. Great benefits, lots of resources to help get the job done.

    Cons

    Very little to say here, I truly don't have any complaints. For a company with so many 10+ year veterans, it is amazingly open to new ideas and approaches. Great time to be here. It is a fast paced environment now, not a slow, measured march to mediocrity. Look at the mainframe manifesto released this week. Compuware is pointing out the right things to the industry that has seemed to gone negative and given up on the mainframe for the wrong reasons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the pace, keep information flowing into the industry about the role of the mainframe in the enterprise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Strategic Telemarketing Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Compuware full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, fun working atmosphere, attainable goals.

    Cons

    Lacking a strategic plan for company. Future is not clear if company will continue to exist as is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    training for sales career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Compuware

    Pros

    great place to start and outside sales offers lot of opportunity to make a very good living

    Cons

    some bureaucratic stuff to deal with moving up the chain

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work with (if involved with the golden-child product - dynatrace)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Director in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Regional Director in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Compuware full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and company culture.

    Cons

    Pockets of myopic management, focused on personal gain at expense of dedicated employees. As with many companies undergoing structural change - lots of opportunity to be burned if in the wrong place at the right time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Was at Onstar account. Really bad culture of fear and micro management. Dont join.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Consultant in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Compuware full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nothing i can call was decent in the onstar account.

    Cons

    Long hours, no tespect, ruthless angry management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company with strong future

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Compuware full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good community and solid products. The company provides a good amount of vacation days and the works hours are flexible in most positions. I believe that the company will be very successful in the future.

    Cons

    Compuware is experience a transition which is great for the business but that comes with the typical types of pains in those situations; uncertainty, vague information, rumors etc. In the past the company has not been great at communication but I have seen that improve a bit recently.

  8.  

    Management at the company is very bad from top to bottom.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Compuware full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Subsidize lunches but ended when they moved down to Detroit.

    Cons

    can't get ahead - too many layer of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company, poor leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people who work throughout the company. Benefits are very good and for the majority of the time work life balance has been great. It is a casual work environment which is nice. The facilities are exceptional and in a cool location with free parking. The company has a solid portfolio of technology behind it.

    Cons

    Unfortunately since Peter Karmanos departed from the company in 2013, our CEO Bob Paul has been piecemealing business off to private equity companies. There has been a general atmosphere of anxiety since he took over. Poor leadership by our CEO and Board of Directors has nearly dissolved the company completely. Salary increases at or below inflation unless promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increasing your own long-term incentives while telling your employees to tighten their belts sends a very bad signal to the people who work for you. Be more visible to your employees than a rah-rah email every 6 months. Set realistic expectations to Wall Street vs. targets the company will never meet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Downward spiral

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    I worked with some good people and made some good friends. Salary was about average for my experience level when hired. Benefits were average to above average.

    Cons

    Management was difficult to approach and often gave praise and rewards to favorites rather than those who had real accomplishments. Formal training was lacking. Constant layoffs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Compuware full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    1. Immediate Green card processing
    2. Bonus if you are working at client location.

    Cons

    1. Not too many projects

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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