Compuware Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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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. Featured Review

    The "new" Compuware is on the move! I have worked at Compuware for 20 years - all within the mainframe group.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Compuware full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compuware has great people, outstanding products and unparalleled support - and our future has never been brighter.

    I have been fortunate to work in many different roles which has provided me with significant personal growth opportunities.

    I have always felt the compensation, benefits and work-life balance aspects to be excellent. Work hard and make an impact - it won't go unnoticed and will provide you with great opportunities for growth.

    Today, the "new" Compuware is vibrant, entrepreneurial and aggressively moving forward with a long-term strategy to lead the mainframe market place in innovation and customer value. Combine that with over 40 years of market leadership and significant human and technology assets and watch out... Compuware is on the move.

    Cons

    Any cons I might have are out-dated as there were times our executive management team was a bit challenged - but that is years ago and our new leadership is all-star caliber in terms of strategy, execution and communication.

    I would like to add something that might help anyone looking at Compuware. I've skimmed through the hundreds of reviews here and noticed that most of the negative ones were posted from folks who were not in the mainframe business unit. Seeing as the "new" Compuware was formed by only the mainframe business unit, I'd suggest all those reviews are no longer valid - and if you used them to get an impression of today's Compuware you would not have an accurate picture - and might miss out on a fantastic opportunity to join us.

    Advice to Management

    Let's keep our foot on the accelerator!

  2. Compuware, the mainframce company then, now and in the future.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Compuware

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The technical level of knowledge among the employees is second to no one, and the friendships you build will be based on mutual trust and respect for one another. The passion to create high quality products that deliver value exists within every employee.

    Cons

    The largest single challenge faced by employees is the ability to change the industries perspective on the mainframe. Many new age CIOs have little to no experience with the mainframe, so they distance themselves from it. Despite the mainframe being the only platform to last 50 years and be recognized to exist 10 years from now.

    Advice to Management

    Assess the human capital for value, understand their needs and create individual succession plans.

  3. Company is fine

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Compuware full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the company is a good culture with lots of dedication to employees

    Cons

    there are too many management layers and it lacks innovation in its field

    Advice to Management

    focus on innovation

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  5. Systems Designer / Developer Enterprise

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Compuware full-time

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary package

    Cons

    Zero career growth and no recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Train and promote employees within the company

  6. Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Compuware

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great culture. Good people. Nice place to work.

    Cons

    Has changed - not the same place. Too focused on the bottom line.

  7. Compuware (now Dynatrace, as acquired for the 2nd time in 2-3 years) is a sinking ship. Not what it used to be.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Compuware full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Many good "low-level" people who make up the company.

    Cons

    No bonuses, tiny merit adjustments, high turnover rate, no stability, and rampant lay-offs.

    Advice to Management

    Get better business insight rather than blaming the employees who do your footwork for your shortcomings.

  8. Good work environment, good products, great employees

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    Former Employee - Solutions Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Solutions Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Compuware full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, at least until the takeover.

    Cons

    Lack of direction after Thoma Bravo takeover.
    Lot of confusion due to the takeover. Valuable employees are leaving due to this.
    Rumors of layoffs due to product merging with keynote, BMC etc.

    Advice to Management

    Have regular meetings to discuss the direction that the company is taking.

  9. Heading in Right Direction?

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer

    I have been working at Compuware full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brand new leadership brought in shortly before going private. They are embracing digital presence on internet.
    New private-equity owner shows signs of allowing spend-to-grow mentality
    Good co-workers, with most here 10+ years.

    Cons

    Product line is old, so most current customers have been on products for many, many years
    It's difficult to develop relevant and market-changing products for the mainframe environment

    Advice to Management

    Keep the changes coming. Mainframe users are dwindling due to retirement, so more automation is crucial.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Excited about the future

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I get to do what I love EVERYDAY. I am passionate about what I do, and would say that I am fixated with constant improvement and innovation. I get to make recommendations and 90% of the time, my recommendations are implemented. I have a leader that keeps me informed and supports what I do everyday. My leader also makes me feel very valuable and also give me recognition for the contributions I have made, while also informing the executive team of our team efforts. One couldn't ask for much more.

    Cons

    Now that Compuware doesn't own the building, some of our perks from being the building owners are now gone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, you are making Compuware an exciting place have a career, and do my work!

  11. Mobile Developer

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    Former Employee - Mobile Developer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Mobile Developer in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Compuware full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great work/life balance, Daycare was a life saver, Gym too.

    Cons

    Experienced greatly from each team I was on. Some teams were very difficult to work under with very strict hours.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.

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