Compuware

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Compuware Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
317 Reviews
3.0
317 Reviews
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Compuware CEO Bob Paul
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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.  

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, good People, Great Location - Great if you are starting up with a company - great opportunity to move within the company

    Cons

    If you want to move up within the company you need to be there for a while, everyone is about having a very heavy work ethic and if you don't have it you're looked down upon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good work environment, nice colleges, fast-changing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst Intern in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst Intern in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Compuware

    Pros

    - approachable to management
    - colleges are very nice
    - very nice office
    - fast moving
    - good for work-life balance

    Cons

    - not much promotion opportunities
    - not many challenging and exciting projects
    - not many training opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more training sessions would be appreciated

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Mixed bag experience

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

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

    Pros

    Worked at headquarters. Beautiful facility, decent base wage, on site daycare with decent benefits. Company had very little debt when I worked there

    Cons

    Company seemed lost as its core products became obsolete. Seemed like my job was pointless. no 401k match. Company went to a different department every quarter and had mass lay offs to make their quarter for stock holders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    everybody that I know from there doesn't work there anymore......enough said.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Marketing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Application Performance Management Division of the business earned a leadership position in the Gartner Magic Quadrant. Very comprehensive set of APM technologies across Transaction monitoring, end use experience, real user monitoring and synthetic monitoring.

    Cons

    Compuware became a portfolio of unrelated businesses, which caused distractions from the legacy mainframe business and the App Perf Mgmt growth business. As is well documented, this lead to the eventual sell-off of the non-core businesses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unleash the APM division.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mainframe rocking!

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Horrible place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Paid me regular salary while i was on bench.

    Cons

    Professional services was a dying unit when i joined. Company was in serious financial crisis in 2007-2008 and they fired tons of individuals on and off the project. While the BOSS spent millions in cash to buy a huge building as office in Detroit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't give them any advice. Destined for doom.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    What was once a great company was killed by the new CEO Bob Paul within two short years.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Bob systematically dismantled the Company and sold off the divisions for his and Joe's own well being.

    Cons

    BOB PAUL the fast talking salesperson who tried to be a CEO and failed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late, the company is dead... Dynatrac will straggle along for a couple of years while the mainframe business is sold off completely to BMC or CA or whoever and Compuware will just be a footnote to what was.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Frustrated

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

    I have been working at Compuware

    Pros

    Wellness Center and Vacation Package

    Cons

    No personal growth and upper management lacks leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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