Compuware Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
295 Reviews
3.1
295 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good employer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Designer/Developer-Distributed  in  North Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Systems Designer/Developer-Distributed in North Canton, OH

    I have been working at Compuware full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you like your work at the client place then you will enjoy it as there in no intervention of your employer

    Cons

    Doesn't increase your salary often but team size at client place is low & may be that's the reason the profit margin is also low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visit client place more often to create the scope of employment size to increase.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    From great to ok to insulting.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer  in  Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Developer in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    The company and its products has great potential, the pay was good.

    Cons

    The company is disarray, if you were not told, you would think Compuware and its MA office was a start up company. Its ok to run a company like a start up, but to run into issues like a start up and everything they do is a band-aid, it says alot of how management is in the company. Its never a planned out long term solution. Constant last minute changes is the culture. Processes are only promised but never put in placed and enforced. Higher ups are more than often playing the blame game or the finger pointing game. Not very encouraging when during hiring process that HR tells you the company gives out "bonuses" then once hired, HR adds fine line..."only director level get bonuses". Management is a joke, instead of encouraging employees to work better and work harder, they tell employees to leave without really asking the employee why they are dissatisfied. More than often, managers will just take the work which they can assign to their own teams to work on, instead point fingers at their own teams and say they are incompetent. And if team members pick up projects, more than often, managers don't know anything about the said picked up project till the project originator asks about the progress.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inept sales management, chasing technology, not innovating.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Mainframe technology, legacy software enabler

    Cons

    Most everything including products and management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell

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

    Business Specialist

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Specialist
    Current Employee - Business Specialist

    I have been working at Compuware full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Professional services Division model is more similar to other IT consulting Giants like infosys,Wipro. 401K and other benefits are good and competitive. For freshers, it would be an ideal start where in they get exposed to SDLC phases and get to work in different kinds of assignments. Managers are friendly and assist in meeting your goals and objectives.

    Cons

    Not a vast base of client pool. That means, you may be in off assignment for a longer period of time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Highly stressful, high risk of job loss.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Detroit, MI

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

    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
  7.  

    Great company, great people.

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to build a career with in the Software industry. Industry-leading products and intelligent, passionate people make for an intense but great work environment. Fantastic facilities & benefits. Flexible work hours and time off benefits.

    Cons

    A needed culture shift is changing the dynamic a bit and there is some push back from tenured employees. Initial compensation is competitive but increases are not. Opportunities for advancement are limited in some groups, but extensive in others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
  10.  

    The rollercoaster of being in Technology.

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits were among some of the best offered in todays market.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are minimal unless you start at an entry-level position or work at Corporate HQ. And in some cases, it's who you know, not what you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new management regime had no clue when it came to retaining the best workforce. Some of the longest tenured employees had more to offer than current management would admit.

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

    Still evolving

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Director  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Program Director in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    It's a good place to work with smart people,interesting work, and an opportunity to have an impact as an individual contributor or part of a team. Company has been improving strategic focus over the last couple of years.

    Good work life balance
    Good amenities at corporate HQ
    Ease of mobility if you put in the effort

    Cons

    Office culture is not centrally managed. Pockets of progressive culture exist, but there is a lot of resistance to changing the status quo.

    Limited compensation increases
    Risk during downsizing initiatives
    Heavy on upper middle management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put additional resources into training, employee development and talent management
    Flatten out organizational hierarchies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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