Compuware Reviews

Updated May 20, 2015
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Compuware Chief Executive Officer Chris O’Malley
Chris O’Malley
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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

    Helpful (1)

    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. Transformed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Compuware full-time

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

    Pros

    The company, despite it's 40 year history, is humming and buzzing like a startup. If you have the drive and interest in being a part of something special, this is a good place. The purpose of the company is crystal clear, to focus on mainframe clients and help them generate value.

    Cons

    Very few, if any. Great place to work, even long-time employees are seeing the benefits of shedding the old way of doing business.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course, keep creating new reasons for us to see clients and create value for them.

  3. Diversity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Compuware

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I see there are multiple opportunities. The reputation is good from what I see thus far.

    Cons

    Im looking at the Website, Leadership pictures and the company photo. Where are the African Americans. That's very odd. Considering you're in an urban based city. You may want to look into that.

    Advice to Management

    I believe I have covered in. That factor is a strong to the experienced and talented people of color. And in not referring any of Asian and India decent. They are are accepted as Caucasian if not more. Just a thought

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  5. Great benefits

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Compuware

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Nice upper management
    Great work-life balance. I was able to leave everyday at 5 p.m. Rarely took work home with me.

    Cons

    No room for growth.
    Messy management structure
    Classic corporate culture. Great for people not looking to make friends at work. For a young professional it might seem a little boring day-to-day.

  6. Helpful (1)

    IT Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Compuware full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Was an exciting place to work, while it lasted.

    Cons

    Management sold company for parts!

  7. Helpful (1)

    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.

  8. 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

  9. Helpful (1)

    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

  10. Helpful (1)

    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.

  11. 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.


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