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Compuware Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
310 Reviews
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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.  

    An out-of-control downward spiral.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Director/Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Program Director/Manager in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Highly dedicated and skilled employees with an honest desire to do the best job possible. Good office facilities including cafeteria, daycare and gym. Competitive compensation.

    Cons

    Management keeps its head in the sand with a "bring me no bad news" attitude. Sales forecasting is a joke. The quarterly forecast is based on what management wants to hear rather than reality with less than 10% of forecasted deals at the start of the quarter actually close. Turnover in the sales force is one of the highest in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time managing the business and less time on cultivating your image.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    From great to ok to insulting.

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    Former Employee - Developer in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Developer in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Compuware full-time (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.  

    Good experience thus far

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Compuware full-time

    Pros

    Great products and for the most part good colleagues. Provide great work life balance and development opportunities.

    Cons

    Company has decided to go private. Roles are undefined as they reorganize the support group structure and work load distribution is uneven.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Save yourself! Run! Don't work here!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Compuware

    Pros

    The "doers" at Compuware APM are amazing, have extreme knowledge, talent, and passion.
    Its just too bad that management doesn't recognize this.

    Modern office (however its a recruiting strategy and a ploy to find more victims that the company can chew up and spit out)

    Cons

    If you work at Compuware APM, be prepared for the following:

    - Quick turnover rate of employees (both voluntary and forced resignations)
    - Slimy management strategies
    - To work extra hours on a regular basis just to meet the minimum expectations without any gratitude or recognition
    - For upper management to set unattainable deadlines and goals, unaware as to what really goes into the execution.
    -When things go wrong, expect management to point fingers at the ones sweating to get things done.
    - A real "walking on eggshells" environment
    - Weak 401k match (shows how much they care about their employees)
    - No opportunity to advance or break into management. The company only hires managers externally and never promotes within
    -Be prepared to not have a voice and to not have your expertise valued
    - Drama. Drama. And more drama.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 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 (more than an 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
  7.  

    Highly stressful, high risk of job loss.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Compuware full-time (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
  8.  

    Business Specialist

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    Current Employee - Business Specialist
    Current Employee - Business Specialist

    I have been working at Compuware full-time (more than an 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
  9.  

    Good employer

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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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    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 (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
  11.  

    It's all about the quarterly earnings

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Compuware full-time (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

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