Covisint Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Option to work from home when needed; (in 7 reviews)

  • Downtown Detroit a fun place to work (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management seems to expect employees to work 24/7 - whatever it takes to meet the next insane deadline (in 3 reviews)

  • Don't forget about Detroit city taxes (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Solutions Marketing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covisint full-time

    Pros

    Great people from many different corners of the world - a truly international team. There are very bright people creating and executing strategy. Great San Francisco office location in the hottest area of SoMa, with a zillion lunch restaurant options, one block away from BART, and a few blocks away from Caltrain and Transbay Terminal.

    Cons

    There is a lot of transition and development going on while the company is growing and executing the new pioneering mission. The new company culture, organization, and communication are still taking shape: there is a strong startup feeling in the air, and not everyone likes it.

    Advice to Management

    Focus also on elaborating internal communication that embraces everyone. As one colleague wrote; work on creating a smooth information and management flow from senior executive to individual contributors and vice versa.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place for people who want to have impact

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    Current Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covisint full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I recently joined Covisint, and am thrilled to be here. The company has gone through a lot of changes, but are a pivotal transition point from being a service company to a leading IoT and identity-centric platform company. There is an entirely new executive leadership team, and there are a lot of exciting changes happening from product and culture stand point. We are fundamentally changing who we are as a company and what we do. This provides people a lot of opportunity change the way they think, be creative, and build a winning product! The people are very hard working, collaborative, and committed. As the company is working to be a trail blazer in the industry, there is a lot of great work to do, so this is great place for someone who wants to roll up their sleeves, work hard, and drive real business results.

    Cons

    The company is going through a change, so although this is not a con, it doesn't take time to change your DNA.

    Advice to Management

    Create a fluid information and management flow between senior executive to individual contributors. Need better layers of management.


  3. Anonymous

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers in the office

    Cons

    Lack of Communication from leadership


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  5. Helpful (6)

    Product

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covisint full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Incredibly bright, hard working and enthusiastic people. Great technology.

    Cons

    Lack of operational processes and poor cross team communication that leads to daily internal fire drills and frequent customer dissatisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a COO to run the operations across the company. Too many moving parts and mini-product managers spread across the company - creating one off solutions for individual customers and then herculean effort to deliver.


  6. Helpful (3)

    What is going on? Jump now if able.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    So much potential with what was started, and the nucleus of people are epicenter of what it could be.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is flawed. Not all of them. One has own agenda out west. In many employees opinion, not someone they want to follow given how he carries himself. Not everyone is as incompetent as one makes them out to be. Ask around, your people will validate.

    Advice to Management

    When is last time you polled anyone on what they think? Formally. Do you want your people treated like they are by some across the board, especially at the senior leadership level? Formally address behavior issues and don't just ignore it. Act like a public company.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Poor Communication

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maumee, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maumee, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Covisint full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible telecommuting policy (if you had the right manager).

    Cons

    Poor communication, if any, between upper management and the employees. Customers were 'fired' when corporate decided they no longer want to deal with them. Good employees leave and their positions are not filled.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Be careful out west and elsewhere

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covisint full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are pretty great to work with thus far both in San Fran and Southfield. So many bright minds. A lot of young talent.

    Cons

    Most leaders treat you with respect and that is missing in west coast office. You are either part of the club or you are not, and that club is 2 out there. It's quite pathetic to watch. Not a good pattern for a senior leader and there isn't much respect there out west and that is not a good thing for long term. Seems like a major issue.

    Advice to Management

    Is there a true human resource function in place to look at this? I do not know. We are a public company so I would hope there is. Please let us know.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Dysfunctional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covisint full-time

    Pros

    Work -life balance, flexible schedule Product has potential

    Cons

    Lack of effective leadership throughout all areas of company. Customers are not taken care of and often misled about capabilities of product.

    Advice to Management

    Those in California should stop publicly putting down Detroit and thinking that the only place innovation happens is San Fran. This product was imagined, grown and supported in Detroit long before you came along. Detroit is why you have your job.


  10. Helpful (7)

    Not a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only pro's this place has is that they are very flexible with work schedules and offer a good work life balance (if you get the right manager).

    Cons

    Upper management has their heads up their own behind and have been with the company since it's inception, leading to no new ideas ever entering the corporation. when new ideas are presented they are quickly dismissed because upper management only listens to a small collection of "trusted" individuals whom are steering the company towards a cliff. Company does not spend any money on new tech, you are forced to make due with old equipment that is showing it age and no longer supported by the manufacturer, or they will outsource the hosting to some big data center somewhere even though the contracts they have with outside company strictly forbid it.

    Advice to Management

    Pull your heads out of your butts and get a clue. Stop relying on the opinions of a small handful "trusted" employees that don't really know about the ideas they are trying to sell you. Also listen to all of your employees when they try to tell you that something won't work the way you think it should be designed and deployed.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Senior Product Manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Covisint is currently going through an exciting period of cultural and organizational change. The shift of strategy is already being appreciated by market analysts. The company changed 50% of the top management, on-boarded top notch Silicon Valley Executives and opened a wonderful office in SF for the Product and Marketing organization, with an outstanding startup-like culture. In In the Detroit HQ, there are plenty of world class talents and domain experts that are being complemented by West Coast talents (compensated competitively). They are creating compelling IoT solutions and the business outlook is extremely positive. Very friendly and motivated people who want to make the difference. People turnover is extremely low.

    Cons

    The SF office is not for people who are looking for a 9-5 job. You have to be prepared to work hard and you will be rewarded for doing that. You have to be able to thrive into a highly uncertain environment that reflects the intrinsic fluidity of the IoT space.

    Advice to Management

    Keep letting people express themselves to unleash their full potential also after the change process will be over.



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