Covisint Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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Pros
  • Pay is decent and you can work from home depending on who your boss is (in 7 reviews)

  • Nice facility in downtown Detroit (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)

  • Established Detroit execs have a tendency to shout at employees, highly aggressive (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Good Product; Poor Moral

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covisint full-time

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

    Pros

    - Great Location in Downtown Detroit
    - Remaining Talent is Smart and productive
    - Management's disconnect leads to more autonomy

    Cons

    - Poor communication between management and staff / interdepartmental
    - Poor Strategy and Tactics have led to important staff being let go or leaving without any plan to plug the holes, thus preventing
    - Cloak and Daggers Work/Life benefits. You can work from home, but the people who use the benefit are the first to go during layoffs, which happen almost like clockwork a few days after each quarter, usually about 1/2 pm on a Tuesday or Wednesday.
    - Culture is Dead. There was once a very lively spunky fight the system attitude. Opening Day Beer and hot dogs, holiday celebrations. That's all gone now. The people leading that spunkiness were fired.
    - Work product is less important than who you know and kiss up to.

    Advice to Management

    A successful company values its resources. People are a resource. There needs to be a better evaluation of people. People are bleeding at a very rapid pace there doesn't seem to be an interest by management to retain them. I turned in my letter of resignation without a conversation.

  2. Big on vision, low on execution

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covisint full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, especially in the ranks. Technology that is real and not vaporware and works at the scale and security advertised.

    Cons

    Lack of discipline in execution. Unwillingness in executive ranks to do the right thing when customer service fails. Prefer to invest in the idea of Covisint rather than invest in happy customers.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Wanna-be silicon valley company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covisint

    Pros

    Good working space, though driving to Downtown now is a torture.

    Cons

    The company is trying to compete/behave like those start up companies in Silicon Valley, the CEO now is from Cal too. But it lacks both financial and human resources to do so. It cannot provide the employee with comparable compensation and work resources.

    A typical behavior of this company is that if the top management think you are good or just use you, they will give you a fancy title and put you in charge of everything. After what's their goal is achieved or you are out of use, they just put you aside.

    Easier to get promoted from Dev side, no hope from operation side. The top management is clearly playing balance and games between business/development house and operation/tech side, including scaring tactics on lower management levels.

    Some top dogs think everyone under him is kind of idiots .

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  5. healthcare

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covisint full-time

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

    Pros

    good people to work with. work/life balance is good but depends on your manager.

    Cons

    There are some non-manager employees, but most of the company is managers and directors. Do not ever expect a raise, a bonus or a thank you for your hard work. not organized or structured.

  6. It's always greener on the other side

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are like family.
    The building is great with great services (but that is going to change)
    Great location in downtown (but that is going to change)

    Cons

    There is no vision of the company, unless that vision is for it to be acquired in a year or two's time. There have been so many layoffs that you don't know exactly what your job function is because you are trying to figure out how to do your job with half the resources
    Upper management doesn't care about you or about making you successful. It is a very archaic, toxic environment
    You will not get rewarded for being smart and making suggestions on how to do your job more efficiently. And you definitely will not get rewarded if you want to try to advance your career, you most likely will be shown the door.
    Upper management is very insecure and feels threatened by anyone smarter than them.

    Advice to Management

    Retain good employees.
    Be honest about your intentions for the company
    If there is a toxic person, get rid of them. It doesn't help you or the company
    Hire women in management

  7. N/A

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covisint

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Customers including GM and Cisco

    Cons

    No Vision or identity for the company. Poor Senior leadership including CEO and CTO

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of customers and employees. Change soon before all the talent leaves

  8. Helpful (3)

    Great people, not so great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covisint full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    People are very friendly and great to work with
    Love the building and working in Downtown Detroit
    Generous vacation time
    Great Technology

    Cons

    Too many levels of management to answer to
    Poor communication
    HR department is lacking experienced people to deal with employee situations
    HR is very difficult to get a hold of
    HR has said they are working on things, but most of things they talked about haven't happened (in the 8 months since they announced them) or we have seen very few come to fruition and even then it took them several months to complete.
    Moving out of Detroit
    Health Insurance benefits aren't great
    Salary compared to other companies is below average
    No performance appraisals and/or raises in two years

    Covisint Response

    Mar 16, 2015Talent Planning Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that your experience working with the people and technology at Covisint has been favorable.

    As healthcare costs continue to rise, Covisint has
    ... More

  9. Helpful (3)

    Hope Fading

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

    I have been working at Covisint full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation for new hires.
    Decent benefits package, includes some 401k match.
    Cool cloud-based technology company in Detroit - a rarity.
    Still quite a few very talented technical minds working here.
    Increasingly open to flexible work arrangements.

    Cons

    Top talent leaving faster than coming in.
    Disproportionate focus on sales/financials versus the actual technology.
    Tech leadership does not know how to lead. Bullying, sarcastic, finger-pointing tactics... Perfect 20/20 hindsight but avoids answering hard questions at the time when direction is actually needed.
    Morale low.
    Company struggling to define itself in the market.

    Advice to Management

    Dig in deeper to fully understand what it is this company does. Fix tech leadership issues.

  10. Helpful (1)

    It's a company filled with stuffy, corporate, middle aged, white males. Zero opportunity to grow. Going out of Business.

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Marketing in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Covisint

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

    Pros

    Some great people used to work here, but have since quit or been let go. Great office and location... until they move to Southfield.

    Cons

    Zero leadership. They are just buying time while they slowly fire everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with yourself and others who work for you.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Nothing left worth fighting for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covisint full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good people in the working ranks - friendly, hard working, and intelligent.
    Location in Detroit is fantastic, company plans to move within the next 60 days, so that is no longer a pro.
    I had a pretty nice computer.
    The vision of the company isn't terrible, it's actually quite a good idea. I doubt Covisint will be able to execute on the vision.
    Working from home whenever I wanted was a huge plus.

    Cons

    There are many, here's a few:
    Moving to Southfield, from a gorgeous downtown building. I understand cost savings, but I'd estimate 80% of your staff are greatly against this move.
    Upper management is clueless. The CEO is a really great guy, but he's not plugged into the working level issues (or doesn't seem to care). He wants to make the company a Silicon Valley company, which is fine, but you've basically ignored your staff since you started.
    Middle management are overworked, and they pass that along to their teams, who then become overworked. They are often hostile, or just straight up bullies.
    While the pay was pretty good when I started, it's steadily fallen behind and I can now make significantly more by jumping ship. In 2014, no raises were given, not even COL increases. None of this was communicated to the staff, management swept it under the rug and left us all wondering.
    The layoffls last year followed closely by the shifting of the remaining healthcare staff to a third party was catastrophic in terms of morale, productivity, and ultimately the entire vertical is doomed. Employees that were moved to the contractor were treated poorly, routinely lied to about benefits, and ultimately let go. This was incredibly dishonest.
    You can't get anything done, there's not enough staff to properly plan, execute, and deliver projects. The products don't work, are too complicated, and will ultimately fail to do the job.
    Being sued by multiple past clients for breach of contract.

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to succeed, and I don't think you're going to, you have got to start listening to your employees. The products being offered are broken, and need to be taken offline, re-engineered and then re-offered to the marketplace.

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