Covisint Reviews

Updated March 24, 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. 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)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    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 .

  3. 2 people found this helpful

    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)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Hope Fading

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Just an average company to work for..

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    Former Contractor - SQL Developer in Detroit, MI
    Former Contractor - SQL Developer in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Covisint as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    People are very cooperative and working hours are good, ability to telecommute.

    Cons

    There are too many managers for developers, there is no proper vision and goal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Developers are a big asset to the company and they does not seem to realize that. There are way too many managers and VPs and too less developers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Team is good -- Leadership is painful.

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executiveles in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executiveles in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Covisint full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice building in Campus Martius (but are moving out soon).

    Cons

    Many cons: Leadership are greedy; the product is clunky; the brand is not known; management don't care about the people; . . .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up! Treat your people well. Provide an environment where people feel good about being a part of the Team. If you want to become more like a "west coast tech company" then compensate your people (all your people) with stock options. Learn to say "yes" more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Poor Leadership = Poor Results

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    Current Employee - IT Staff in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    many wonderful folks to work with and a great location.

    Cons

    Lack of vision and leadership creates lack of progress and growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    great people, no future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covisint

    Pros

    the people that are left are great

    Cons

    No promotion opportunities that include pay increase or recognition. Upper management does not live in the state and have no plans to move here. Job postings for VP and above list the location as California. Does not exactly instill confidence in Michigan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your idea of transparency is non-existent. It would be nice if upper management had a plan to fix our deficiencies instead of taking the attitude the our Customers don't trust us and we have to live with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Not a place for freshers

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance ()
    1 Campus Martius is a top class office building with great facilities and a decent cafeteria
    Opportunity to grow only if you are lucky enough to impress the more privileged, else you are a fool in their eyes

    Cons

    Absolutely no top-down flow of information when it comes to decision making
    Experienced and talented developers and other professionals look down upon freshers/people who don't know as much as them, and do not provide enough opportunities for them to grow
    Office politics heavily influenced by Game of Thrones especially when it comes to forming Houses of like-minded people
    If you have a cannon from medieval times and want to test how it works, you can try joining this great company and transform yourselves into cannon fodder
    The concept of code reviews is alien to the development culture
    Learning curve for freshers is an upslope followed by a straight line till eternity
    No scope for performance reviews, forget appraisals and bonuses
    Motivating work culture- I so wish!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a clear top down transparency of you decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. developer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covisint

    Pros

    Pretty talented and excellent workers

    Cons

    bad managers and need reform

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