Covisint

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Covisint Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
53 Reviews
2.1
53 Reviews
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Sam Inman III
15 Ratings

Review Highlights

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great People to Work With, Poorly Rewarded

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    Current Employee - IT Operations Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - IT Operations Manager in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    The people are awesome...like family.

    Cons

    You work your life away with little to no rewards for it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    Great place to work and learn!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Covisint as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is a company that has unlimited growth possibilities. It's a friendly work environment and everyone works hard.

    Cons

    None that I can remember!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Technology and delivery group needs work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covisint

    Pros

    Good people, potential to disrupt huge market if aligned right.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership in technology and delivery, rough customer satisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Insert new momentum in technology group, good people waiting there to be led.

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sr Software Developer

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Nothing much to talk about.

    Pay is ok.

    Ok for freshers to learn latest frameworks.

     3 week paid vacation

    Friendly people

    Cons

    Higher Management is incompetent and political.

    Lots of favouritism

    Very few technical managers.

    Ops guys managing dev

    Everyone in the company looking to get out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Needs reorganization and serious leadership

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covisint

    Pros

    Incredible technology. No competitors in the market.

    Cons

    No leadership
    No organization
    No plan
    No strategic plan for growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sinking Ship

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Covisint full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice building and gym , although they are moving out of Downtown in the near future.
    Pay is competitive.
    Some good people are still there.

    Cons

    Cronyism
    Cuts over the summer were too deep in all departments and attrition is taking it's toll.
    Very difficult to navigate the waters and get your work done.
    The few people left who do care are stuck with a lack of resources and management that is clueless.
    Morale is very low. The mood in the company is that Covisint may be waiting to get bought out. If there is some other end game it is not clear.
    Lots of Directors, yet very little direction. Covisint announced in May/June that they are now solely a Platform/Product company and are not focusing on the client - so what exactly are all the Directors directing? It's a very small Platform/Product, it should require two Directors max not 14ish.
    Covisint gives lip service to supporting their Platform/Product but if project teams report a bug, the product team will just stare back at you like you have two heads. It will not be fixed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The business strategy to focus on a generic Platform/Product and leave services/client work to partner companies seems flawed. If Covisint doesn't care about the few clients that they have left then why would a partner with no skin in the game care? It would be like not caring for your children and letting the babysitter raise them.
    The Platform/Product is very old and poorly designed. If Covisint is serious about improving it, it will require re$ource$ and commitment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Will the last person to leave please switch out the lights...

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    Current Employee - Middle Management in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Hard to know what to say. The salary “pro” is no longer really true, everyone I know who has left has gone to better pay. The benefits are OK but not outstanding, the leave policy is nice. Building was always a plus but they are moving out. There were really great and interesting people, but a ton of them have been fired or left. They had a really fun music event at Halloween (and then fired the person who arranged it).

    Cons

    Objectively quite a few:
    a) Company stock is rock bottom, they made revenue numbers the last two quarters but missed subscription.
    b) The company has NO sales pipeline.
    c) People dropping like flies, and not dead wood, among the brightest in the company. Financial, healthcare experts, sales execs, an attorney, strategy, top customer-facing resources...
    d) Still making cuts, some of them odd – the head of HR, some of their best sales people.
    e) Very low morale, and the person who then set up the structure to try improve it was fired after the first big event (management please note, that really hit morale hard).
    f) Subscription revenue is non-existent so folks whose commissions are based on subscription are hurting really badly.
    g) The CEO is also now the chairman but seems to have no concept of how badly the staff are hurting or how to fix anything. We keep being told of his great track record and all his contacts, but he has not brought one piece of business to the company.
    h) People in key areas are seemingly incompetent, in some cases producing nothing new in over a year. Product strategy is simply a list of technologies.
    i) Placing all their eggs in a few key partnerships, one of which has failed with the same strategy on 5 or 6 occasions in the last 10 years.
    j) No staff meetings in most departments, staff feel disconnected, very low morale.
    k) Very disheartening to see some of the most valuable people leave.
    l) Refuse to listen to real experts who have tried to warn them that other companies are delivering the same strategy faster and batter. In many cases ego gets in the way of listening.
    m) Probably the worst rumor mill I have ever encountered.
    n) No career path, one of the reasons so many people leave. No succession plan. Generally no performance reviews.

    At this stage a buyout while the stock is rock bottom would be a blessing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sam Inman, you an OK person, but get you head out of you butt and find out what is really happening in your company. To the board, you need a change in leadership at not only the top level, but in many cases a few down. The "old boys" don't have the skills to run the company any more.

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

    work/life balance

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Covisint full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work hours are flexible. Employees can leave early if tasks have been accomplished for the day or if there is another appointment.
    Frequent Work from home days.
    Easy to maintain good relations with co-workers

    Cons

    No Bonus - No Bonus provided or satisfactory appraisal provided based on performance.
    ill-managed resources- Too many managers with too few resources to manage.
    Knowledge/ skills do not justify position in company - Every other developer with 4 or more years of experience is a Solutions Architect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are more managers than dev resources who are shared across multiple projects. For an IT company it should be the other way round.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    New Strategy & Growing Again

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Sales in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Exciting to sell a truly disruptive technology. It has been a bumpy ride but new leadership has charted a clear course for success. Great compensation plan. Truly differentiated technology that delivers great value. Strong willingness to change and grow. Supportive colleagues who are really dedicated to making each other successful.

    Cons

    Some people who have been here a long time are stuck in the past. Lots of process improvement needed. A few departments need better organizational leadership. Internal communications needs work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The strategy that you have crafted is great. Invest more time really understanding what is going on with the technology teams and set higher expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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