Covisint Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    work/life balance

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Detroit, MI

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

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

    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 Management

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

  2. Helpful (10)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  3. Helpful (4)

    Dismal

    • Comp & Benefits
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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
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is decent and you can work from home depending on who your boss is.

    Cons

    A rudderless group. No, none, any properly communicated direction. A business pivot. Waiting to be sold. Now a "platform company"? Can't deliver across any vertical. Brought the "team' back together from the original group that blew 300+ million the first time around. People have been here 14 years and had two or three performance reviews - seriously.

    Advice to Management

    Quit.

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  5. New Strategy & Growing Again

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    Current Employee - Sales in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Sales in Detroit, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  6. Helpful (4)

    Trust your instincts and run!

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

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

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

    Pros

    the medical insurance/ benefits they offer are actually better then other companies, in terms of price.
    I would say downtown but they are moving out of the city.
    Coworkers are amazing... please note managers are not included in this

    Cons

    you can never get a straight answer out of anyone in management or leadership... ever. I think mainly because they don't know what they are doing either. They had a huge rift early this summer and since then I think everyone has been worried about their job stability. Whenever it's brought up though it is quickly swept under the rug.

    They tell you it's a flexible work environment but that is only for your manager. As in, your manager will work from home 3 days out of the week but still expect you to be in the office everyday. And good luck ever hunting down anyone in HR to answer questions, because I'm pretty sure they all work from home every day!

    Advice to Management

    I'd reconsider moving out of the city, even if it costs more. Also set clear work from home expectations.

  7. No Direction

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

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

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

    Pros

    Downtown, other than that its a job

    Cons

    Company has no direction, senior leadership doesnt outline clearly the companies goals. To many hands in the cookie jar all around

    Covisint Response

    Sep 11, 2014Talent Planning Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. With a new exec team in place, the company strategy has been more clearly articulated in monthly Town Hall meetings where employees are encouraged to ask questions and ... More

  8. No what you know/who you know. High Stress.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Detroit, MI

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

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

    Pros

    Open to allowing employees to sometime work from home.
    Good Benefits.
    Downtown Detroit a fun place to work.
    Smart people in the ranks (architects, developers, Quality Assurance, Business Analyst, Delivery Managers.)

    Cons

    cronyism,
    Management has superior attitude towards earning less than them.
    Pay lower than state average.
    Those from India taken advantage of my management from India. (Seems to be a part of why they are in that position.)
    Because of Immigration laws many from India are stuck in jobs that they are being under paid for. (I am not from India I am an American but know many that have the for-mentioned plight)
    Lots of pressure and long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the few that you have in upper management that are bringing down the company and making the rest of you look bad.

    Covisint Response

    Sep 11, 2014Talent Planning Manager

    We appreciate your feedback and we're pleased to hear that you enjoy having good benefits, the option to work from home or working in our great office in Downtown Detroit. HR has taken an active ... More

  9. Helpful (3)

    Something very wrong...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Delivery in Detroit, MI

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

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

    Pros

    I have enjoyed the people. Some very smart folks technically.

    Cons

    Something going badly wrong. Some of my friends in various sales and sales support roles were told again today that the commissions that were supposed to the paid at the end of June won't be paid again, this is the second time. For people dependent on quarterly commissions this is hard. I know of 7 more people who have left, another 25 who are looking. You have to start to worry about what is happening when a company who raised 50 million in an IPO can't pay commissions.

    Advice to Management

    If you agree to pay people for their work, pay them! I am sure that Sam Inmon is not hurting financially.

    Covisint Response

    Sep 11, 2014Talent Planning Manager

    The sales team received clear communications about what to expect regarding compensation. This year the sales variable compensation plan was significantly improved in a variety of ways including ... More

  10. Helpful (4)

    Hardworking people, but lack of direction and support from Management.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Architect in Detroit, MI

    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

    Many dedicated and hardworking employees; If you add value, you are easily noticed and respected.
    Inadvertently come across opportunities to learn stress management by managing multiple unstable solutions;
    Option to work from home when needed;

    Cons

    Very difficult to navigate through and get work done; constantly chasing solutions and addressing fire; minimum to no support from Management.
    Can get promoted in spite of lack of skills if you can socialize with executive management (coffee/lunch breaks, phone chats etc). This is extremely frustrating as work is impacted; others are required to shoulder the task of mitigating negative quality impacts.

    Advice to Management

    HR should review employee performance from within the team and immediate management. Respect and practice "Lessons Learned"

  11. Helpful (2)

    Formerly good company is heading downhill.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Systems Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Information Systems Engineer in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Covisint full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great employees. Great product. Great location.

    Cons

    Too many VPs and Directors. The former upper level management decision making practically ruined this company. Now, the new CEO is making drastic decisions that appear to be to satisfy the stockholders. The employee morale is very low. He has laid off nearly 80 employees. The remaining employees are scared they will lose their jobs. The CEO is planning to move the company from a growing downtown to cut costs. No one appears to care about the employees, now. The way things are going and the moves the CEO is making I would be surprised if this company was still around in a year.

    Advice to Management

    Purge some of upper level management. Start caring more about the employees.

    Covisint Response

    Sep 11, 2014Talent Planning Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. We agree that Covisint has great employees, a great product, and a great location. There have been changes to the former upper level management to help drive us forward ... More

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