Covisint Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
42 Reviews
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42 Reviews
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Overhaul management in the company

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

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to meet many self-claimed big shots in the company.

    Cons

    Too many directors and managers. Almost 1:2 ratio to developers. Old technology. Fire drills everyday. No vision at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul the management. Force out big shots and allow real talent stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stressful for poor leadership

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    Current Employee - Dev Team  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Dev Team in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Covisint full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Building is nice
    Gym ø site is nice if they let us take lunch
    Nothing else

    Cons

    Undeveloped work environment for employees, lots of fires, corporate culture runs like India because it seems more than 70% of people are from India. Hierarchy rules and is not modern in approach to employees, project level work does not use creative thinking, just automated response to do what person has done before. High turnover has made this company in a constant mode of 'new team' dynamics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some time to make decisions before just barreling ahead. Get diversity, this feels like I might as well have taken a job in India

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Client manager

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    Former Employee - Client Manager  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Client Manager in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Covisint full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice facility at Compuware building. Gym, day care good. Original covisint was better before Compuware took over. Nothing much to write.

    Cons

    Very bad management; no personal growth. Having old technology. Lot of dirty politics. Always on fire drill mode. Do not feel belong to.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Company with no long term vision

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    Current Employee - Project Management - Technology  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Project Management - Technology in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Nice building , Flexible work environment ,

    Cons

    No career growth / Company runs in a pure fire drill mode all the time /

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please plan long term not on a short term otherwise the company cannot sustain

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Create your own path

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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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Coolest technology around with some of the most innovative people in the IT industry. If you work hard, it is recognized and people will think of you as the SME in your domain.

    Cons

    It is a culture of working very hard and performing at a high level all of the time. Sometimes, as an employee, you have to step away and take a vacation or personal day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To keep moving forward with the employee programs and be transparent about the direction of Covisint.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Client-Facing = Cannon Fodder

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    nice building
    workout center in building
    pockets of good people trying to do the right thing
    decent work life balance if not client facing

    Cons

    Constantly and consistently managed from short term crisis mentality from the top
    Decisions with resounding consequence are made with little to no thought to long term or follow-on implications - the deadline rules all
    No work life balance if client facing
     they will run you into the ground, blame you for the consequences of their poor decisions and on your resignation they will upload your position to a website, get 100 applicants to fill your spot and start the meat grinder back up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The shareholders deserve better. The activist shareholders already know that.

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

    Company review

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    Current Employee - Delivery Manager  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Covisint full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Latest technology to work with

    Cons

    Org structure needs to be reviewed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lacks direction and organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covisint full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are decent and work life balance is reasonable most of the time. Nice office space.

    Cons

    The technology is old. The workplace can be very political. Inter-department communication between departments is horrible and it's not much better intra-department. Most of your time is spent putting out fires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what your products should be instead of trying to be everything to everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    So much potential...

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Covisint full-time

    Pros

    -Good benefits
    -Relaxed work atmosphere
    -WFH flexibility
    -Cutting edge business area (medical software)

    Cons

    -Customers sneeze, you catch a cold
    -Regression to fire fighting instead of sticking to plan and direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't worry as much about the IPO. Figure out the direction of the business, write it down, and head in that direction, even if you need to hire a few more people that are sheltered from the storm to get you to your final destination.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    lots of turnover and lack of direction --- too much blame on sales --- not sales-focused enough

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Covisint full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    nice building at HQ.
    cafeteria and gym are awesome.
    free parking downtown.
    that's it.

    Cons

    TONS of turnover in sales due to firings, lack of opportunity, and people quitting.
    I should have left earlier.
    Hired too many sales morons from a "good old boy" network from Bob Paul's former days at other companies.
    Never gave me the option to look for other gigs w/in Compuware.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are opening up a new market, incentivize reps appropriately and give them the support and backing to get things done vs. too many B.S. internal meetings where other sales "so-called leaders" are bragging about their lame ideas without their ability to execute.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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