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Current Employee - Software Developer in Baltimore, MD
Current Employee - Software Developer in Baltimore, MD

I have been working at Compuware

Pros

Challenges and professional grows. Stable company.

Cons

Dependency on projects (sitting on the bench), dependency on clients

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More flexible schedule.

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    Learning after falling

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    Current Employee - Systems Designer Distributed II in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Systems Designer Distributed II in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Compuware

    Pros

    Good Medical benefits including BCBSM PPO plan, Heritage/Vision plans, Dental coverage, Nice Office space. Nice restaurants around. Free covered parking space for all its employees.

    Early to this year, Compuware's professional services division was famous for its bench policy. Now the business model is revamped to the needs of business. Hope this would be successful for all its employees.

    If you work for products, they are some of coolest and best products in the market. Mainframe products are a tough competitor to large consulting firms and organizations.

    Cons

    Lower salary compared to the industry standards, still maturing organization in terms of building professional services as a business model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote me to higher responsibilities.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Only sell for this company if you live in Detroit.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Compuware

    Pros

    Very strong technology. Good people throughout the corporation at all levels except top 5 execs.

    Cons

    In Sales you willl have to deal with the fact that there is no branding whatsoever. Compuwho? Compuwhat? Compuwhy? "No . . . Compuware!" was a typical initial customer call outside of Detroit. When selling to CIOs branding is very important. They risk their jobs by making poor technology decisions. It is easier to tell their boss "I went with the brand leader" or "Gartner has them in the magic quadrant." On this latter point CPWR changed their stripes and started working with the analysts in 2003 (too little too late, however).

    Churn is the real problem at CPWR. I worked for them for three years. I had 5 bosses during those three years and saw 23 reps laid off, in a territory that holds 9 reps. That is close to 100% turnover in an industry that historically has 20%- 25%. Several of these reps had made their number when they were fired. On top of that it is very difficult to get paid your commisions. Average total earnings for reps was under $125K. Sales plans have "team bonuses" so if anyone on the team doesn't make their number the team takes a significant hit.

    From 2000 - current the top sales officer in this company had no sales backgound whatsoever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop blaming lack of branding on lazy sales reps. Hire a VP of Sales that has had a sales job sometime in their career. Stop the commision plan tricks (team bonuses). Let reps develop their territory, pipeline, customer relationships in order to sell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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