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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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a great place for great developers...

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

    I have been working at Compuware

    Pros

    The salary is probably on the higher end of the range for equivalent positions in the Detroit area. The office in Detroit is nice. The cafeteria is nice, although grossly overpriced.

    Cons

    Senior management is very poor. There is no strong leadership present in the company. Highly technical employees are encouraged to move away from hands-on technology if they want to advance in their career. There is no upward career path for a hands-on technologist. Knowledge sharing and communication across the company is very poor. Very few senior architects are aware of emerging technologies and trends in the software development industry. Overall technologist (developers, architects, QA staff, etc) aptitiude level is probably below industry average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in senior leadership from the outside. Stop promoting purely from within. Compuware desperately needs senior leadership with experience running a software development and/or software professional services company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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