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Compuware Overview

Detroit, MI
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
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Compuware empowers the world’s largest companies to excel in the digital economy by fully leveraging their high-value mainframe intellectual property. We do this by delivering highly innovative mainframe application development and performance optimization solutions ... Read more

Company Updates

  • A lot can change in two years.

    Compuware reinvents itself after midlife crisis

    "For the millennials, the old green screens is like showing garlic to a vampire" Once Michigan's largest computer technology company, Detroit-based Compuware says it is finally back on a growth trajectory after adopting a new start-up mind-set and doubling down on its traditional core business of mainframe computer software.

  • Agile in Action: Beating Time to Deliver Innovation

    Agile in Action: Beating Time to Deliver Innovation

    We were running out of time. Our goal was to bring data compare to Compuware Topaz Workbench. File-AID/MVS, Compuware's file and data management solution, has an extremely popular, extremely comprehensive data compare feature that has been in heavy use for decades.

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Compuware – Why Work For Us?

As the Mainframe Software Partner for the Next 50 years, Compuware is always looking for inspired and passionate professionals to join our driven and talented community. We strive for excellence and speed in every aspect of our business from technology to business processes. We have worked over the last year to create a New Compuware and we don't plan to stop now; but rather, we continue to work tirelessly to ensure that push the bar higher and higher.

As the world continues to rely on the unmatched stability and consistency of the mainframe to support business-critical applications, Compuware provides the software, experts and best practices to ensure those applications work well and deliver value. For organizations that need to optimize developer productivity, reduce costs and improve service quality throughout the application life cycle, Compuware’s industry-leading mainframe solutions help them: understand code, optimize test data, test and debug, pinpoint problems, validate quality, and tune applications and performance.

Compuware offers the most user-friendly and efficient solutions on the market. To maximize productivity and better enable the next generation of mainframe developers, our solutions work in both a traditional green screen environment or in a familiar open development environment.Compuware provides mainframe services and products for application developmentmainframe testing and mainframe application performance management.


Chris O’Malley is CEO of Compuware. With nearly 30 years of IT experience, Chris is deeply committed to leading Compuware’s transformation into the “mainframe software partner for the next 50 years.” Chris’s past positions include CEO of VelociData, CEO of Nimsoft, EVP of CA’s Cloud Products & Solutions and EVP/GM of CA’s Mainframe business unit, where he led the successful transformation of that division.

"The mainframe isn’t going anywhere.  The applications running on it are simply too indispensable in terms of coded business logic, long-term investment, reliability, security, scalability and compliance.  So the proper time horizon for CIOs when it comes to the mainframe isn’t just the next few years—or just the next few quarters—as it is for many technologies-of-the-month.  It’s the next few decades."

-Chris O'Malley

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Compuware is proud to have our global headquarters in the heart of Downtown Detroit since 2003. Detroiters are known for their passion, perseverance and industriousness and Compuware has found that to be a perfect match for our company. From world-renowned art at the Detroit Institute of Arts to one of the world's oldest jazz clubs, Baker's Keyboard lounge, to 3 major sports teams, Detroit is rich in culture, history and future innovations.   undefined


"I am excited about Detroit and its future! The rebirth is amazing. I have always lived in Detroit and graduated from both Cass Tech and Wayne State University. I love the new life and the new energy. I am proud to say that ‘I am Detroit.’”

– Terrina Murrey, Director of HR and Recruiting


“For me, working and playing here in downtown Detroit is completely inspiring. I get to look over Campus Martius every day, see the Ren Cen, Cadillac Park, and the progress of the M1 Rail on Woodward.”

– Jason Heien, Senior Web Developer


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    "Compuware and Detroit: Experiencing a Renaissance"

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    Compuware is based in Detroit, a city is experiencing a renaissance, undergoing an amazing transformation. Compuware is experiencing a similar renaissance.

    Over the last couple of years, Compuware has made a significant pivot in its vision, leadership, and practices. In 2014, a new executive team was formed that has turned the company around: provided an inspiring vision for Compuware and its place in the market. Compuware is now an agile company with a laser focus in creating a DevOps toolchain that enable companies to develop and maintain mainframe applications in an agile way.

    Having worked for Compuware now for 22 years, more than half of which has been here in Detroit, I've never been more excited about our collective future. I feel privileged to be a part of it all.


    The biggest con is that there is a misconception of the mainframe as an outdated, dying technology. Compuware is working to inform the software industry on the facts about the mainframe. The mainframe will remain an indispensable and viable platform in nearly every digital market.

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Compuware Interviews



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    Client Relations Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Compuware (Detroit, MI) in August 2016.


    Via phone
    Another phone interview, but both were very brief.
    Follow-up call with good or bad news.
    Hire/start date.
    Background check in process.
    Job/internship is contingent upon your background results.
    Able to ask questions as they welcome the questions.
    Very laid back and polite.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had a problem and how did you resolve it.   1 Answer


    Not very much negotiations. Standard pay, days and hours. Very flexible and willing to work with you.

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Compuware Awards & Accolades

  • Great Place to Work, Forbes, 2016
  • DBTA 100: The Companies That Matter Most in Data, Database Trends and Applications (DBTA), 2016
  • Cool Places to Work in Michigan, Crain's Detroit Business, 2016
  • Certified Veteran-Friendly Employer, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, 2015
  • Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces, Detroit Free Press, 2015
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