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Compuware Overview

Detroit, MI
201 to 500 employees
1973
Company - Private
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
IBM, CA Technologies
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

Compuware Reviews

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Compuware Chief Executive Officer Chris O’Malley
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    "Ambitious, innovative reboot of Detroit institution"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Very little bureaucracy or intra-office politics. People are kind, sharp and professional.
    * Culture is fantastic, with a great deal of comradery. Hard to envision replicating it elsewhere.
    * Management is incredibly focused on big picture and communicates priorities well.
    * Great environment to learn and improve. Lots of experienced team members to provide mentoring. Encouraging atmosphere.
    * Very cool customer base with lots of established companies relying on our tools to do important things. Work feels meaningful.
    * Company is located in the heart of downtown Detroit near lots of attractions
    * Competitive salary and benefits
    * Family-friendly - there is a reputable daycare on-site and flexible work schedules are available.

    Cons

    * It has a scrappy, entrepreneurial atmosphere. Unless you are a self-starter, it might not be for you.
    * The company is focused on growth, and with growth comes change. This company is constantly in motion, and that might not appeal to everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep setting clear strategy, celebrating every win, and showing the employees and customers how much they are valued.

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Compuware Interviews

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    Client Relations Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    Negotiation

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

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Company Updates

  • A lot can change in two years. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQXox

    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 http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIoyP

    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 Awards & Accolades

  • Great Place to Work, Forbes, 2016
  • DBTA 100: The Companies That Matter Most in Data, Database Trends and Applications (DBTA), 2016
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