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Pros
  • Expect to work hard and when you need it, there will be flexibility for work-life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • good benefits - able to move to different positions (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Zero career growth and no recognition (in 8 reviews)

  • Working in Downtown Detroit is great but if you want to have a house with a yard you have to drive a distance from work to home (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Exciting time for Compuware"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solution Consultant in Elkhart, IN
    Current Employee - Solution Consultant in Elkhart, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Compuware full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mainframe focused. Privately held. Enthusiastic management. Positive outlook for future. Great place to work. Love home-based office.

    Cons

    Seeing friends being let go due to re-organization. But this seems to be behind us.


  2. "Was at Onstar account. Really bad culture of fear and micro management. Dont join."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Compuware full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nothing i can call was decent in the onstar account.

    Cons

    Long hours, no tespect, ruthless angry management

  3. "Senior Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Compuware full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice benefit package and work environment.

    Cons

    Zero career growth in Professional Services Division (PSD) of the company.


  4. "Great company that cares about its employees"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Delivery Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Compuware full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, good bonus plan, travel

    Cons

    Hard to climb ladder, boring work culture


  5. "Good Place to Start a Career. Not much room for advancement."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Compuware full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great community of people. Always willing to help each other. Resources always available when you need them. Good company to be at if you want to learn about multiple areas of technology.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement no where to progress your career. Ask you to relocate without any choice. Compensation is not competitive. The job gets boring after a few years and there is no where to advance your career.

    Advice to Management

    Too concerned with Wall Street and not enough focus on the employees. This company used to be different years ago and now the culture has changed for the worse.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "no direction .. management is running the company into the ground"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Compuware full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    relaxed work culture, good benefits,

    Cons

    average salary, no proper management

    Advice to Management

    use common sense


  7. "Great opportunity to get client site experience as a first-time Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Delivery Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Compuware full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good life work balance, stability, great team environment

    Cons

    Slow growth, slow decision making, complicated product

    Advice to Management

    Make the software simpler and it will sell itself

  8. "Ethical work environment and great opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Compuware full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Offers great opportunity and professional work culture

    Cons

    Industry growth is slow and company is shifting strategy from services to products


  9. "Working at Compuware"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Best reasons to work at Compuware
    - Good, market leading products
    - Large customer base
    - Only known IT company in Michigan
    - Good pay package

    Cons

    Downsides of working at Compuware
    - Clueless leadership
    - Company neither to big or too small, stuck in middle mentality
    - Zero career advancement opportunities
    - No options/support for further studies, enhancing skills

    Advice to Management

    Compuware has to look at where it wants to be in 2, 5, 10 years. The leadership is completely unaware of what customers are asking for. The company has to create an culture for career enhancements, opportunities for growth for everyone. Many people are stuck in the same place for 5, 10, 15 years and they don't bring any new ideas.


  10. "Compuware is essentially 3 companies: product sales/support, Detroit consulting firm, National consulting firm."

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    Former Employee - Staff Consultant/Software Developer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Staff Consultant/Software Developer in Columbus, OH
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits. Access to Skillport and Books 24x7 (both are wonderful resources for professional development). Paid bench (see cons), which is very rare for consulting firms these days.

    Cons

    The bench is randomly "cleaned" (everyone laid off) with no notice based on upper management whim. No product training available for consultants outside Detroit. The consulting division has declined so much that it has all but been abandoned. An office that once had 500 consultants is down to about 50, and may well close in the future. Compuware no longer has critical mass for consultants/contractors in Columbus and is no longer on most preferred vendor lists. Competitors have taken away far more business than the poor economy. Major layoffs while the company spends $800,000 per year supporting "little league" hockey in Detroit because Pete is a hockey fanatic (he owns the Detroit NHL franchise).

    Advice to Management

    The Compuware 2.0 strategy sounded good. You should consider actually implementing it some day. After spending all the money on rebranding and internal communicating the new strategy of linking product sales and professional services, absolutely nothing changed.