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Updated September 23, 2017
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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
  • poor salary, less career growth (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. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Compuware and Detroit: Experiencing a Renaissance"

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    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    The biggest con is that there is a misconception of the mainframe as an outdated, dying technology.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.


  2. "Good culture and a growing company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work with really creative and super intelligent people! Complete turnaround from how we were four years ago. Proud of the change.

    Cons

    Zero career advancement and scant yearly salary increases

    Advice to Management

    Doing a good job, but why not improve benefits (keeps getting more expensive!!) and give more chances in non-product-development departments for people to be promoted and get paid better? Everyone works hard and should taken care of and paid for it. Still love this place regardless!

  3. "Systems Designer/Developer"

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    Former Employee - Systems Designer/Developer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Systems Designer/Developer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Professional Development Program
    Preferred consulting benefits - fixed income regardless of project assignment
    Safe working environment with a diverse work force

    Cons

    Bureaucracy -- work politics where you need to be ready to face challenges
    Favoritism -- if you're not a manager's pet, be prepared to fight to prove yourself


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Support Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Compuware full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It used to be a good place to work prior to the take over

    Cons

    training does not exist here

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people and good location

    Cons

    Compensation isn't always proportional to work output

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "good pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Compuware part-time

    Pros

    slightly above avg pay for the area and industry

    Cons

    benefits are only ok and pto is light for the first 4 years


  7. "Dynamic and Challenging work place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Compuware full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Sense of accomplishment by providing the company's customers with great software and support.

    Cons

    Can't think of any off hand.

    Advice to Management

    Keep energizing the workforce and acquiring useful software.

  8. "Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Compuware full-time

    Pros

    Good Work Culture great benefits

    Cons

    Management could be more transparent


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Company was great but under performed in the last few years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture very laid back enviroment

    Cons

    Company was not performing well in terms of business

    Advice to Management

    Sales should be focused and bring in better Account managers

    Compuware Response

    Jun 6, 2017 – HR Director

    Compuware has been recognized as a Detroit Free Press “Top Workplace,” a Crain’s Detroit Business “Cool Place to Work” and one of “Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "An excellent company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Software Architect in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Compuware full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great processes, excellent opportunities, and a killer downtown environment.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


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