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Compuware Reviews

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)

  • Well organized company and good people to work together (in 20 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. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting work and a great atmosphere"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compuware experienced a renaissance when Thoma Bravo acquired them and the company was split up. The mainframe side became smaller and much more agile with a very aggressive growth plan. Work is exciting

    Cons

    Expectations are high so don't come in expecting casual.


  2. "Exciting Stuff"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Downtown Detroit! Equitable place to work with great people. Plenty of opportunities to spread your wings and take ownership. The rewards one receives is based on the effort they put in. Ancillary benefits include the gym, cafeteria, unlimited free coffee, and free parking (your friends and family will be impressed!).

    Cons

    Sometimes our speed of innovations causes some stresses. Management and team leads need to be cognizant of this and guide team members to calmer waters.

    Advice to Management

    Instituting some form of hack day would be a great way to improve our culture of learning and innovation as well as boost employee happiness and knowledge.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Compuware"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company. Had awesome experience working for a great manager and with a great team. Learned a lot about enterprise technology software.

    Cons

    Annual thinning of the herd especially from 2010 to 2013, many people lost jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership should have been a little more forward thinking it might have saved the company.


  4. "Flexible, easygoing but welcoming"

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    Former Employee - Systems Development Intern in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Systems Development Intern in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Compuware (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I felt totally welcome there, everyone young and old was eager to help me out. Compuware has been around since the 1970s, and a good chunk of its staff comes from the 1970s and 1980s. They're dedicated and welcoming people. As interns we were given actual code to write that was used in production after training. The environment was very collaborative and egalitarian, even as an intern I never felt like I was below anyone. I was also impressed by the openness between the CEO and the employees. The location is fantastic too.

    Cons

    When I was there the company was switching to agile, which proved difficult for certain teams since the code was largely in assembly language. Also, full-time didn't have the option to work from home. As a young single person this wasn't a big deal to me but it's easy to see why older employees caring for someone or new parents could want this.

    Advice to Management

    Add flex time or a part-time option for those who want to semi-retire but train their replacements. Keep fostering the current environment, it's all too rare these days.


  5. "Great palce to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management allowed you to do your job with out looking over your shoulder

    Cons

    when the founder stepped down and the next person took all he wanted to do is to sell off the company in piece by piece.

    Advice to Management

    You should of left the current management in place. The company would have not broken apart.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "IT Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Compuware (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Remote and telecommuting . Pay was market average ..

    Cons

    high intense work environment. . On call is horrible . No time for socialization and team building . workaholic.


  7. "Great people, but not much career growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth opportunities.

  8. "Great while it lasted. When Pete left the business left"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Compuware (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People were awesome. Most management was great. Salary was good.

    Cons

    Those in sales got away with allot. In the beginning you had a good client you could do nothing else but just renew that client and you were set for the year.
    It became a very numbers oriented company and that was its downfall. That and BP.


  9. "IT company run by old school guys too much buerocracy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Has good products to markrt like dyntrace

    Cons

    Management has to change perspective


  10. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Not advancing as quickly as liked


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