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Compuware Reviews

Updated 12 December 2018
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Pros
  • "They've got some great products that can really do what they say they do" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Overall, Compuware is a good company to work for" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "mainframe technology is very niche" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "A great place to work. Great leadership and innovative culture!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Consultant in Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Account Consultant in Maidenhead, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The culture encourages new ideas and new ways of bringing value to our customers. We are encouraged to engage customers in our development efforts to deliver what the market needs. This keeps us relevant and makes it easier for us to retain and win customers. We have a very flexible work environment, a generous remuneration package and a 'family' culture that you just don't want to leave!

    Cons

    Honestly, nothing comes to mind! That is why I enjoy working here so much.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the momentum of involving customers closely in our innovation strategies and growing our partner network.


  2. "Sales Exec"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Compuware full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people and likewise the tech

    Cons

    None that I have found so far

    Advice to Management

    Keeping doing it

  3. "Sales Exec"

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

    I worked at Compuware full-time

    Pros

    Great products, and a big focus on customer value realisation

    Cons

    No clear future direction for the company


  4. "Good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Compuware full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly people, good pay+benefits package and good bonus scheme.

    Cons

    Management sometimes inconsiderate of demands of travelling abroad, constant rebranding of same tools

    Advice to Management

    Be more consistent in branding tools, help customers get onboard faster with better training materials


  5. "It was a great place, it WAS"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Maidenhead, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in Maidenhead, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Compuware full-time

    Pros

    Exciting work. Good-work life balance. It was a place where I worked close to 10 years and I hevry very fond memories of the company as a whole.

    Cons

    Around 2009 the CEO handed over the baton to a new CEO who set himself the goal to sell the company for max profit. He proceeded, split the company in 2 and 1000s lost their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and stay true to the foundation of Compuware.


  6. "Great product, terrible management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great product, good lower level people

    Cons

    Management only looking out for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Don't put up with mediocre middle management


  7. "Very happy here!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internal Recruiter in Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Internal Recruiter in Maidenhead, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Lovely people- everyone seems really genuine
    - Great benefits from the start
    - Flexible working structure- working from home is possible for most people
    - Travel opportunities
    - Great products
    - Nice modern offices
    - Onsite cafe, dry cleaning and car valeting services

    Cons

    -Not everyone knows the brand name in the UK but we have such well known customers that this doesn't matter so much

    Advice to Management

    As long as you keep valuing the individuals who make up the company, then we'll stay on the track to success!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great products and people, terrible go to market"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solution Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Solution Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They've got some great products that can really do what they say they do. The people are really friendly and there's a relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    They have a terrible go to market execution and don't provide structured career development plans. Senior management don't seem to focus on the companies strengths and instead are either focussed on selling the company or driving their own agenda. They also tend to pay below the market rate.

    Advice to Management

    Need to attract and retain the best talent, there are a lot of clever, agile and attractive companies in the same market space that offer great incentives and provide awesome cultures. They need to compete with these people and Compuware isn't a big enough name on it's own to attract this talent.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Stepping stone!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Maidenhead, England
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Maidenhead, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people
    EMEA management is good
    Good product offering (APM)

    Cons

    Commission plans took 6 months to be released 2 years in a row
    General way commission is paid... shocking- always mistakes
    Also the plans are getting progressively worst because compuware cost cutting incentives
    Not very flexible around taking time off during the festive period

    Advice to Management

    Better commission plans and released in Q1
    More flexibility around hoildays and working from home


  10. "Everything works"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New Business Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - New Business Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good software, good processes, good management styles and they have enough support structures to stop you getting bogged down in things that are not your job

    Cons

    Its very big and almost impossible to get to know people unless you directly work with them. Its also not easy to understand what every business unit does as the company has so many different technologies and markets.

    Advice to Management

    A sports and social club might be an idea...............