Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 86

Compuware Corp.

Detroit [North Central]

Why you want to work there

This software and IT services provider in Detroit offers its employees a raft of perks, including an extensive list of benefits aimed at helping people achieve work/life balance, such as subsidized and onsite day care and an onsite cafeteria. Also offered are medical and dental insurance (with same-sex domestic partner coverage options), life insurance, pet insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, an employee stock purchase plan, a 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts, employee discounts on goods and services from businesses all over the world and more. Health coach Employees also receive complimentary lifestyle coaching to help modify and improve their habits. This initiative includes courses on lowering cholesterol levels, weight management, smoking cessation and more. IT staffers can work from home during summer and winter months. Through corporate contributions, employee giving and volunteerism, the company supports organizations involved in cancer research, youth development, healthcare and the arts.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 28

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 4,329

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 168

IT employee turnover in 2010: 5%

IT promotions in 2010: 14%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2010: 1

Training budget per IT employee in 2010: $1,262

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 27%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 31%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 29%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 23%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 8%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 26%