Compuware Honored as a Detroit Free Press “2016 Top Workplace” for Its Culture

Survey Measured Employee Feedback on Cultural Alignment, Execution and Connection, Among Other Factors

DETROIT, Nov. 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation, the world’s leading mainframe-dedicated software company, today announced it has been named a Detroit Free Press “2016 Top Workplace.”

The Top Workplaces honor is given to companies based on the results of an employee feedback survey regarding workplace culture administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement.

“A reinvented Compuware’s inspired and engaged culture has become a tour de force in transforming our value to customers in the digital age. We have become a team that can do anything we set our collective hearts and minds to accomplish,” Compuware CEO Chris O’Malley said. “I’m proud of this gritty Detroit based team and the commitment they share in making Compuware a workplace driven to innovate, collaborate and demonstrate a tremendous amount of camaraderie and support for one another.”

 “As a recent college graduate, I was terrified of finding myself in a situation where I was hired by a company but lacked the experience needed to make significant contributions. Compuware managed to dispel my fears by providing comprehensive training, mentorship programs and opportunities to work with senior developers on high-priority projects,” Compuware software developer Noah Al-Armanazi said. “Moreover, Compuware empowers employees by encouraging them to bring new ideas forward, whether it's a simple enhancement or a completely new product, driving home the fact that their ideas are highly valued and sought after.”

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together.” Claffey added, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

Compuware was also recently selected as a “2016 Cool Place to Work in Michigan by Crain’s Detroit Business and certified as a great workplace by Great Place to Work®.

Compuware provides comprehensive medical and dental plans, company-paid life and disability insurance, flexible work arrangements and a generous 401(k) match. The company actively works to support its employees' work/life balance by offering resources such as worldwide wellness programs, dependent- and elder-care reimbursement accounts, an employee referral program, and much more. Employees who work at or visit Compuware's Detroit headquarters enjoy an onsite gourmet cafeteria; commuter assistance program; state-of-the art wellness and child development centers; a physician and chiropractor office; dry cleaning services as well as access to onsite retailers and restaurants.

About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

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