BMC Software Reviews

Updated July 24, 2014
Updated July 24, 2014
476 Reviews
3.3
476 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good benefits and work environment allows for appropriate work/life balance most of the time (in 43 reviews)

  • Work from home facility is available" Good food is available at canteen (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Bad work life balance as per my personal experience but apary from it all good :) (in 13 reviews)

  • Middle Management doesn't appear to know what they are doing (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't walk away, run!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Operations  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Operations in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BMC Software full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are some talented, bright employees at BMC. Lots of opportunity to work extremely hard. Good location and free drinks - that is about it!

    Cons

    Constant layoffs regardless of employee ability and dedication. Serial reorganizations without thinking through a strategic long term plan. Lack of cohesive strategy at the top and no wonder private equity took over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All assets and attention are focused on the sales organization and support groups are only a necessary mechanism and are treated as such. The external reputation of BMC as a sweatshop and serial restructurer is fully supported based on what I have experienced. There is no opportunity for advancement unless you are a certain gender/race (yes, this is called discrimination). There is no employee development. The negative reputation you have generated in Houston is valid. The Bain comedy skit at the 2015 annual kick off meeting demonstrated exceptionally poor taste when you are in the midst of laying off even more employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Downward

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BMC Software

    Pros

    Good cafe. Good pay. Some people are good. Not much else is worth mentioning as cons out weigh pros.

    Cons

    Cloud strategy is missing and cloud group lacks direction. Weak leadership in some of the most important parts of company like cloud will hamper our forward traction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Insensitive comments about women so women are discouraged in some groups and left BMC. HR seems unwilling to support women. HR does not push back on levels and levels of mgmt teams without any women direct reports.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastic co- workers, horrible senior management, basically a salt mine

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at BMC Software full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary, co- workers, past history as a fantastic employer (but that is long over).

    Cons

    Only one pay raise in five years, despite high achievements and annual reviews. Horrible Vice President. Constantly changed his mind, and then acted like his "underlings" were just stupid and had not understood what he wanted. A capricious, Machiavellian slave driver to work for.

    An expectation that Employees's must drop everything and live, breathe, and never sleep for BMC's benefit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, I don't think they have mental capacity or humanity to care what I would have to say to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Hope you don't get acquired by BMC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMC Software

    Pros

    I'm struggling here to find one.

    Cons

    If you get acquired by BMC start looking for a new job. It will be just a matter of time before you are gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more caring about the people who contribute to your fat paychecks and stop terminating people who work hard and count on their jobs.

  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Director

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX

    I worked at BMC Software full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good pay, good benefits, nice campus, good cafeteria, good on site gym / work out facility

    Cons

    no work life balance, expected to put in long hours, no innovation....old MEN, old ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some young blood in this company. You are stale and so are your ideas. You move too slowly. You are affraid to innovate. You are a company of men....Women have powerful minds...learn to work with them. Leave your good-old-boy Texas mentalities behind..or get out...there is no place for this in Tech.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    BMC Software

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    Current Employee - Principal Accountant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Accountant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BMC Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    No, idea. Bonuese were barely paid out and raises were frozen. However, the leadershipt still gave themselves outstanding raises and non-comp options.

    Cons

    Raises are almost always frozen and when you finally get promoted the raise is almost unoticeable! Work flows down and profits/benefits stay at the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Dead end for engineers

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at BMC Software full-time

    Pros

    No start up pressures and decent life work balance.

    Cons

    Too much politics. Old and outdated technology stack. Incompetent management and lots of short term decisions that hurt the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire competent managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company keep declining. Stay away

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at BMC Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are few good people still available

    Cons

    Seems like company not able to recover. After several layoff, privatization, huge outsourcing and based on poor sales results, people leaving and not seeing any future for this company.

    Management completely lost and not able to find any recovery path.

    Quality of the product so bad, you cannot expect any of new features to work in moths..

    It is just another non successful company mostly located in India.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you not able to do your job you better resign

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 7 people found this helpful  

    On its last leg

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    Former Employee - Architect  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Architect in Washington, DC

    I worked at BMC Software full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some very bright consultants and engineers.
    Handful of competent business folks.

    Cons

    They belong to Bain Capital.
    Poor executive management.
    Sweat-shop workload.
    Poor corporate culture perpetuating low morale among workforce.
    Its all about the bottom-line for BMC HQ
    Crappy product "integrations"
    Quarterly re-organizations (i.e., went through 7 "supervisors" of whom I met only one)
    Employees treated like TP
    Overseas resources treated like used TP

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign. The figurative handwriting is on the wall now. Very soon Bain Capital will do to BMC Software what BMC Software's own executive team has been trying to do for the past 7 years: bankrupt it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    They are very unorganized and don't have a clue what they are doing.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Cary, NC

    I worked at BMC Software full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay was good overall. They kept up with the competition on salary.

    Cons

    They are very unorganized and you are lucky if you get your pay on time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together, I loved working here and loved my job. Hated the fact that it took 6 months to pay me the money owed to me and also the fact that nobody knew what was going on. Very unorganized company!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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