BMC Software
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www.bmc.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

BMC Software Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2014
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3.2 445 reviews

                             

65% Approve of the CEO

BMC Software Chairman and CEO Bob Beauchamp

Bob Beauchamp

(308 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Hope you don't get acquired by BMC

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI'm struggling here to find one.

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

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    Director (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementget 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Principal Accountant (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsNo, idea. Bonuese were barely paid out and raises were frozen. However, the leadershipt still gave themselves outstanding raises and non-comp options.

    ConsRaises 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 Senior ManagementValue your workers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dead end for engineers

    Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsNo start up pressures and decent life work balance.

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 Old and outdated technology stack.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

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire competent managers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company keep declining. Stay away

    QA Engineer (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThere are few good people still available

    ConsSeems 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 Senior ManagementIf you not able to do your job you better resign

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    On its last leg

    Architect (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

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

    ConsThey 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 Senior ManagementResign. 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Cary, NC

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet 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!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    BMC Software is like an old Blue Whale.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsStill retains a slight halo from the mainframe computer days from 35 years ago. Smart acquisitions have kept the organization alive. But for every "Remedy" they bought five duds.

    ConsBMC is dysfunctional with finger pointing, fearful middle managers and ruthless politics by the old guard as they churn through contractors and newbies. The future is bleak. It is basically run by highly critical, vindictive, venture capital MBAs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe corprate culture is horrible. Eventually the VCs will sell off the profitable solutions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible and Frustrating

    Senior Information Developer (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsTechnology is interesting and challenging to learn. The benefits and salary are above average.

    ConsThe atmosphere is ridiculously political and filled with pompous primadonnas. Most of the employees take themselves much too seriously and management is frightenly cut throat!

    Many in management who have no concept of the "real" world as they've spent their entire lives working for BMC.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNever, ever, elicit personal information from an employee on the pretext of "helping them with their career development." I made the mistake of being open with my manager (on her repeated insistence) about a communication weakness that I wanted to work on only to have her turn around and fire me on the basis of the so-called "weakness."

    Don't betray your employees even if you're looking to justify a lay-off! It's really bad karma...bad juju...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    This place was a train wreck

    Account Manager (Sales) (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsLot's of good sales training and broad product portfolio. Got to spend a lot of money trying to sell customers on a good time rather than reliable technology.

    ConsToo many layers of management, lack of executive communication with employees and no value add to the process. Sales Directors are more interested in managing up and throwing their subordinates under the bus. The products didn't work. There was constant turnover and therefore no sense of team work working towards the common cause.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean up the mess and invest more in Automation

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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