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BMC Software Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
463 Reviews

3.3
463 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and work environment allows for appropriate work/life balance most of the time (in 42 reviews)

  • Work from home facility is available" Good food is available at canteen (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • Bad work life balance as per my personal experience but apary from it all good :) (in 12 reviews)

  • Some groups are run like family business - senior Management is not aware of reality on the ground (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Benefits okay but uncertainty continues about long-term employment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company offers good benefits and work schedules are flexible (see cons). The yearly layoffs have not stopped since going private. Many staff in the U.S. have taken a step-down in their position to retain employment with the company. Jobs continue to be offshored,

    Cons

    This is a globally staffed company with project teams scattered among multiple countries. Staff in key locations work very early or late to accomodate the varying time zones. This might benefit your personal schedule or be difficult to manage if you are not an early morning or late-night person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring jobs to locations that have been downsized and expand opportunities for employees that have seen their opportunities narrowed due to restructuring and offshoring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    BMC has amazing employees that care, work long hours, but fear the annual layoffs!

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Grateful to have a director that cared. Always felt supported, valued, and challenged. Great co-workers!

    Cons

    Layoffs!!!! I was never impacted by a layoff, but the month of March and April....pointless from a productivity standpoint!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoyable work with questionable management.

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    Former Employee - Associate Product Developer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Product Developer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Work hours are somewhat flexible along with opportunity to work from home. Lots of talented co-workers. Performance based bonus pay.

    Cons

    Since buyout there have been rounds of layoffs. There is a huge talent vacuum happening as developers either jump ship to other organizations or get laid off. Compensation is slightly below market average, and now that the company is private there is no stock option.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, coworkers, management and the facility is great with many amenities. Work/Life balance is great!

    Cons

    No proactive training and very low pay for my current position, limited growth

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work if you are not interested in professional development.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    1. Location
    2. Free fruits, popcorn and soda

    Cons

    1. Limited professional development for those not in the sales org.
    2. Employees staying late to look good even when not necessary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Tough Road Ahead

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager (Sales)  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager (Sales) in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Great technology, benefits, and pay is market value. Have a good install base and receive a large revenue stream from that. Made very good acquisitions over the years buying best of breed technology. Market leader in certain sectors.

    Cons

    The strategy is where there is no direction, growth is flat, and talent level has dissipated as roles aren't clearly defined and management is on a turntable as they are attempting to do more with less. Privately held after long stint as a public company aka the beginning of the end, the ship is slowly sinking. Wouldn't be shocked if a larger more nimble company bought the pieces eventually. Tons of complacent workers happy collecting a check. New customers are hard to obtain and lots of customers leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management used to be amazing as you had long time industry leaders from the big software companies guiding the ship. Now you have glorified field reps running territories with no mgt experience. Pay is competitive but competition is offering much more. Also no equity = no long term plans.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    On the downward slide

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Great perks, great facilities that included a gym, 2 cafeterias, a break room, good work/life balance. Positive environment.

    Cons

    Didn't pay all that well, redundancy in operations, disjointed message, some products were poor. Lots of confusion in management. Sales territories were mismanaged by the directors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the duplicate work staff, build a better product (Patrol), free t-shirts are not a form of compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Analyst

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Decent benefits, ability to move around is great, friendly coworkers, Houston campus is nice with added benefits. Good discount tickets.

    Cons

    Management is very political about the simplistic things, this drags things on unnecessarily. With the recent layoffs and organization changes upper management is very insensitive. During the annual kickoff they even decided to show an inappropriate parody of the investors associated to making layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open and honest with the non management employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Salaries, location, amenities, employees are great and highly intelligent.

    Cons

    Frequent reductions, no down time, frequent reorganizations. Young management team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Lots of change, good people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Team dynamics working together towards moving company forward

    Cons

    Constant change with privatization and current executive leadership that struggle to align on common goals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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