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BMC Software Reviews in San Jose, CA

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2.6 35 reviews

43% Approve of the CEO

BMC Software Chairman and CEO Bob Beauchamp

Bob Beauchamp

(21 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    4 people found this helpful  

    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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    No place for creativity

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsGreat job security as long as you keep your head down and do your work and wait for bonus to get paid without expecting any job advancement.

    ConsNo place to advance one's career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRather than holding employees retained with attractive bonus plan pay them competitive salaries and let them work hard for it.

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    1 person found this helpful  

    They sneeze the life out of you

    Senior Product Manager (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    Prosruthless discipline towards execution and profit

    Conssee people as resourses to eb used, chewed and spit out
    no sense of belonging
    very political

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If you can 'blame-storm' this is the company for you

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsI have a feeling that if you work in one of the company's two main offices, located in Texas or India, the meeting times may be more manageable.

    ConsI'd heard about blame-storming, but I had never experienced it before being hired at BMC. If you know how to function in that kind of environment, go for it. I would also tell any new hire at BMC to talk to a trusted HR person to help them keep track of all the information that would be necessary to form a case for why your being fired is inappropriate. I would say set aside a good hour per day to devote to your note takings -- your management is doing this so should you be.

    After working there, I had several recruiters comment that BMC has a habit of calling meetings that you must attend. The example given was a meeting notice that went out at about 5pm on the day a person was leaving for vacation, for a mandatory 6-7pm meeting. It was presented as a pervasive corporate habit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe in fighting and lack of employee satisfaction are affecting overall product quality.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales People not required

    Account Manager (Sales) (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Prosgood products - good product strategy

    ConsTerrible Sales Management - Sales People go to BMC to die - It is a place for order takers not sales people. Bladelogic management is not customer focused - it is only about making a sale.
    Poor compensation. Not real smart people especially in sales management. If you want to be No. 1 in your lower division math class - this is the place for you !

    Advice to Senior Managementtry selling Cutco Knifes

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    BMC terrible culture and weak management

    Product Manager (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Prosgood products and a good overall solution

    Conssales people and sales management are some of the worst I have ever come across. The sales management team is very weak, highly political. It is a Houston based technology company so how many good technology companies have come out of Houston. The upper sales management is really bad. Putting a Bladelogic guy in with his posse won't help - too many bad managers in between. It is worst on the west coast. The management team has run out more good sales people because it is so bad.
    Compensation is OK so in a way you get what you pay for. They are also known for not paying sales people commisions.

    Advice to Senior Managementget rid of all the sales managers and VP's and start with a new team.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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