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BMC Software Reviews in San Jose, CA

464 Reviews

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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.  

    Great people, tough times

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    Former Employee - Vice President  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Jose, CA

    I worked at BMC Software full-time

    Pros

    People are great, fantastic environment

    Cons

    Tough times, hard to innovate in larger environment, very risk averse culture

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Analyst  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Analyst in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Best company to work with

    Cons

    Need more growth plans for employyes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on employee growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Product Developer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Product Developer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at BMC Software

    Pros

    BMC has good work and life balance culture. It is easy to work with cross functional teams and offshore teams..

    Cons

    Nothing specific as cons in working at BMC Software. Does have lots of projects going on simultaneously by offshore teams, so time management is a must..

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, but slow to adapt at times.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at BMC Software

    Pros

    BMC Software sells some exceptional products, and can address a lot of pain inside of IT operations. The Cloud Lifecycle Management tools are exceptiona, and at least 18 months ahead of the competition.

    Cons

    Sometimes you see people that should not be doing the jobs that they are in. They are either unqualified, or incompetent, yet they stay and nobody is forcing them to leave. They also do not take many risks, but risk is inherent in innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a bit more focused on the product and the customer, not necessarily the stock price. If the development org is not able to write stable and functional code, then you should consider drastic changes in that area to shake things up.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good for architects, bad for lower level engineers

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Developer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Developer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at BMC Software

    Pros

    relatively stable engineering department. despite work being moved to india, engineers are accomodated to other product teams. all attrition is based on performance only.

    Cons

    since most work is moving to india, engineers are under pressure to work at lead and architect level. workplace is cramped, and office benefits (cafeteria, gym, etc) are being eliminated quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to communicate clearly with the employees in San Jose regarding what jobs will be retained here, so they know what to work towards.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    BMC - stable employment - boring technology

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Developer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Developer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at BMC Software

    Pros

    Company growing fast - stable job and good chance to advance career.

    The company got into the whole BSM story very early, and has had a lot of success at selling this to customers. Our customer base is constantly growing, and that makes for a lot of work and stable product development jobs.

    The possible risk to a job here is that there is a trend to move work to the India office, and I would estimate that in another 3-4 years most of the work will move there. So existing employees need to create a place for them in a leaner environment.

    Cons

    Outdated technology. Very IT specific work. if you understand how IT organizations work, or have good working knowledge about datacenters and all it takes to manage them, you will enjoy this work. Otherwise you will have to forget about all the neat stuff being done out there by companies like Google and Facebook. No place for that in this company.

    No work is done on the cutting edge. The perspective is to gain customers, not to lead on technology front.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow people to move between difference job functions, across engineering and marketing and sales. Not much support for that currently. Company does not seem to be interested in encouraging employees to do so.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    OK if unspectacular

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Developer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Developer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at BMC Software

    Pros

    Most Mainframe areas of software development allow considerable flexability in work hours, and freedom to work in interesting areas.

    Cons

    Managament has little understanding of the work people are doing so employees need to be able to judge their own contrubution and development and be satisified with that judgement. Education and training is OJT and self directed with online courses weak. Budget constraints fail to provide growth in professional societies or confrence attendance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Frequent layoffs create an atmosphere of risk avoidance from employees and lower management. Midlevel and upper management need to get out among the emplyees and spend time in informal settings to find out what is gong on.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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