BMC Software
3.2 of 5 401 reviews
www.bmc.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

BMC Software Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.2 401 reviews

                             

63% Approve of the CEO

BMC Software Chairman and CEO Bob Beauchamp

Bob Beauchamp

(278 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good work life balance good work culture challenging roles"
    in 34 reviews
  • "You can often work remotely or work from home"
    in 17 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work Life balance was a problem to some folks"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Hire and fire policy, no job security even if you are the top performer"
    in 7 reviews
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BMC Software on the upswing!

Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsIn going private, it is giving BMC a great opportunity to make much needed organizational changes and investments in solution portfolio.

ConsResources can be a bit thin at times, but many new ones are coming on board now and will have a great impact on the organization in 2014 and beyond.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to make investments in the people and technology.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Solid Company - Well Managed

Principal Product Manager (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at BMC Software full-time for more than 10 years

ProsBMC has great products, great customer focus, and a lean organization. Basically well managed with smart people.

ConsKind of a boring industry and a tough business - too heavy on mainframe culture.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit squeezing the employees and ensure there is room to advance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was a great ride while it lasted

Client Services (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood people to work with. Lower management seems to care about the empoyees

ConsMiddle Management doesn't appear to know what they are doing. However, this could change now that BMC has gone private. There is risk staying as there a probably drastic changes coming over the next 6-12 months.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore communication and try to build trust with the employees. The uncertainty is causing a brain drain.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great people, tough times

Vice President (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at BMC Software full-time

ProsPeople are great, fantastic environment

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Dynamic, Changing Company - Huge Opportunities

Manager (Current Employee)
Cary, NC

I have been working at BMC Software full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat people, incredibly competent and caring. Very competitive compensation plans for salespeople within the industry. Strong opportunities for growth and advancement as the company continues the privatization.

ConsUncertainty around privatization has some folks worried.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to better articulate where the company is going. Being quiet contributes to uncertainty and retention issues.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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BMC Software provides excellent products, training, growth and financial opportunity, people and culture.

Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at BMC Software full-time for more than 8 years

ProsCompany stability and presence in market, excellent leadership and growth opportunities, team culture

Consinternal process inefficiencies, information not disseminated effectively

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lots of change

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsEnvironment is collaborative and open to new ideas. Good work/life balance. The people there are generally good at what they do and interested in doing the right thing for the company.

ConsLots of things changing - upper management couldn't figure things out and the company was recently bought by Bain and other investors. There is a lot of uncertainty about what is coming next because of that.

Advice to Senior ManagementOld management - get out of the way. New management - focus on innovation.

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

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Wonderful place to work if you can stay employed

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at BMC Software for more than 10 years

ProsThe people you work with are top-notch.

ConsThe CEO is a people-cutter, real hatch job, that only benefits his bonus.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Completed 5 years recently... has seen this organization go from Good to bad to ugly.

Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee)

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

Pros1. Excellent products
2. Some good acquisitions

Cons1. No Transparency - huge difference in salaries, comp plans amongst peers.
2. Some groups are run like family business - senior Management is not aware of reality on the ground.
3. Management makes false promises.
4. No Recognition for the work done, managers can steal credit from you.
5. No Growth Options - only for Management favorites not for performers.

Advice to Senior Management1. Feel the reality on the ground -- people, business - come out of your ivory tower.
2. Remove bureaucracy, bring openness.
3. Check what is happening in each group. lot of weird stuff happening which will harm the organization in the long run.

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

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A company in transition

Sales Specialist (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

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

ProsGreat people, very good training

ConsA company in transition, losing what was a very good sales culture

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed retention program

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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