BMC Software
3.2 of 5 444 reviews
www.bmc.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

BMC Software Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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3.2 444 reviews

                             

64% Approve of the CEO

BMC Software Chairman and CEO Bob Beauchamp

Bob Beauchamp

(307 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good benefits and work environment allows for appropriate work/life balance most of the time"
    in 39 reviews
  • "Work from home facility is available" Good food is available at canteen"
    in 21 reviews
Cons:
  • "work-life balance needs to be improved"
    in 9 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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    Great people, tough times

    Vice President (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    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

    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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    Lots of change

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

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

    Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee)

    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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    Wonderful place to work if you can stay employed

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    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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    Things have changed.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent work/life balance. Had the pleasure of working for a few very strong, intelligent and supportive managers. Colleagues in general are a pleasure to work with; very laid back and good spirited set of people.

    ConsManagement (now) seems out of sync with the "little people." Very few opportunities for advancement. Any requisitions that come available are usually earmarked with a resource and the interview process is just a formality. A lot of big ideas and no actions to bring those ideas to fruition. The overall environment is beginning to seem stagnant and morale is steadily dropping.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake better hiring decisions when it comes to management. For those currently in management - seriously reevaluate their effectiveness and consider replacing them with forward thinking, innovative people. Give your internals a chance to advance and shine - and reward them when they do.

    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)

    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

    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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    Be prepared to give up your right to work in your field -- for two years -- anywhere in the world

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsLarge company that offers decent salary. Well-known name, current technologies.

    ConsBeware: Unbelievably restrictive non-compete for non-executive (i.e., "general worker") employees.

    The non-compete (that everyone must sign) is written so that the employee who signs it cannot work as the same "title" anywhere in the world--not just the US. This was confirmed by a very expensive employment law attorney, and it's enforceable if you work in Texas.

    What company makes a low-level business analyst, technical writer, or a administrative assistant sign a document like this? It's almost unheard of.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour non-compete is so 1975. No one uses them, and why do you need to prevent people from working and making a living if they must, or want to, change jobs? This sounds like legal indentured servitude, and it is restricting the employee population to the naive or desperate.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a great company to work for.

    Software Developer (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsI would work for them again. The company has recently privatized. Hopefully, this will be for the benefit of the company and it's employees. Everyone I worked with was very competent and knowledgeable. The visibility between sales, marketing, development and support was the best I have seen. There were many good customer relationships. Feedback from the customer often directed the product development which resulted in rich, fully-functioned products.

    ConsEmployment was unstable. Working with groups in non-US time-zones became a challenge.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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