BMC Software

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BMC Software Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
508 Reviews
3.4
508 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and work environment allows for appropriate work/life balance most of the time (in 44 reviews)

  • Work from home facility is available" Good food is available at canteen (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Bad work life balance as per my personal experience but apary from it all good :) (in 13 reviews)

  • Middle management receives no support and there is little evaluation of their effectiveness (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    SENIOR DEVELOPER

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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

    Good benefits, flexible working hours

    Cons

    vision and direction and strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give proper direction and strategy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall it was a O.K. experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good earning potential...and decent technology

    Cons

    no work-life balance...different rules for different folks..micro management to the Nth degree and mgmt doesn't use the communication tools that company provides...too many meetings. 1970s mentality in the way the organization is run

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    empower your employees...hire independent thinkers and let them do their job and get out of the way

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not so good at the moment

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    pays good, at least to start with

    Cons

    some product lines are not all that great, so be careful where you take up the job
    not doing so well financially.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more focused strategy. Too many changes and too soon...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Average company lead by average leaders

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BMC Software

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to work, with better than average compensation model (base + bonus + RSU). Interesting work initially, but financial crisis and going private limited interesting projects.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and coherent strategy. Old boys continue to stay, even though they are missing targets. Middling new leaders hired with no clear direction. No team environment - everyone works for themselves. No career advancement opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful company to work for...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Informatica Developer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Informatica Developer in Houston, TX

    I worked at BMC Software full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    BMC is very interested in making their employees comfortable so that they will be more productive. It is a very professional environment, and yet one feels very comfortable there.

    Cons

    When I worked there, I was part of a writer team. The writers were assigned to various product teams in the the company. It was difficult when I would be working really late with the project team, and yet still be expected to be at the office very early to report to my writer lead, while all of the developers and engineers on the project would show up much later....it was a bit creepy being the only person on my project floor for a couple of hours each morning.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The people I deal with in Sales are fantastic professionals, The company has solid benefits plan, 401k match, good training opportunities and a great business plan to grow.

    Cons

    Some politics as usual, some products could use a faster refresh but most of that is underway. No real issues beyond normal enterprise business efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training is OK but with new business model sales training needs to be re vamped to focus specific business plan for future growth. Not all meetings can be 100% effective when conducted remotely, reconsider team meetings with proper governance over meeting objectives. (emphasis future growth, updated training, sales training, value training versus review of previous quarterly business)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Corporate but flexible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Some departments have a very flexible schedule. Atmosphere and dress code can be very relaxed. Some people are very friendly and become your friends for life. Great perks like free soda machine and campus social events left over from the "old days" i hear. Very pro networking. I think they have great benefits.

    Cons

    Depends on your specific departments but not very competitive salary, lack of growth opportunities, most people stay stuck in the same position their entire careers or plateau, stressful with high demand to perform high volume tasks with minimum staff, typically understaffed, very corporate leadership where all the money and work/life balance seems to be at the top and barely trickles down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more to save more. Hire good people and reward them to stay. Promote from within and replace the lower positions. The culture at BMC can take a long time to learn and get used to. Improve work/life balance with employees who want to stay and help grow the workforce with greatly trained new hires.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    People are great, management is not

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMC Software (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked with some of the brightest most dedicated people at BMC. We all worked very hard in a constantly changing environment. We were given great resources and tools.

    Cons

    BMC is still a good old boys club. Look at the corporate leadership page full of middle-aged white men. While there is some diversity lower down the management chain, leadership tends to be old school and move slowly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your smart employees and start acting like the innovative company you're trying to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Support Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at BMC Software full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing culture and great people!

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of as it's a great company!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for

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

    I have been working at BMC Software

    Pros

    Public to private conversion was smooth and very positive; upper management and exec leadership is invested and pumped. Lots of positive energy at the company.

    Cons

    None, unless your adverse to working hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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