BMC Software

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BMC Software Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
517 Reviews
3.5
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall, BMC was a good company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at BMC Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Industry leader in ITSM tools and products. Benefits and compensation were in line with the industry standards. Great people to work with. Team members always willing to help and lend advice when needed.

    Cons

    Over the past couple of years, too much change in direction, management and line of sight on the business. When I first joined BMC, the company really cared about their employees and over the past couple of years that focus changed to the bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose sight of the great people you have working for you. Give them a sense that you do really care about their lives and their security in working for a great company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Happy to be at BMC

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Consultant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for with great benefits.

    Cons

    Large company with lots of rules

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Leaders and Managers have a great vision and thought process for current and future development. Also, there is a good internal growth for the performers.

    Cons

    Rewards and Recognition are fairly less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategies should be made transparent across employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Used to be a great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at BMC Software full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, matching 401k, well oiled expense system, some leaders are very responsive to employee needs. Nice campus in Houston.

    Cons

    Focus is on the bottom line. It used to be the people who made the company but many of those leaders have left. Today with a ridiculous matrix of leadership roles, no one is really sure of who to call in what situation. Spending time focusing on gimmick sales rather than substantial products. Small minded, focusing on the now instead of the future growth of the company. I doubt they will ever see the 10 Billion Bain Capital claims to be chasing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Call John McMahon and see if he would be willing to come back and fix it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    SENIOR DEVELOPER

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall it was a O.K. experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Average company lead by average leaders

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Not so good at the moment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    Wonderful company to work for...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  11.  

    Corporate but flexible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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