BMC Software Reviews

Updated August 4, 2015
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Pros
  • Very good work life balance, comfort zones like WFH (in 44 reviews)

  • ability to work from home (given to ensure employees are working 24/7 (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • work-life balance needs to be improved (in 13 reviews)

  • Middle Management doesn't appear to know what they are doing (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    The best place to be !

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

    I have been working at BMC Software

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, caring policies, wonderful infrastructure, learning opportunities, approachable and pro active HR & senior management

    Cons

    Can't think of any yet but would revisit the page in 6 months

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with your strong leadership and communication

    BMC Software Response

    Jul 27, 2015 – Social Media Manager

    Thanks for the great review!


  2. Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BMC Software

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A relaxed environment with down to earth people at the lower levels. Great pedigree in the mainframe space. Company is very focused on improving not only the bottom line, but the value add for its customers.

    Cons

    While the company makes forays from time to time into different spaces, it has a difficult time getting out of its own comforts zone to innovate.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Fantastic opportunity for passionate, bright individuals

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you're focused, bright and self-motivated, you can thrive here! Inside Sales is a great way to get your foot in the door at a tech company and then grow into various other roles including sales, software consulting, and customer success. Compared to other local tech inside sales orgs, BMC's work-life balance is more favorable; we're not just a call center. The products are well-known market leaders in most cases, and they're stronger than the competitors even in markets that BMC isn't traditionally known for. The leadership brings culture and insight from other tech-winners like SalesForce, SAS, and Adobe. And the company is big enough to offer great opportunities, but small enough for you to stand out and go earn promotions. Patience, networking and consistent performance is the formula for success here.

    Cons

    None worth lamenting. Come win with us!

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting your people, share successes and guide your teams to grow and win!


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  5. Sr Commissions Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BMC Software (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful campus. remodeling offices. free sodas and fruit

    Cons

    zero work life balance. expected to come in early and stay late everyday

    Advice to Management

    better communication and follow through


  6. Great Company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BMC Software full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance is achieved here. This doesn't mean that you won't have to 'go the extra mile here', but you will feel appreciated and you will have flexibility. It makes it to where you want to work because you feel like you make a difference.

    Cons

    Sometimes things don't move fast enough, but that is with any company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Years of layoffs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Developer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Information Developer in Austin, TX

    I worked at BMC Software full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great start but things have gotten really hard for many employees. Employee benefits are good while you work there.

    Cons

    Layoffs at least 1 a year for the last 7 years. Hard to maintain employee morale in face of so many layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Be content with short term in employees in the face of the layoff history. Few people want to work for a company with such a history.


  8. Mediocrity rules

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMC Software full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    BMC has a lot of very talented workers. Flexible work options including work from home.

    Cons

    Too many executives, not enough workers. Since the privatization of BMC, there has been a lot of turnover in the executive levels, but not high enough. There seems to be a lot of loss of talent recently.

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to promote being a mediocre company. Salaries have gone from being some of the better in the business to now being below average. Way too much turnover in leadership for things to be stable.


  9. Helpful (11)

    Not the same company it use to be

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good starting salary, can't think of anything else positive to say but there is a 20 word minimum to post so...

    Cons

    Not the same company I joined 4 years ago. Things changed just over 2 years ago with a hostile takeover attempt by a majority shareholder (Elliott) and BMC swallowed a "poison pill." This hurt long term sales. A year later they went private and promised to invest in their products. This also hurt long term sales. Most of the talented people left at this time. The new owners are all "vulture capitalist" firms. They've done massive RIFs every 6 months since. While laying people off, the owners took out a $900 million loan and paid themselves bonuses for a "job well done." Their products got pushed out the door with fatal defects that took several months to resolve. They no longer innovate. Their products have been stale for years and their competitors are catching up or passing them. I went from feeling like a valuable asset to the company with some of the best managers in my career (they all left) to having a horrible manager and feeling like an expendable number at the end. Annual salary increases are non-existent. Would not recommend this company to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say. You promised to keep and retain talent and it was a lie. You promised a work/life balance and it was a lie. You promised to go private so you could pump money back into your products and it was a lie.


  10. Innovative, Fun, Collaborative Environment + Great Benefits!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting Evangelist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Recruiting Evangelist in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    BMC offers a great, energetic, exciting environment. Products are very unique, innovative, and market-leading in multiple categories. Analyst firms consistently rank BMC among the top, which makes it much easier for sales teams to sell the product.

    Cons

    Just as many multinational organizations, it can be difficult to coordinate schedules for meetings.


  11. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMC Software full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people who work hard. Good working environment and everyone does what it takes to keep customers happy. Reasonable work hours.

    Cons

    No career paths for managers or succession plans. All top level jobs are filled with outside people who typically leave after two years. Then the next new group of execs come in.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and even if areas don't hit their stretch goals, if they performed better than last year, share the wealth. Reinvest in paying people to retain the talent.



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