BMC Software Reviews

Updated August 31, 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. Living the ...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at BMC Software full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Not sure how to define


  2. Helpful (2)

    Sr. Mainframe Technical Support Analyst

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    Former Employee - Senior MSM Technical Support Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior MSM Technical Support Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Forward thinking company, most employees work remotely, good middle managers that care about the workers.

    Cons

    Upper management thinks in terms of headcounts, rather than what's in the heads that counts. Quick to layoff people at the bottom to help make quarterly numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so reactionary. You are good at planning future strategies, but you need to remember that the company is built upon its history. Think before you damage the reputation.


  3. Sr. Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BMC Software full-time

    Pros

    BMC has (had) great and talented people. The company allows you much freedom to work where you want. It pays well and has good benefits.

    Cons

    BMC does not instill any loyalty into its employees. It is constantly doing layoffs and re-orgs. It is a very political organization and it can be hard to get things done quickly. They is way too much CYA going on at BMC. Also, they have lost a lot of great people either in layoffs or through attrition as the employees don't trust the company and its direction.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Marketing Manager

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous compensation and benefits to compensate for the Houston location. Many long term employees 15+ years. "Old Boys Network" is on the decline. Re-positioning as SaaS is key to future success.

    Cons

    Many long term employees 15+ years has some minds set in "this is the way we do things", not this is the way we SHOULD or COULD do things.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Workers beware

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BMC Software full-time

    Pros

    A lot of good people employed by BMC and you get to work with a lot of them Fairly good compensation in terms of base salaries Subsidized soft drinks (they are free)

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs, leaving too little staff for the workload Unrealistic expectations by management Too many managers concerned only with their personal compensation, workers be damned Bonuses have been getting progressively smaller over the last few years

    Advice to Management

    Take a look in the mirror and realize that you are the people making decisions, many of them not good, and perhaps include some of your own in future layoffs.


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    Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BMC Software full-time

    Pros

    Nice building in San Jose, close to train station, great kitchen area, fresh fruits provided every Monday.

    Cons

    Too high vertical hierarchy, bureaucratic procedures, unclear goals, massive regular layoffs, old product, annoying periodical "Ethic training" with quizzes, formal and meaningless performance reviews, incompetent management, no room to grow, frequent early morning and late night meetings due to very distributed teams in all time zones of USA, as well as Israel and India.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on new technology, invest in updating the main products to meet the modern customer requirements


  8. Director

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    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good food for lunch and nice headquarters

    Cons

    Senior Management turn-over. Low employee moral


  9. Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great people, tumultuous time in the company's history

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great and relationships are what will make or break your experience.

    Cons

    Job security no longer exists there and many, many of the most talented people have moved on.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people how you would want to be treated. Constant restructurings and fear for your job don't make for a stable or good environment.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Fantastic opportunity for passionate, bright individuals

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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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