BMC Software

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BMC Software Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
497 Reviews
3.3
497 Reviews
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BMC Software Chairman and CEO Bob Beauchamp
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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.  

    Wonderful company to work for...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an 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
  2.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    People are great, management is not

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    growth is vast

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    work life balance, great benefits and lots of room to grow. option to work from home

    Cons

    due to work load and under staff, you can't avail the learning and training benefits
    you have to be loaded before you can get into the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    employ more people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Last Few Years have been a waste

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

    I worked at BMC Software

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Customers are varied and interesting
    Some products are fairly stable

    Cons

    Strictly rigid top down management
    Worst case of micromanagement I have experienced
    Poor pay and benefits
    Claim work/life balance is important yet in annual review told you are expected to do more hours to get a good review
    Some products are a mess

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees they know more than almost all of the managers
    Stop managing like it was 1980
    Better pay and huge improvement in benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    One of the best company's to work for

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

    I worked at BMC Software

    Pros

    Career development, dynamic product portfolio, great culture, awesome leadership team

    Cons

    salary and benefits could be improved, better T&E budgets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work employees to the bone and more emphasis placed on the bottom line versus spending the money on staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Positive Software Development internship experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Lexington, MA

    I worked at BMC Software as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    BMC Software does important work on relevant industry standard technology. In terms of the internship, I learned about BMC's software and got relevant, hands on experience writing code and giving demos and POCs.

    Cons

    The internship was a bit hectic early on. There wasn't a great sense of who I should be reporting to or what expectations there were for me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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