BMC Software Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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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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  1. Featured Review

    The best place to be !

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    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

  2. Account Manager but started in Inside Sales with BMC as my first job out of college.

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    Current Employee - Account Manager (Sales) in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager (Sales) in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Employees are treated as individuals with lots emphasis on growth and development. Great management teams who each bring different experiences but always high levels of support! Awesome team and collaborative atmosphere. Flexibility of working from home when I'm not traveling is huge. IT is the place to be! I feel fortunate to have landed in a place where I can build a career and stay for years to come!

    Cons

    I have been very lucky in the sense that I have no experienced many cons during my time at BMC. Our executive leaders are doing everything they can to correct some of the flaws in process and management of customers so the perceived negatives are moving in the right direction.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent and supportive of your reps!

  3. BMC Software is a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BMC Software full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great products, great people. BMC is a great place to work and I have learned a ton in my role. Management has been great investing in me and helping me grow my career.

    Cons

    I am in Sales, so lots of travel

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  5. Senior Project Manager

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    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

    Privately held company
    Overall friendly place to work

    Cons

    Constant changes and reshuffling of resources and processes

  6. Crappy place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMC Software full-time

    Pros

    Lots of free time, lots of customer escalations to work on

    Cons

    Layoffs every year, deal with people who's friends have been let go, dont understand the I of Innovation or A of agile

    Advice to Management

    You have money to hire 6 new Presidents and VPs and layoff 600 Individual contributors -what logic is that??

  7. Not a Bad place to work.

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    Current Employee - SaaS Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - SaaS Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company, with lots of growth potential. Management no worse or better than many other Software company.

    Cons

    Privately held, so there can be many moving parts all at the same time, with high expectations and stress.

  8. Product Developer

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    Former Employee - Product Developer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Product Developer in Austin, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, people are great

    Cons

    average benefits, constant restructuring, top management heavy, employees are expendable

  9. Good, leading-edge work can be had; just be sure that you're on the right project

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - There are pockets of developments that make use of the latest technology
    - Management is open to new product ideas
    - Encourages employees to do local outreach activities

    Cons

    - If not on right project, watch out for the annual layoff
    - Employees (informally polled) do not get raises unless getting a title change. Profit sharing is the excuse, but that is extremely variable, depending on business units
    - Impossible to do any longer-than-one-year projects to improve existing products

  10. Global Account Mgr

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Reasonable Pay and good benefits

    Cons

    highly dysfunctional sales org with short term objectives.

    Advice to Management

    place the customer experience first. Base selling on customer needs vs internal objectives. Otherwise, BMC establishes large discounts with large amount of shelfware.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Less than spectacular

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    Former Employee - Staff Specialist Product Developer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Staff Specialist Product Developer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at BMC Software

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, when you can figure out where and how to get them.

    Cons

    Humanless resource department. Lack of upward mobility. Seems much more focused on selling a product than on creating a product to sell.

    Advice to Management

    Start looking at providing resources to make your employees successful and stop hiring new vice-presidents.

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