BMC Software
3.2 of 5 401 reviews
www.bmc.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

BMC Software Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.2 401 reviews

                             

63% Approve of the CEO

BMC Software Chairman and CEO Bob Beauchamp

Bob Beauchamp

(278 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good benefits and work environment allows for appropriate work/life balance most of the time"
    in 35 reviews
  • "Work from home facility is available" Good food is available at canteen"
    in 20 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work Life balance was a problem to some folks"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Some groups are run like family business - senior Management is not aware of reality on the ground"
    in 10 reviews
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Collaborative, Collegial environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at BMC Software

ProsGenerally speaking, BMC has a lot of smart people, motivated to do the right things for the company and for its customers. It is easy to ask for and receive help. Good benefits and work environment allows for appropriate work/life balance most of the time.

ConsPace of change and adaptability are challenges. Recent company struggles have resulted in a lot of change, but unclear it will put the company back on the right trajectory.

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Inside Sales

Senior Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Raleigh, NC

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

Prosexcellent product... excellent vision of future industry needs...

Consextremely high turn around in sales management. Job expectations are sometimes hard to follow and manage.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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2013-2015 in a state of transition

Principal Software Consultant (Current Employee)

I have been working at BMC Software full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLower level management mostly great
Peers are intelligent and team players

ConsGenerally speaking the financial sales goals have been unrealistic 2 out of 3 years
Financially run company with unrealistic expectations

Advice to Senior ManagementYou are going to keep loosing more SC people/knowledge if unrealistic sales goals continue to be set for 20014/2015

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Current employee, am enjoying my time here.

Platform Systems Administrator (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at BMC Software full-time for more than 5 years

ProsColleagues are professional, courteous, and intelligent.

Home/office life is well balanced.

I personally work from home 3 out of 5 days every week.

ConsAmong others, the workload is a big challenge. Projects are often delayed due to time/money constraints.

In the last five years, there have been at least five reorgs. Lots of movement consolidating managers under directors, etc.

Advice to Senior ManagementI couldn't ask for more from my current management team.

Keep up the hard work and develop strong relationships.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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BMC is a good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at BMC Software full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBMC values its employees and offers competitive salaries. Most managers are interested in helping you grow and advance.

ConsNeed more people in R&D in understand customers are the reason we are in business.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great ride...uncertain times ahead

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsFlexible work environment, fast paced, great pay and benefits, good leaders

ConsPrivate equity will undoubtedly change many things...the question continues to be which things? Still a lot of uncertainty.

All of the senior women have left...no one to look up to.

Advice to Senior ManagementShed the people who have overstayed their usefulness at the company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at BMC Software full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSalaries, location, amenities, employees are great and highly intelligent.

ConsFrequent reductions, no down time, frequent reorganizations. Young management team.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Layoffs are the primary way of improving operating margin at the cost of loss of knowledge

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsSalary and benefits are usually above average. Most low-level managers are good. Mainframe hardware and working environment is one of the best in the industry.

ConsEvery quarter, you read the report reading between the lines to see if the axe could fall on you, and whether or not to contact head hunters. High-level management does not pay attention to biennial employee surveys. Layoffs usually hit the people who have the best product knowledge, requiring the rest to cover even more stuff while trying to learn.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop listening to the accountants. Growth isn't forever. Value your employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at BMC Software full-time

ProsGrowth, training, complexity, location, colleagues

ConsOrganization churn, layoffs, focus, top line met by layoffs

Advice to Senior Managementmanage operations better so folks don't have to lose their jobs so often.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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SSM (Former Employee)
Burlington, NC

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

ProsTop ITSM Soft Ware on the Market

ConsHeavy upper Mgmt layer in professional services

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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