BMC Software
3.2 of 5 445 reviews
www.bmc.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

BMC Software Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.2 445 reviews

                             

65% Approve of the CEO

BMC Software Chairman and CEO Bob Beauchamp

Bob Beauchamp

(308 ratings)

54% 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 39 reviews
  • "Work from home facility is available" Good food is available at canteen"
    in 21 reviews
Cons:
  • "work-life balance needs to be improved"
    in 9 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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    Very nice company to work

    Platform Systems Administrative (Former Employee)
    Pune (India)

    ProsWork environment is really awesome, people are well versed with technologies. Specially all managers, Sr. Managers are technically strong and understand the challenges sometime if there is any. Management is employee oriented and very friendly environment. Good Bonus and other extra payout which is not a part of the CTC. IT infrastructure of BMC is the most latest and advanced one.

    ConsSalary hike does not happen for most of the employees, people have been working since 4-5 years with a single hike or no hike at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease focus more on individual growth.

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

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    BMC has amazing employees that care, work long hours, but fear the annual layoffs!

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGrateful to have a director that cared. Always felt supported, valued, and challenged. Great co-workers!

    ConsLayoffs!!!! I was never impacted by a layoff, but the month of March and April....pointless from a productivity standpoint!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to be

    Specialist (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsGreat local and national sales leadership. Great future vision. Renewal of customer focus now with the company going private behind them.

    ConsNone company is great. Only the best will get better

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing

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

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    A Perfect place for all professionals

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Positive Work Culture
    - Strong and approacable leadership team
    - Good people to work with.
    - Place which appreciates good work and less politics
    - Cares for Employees and Society

    Cons- Processes needs to be consistent across BMC
    - At times its tough to change perspectives

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing the good job and continue to make this place an awesome place.

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

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    The worst environment I have ever worked in

    Back Office (Professional) (Former Employee)
    Reading, England (UK)

    ProsNone - apart from the brand name which is quite well known, I can think of no other reason why anyone other than sales staff would ever want to work here.

    ConsIf you are not in the sales team you are under paid and undervalued. Back office staff (even highly trained professional back office staff involved in governance, compliance, HR, accounting and legal) are paid well-well below market rate, treated as a 'rubber stamp' and seen as 'slowing the sales process down' and best kept in the dark until last minute when there is no choice but to force undesirable and down right dangerous deals and commercials through. Sales staff can enjoy astronomical base salaries and even bigger bonuses, bonding trips to Las Vegas and general glowing reception from the business. Everyone else is treated to low pay, low bonus (even though they help and manage the deals), low budget (you wont even be getting that train ticket on expenses let alone trips abroad to see your international colleagues) yet is expected to work 24/7 at quarter end and to structure deals around how best to get the sales team commission. This is a sales lead and managed organisation, any concerns or suggestions made in relation to deals are disregarded or escalated above you and then disregarded. Automatic escalation culture is rife - there will always be someone happy to agree where you do not. BMC 'never walks away from a deal' and is proud of it, even bad, unachievable and downright dangerous ones! Promotion in the professional back office function is 'dead mans shoes' - but with the high turnover of staff and low morale you'll probably be up for a dry promotion in a year - but then again why on earth would you take that. Management in these areas is misguided and you will find yourself refusing to be part of deals that compromise internal policies or procedures but your manager happily agreeing to this. You wont grow here as a professional - stay away!

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay market rate to your back office professionals or they will leave!
    More staff are needed - our work life balance is awful
    More budget is needed for your back office professionals - unlike the sale team they don't see eachother for training and knowledge exchange which is sorely needed!

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

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    Getting better again, was in a slump

    Principal Software Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsI have mostly had fair and level headed senior management. Senior management folks in the pre sales division are extremely approachable. The division has an average tenure of 6+ years - which is huge in today's market. For me - the approachability of management, autonomy in work and decent pay are the biggest pros.

    ConsGrowth in career can become a challenge if the employee doesn't have clear plans. Top management strategies take time to reach rank and file.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's happening now - but top management needs to be on the ground.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No career opportunities for support staff based outside of US.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Winnersh, England (UK)

    Pros- free fruit & soft drinks
    - plenty of autonomy, which means management have no idea how much work is on
    - ability to work from home (given to ensure employees are working 24/7 !!)

    Cons- Company bonus changed to ensure it never pays out to support staff. It has NEVER paid at anywhere near 100% since I have been here.
    - US managers oblivious to just how much work is required for the few people working outside of US
    - Rewards Sales heavily despite very poor "underlying" performance

    Advice to Senior Management- Look after your support staff outside of US
    - Piling on more work at the grade is not the same as a career opportunity

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

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    Hope you don't get acquired by BMC

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI'm struggling here to find one.

    ConsIf you get acquired by BMC start looking for a new job. It will be just a matter of time before you are gone.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more caring about the people who contribute to your fat paychecks and stop terminating people who work hard and count on their jobs.

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    Awesome people, decent benefits

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsStart with 3 weeks time-off which increases with time in the company. Compensation is amongst the top 25% in the industry but you have to negotiate and get it

    ConsHealth benefits are getting poorer. With the company going private, they have not replaced the ESPP with an equivalent benefit

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

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    It's a good company to join with great colleagues and mentor.

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsWork flexi hours and comfortable working environment.

    ConsUncompetitive remuneration and low variable payout.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHR needs to connect more with staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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