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BMC Software Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
463 Reviews

3.3
463 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 42 reviews)

  • Work from home facility is available" Good food is available at canteen (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • Bad work life balance as per my personal experience but apary from it all good :) (in 12 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It's had its ups and downs!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Developer
    Current Employee - Senior Product Developer

    Pros

    BMC tends to hire really talented people, and I have worked on some interesting projects over the years. Strong customer emphasis. BMC has had a strong commitment to delivering quality software and providing excellent service to the customer, and this has made it nice as an employee to not be constantly apologizing to customers for a lack of these items.

    Cons

    BMC has been cutting back on staff for 5 to 10 years now, so it gets harder and harder to keep up with new development, maintenance, and support. Raises and promotions are few and far between. Management shuffles make it like starting over at a new job every year or so. They never survey workers about manager effectiveness, so mediocre managers hang around forever and just move around. Still can't tell if going private in late 2013 was a good or bad thing for company and employees (I am sure those at top took care of themselves).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management reviews (all levels) should include a survey of the managed employees. They get promoted/rewarded/public accolades while the people they manage are terrorized and miserable. Give employees a sense that we have a future here. Give up a little of your bonus money and get some help at the bottom.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Manager  in  Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    Pros

    I just finalized my 3rd week on the job and I must say I am surprised. This is a company that is as "aged" as Oracle or HP, and that has gone through transformation before enough times so to incorporate those as motions to it's familiar rythm of work, yet it seems to me that right now it's all about looking inside and really pursuing a major goal or objective: true transformation. People is excited, discussions are mostly about doing better things and being more active on it and most importantly, the people who has to be discussing the money issues are the people who is supposed to do that, it is not a common theme among the whole company. They literally said "we got it, you guys innovate, think big, we have your backs". Result? 10 out of 10 reps with more than 6 months in the company already are overachieving; marketing is bringing up new tools to the table; services and support are proactively partnering with sales. This is a great place and a terrific moment to be right now.

    Cons

    Too early to say, I am really enjoying my time here and I'm surprised of how good I feel about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up this rythm and it will pay off really really quick!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Progressive company in a exciting period of transformation and growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    UK focus on development and career growth is fantastic. Great new facilities in Winnersh and London Victoria. EMEA is growing fast and the new product investment is paying dividends for customers and employees. Great consistent sales process and a management team that understand how to support the teams identify, create and deliver value.
    Salaries are highly competitive, attracting great talent, and the company has a real can do approach.

    Cons

    Can be long hours on occasions, but a great team spirit on the journey.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, the post privatisation energy and investment is great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The very beginning of my sales experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    a very good envrironment for the sales

    Cons

    Be the first on the market

  6.  

    Benefits okay but uncertainty continues about long-term employment

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

    Pros

    The company offers good benefits and work schedules are flexible (see cons). The yearly layoffs have not stopped since going private. Many staff in the U.S. have taken a step-down in their position to retain employment with the company. Jobs continue to be offshored,

    Cons

    This is a globally staffed company with project teams scattered among multiple countries. Staff in key locations work very early or late to accomodate the varying time zones. This might benefit your personal schedule or be difficult to manage if you are not an early morning or late-night person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring jobs to locations that have been downsized and expand opportunities for employees that have seen their opportunities narrowed due to restructuring and offshoring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work.

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

    Pros

    Strong Management , strong vission. Good work culture. Product based company so high work satisfaction with a succesful implemtation.

    Cons

    Human values compomised. Can be fired anytime.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work at, Great people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Developer  in  Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Current Employee - Product Developer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

    Pros

    Flagship product, many technologies, programming languages and complex environments. Every single command/script/function you do is later run all over the world in the most complex and large IT departments.

    Cons

    Some people are doing here the same thing for years, so only they have the knowledge. Knowledge sharing is weak although most people actually want to help and share.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage people to move between teams from time to time.
    Compensate for knowledge sharing.
    Strengthen technical/professional leadership at the expense of Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point, Project etc.) type of "leadership". This will foster employee motivation in the long run.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Pune Environment is ok; senior management is well phew.... directionless it may seem....

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

    Pros

    Work and technology is good. Talented people are to be seen around in Pune .

    Cons

    No work life balance, everyone stays late at Pune.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company with nice work life balance but very slow or no growth.

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

    Pros

    Very good work life balance, comfort zones like WFH. Very good HR policies and benefits for employees.

    Cons

    Very slow or no growth. Some products are run like family business. A select few in the team are heaped with all promotions hikes and awards. And others toil in vain and get meager or no hikes or recognition. Higher ups are not making an effort to setup proper channels to get feedbacks. So folks with grudges just falsify feedbacks or give demeaning feedbacks. No development plans for individuals only for a select in the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to deep dive and talk to individuals to know whats really happening instead of taking feedback from higher ups who are falsifying most of it. Decentralize individual power centers within the team so that no body runs the show as if a family run or proprietary business. Set up proper processes to get performance feedback instead of word of mouth or email feedback. Stress should be on numbers and data instead of word of mouth or his word against somebody else's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Do not join Enablement Team , only join if you are not career and growth oriented

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enablement  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Enablement in Pune (India)

    Pros

    No Instructional Designer work so Enjoy , for Graphic Designer it is an worst place
    you will learn how to clean PPT (power point) , reporting in excel , a lot of copy-paste , e-mail templates, webex recordings, upload videos on youtube

    Cons

    in few months you will forget what is Instructional Design and Graphic Designer do.
    US team member think ID and GD are the people who can clean PPT (but you will never make a PPT, you will only add color or border line, some pictures,) you will never touch the text inside PPT..
    a lot of reports generation which will be your daily routine job then arrange that report in a proper manner.
    you have to record webex meetings and e-mail the other people
    from last two years no one have created any trainings, no appreciation what so ever you do
    team manager is very selfish and arrogant, no professionalism , no idea about work , just forward any e-mail to team ask them to do it , no guidance , for any failures complete blame on team members, claim team members work and say you do nothing.
    frequent changes in leadership , scrap ongoing projects , complete wastage of your own work , India team is always into background, total politics, people leave frequently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look what your Manager is doing.
    what time they come and leave from office,
    if you don't have any work please don't hire and destroy our career.
    actively looking for job but when we tell them what we do in BMC they just reject us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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