BMC Software

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BMC Software Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
504 Reviews
3.4
504 Reviews
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome people, decent benefits

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

    I worked at BMC Software full-time

    Pros

    Start 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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company that provided growth and learning opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    BMC offered me opportunities to move around to different roles. This allowed me to learn new things and remain challenged.

    Cons

    At times, the leadership was not fully in touch with the "feet on the street".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to talk with and listen to employees to understand what is working and not working. Pay close attention to the culture.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Don't walk away, run!

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    Current Employee - Business Operations in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Operations in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    There are some talented, bright employees at BMC. Lots of opportunity to work extremely hard. Good location and free drinks - that is about it!

    Cons

    Constant layoffs regardless of employee ability and dedication. Serial reorganizations without thinking through a strategic long term plan. Lack of cohesive strategy at the top and no wonder private equity took over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All assets and attention are focused on the sales organization and support groups are only a necessary mechanism and are treated as such. The external reputation of BMC as a sweatshop and serial restructurer is fully supported based on what I have experienced. There is no opportunity for advancement unless you are a certain gender/race (yes, this is called discrimination). There is no employee development. The negative reputation you have generated in Houston is valid. The Bain comedy skit at the 2015 annual kick off meeting demonstrated exceptionally poor taste when you are in the midst of laying off even more employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Downward

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BMC Software

    Pros

    Good cafe. Good pay. Some people are good. Not much else is worth mentioning as cons out weigh pros.

    Cons

    Cloud strategy is missing and cloud group lacks direction. Weak leadership in some of the most important parts of company like cloud will hamper our forward traction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Insensitive comments about women so women are discouraged in some groups and left BMC. HR seems unwilling to support women. HR does not push back on levels and levels of mgmt teams without any women direct reports.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    BMC has a variety of job types that allow an employee to explore different aspects of the business

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BMC Software full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people who care about each other
    First and second line management is very supportive of career development
    Bright future as long as the company will execute on its plan

    Cons

    Upheaval related to the acquisition has taken longer to settle than hoped
    Recent attrition has led to loss of confidence in ability to execute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent to ensure your actions match your words

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic co- workers, horrible senior management, basically a salt mine

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at BMC Software full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary, co- workers, past history as a fantastic employer (but that is long over).

    Cons

    Only one pay raise in five years, despite high achievements and annual reviews. Horrible Vice President. Constantly changed his mind, and then acted like his "underlings" were just stupid and had not understood what he wanted. A capricious, Machiavellian slave driver to work for.

    An expectation that Employees's must drop everything and live, breathe, and never sleep for BMC's benefit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, I don't think they have mental capacity or humanity to care what I would have to say to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoyable work with questionable management.

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    Former Employee - Associate Product Developer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Product Developer in Houston, TX

    I worked at BMC Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work hours are somewhat flexible along with opportunity to work from home. Lots of talented co-workers. Performance based bonus pay.

    Cons

    Since buyout there have been rounds of layoffs. There is a huge talent vacuum happening as developers either jump ship to other organizations or get laid off. Compensation is slightly below market average, and now that the company is private there is no stock option.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Great Place - Solid Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMC Software as a contractor

    Pros

    Great work life balance, great people. Co-workers and mangers who generally care about your growth and career path. Great global presence and teamwork.

    Cons

    Sometimes it seemed a little too big and hard to get answers. Some shake up with the company going private.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Hope you don't get acquired by BMC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMC Software

    Pros

    I'm struggling here to find one.

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be 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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