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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Great Place - Solid Company

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    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
  6.  

    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.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoyable work with questionable management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work if you are not interested in professional development.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BMC Software full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    1. Location
    2. Free fruits, popcorn and soda

    Cons

    1. Limited professional development for those not in the sales org.
    2. Employees staying late to look good even when not necessary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    BMC Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BMC Software full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, coworkers, management and the facility is great with many amenities. Work/Life balance is great!

    Cons

    No proactive training and very low pay for my current position, limited growth

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mediocre Software, Good Technical people, Angry Customers, Poor Middle management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Management (BSM) Architect in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Business Systems Management (BSM) Architect in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Good facilities, average benefits,
    Great Offshore teams. Senior management pretty effective at solving product issues.
    Very good focus on customers during pursuit phase, Indian business and technical management are second to none.

    Cons

    Middle Management too reactive, Mixed bag of consultant quality and people skills,
    Services ( PMO, Portfolio managers, "Global" delivery managers...) unprepared and forced to play "hot potato" trying to bury rework costs and impact of fixing poorly tested software.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline middle management ( eliminate - don't just shuffle the deck)
     Invest in QA to improve our software. Develop better training for consultants.
    Ramp up PS delivery managers with basic functional and technical product training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company and good people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMC Software

    Pros

    People are friendly. The work environment is good .

    Cons

    No idea on how to move forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. And have a vision forward.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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