BMC Software Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
475 Reviews
3.3
475 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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company keep declining. Stay away

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    There are few good people still available

    Cons

    Seems like company not able to recover. After several layoff, privatization, huge outsourcing and based on poor sales results, people leaving and not seeing any future for this company.

    Management completely lost and not able to find any recovery path.

    Quality of the product so bad, you cannot expect any of new features to work in moths..

    It is just another non successful company mostly located in India.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you not able to do your job you better resign

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Extremely fast pace environment

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Great compensation IF you worked extremely hard and suceed.

    Cons

    Account Managers are jack of all trade, master of none.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    True external marketing programs is well overdue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Developer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Developer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice people, good team work; competitive salaries and benefits

    Cons

    Decreasing quality of the product - and thus a lot of long hours to fix that - due to increased level of hiring abroad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Limit the rate of over seas hiring as they do not stay long - we train them and then many leave

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Anonymous

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Telecommute available

    Cons

    Raises, even cost of living increases are few and far between. Benefits are average and could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to the non-management personnel.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Reducing Cost and Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    Great Training, Mostly Great People (although many are leaving), Many Products

    Cons

    Poor Strategy Execution and lack of Focus, Looking to Reduce Cost as much as possible, limited opportunity, major change in culture, lacking a true identity, technology is outdated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide individuals real opportunity, not just those that appear this way on the surface, there is a difference between motivation and manipulation

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

    Good company to work for, like any company, a lot of that depends on the manager you have.

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Travel (if you like to travel), good starting salary, good benefits, sponsored me for a Top Secret clearance.

    Cons

    Travel (if you don't like to travel), on my third manager over 2-1/2 years, annual raises are non-existent or poor, company is currently is a state of flux (previous forced takeover attempt and going private).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It is the dedication of BMC's employees that make BMC the company it is.

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    Current Employee - Lead MSM SQAA Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Lead MSM SQAA Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at BMC Software for more than 10 years

    Pros

    BMC provides an environment where you are always challenged to tackle new and interesting ideas. The pay, benefits, and other incentives are top notch.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges are having to do more with less people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't lose sight of the fact it is the dedication and hard work of the employees that make you look good. Treat them like you understand that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work, amazing coworkers, top notch management, great company culture

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    Current Employee - Specialist  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Love the culture, people help you achieve your goals, beautiful campus.

    Cons

    With BMC going private, we're in a time of adjustment. Fist fiscal quarter was wasted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In investing, the higher your risk the higher the rewards. The same principle should apply to your sales people. If you make it significantly harder to achieve a higher quota, the commissions should increase and not decrease.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Solid enterprise software company nearing end of life

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    Former Employee - Development Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Development Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    - excellent compensation and benefits
    - Fortune 500 customers
    - solid legacy products
    - flexible work environment and good work life balance
    - nice offices

    Cons

    - beauracratic, things move to slow
    - no budget for training, travel, recognition
    - constant lay-offs
    - growth through acquisition and cost cutting
    - no top line revenue growth from innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - adapt faster to new technologies
    - change business model instead of relying on lay-offs
    - innovate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Disapointing work experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMC Software

    Pros

    Great people, products, flexible environment and competitive pay were the only things that made working at BMC a tolerable experience.

    Cons

    A clueless top management is slow to act on opportunities which everyone else sees clear as day. Also appear to not understand that you can't grow a business if you only employ enough people to keep the lights on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace yourself with execs who know how to grow a business, not make the bottom line appear better by laying off people.

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