BMC Software Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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BMC Software Chairman and CEO Bob Beauchamp
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Pros
  • Very good work life balance, comfort zones like WFH (in 44 reviews)

  • ability to work from home (given to ensure employees are working 24/7 (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • work-life balance needs to be improved (in 13 reviews)

  • Middle Management doesn't appear to know what they are doing (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good, leading-edge work can be had; just be sure that you're on the right project

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - There are pockets of developments that make use of the latest technology - Management is open to new product ideas - Encourages employees to do local outreach activities

    Cons

    - If not on right project, watch out for the annual layoff - Employees (informally polled) do not get raises unless getting a title change. Profit sharing is the excuse, but that is extremely variable, depending on business units - Impossible to do any longer-than-one-year projects to improve existing products


  2. Helpful (2)

    Not so good at the moment

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Developer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Developer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance pays good, at least to start with

    Cons

    some product lines are not all that great, so be careful where you take up the job not doing so well financially.

    Advice to Management

    Need more focused strategy. Too many changes and too soon...


  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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BMC Software full-time (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 Management

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


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  5. Sr Product developer

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Developer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Developer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BMC Software full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit and working environment, good work/life balance, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Old technology, not chanlleging, not follow the technology trend


  6. Helpful (1)

    Its above average

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    Current Employee - Product Developer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Developer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BMC Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place for experienced people to join and retire. Not much innovation and career scope. work life balance is good.. not that much hectic work.

    Cons

    Nothing specific but you need to let your employees grow with the organisation. HR is not that great helpful with employees. Not much innovation and career scope. Use 30 years old technology and stuck with it.


  7. Tidbit regarding BMC Software

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company for specific depts such as Sales and Product Dev'ing.

    Cons

    Overall limited opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    I cannot speak for all depts but in regards to internal I.T. the management is using the "do more with less" approach which stresses out the I.T. employees. I better balance of man power to work load is necessary to ensure a more positive work environment.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Grass is the same color as most other large companies...

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Large company, situated well to ride out bumps in the global economy - High level of vocal community support for the Remedy product line - Good at integrating acquired companies into larger solutions

    Cons

    - Big company with lots of internal process overhead - not very nimble - Tends to be driven by what competitors do or large customers demand vs. innovative - Most employees tend to just do what is in their job description without going above and beyond

    Advice to Management

    - Be forward looking in 3-5 year plans and stick to them - Listen to your folks on the front line - they'll help you decide what's important to do


  9. It's a decent place to work.

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall it's a decent place to work for, they have been successful in integrating new companies and executing well on their BSM strategy.

    Cons

    Infrastructure software is not a Hot growth area, all the other companies which BMC competes are big companies like HP, IBM and CA.

    Advice to Management

    Need to encourage more innovation.


  10. Helpful (2)

    nice place to retire, wrong place to make a difference

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    Current Employee - Lead Product Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Product Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    has a few gorillas, and there is not much competition if you are above average

    Cons

    well being a gorilla it does not compete well nor does it seem to have that hunger

    Advice to Management

    foster innovation or we might end up being irrelevant



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