BMC Software

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4 people found this helpful  

Horrible and Frustrating

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

I worked at BMC Software

Pros

Technology is interesting and challenging to learn. The benefits and salary are above average.

Cons

The atmosphere is ridiculously political and filled with pompous primadonnas. Most of the employees take themselves much too seriously and management is frightenly cut throat!

Many in management who have no concept of the "real" world as they've spent their entire lives working for BMC.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Never, ever, elicit personal information from an employee on the pretext of "helping them with their career development." I made the mistake of being open with my manager (on her repeated insistence) about a communication weakness that I wanted to work on only to have her turn around and fire me on the basis of the so-called "weakness."

Don't betray your employees even if you're looking to justify a lay-off! It's really bad karma...bad juju...

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    This place was a train wreck

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    Former Employee - Account Manager (Sales) in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager (Sales) in San Jose, CA

    I worked at BMC Software

    Pros

    Lot's of good sales training and broad product portfolio. Got to spend a lot of money trying to sell customers on a good time rather than reliable technology.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management, lack of executive communication with employees and no value add to the process. Sales Directors are more interested in managing up and throwing their subordinates under the bus. The products didn't work. There was constant turnover and therefore no sense of team work working towards the common cause.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up the mess and invest more in Automation

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, but slow to adapt at times.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at BMC Software

    Pros

    BMC Software sells some exceptional products, and can address a lot of pain inside of IT operations. The Cloud Lifecycle Management tools are exceptiona, and at least 18 months ahead of the competition.

    Cons

    Sometimes you see people that should not be doing the jobs that they are in. They are either unqualified, or incompetent, yet they stay and nobody is forcing them to leave. They also do not take many risks, but risk is inherent in innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a bit more focused on the product and the customer, not necessarily the stock price. If the development org is not able to write stable and functional code, then you should consider drastic changes in that area to shake things up.

    Approves of CEO
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