BMC Software

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Horrible and Frustrating

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  • Career Opportunities
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.  

    Great software company, but limited innovation

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Great Long Term Company, Lacks In Internal Innovation in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Great Long Term Company, Lacks In Internal Innovation in McLean, VA

    I have been working at BMC Software

    Pros

    Great people who work at BMC and a good portfolio of software to work with.
    Good balance of life and work.
    Get to solve interesting challenges for customers.
    The software is not tied to specific hardware or closed environments.

    Cons

    Middle management is always getting in the way.
    Software can be too complex or not very well integrated at first.
    It's a big company that still thinks its a small company at times, but lacks the innovation of a smaller firm. Too many useless acquisitions that go by the wayside before they are integrated with the existing offerings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrate the current solutions and invest in content for the product sets. Get innovative with the software offerings, don't just buy new companies to fill market hype.

    Approves of CEO
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