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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Information Developer  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Information Developer in San Jose, CA

Pros

Excellent benefits. Flexible work options.

Cons

Global company with teams around the world. Difficult to balance work and home life. People are laid off quietly, and no announcements are made.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Care about the people more.

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for BMC Software

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    You experience at BMC will depend on the team you are a part of.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    Pros

    BMC acquires a lots of companies. If you were part of a fun bunch of people at a startup that BMC acquired, the fun could last as long as the rest of your team.

    Cons

    Has all inefficiencies of a large companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have autonomous teams

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

    Leave your good ideas and passions at the door- you won't need them

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Good compensation. Some very good people still left even after the BladeLogic fiasco.

    Cons

    Cancerous political climate at the executive levels percolates down through the ranks- passive-aggressive behaviors are the norm. All product strategy is driven top-down and 8 layers of management ensure reality stays comfortably distant. Non-existent research and planning for products leads to high project failure rate. As a result, execution is 100% reactionary to customers and deals at risk. Plan to work nights and weekends just to stay in the game and forget about your work being recognized or the correct people being held accountable for failures. Chances are the only person blamed will be the only truly honest person involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and reward hard work and dedication- stop treating people as expendable. Be clear about what the objectives are and reward people who meet them. Yes...this requires executives to actually put their own necks on the line. It's easy to ask for everything under the sun and fire people when it doesn't happen. Plan ahead for products and stop the massive swings in strategy. Build people instead of tearing them down. Prioritize and reduce scope relentlessly to drive focus and execution. Most of all, aggressively implement 360 reviews and get rid of those employees deemed most political and least trustworthy by their colleagues. This last step alone would go along way toward fixing the culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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