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BMC Software...smart people, good atmosphere and well positioned...now needs to execute.

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Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Lexington, MA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Lexington, MA

I have been working at BMC Software

Pros

The best reason to work at BMC is the autonomy and flexibility allowed by management. Direct leadership is competent and working to make positive change. The people at BMC are smart and dedicated to seeing the company succeed. There is some resistance to change but overall it is a good place to work.

Cons

Inability to change on a large scale. Feels like working for the government at some level. The pace of change at BMC can be very slow, because people are not given the authority to drive change. Everyone needs to be informed and approve of everything. The end result is a watered down version of positive change.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hold sales more accountable, and reward the best employees better. You cannot grow simply through acquisition.

Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for BMC Software

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hard to be hired, but easy to be fired

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at BMC Software

    Pros

    Little travel, headquarters based in Houston, technology industry

    Cons

    Arbitrary career advancement, little investment in people, lack of caring about career paths/promotion readiness. The company does not invest in a basic understanding of the company among its people (half the financial analysts could not tell you exactly what their company sells). In fact, people are often told that learning what the company does is something that they should do on their own time. Career advancement is based rather blatantly on kissing up to the boss, and as a result, Sr Finance leadership has little experience of best practices outside the company or knowledge of how to run a Finance organization inside the company. Each individual is technically qualified but the lack of leadership means that each individual operates as an island.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop career paths and stick to them for your best people. Most of the staff thinks that senior management does not care about them, but this is only because actions speak louder than words. When you say you care but do not show it (in fact, show the opposite), nobody believes you.

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

    Not your father's BMC

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    Current Employee - Lead Product Developer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Product Developer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BMC Software

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Decent benefits. Pay is ok, but won't be for long. As a software developer, it is great to be creating what the company actually sells. Freedom to see your ideas go from design to development.

    Cons

    Death march development projects can be stressful and depressing. Fear of layoffs is constant and no guarantees that a coworker that quits or retires will be replaced, resulting in more work for you. CEO compensation (greed) makes you sick. No feeling of loyalty anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of not giving raises to "regular" employees to "save jobs", don't accept your huge stock bonuses and "save jobs". Make the company more like the old BMC of the late 80s/early 90s. Quit constantly thinking about what the analysts will think about this quarter and focus on the long term.

    Disapproves of CEO
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