BMC Software

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

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
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

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    Not your father's BMC

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    One that got away

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Product Developer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Product Developer in Houston, TX

    I worked at BMC Software

    Pros

    Convenient location, fairly relaxed work environment, solid benefits and reasonable pay.

    Cons

    Strategy and ability to execute is somewhat impaired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your retention efforts, software engineering resources are not interchangeable, increase respect for employee.

    No opinion of CEO
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