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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.

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    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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    Great company, awesome place to work

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BMC Software

    Pros

    Incredible respect for employees, great working environment, challenging business and technical opportunities, good people. I've worked for a number of companies as both an employee and as a consultant, hands down and without any hesitation BMC Software is the best place I've ever worked. It's a large company so you get the benefits and infrastructure of such but it also has a highly focused product set and feels like a much smaller company with easy access to executive leadership.

    Cons

    It's a large organization so it can be difficult at times to see how your contributions are affecting the bottom line or increasing marketshare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More 'promote from within' opportunities would probably make this one of the best places to work in the world.

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