Compare BMC Software vs Cherwell Software BETA

See how Cherwell Software vs. BMC Software compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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BMC Software

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Cherwell Software

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 1348 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.9
(based on 173 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
3.6
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
3.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
BMC Software Ceo Ayman Sayed
99%
99%Ayman Sayed
CEO Approval
Cherwell Software Ceo Sam Gilliland
67%
67%Sam Gilliland
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
79%
% Recommend to a friend
47%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
64%
Positive Business Outlook
47%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Product Developer50 Salaries
$128,208/yr
Business Development Representative21 Salaries
$44,185/yr
Senior Software Consultant20 Salaries
$131,900/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Project Manager2 Salaries
$121,582/yr
Manager2 Salaries
$93,909/yr
Senior Software Engineer4 Salaries
$117,909/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 162 reviews)
"Work culture"(in 82 reviews)
Pros
"Cherwell"(in 41 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 14 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 47 reviews)
"No cons"(in 30 reviews)
Cons
"Cherwell"(in 36 reviews)
"Growing pains"(in 16 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Recruiting Manager

I have been working at BMC Software full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

BMC has a culture of solid teamwork and caring for employees, in addition to the intellectual challenge offered by the start up atmosphere. The company is well established, but offers employees an... opportunity to dig deeply into their roles and learn as much as possible by doing more than just what is in the job description. In the corporate groups, everyone has an opportunity to make an impact and feel appreciated for their work. Additional project work is always available for people who volunteer to learn new skills. The result is a group of employees with much longer than average tenure in their jobs.

Cons

The positive enviornment means that there is not much turnover in some areas of the business, so advancement opportunities can require creativity or moving to a new team.

Current Employee - Software Engineer

I have been working at Cherwell Software full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Cherwell is really a great place to work. Here are a few reasons why: - Culture: I work with people all across the country (and developers in Scotland!) who all are very talented, offer diverse... perspectives, and bring out the best in you. Communication is easy, and trust is high. And this is experience is consistent both within and outside my R&D department. - Flexibility/Benefits: We have a good remote work policy that even allows employees who live near HQ to work from home. There is a flexible PTO policy that doesn't put a cap on vacation - and there is no stigma around taking time off. The other benefits (health, 401k, etc) are comparable to other tech companies in the area. - Tech: Cherwell has a unique product and a seemingly limitless potential for new projects and innovation. As with any product, there is room for improvement. But as an engineer, this kind of thing excites me. On a given day I can find myself working on anything from websockets to machine learning algorithms. Overall, the people are wonderful and the work is exciting. There isn't much more I can ask for.

Cons

As with any company, there seems to be a loud vocal minority who either complain about trivial issues or irrational misconceptions. Much of the negativity in the reviews seem to think that management... is out to get them and destroy their work-life balance. This is irrational and untrue. When you take a step back and compare Cherwell to other similar tech companies the stats bear out that we have one of the lowest voluntary employee attrition rates. This is a testament to the great culture and perks. The anonymous surveys also point to how the majority of employees love working here and think the CEO, Sam, is doing a fine job. Let the numbers do the talking instead of the vocal minority.

Advice to Management

Keep it up!

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