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Reading, England (UK)

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  • a bit lack in work/life balance depending on your department (in 34 reviews)

  • Some senior management lack people management skill (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Internal Recruiter for Software Consulting / Pre-Sales and Corporate Functions across EMEA"

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    Current Employee - Internal Recruiter in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Internal Recruiter in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BMC Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing place to work!

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of


  2. Helpful (1)

    "High intensity but with big rewards"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager (Sales) in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager (Sales) in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BMC Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    BMC employees some of the most super smart individuals in the software industry which you can learn a lot from. Very Structured sales engagement process , opportunity to earn a large salary.

    Cons

    Driven by metrics and leading indicators, long hours, with time away from family, not for everyone who is looking for work life balance

    Advice to Management

    To be great at something, you need to love it, this is sometimes forgotten at BMC in management style

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    "The worst environment I have ever worked in"

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    Former Employee - Back Office (Professional) in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Back Office (Professional) in Reading, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BMC Software full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None - apart from the brand name which is quite well known, I can think of no other reason why anyone other than sales staff would ever want to work here.

    Cons

    If you are not in the sales team you are under paid and undervalued. Back office staff (even highly trained professional back office staff involved in governance, compliance, HR, accounting and legal) are paid well-well below market rate, treated as a 'rubber stamp' and seen as 'slowing the sales process down' and best kept in the dark until last minute when there is no choice but to force undesirable and down right dangerous deals and commercials through. Sales staff can enjoy astronomical base salaries and even bigger bonuses, bonding trips to Las Vegas and general glowing reception from the business. Everyone else is treated to low pay, low bonus (even though they help and manage the deals), low budget (you wont even be getting that train ticket on expenses let alone trips abroad to see your international colleagues) yet is expected to work 24/7 at quarter end and to structure deals around how best to get the sales team commission. This is a sales lead and managed organisation, any concerns or suggestions made in relation to deals are disregarded or escalated above you and then disregarded. Automatic escalation culture is rife - there will always be someone happy to agree where you do not. BMC 'never walks away from a deal' and is proud of it, even bad, unachievable and downright dangerous ones! Promotion in the professional back office function is 'dead mans shoes' - but with the high turnover of staff and low morale you'll probably be up for a dry promotion in a year - but then again why on earth would you take that. Management in these areas is misguided and you will find yourself refusing to be part of deals that compromise internal policies or procedures but your manager happily agreeing to this. You wont grow here as a professional - stay away!

    Advice to Management

    Pay market rate to your back office professionals or they will leave!
    More staff are needed - our work life balance is awful
    More budget is needed for your back office professionals - unlike the sale team they don't see eachother for training and knowledge exchange which is sorely needed!


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