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BMC Software Reviews

Updated December 7, 2018
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  • "Work life balance can go for a toss, it depends on the function you are involved though"" (in 44 reviews)

  • "No cons as such that I could find" (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Best Employer I have ever had!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    BMC is a great company to work for. I love the flexibilty in my schedule and being able to work from home when needed. But in general I enjoy the office in Houston and the people, so I tend to work from there 3 days a week atleast. Its a beautiful facility. Bright, modern and full of amenities. Plus we have some gret activites on site for BMC Cares that help make the culture great while giving back to our community. Because we are a global company, I love being able to talk and work with folks from around the world, but also this helps me to flex my schedule when needed.

    Cons

    None! Fun place to work!

    BMC Software Response

    Jul 31, 2018 – Employee Experience Coordinator

    WOW! What a great review of BMC! We are so proud to hear that you are enjoying your #BMCLife! Thank you for these wonderful words and for taking the time to share your thoughts today.


  2. "Instructional Designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Extremely helpful team, leads and managers
    Great work culture
    Work-life balance
    Spacious work floors, amazing interiors
    Employee-friendly activities

    Cons

    Too much focus on technical product education. Very less scope for actual instructional designing. Only those Instructional Designers should consider this company who are comfortable with technical education.

    Advice to Management

    A big thank you for everything that you do to maintain employee engagement!

  3. "Decent company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMC Software full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large company so lots of resources and decent pay.

    Cons

    Large company means yearly layoffs and they are also very siloed. If your lucky enough to work on one of the darling applications life will be good. If you work on other applications you won’t get funding, recognition, and will be in fear of getting laid off.


  4. "Very Challenging, but a great place to learn."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    BMC presents a great learning experience and will either give you grit as a salesperson or will break you.

    It will teach you to stand up on your own two feet as a salesperson.

    Cons

    Certain markets and products are better than others.


  5. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BMC Software full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great place to develop skills and flexible with work life balance

    Cons

    Wear many hats, productivity is maxed out. Result is being on the job constantly, nights/weekends


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Formerly great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BMC Software full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fairly recent technology opportunities through OTJ self training.

    Cons

    Unclear future now that they have been purchased by KKR. Long work hours. Lip service to work / life balance.

    Advice to Management

    "Nothing personal, it's just business' is a line from a Godfather movie.


  7. "Good place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMC Software full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of good/smart people at BMC. The learning opportunities are there and the products are solid.

    Cons

    It is a large company - typical issues with getting things done in a timely manner.

    Advice to Management

    Moving in the right direction - keep listening to the employees.

  8. "Lead Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at BMC Software full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work culture.
    Will to get to work on latest technologies if you are with a good team

    Cons

    Slow to respond to industry changes


  9. "The best company I’ve worked for!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked for 3 other companies. All Fortune 500 much larger than BMC, and they are no where near to BMC in absolutely anything. There is so much opportunity for growth within Finance. Work life balance is great which is super important for me I come from NYC and it was non existent there. Benefits are phenomenal. Salary is competitive with other top companies. I have no complaints. I am looking forward to having a long career at BMC.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Be the happy cog in the BMC machine."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BMC Software (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of career path opportunities when you know the right people and play the game. Good pay and benefits for the industry. Good work from home opportunities.

    Cons

    Big machine, little cog. Hard to be noticed, even when significant and above expectation work is completed. Work-life balanced is sometimes sacrificed, especially for traveling employees.

    Advice to Management

    It's the people that make the company, don't forget!