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BMC Software Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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  • a bit lack in work/life balance depending on your department (in 34 reviews)

  • Slow growth in revenue, lack of appreciation in the middle management (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Amazing work environment!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    1. Very helpful colleagues and seniors
    2. Fantastic environment that makes you comfortable at the workplace
    3. Amazing office, one of the best!

    Cons

    There are no such drawbacks.

    BMC Software Response

    Jul 10, 2017 – Human Resource Coordinator

    Thank you for this amazing review of BMC! We appreciate your feedback and are glad to see that you are enjoying working here. We greatly appreciate all of our reviews and are always excited to see... More


  2. "Great Company Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Head of Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top-down great culture within the organization. Team oriented feeling, great benefits, great events and the company takes care of its people. Would definitely work there again.

    Cons

    Large, publicly held company which means RIFs are a reality that can't be avoided.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more telecommuting options, especially in larger cities where commuting is a hassle and remote teams are a growing trend.

    BMC Software Response

    Sep 18, 2017 – Employee Experience Coordinator

    We are pleased to hear your thoughts regarding our amazing culture that BMC has worked hard to achieve. We take a lot of pride in our employees and put a lot of thought into caring for our... More

  3. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMC Software full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, pay, and corporate culture.

    Cons

    Typical politics by some parties.

    BMC Software Response

    Sep 18, 2017 – Employee Experience Coordinator

    Thanks for taking the time to complete a review today. It sounds as if you enjoyed your experience with BMC. Thanks you for your comments regarding out culture, compensation and benefits. we agree... More


  4. "Principal Solution Engineer with 17+ years experience"

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    Current Employee - Principal Solution Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Solution Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at BMC Software full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Invest in new technologies constantly

    Cons

    Quick changes at the leadership


  5. "Nice company"

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

    I worked at BMC Software full-time

    Pros

    Solid company with a good outlook

    Cons

    Politics can get in the way sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building great software

    BMC Software Response

    Aug 23, 2017 – Employee Experience Coordinator

    Thank you for your review today. We appreciate your comments and we agree that we have a great future and outlook.

    we also appreciate the comments on our quality. This is of the utmost... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Inside Sales at BMC may have had its peak"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BMC Software full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Strong salary and commission package (fantastic accelerators for overachievers)
    -100% Club trip to Hawaii available to Inside Sales
    -Great solutions that compete well at enterprise level

    Cons

    -Promotion decisions are based on politics, not performance (they'll tell you otherwise, but I recommend talking to people who have left the org for the full story)
    -BMC does invest enough in R&D to provide SMB-level solutions, or enough in marketing to provide sufficient lead opportunities. These are a missed opportunity that could scale the company by fueling an inside sales growth engine
    -Revolving door of upper management makes it difficult to maintain a common direction
    -Massive re-org every April with the new fiscal year, which severely hinders productivity

    Advice to Management

    Readopt the meritocracy that briefly existed a couple years ago


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not a pro-employee company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BMC Software full-time

    Pros

    Modern office(s), Global workforce, Good infrastructure for collaboration

    Cons

    Non favorable HR policies when dealing with management. It is apparent that employees do not have a leg to stand on when it comes to their well being.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with an employee neutral HR policy that allows a fair and due process in resolving issues no matter what their job level may be. For as much emphasis as BMC claims to put on employee experience, it is not working the way that it should.

  8. "Company Overview"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BMC Software full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and amazing products

    Cons

    nothing at this time, very happy

    BMC Software Response

    Jul 20, 2017 – Employee Experience Coordinator

    We are thrilled that you are enjoying the many great things BMC has to offer and appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback and complete a review for us today. BMC is well known for it's... More


  9. "Great culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    BMC was a great place to work. A culture that valued the employees and rewarded commitment and performance at the individual level. Almost everyone has a "we are a team" attitude to help get the job done. There's a lot of amenities at headquarters to may the hard work easier.

    Cons

    The only downside I saw was a period of constant cost reductions through reductions in workforce. I believe that ended after the company went private. Many good people still there.

    BMC Software Response

    Jul 19, 2017 – Employee Experience Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review today! At BMC, we are committed to creating an environment that is comfortable, collaborative and transparent for all our employees. Our employees... More


  10. "Business Development Rep"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Management is amazing
    Work culture is great

    Cons

    Many upper management changes happening now
    Some uncertainty about the future

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    BMC Software Response

    Jul 19, 2017 – Employee Experience Coordinator

    Thank you for your review of BMC today! We are thrilled to see that you are enjoying the culture we work hard to foster. We agree that we have a amazing management team and that we are a fantastic... More


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