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BMC Software Reviews

Updated October 10, 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 19 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Best Employer I have ever had!"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Good Momentum building on Strong Heritage"

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

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

    Pros

    Great term customer relationships and recebt investment in R&D set BMC up for a great future.

    Cons

    We sometimes have to overcome past impressions of BMC as a "mainframe only" company, but that's easy to do once we share our Multicloud Management perspective.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in our technology and our people. BMC is at the forefront of multicloud management.

    BMC Software Response

    Jul 31, 2018 – Employee Experience Coordinator

    Your 5-Star review of BMC today is greatly appreciated. We are so pleased to hear that you are enjoying your time and experience at BMC. Thanks again for your kind words. We also greatly... More

  3. "Lead Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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

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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 (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.


  5. "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!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Need an entire shake up with Sr. Management!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Customer lineup
    Great work environment
    Great Sales people

    Cons

    "BOYS CLUB"
    Management is misaligned
    Services focuses on themself and not the customer
    Ran by PMs and Finance; lacking value to the customer
    Pretend that they are value based but it's all about warm bodies, utilization, sell anything and not the customer or value.

    Advice to Management

    There is a HUGE misalignment with what you say, your actions, your strategy, and business ethics. Please take a deeper look.


  7. "Great work culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BMC Software full-time

    Pros

    BMC has a very strong and inclusive company culture. It encourages employees to grow.

    Cons

    Annual bonus pay out is lower than most companies.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Inside sales rep"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule, open door policy

    Cons

    unreasonable quarterly revenue goals, unorganized


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Some solid products to go to market with

    Cons

    Unstable future due to pending acquisition

    Advice to Management

    Start paying attention to the zero lack of marketing efforts and invest in something aside from local events.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "BMC declining"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Grunt Worker
    Former Employee - Grunt Worker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BMC Software full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you are located in California compensation is relatively good because of the competition to find talented people.

    If your home country is India, Mexico, China or Ukraine then there is lots of growth opportunity available for you. BMC loves to invest in these countries because they pay lower wages - the flip side is constant turnover as individuals leave for better paying jobs.

    Numerous people work from home. Termination package is very generous.

    Cons

    It used to be an annual March/April reorg (hint hint firing), now it is also happening October/November. Several years back BMC was bought out to rebuild itself out of the public eye, investors are now keen on getting their ROI hence the twice annual reorgs.

    Sales and SEs are flying out the door for better opportunities. Competitors are chomping at BMC customer base.

    Products are buggy with only recent intention (CEO mandate) to fix them, not uncommon to have defects opened for years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, because it has to be a winning strategy.


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