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BMC Software Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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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. "A place for playing politics."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Asia, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Asia, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you know how to play the game, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Sales people have the last word, support staff needs to follow all instructions - dogs listen to masters.

    Advice to Management

    There are always two side stories.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "The Donald Trump of tech."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you like Donald Trump, this is the place for you. His style is what BMC execs would consider nuanced and sophisticated.

    Cons

    Most of the executive team appears to have graduated from Donald Trump university. There's a reason why this company is dying.

    Advice to Management

    A more ridiculous group of execs is hard to find. So no advice for them.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Was better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and have some really good people

    Cons

    Management only looks at product lines they know and forget the others. No plans to assist even though the one they are ignoring is the top product and don't seem to care

    Advice to Management

    Have given it and pretty much told to put my head down and do the the work


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Mired in process"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BMC Software (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Reasonably competitive salary combined with remote work opportunities allows for some good flexibility when having a young family. Remote work options may be less welcome now than when I was there.

    Cons

    BMC is an old-school bulky machine that pivots slowly. The company had recently been acquired when I was there and was trying to implement some change, but with many layers of management, what I was used to doing in 1-2 weeks at other companies took 5-6 weeks . Almost the entire demand marketing team has turned over since leaving. If you have an entrepreneurial nature, this is a tough place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk when saying you want to be more start-up in nature.


  6. "Senior Product Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Developer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Developer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Stay ahead of technology, motivating managers.

    Cons

    Try to get work done with fewer employees. So work load is always heavy.


  7. "Employee experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BMC Software (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, people like to give and get cooperation, and managers treat us with respect and confidence. The company also values internal trainings on a frequent basis, ensures a solid path for development.

    Cons

    I had some issues with commision payments that last several months, but the company was fair in addressing everything before I left.

    Advice to Management

    Keep valuing people, they are your best asset.


  8. "gr8 org"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Technical Support Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Technical Support Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    transparent

    closed work group

    Work life balance

    good profitability

    employee caring

    Stable and long term player

    good market presence

    above average paymaster

    Cons

    nothing specific that clicks. All the cos are subject to market forces and BMC is no exception. So nothing specific that clicks

    Advice to Management

    not really sure . nothing specific that clicks. nothing specific that clicks. nothing specific that clicks


  9. "life at BMC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    balanced work and personal life

    Cons

    in efficient management of resources


  10. "Engagement Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BMC Software (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent training opportunities for employees

    Cons

    Absolutely terrible culture - teams pitted against each other in front of clients - terrible follow through with clients

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your clients and remember we are all working for the same company


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Salesforce Architech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Salesforce Architect in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Salesforce Architect in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BMC Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good work culture and policies

    Cons

    Innovate new product or technology

    Advice to Management

    Innovation


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