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BMC Software Reviews

Updated November 21, 2017
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  • Work life balance and work pressure (in 37 reviews)

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

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  1. "Software enggineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have good work life balance

    Cons

    Most of them are haunted by job insecurity


  2. Helpful (10)

    "As Many Mid-sized Tech Companies go in the Silicon Valley- Not great, But Not bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been with BMC for 4 years now and I've seen so many changes during this time. The Flexibility of working from home is absolutely ideal. My commute into the Santa Clara office can sometimes be as long as 2 hours, so this flexibility is huge for me. The people of the SCC campus team are great, friendly and very knowledgeable. Free lunch is provided 4 days a week, so that saves time and money, and the pantry area is always stocked with snacks, fruits and breakfast items to keep you going. There is also free Soda, coffee & Tea. We've been in the SCC offices for about 18 months now, and they are nice and bright with windows everywhere. The workstations are fully adjustable allowing both standing and sitting. Although a very open-concept workspace, it is fairly low in the noise level. The Sr. Management offices are in the interior, allowing all others the floor to ceiling window views, which is quite nice.
    The benefits package is pretty good with decent choices. Lots of Informational gatherings about industry standards and cutting edge technology. Great supportive sessions for women in the workplace and guest speakers coming onto the campus.

    Cons

    There has been several Sr. Executive layoffs over the past 4 years. In 4 years, I've had 4 bosses, seen at least 6 Sr. executives get laid off. Every April there are layoffs, and you never know if it'll be your turn (there doesn't seem to be a method to the madness). Although we have a twice annual bonus structure, in 4 years I have only seen a 100% payout once, it usually only pays out 50%, then depending on your ratings (can be less than that). In 2017, moral has been super low, we've seen the President or our division get his walking papers, and so many more changes within the SCC location , it seems most people have doubts or uncertainties about their future here. The current overall climate is quite and no-one talks about the most recent changes out loud. Sr. staff attempts to give reassurances, but I can tell folks are questioning their future with BMC. No where enough cultural diversity. The scales are tipped drastically in favor of "cheap labor." Making it impossible to hire more diversity within the USA. There is a new company president, so lets see how things finally shake up.

  3. "BMC Software"

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    Former Employee - PRODUCT SPECIALIST/INFORMATION ARCHITECT in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - PRODUCT SPECIALIST/INFORMATION ARCHITECT in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scehdule, able to work remotely, interesting products

    Cons

    Sales teams never make numbers, which affects bonus for regular employees

    Advice to Management

    Fix the bonus program so that it pays better when the company does well financially


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Trying to transform themselves. High earning potential.

    Cons

    Old boys club. Lacking diversity. Hard for newcomers/outsiders.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on diversity. Cut the dead wood.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Sr Finance Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work from home opportunity, affordable benefits

    Cons

    long hours, lack of management diversity

    BMC Software Response

    Jul 20, 2017 – Employee Experience Coordinator

    We are thrilled to see that you have such a favorable view of BMC. Your 4 Star rating means a lot to us! We are very proud of our flexible work force and we have an amazing benefits package and are... More


  6. "Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMC Software full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay; talented workforce

    Cons

    To move ahead in HR needed to move to Houston, TX


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Bought out, then Sold out"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support
    Former Employee - Technical Support
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the Pros I have of my experience at BMC are through interactions with my colleagues who came over from the company they purchased. I will say that their Wellness program is second to none, and helped me lose 20 pounds. Maybe that also had to do with being forced to working remotely once they closed down our office in NJ, and I no longer had food to snack on in our office kitchen.

    Cons

    Once our office was closed down, the handwriting was on the wall. Never felt fully engaged with the company after that point. Also, supporting a product that was not born and bred at BMC made the team feel out of the loop. Just found out another round of cuts occurred and more colleagues have been released.

    Advice to Management

    Moving support and development off shore does not build loyalty with employees or with clients. If you are looking to destroy the goodwill that was built up through a company you bought out, you are succeeding.

  8. "software products"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BMC Software full-time

    Pros

    excellent software products and tools that meet today's data center management and compute operations

    Cons

    could use more open source product integration

    Advice to Management

    do more "voice of the customer" forums and add them to your annual builds and product enhancements


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A lot of turnover"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Competitive Salary
    -Reasonable Targets for commission payout
    -Limited Travel
    -Good Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    -Huge Turnover
    -4 Different Managers in 12 months
    -Losing Marketshare


  10. "Director, Community and Government Relations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BMC Software full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and work environment

    Cons

    tight budgets makes things difficult sometimes


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