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BMC Software Reviews

Updated August 11, 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. "BMC is great!"

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

    Pros

    flexible timings
    flexible work location or work from home

    Cons

    frequent re-org and management shuffle


  2. "Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work Remote
    Good benefits
    Solid customer base

    Cons

    Moves too fast - too many changes in direction without a solid plan.

  3. "BMC"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Lead/Associate Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Lead/Associate Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BMC Software (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Get good work life balance.

    Cons

    No career growth opportunities here

    Advice to Management

    should create more opportunity for career growth


  4. "Nice place to work but sometimes frustrating."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BMC Software (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Offers a chance to work with extremely smart people. Great salary and bonus. Very nice office space.

    Cons

    Some new managers are not willing to put people and the team first.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Must be nice"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BMC Software full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and good leadership

    Cons

    I've become embarrassed that the company allows an employee to run around on company time selling himself and Snapchat. Why is this allowed? Can we all go do our own thing on the company time whenever?

    Advice to Management

    Can the Social Media person, they clearly don't value their job and put some one in that spot that will put BMC first.


  6. "SR. SQA Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BMC Software (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The management had great vision for BMC products

    Cons

    Need more innovation to integrate all BMC products


  7. "Wonderful People"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BMC Software (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and wonderful colleagues. While I worked there, some of the products were industry-leading.

    Cons

    Too many products. Product changes too slow.

    Advice to Management

    Not qualified to comment on current status.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BMC Software full-time

    Pros

    I worked at BMC for almost 3 years. Company went through a substantial transformation, going from public to private. Great benefits and salary quite competitive.

    Cons

    It is always a challenge when a company goes from publicly traded to privately held. Investors tend to cut corners to maximize their profit, which it is probably understandable.

    Advice to Management

    No particular advice.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Great products, but poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Staff Technical Support Analyst in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Staff Technical Support Analyst in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The products that they create are innovative and reliable. The compensation is good for the market.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is inept. They are totally disconnected from the regular workers. The company has frequent layoffs which leave employees concerned for their jobs every day. Too many Directors and VPs in comparison to the number of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Try to understand what the employees are doing on a day to day basis and listen to their input. Lower the number of high level directors and VPs so there wouldn't need to be so many layoffs of regular employees just to save money.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great if you're on top!"

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    Current Employee - Value Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Value Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work from home for many roles
    Generous holiday and vacation policy
    Excellent 401(k)
    Reasonable benefits
    Go getters and overachievers are rewarded

    Cons

    MBO-based compensation program for sales support
    Only concerned about what you did for them lately
    Company run by Bain consulting firm, no clear leadership
    Many roles moving offshore for expense containment
    Concern for customer satisfaction is by fire fight only
    Continued significant talent drain after having gone private


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