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BMC Software San Jose Reviews

Updated November 25, 2016
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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. "Great Company to work. Great people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Tech Support Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Tech Support Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, flexible timings.

    Cons

    Some what old technology, but solid sale performance

    Advice to Management

    More transparency on the future of the compnay


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Overall, BMC was a good company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Industry leader in ITSM tools and products. Benefits and compensation were in line with the industry standards. Great people to work with. Team members always willing to help and lend advice when needed.

    Cons

    Over the past couple of years, too much change in direction, management and line of sight on the business. When I first joined BMC, the company really cared about their employees and over the past couple of years that focus changed to the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose sight of the great people you have working for you. Give them a sense that you do really care about their lives and their security in working for a great company.


  3. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    The Leaders and Managers have a great vision and thought process for current and future development. Also, there is a good internal growth for the performers.

    Cons

    Rewards and Recognition are fairly less.

    Advice to Management

    Strategies should be made transparent across employees.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not so good at the moment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Developer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Developer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    pays good, at least to start with

    Cons

    some product lines are not all that great, so be careful where you take up the job
    not doing so well financially.

    Advice to Management

    Need more focused strategy. Too many changes and too soon...


  6. "SENIOR DEVELOPER"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Developer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Developer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible working hours

    Cons

    vision and direction and strategy

    Advice to Management

    give proper direction and strategy


  7. "Great company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture and great people!

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of as it's a great company!

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Layoffs are the primary way of improving operating margin at the cost of loss of knowledge"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are usually above average. Most low-level managers are good. Mainframe hardware and working environment is one of the best in the industry.

    Cons

    Every quarter, you read the report reading between the lines to see if the axe could fall on you, and whether or not to contact head hunters. High-level management does not pay attention to biennial employee surveys. Layoffs usually hit the people who have the best product knowledge, requiring the rest to cover even more stuff while trying to learn.

    Advice to Management

    Stop listening to the accountants. Growth isn't forever. Value your employees.


  9. "Great people, tough times"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BMC Software full-time

    Pros

    People are great, fantastic environment

    Cons

    Tough times, hard to innovate in larger environment, very risk averse culture


  10. "BMC Software is a can do, positive work environment!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teamwork is a key part of our work environment. Everyone is willing to chip in and contribute to the overall plan without consideration to whether it is part of their immediate roles and responsibilities. Instead of encountering why something can't be done, the culture is one of what's it going to take and let's figure it out. Very invigorating!

    Cons

    If someone doesn't want work hard and make a difference, this isn't a place for you!

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing!


  11. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Developer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Developer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, good team work; competitive salaries and benefits

    Cons

    Decreasing quality of the product - and thus a lot of long hours to fix that - due to increased level of hiring abroad

    Advice to Management

    Limit the rate of over seas hiring as they do not stay long - we train them and then many leave



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