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BMC Software San Jose Reviews

Updated August 10, 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. "Not a Bad place to work."

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

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

    Pros

    Good Company, with lots of growth potential. Management no worse or better than many other Software company.

    Cons

    Privately held, so there can be many moving parts all at the same time, with high expectations and stress.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good, leading-edge work can be had; just be sure that you're on the right project"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - There are pockets of developments that make use of the latest technology
    - Management is open to new product ideas
    - Encourages employees to do local outreach activities

    Cons

    - If not on right project, watch out for the annual layoff
    - Employees (informally polled) do not get raises unless getting a title change. Profit sharing is the excuse, but that is extremely variable, depending on business units
    - Impossible to do any longer-than-one-year projects to improve existing products

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Not a good place to stay for long term. Just went private by equity firm."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Lead Product Developer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Product Developer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and okay salary

    Cons

    Just a merger and acquisitions


  4. "Great Company to work. Great people"

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    • 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


  5. Helpful (2)

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

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    • 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.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • 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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not so good at the moment"

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    • 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...

  8. "SENIOR DEVELOPER"

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    • 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


  9. "Great company to work for!"

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    • 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


  10. Helpful (5)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


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