BMC Software - Horrible and Frustrating | Glassdoor
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Helpful (5)

"Horrible and Frustrating"

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Former Employee - Senior Information Developer in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Senior Information Developer in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Technology is interesting and challenging to learn. The benefits and salary are above average.

Cons

The atmosphere is ridiculously political and filled with pompous primadonnas. Most of the employees take themselves much too seriously and management is frightenly cut throat!

Many in management who have no concept of the "real" world as they've spent their entire lives working for BMC.

Advice to Management

Never, ever, elicit personal information from an employee on the pretext of "helping them with their career development." I made the mistake of being open with my manager (on her repeated insistence) about a communication weakness that I wanted to work on only to have her turn around and fire me on the basis of the so-called "weakness."

Don't betray your employees even if you're looking to justify a lay-off! It's really bad karma...bad juju...

Other Employee Reviews for BMC Software

  1. Helpful (1)

    "This place was a train wreck"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager (Sales) in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager (Sales) in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lot's of good sales training and broad product portfolio. Got to spend a lot of money trying to sell customers on a good time rather than reliable technology.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management, lack of executive communication with employees and no value add to the process. Sales Directors are more interested in managing up and throwing their subordinates under the bus. The products didn't work. There was constant turnover and therefore no sense of team work working towards the common cause.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the mess and invest more in Automation


  2. "No place for creativity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great job security as long as you keep your head down and do your work and wait for bonus to get paid without expecting any job advancement.

    Cons

    No place to advance one's career.

    Advice to Management

    Rather than holding employees retained with attractive bonus plan pay them competitive salaries and let them work hard for it.


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