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"BMC Software is like working in a salt mine"

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Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer
Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

-- Sometimes, you have the opportunity to work on an interesting project.
-- The health benefits are better than average.
-- Some of the company's products are leading-edge technology.

Cons

-- Absolutely no work/life balance. You literally work until you drop or develop a medical problem.
-- Politics at the individual department level are hardball. Coworkers act agressively to gain turf.
-- You receive emails from managers written at 2:00 AM. Nothing is said, but you quickly get the hint.
-- If you don't hit the ground running from the start, you'll be out of there within three to four months.
-- You spend about 30 hours every quarter writing your performance evaluation for your manager.
-- Only super stars need apply. Everyone else is lumped into a huge bucket subject to annual layoffs.
-- BMC Software doesn't develop new products; instead, they just acquire other companies.

Advice to Management

Back in 2005, employees were leaving in droves at some BMC Software locations (for example, Sunnyvale, CA). The strong growth that occurred over the next three years though attracted fresh talent.

You need to manage your workforce by "offering the carrot, not the whip". When I left in 2009, BMC Software had just acquired a new company, and they offered the CEO a position managing a large business unit. One of his first actions was to create a plan to eliminate an additional 5 percent of the workforce each year. He was so proud of this!

Other Employee Reviews for BMC Software

  1. "Competitive compensation. Good people to work with."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive compensation. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth opportunities.


  2. "Excellent"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great campus at the Corporate office offering a gym, flexible working hours, and a great atmosphere where colleagues are friendly.

    Cons

    BMC does not have an office in every state therefore you are not able to work there if you live in certain areas.

    Advice to Management

    My feedback is that I feel that the Management team is doing a great job, employees generally seem happy and it was a great place to work!

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