BMC Software - good for architects, bad for lower level engineers | Glassdoor
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"good for architects, bad for lower level engineers"

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  • 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
No opinion of CEO

Pros

relatively stable engineering department. despite work being moved to india, engineers are accomodated to other product teams. all attrition is based on performance only.

Cons

since most work is moving to india, engineers are under pressure to work at lead and architect level. workplace is cramped, and office benefits (cafeteria, gym, etc) are being eliminated quickly.

Advice to Management

They need to communicate clearly with the employees in San Jose regarding what jobs will be retained here, so they know what to work towards.

Other Employee Reviews for BMC Software

  1. "BMC Has Become a Ship Of Fools"

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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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Five years ago, BMC Software was starting to gain market traction and industry recognition as a business services leader with their line of BSM products. The company also had a reputation for treating its employees fairly with respect, dignity, and compassion.

    Cons

    Over the last five years, BMC Software has degenerated into a second-rate software company that encourages employees to suceed by any means possible at the expense of fellow coworkers. The cause for most of the current low employee morale comes from the short-cited leadership practices of the ESM business-unit manager.

    Advice to Management

    Stop intimidating employees by promoting the importance of performance evaluations beyond all possible reason.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Cheap company run by sales people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Generally a good work/life balance.
    The yearly bonus is nice if you are rated well
    The stock has done well during the recession

    Cons

    Cheap company. No salary adjustments in 2009. No surprise if none in 2010. Very difficult to get equipment needed to do the job. Despite the name BMC Software, the company is sales focused rather than software.
    Too many small bought up units in distributed locations which makes it very difficult to act as a single company.
    Inadequate technical leadership.
    Lack of innovation and product creation.
    Too many co-workers with sub par skills.
    Many product requirements but no funding to accomplish assigned tasks in the time desired.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the employees. Don't focus only on top talent but grow all talent. Reduce offshore use and ensure that people on a team are in the same location.

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