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"Review of BMC Software environment"

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Current Employee - Information Developer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Information Developer in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Excellent benefits. Flexible work options.

Cons

Global company with teams around the world. Difficult to balance work and home life. People are laid off quietly, and no announcements are made.

Advice to Management

Care about the people more.

Other Employee Reviews for BMC Software

  1. Helpful (1)

    "You experience at BMC will depend on the team you are a part of."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    BMC acquires a lots of companies. If you were part of a fun bunch of people at a startup that BMC acquired, the fun could last as long as the rest of your team.

    Cons

    Has all inefficiencies of a large companies.

    Advice to Management

    Have autonomous teams


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Leave your good ideas and passions at the door- you won't need them"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation. Some very good people still left even after the BladeLogic fiasco.

    Cons

    Cancerous political climate at the executive levels percolates down through the ranks- passive-aggressive behaviors are the norm. All product strategy is driven top-down and 8 layers of management ensure reality stays comfortably distant. Non-existent research and planning for products leads to high project failure rate. As a result, execution is 100% reactionary to customers and deals at risk. Plan to work nights and weekends just to stay in the game and forget about your work being recognized or the correct people being held accountable for failures. Chances are the only person blamed will be the only truly honest person involved.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and reward hard work and dedication- stop treating people as expendable. Be clear about what the objectives are and reward people who meet them. Yes...this requires executives to actually put their own necks on the line. It's easy to ask for everything under the sun and fire people when it doesn't happen. Plan ahead for products and stop the massive swings in strategy. Build people instead of tearing them down. Prioritize and reduce scope relentlessly to drive focus and execution. Most of all, aggressively implement 360 reviews and get rid of those employees deemed most political and least trustworthy by their colleagues. This last step alone would go along way toward fixing the culture.

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