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"BMC Software...smart people, good atmosphere and well positioned...now needs to execute."

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Current Employee - Senior Manager in Lexington, MA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Lexington, MA
Approves of CEO

Pros

The best reason to work at BMC is the autonomy and flexibility allowed by management. Direct leadership is competent and working to make positive change. The people at BMC are smart and dedicated to seeing the company succeed. There is some resistance to change but overall it is a good place to work.

Cons

Inability to change on a large scale. Feels like working for the government at some level. The pace of change at BMC can be very slow, because people are not given the authority to drive change. Everyone needs to be informed and approve of everything. The end result is a watered down version of positive change.

Advice to Management

Hold sales more accountable, and reward the best employees better. You cannot grow simply through acquisition.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not your father's BMC"

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    Current Employee - Lead Product Developer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Product Developer in Houston, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Decent benefits. Pay is ok, but won't be for long. As a software developer, it is great to be creating what the company actually sells. Freedom to see your ideas go from design to development.

    Cons

    Death march development projects can be stressful and depressing. Fear of layoffs is constant and no guarantees that a coworker that quits or retires will be replaced, resulting in more work for you. CEO compensation (greed) makes you sick. No feeling of loyalty anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of not giving raises to "regular" employees to "save jobs", don't accept your huge stock bonuses and "save jobs". Make the company more like the old BMC of the late 80s/early 90s. Quit constantly thinking about what the analysts will think about this quarter and focus on the long term.


  2. "It's a decent place to work."

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall it's a decent place to work for, they have been successful in integrating new companies and executing well on their BSM strategy.

    Cons

    Infrastructure software is not a Hot growth area, all the other companies which BMC competes are big companies like HP, IBM and CA.

    Advice to Management

    Need to encourage more innovation.

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