BigFix Reviews

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Dave Robbins
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  • Gone, But Not Forgotten

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    I worked at BigFix full-time (more than 3 years)


    Truly superior technology. Made competitors look laughably incompetent.
    Management said they valued out-of-the-box thinking and actually meant it.


    Growth brought talent dilution and complex politics. Kissinger's law ("Academic politics is so vicious because there is so little at stake.") kicked in.
    CEO couldn't hire a sales VP to save his life.
    Company bought by IBM mostly to kill it.
    Emeryville has its charms, but logistical accessibility (i.e. decent BART connection) isn't one of them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company as such no longer exists. So much of the comments here are moot.

    Negative Outlook
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BigFix Interviews

Updated Feb 7, 2015
Updated Feb 7, 2015

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    Software Engineer Entry Level Full Time Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at BigFix.

    Interview Details

    Applied through university job portal. The recruiter contacted me through email and we set up a technical phone screen.
    I did not get pass the phone screen. The recruiter told me that even I managed to solve the questions I wasnt fast enough as the rest of the candidates and thus was not forwarded to the next round.

    Interview Questions
    • 1) Given Math.random, Math floor, low and high.
      Math.random generates a number between 0 and 1.
      Math.floor converts the number to the largest integer less than the given number.
      Problem: generate a number between low and high inclusive.
      Answer Question
    • 2) Given an array of integers (without any clue of the range it contains) find the highest and second highest, lowest and the second lowest number in the array in the minimum complexity.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Easy Interview

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Headquarters Emeryville, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1997
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors McAfee, RSA Security

BigFix had a cure for network security woes. The company developed software used to manage and secure corporate IT networks. Its products enabled the automation of such functions as security software update management and software configuration for PCs, servers, and mobile devices. It served customers in the financial services, health care, hospitality, manufacturing, and retail industries, as well as education and government sectors. Clients included Kronos, PETCO, and the public school system of Miami-Dade County in Florida. BigFix was founded in 1997. In 2010 the... More

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