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.

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

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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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