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Less BigFix, More IBM Everyday

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

I worked at BigFix

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good technology. Decent building and facilities. Excellent customer support and internal IT crew. Generally smart people. Decent compensation. Accessible management

Cons

Cliqueish and political atmosphere. Management could not hire a sales VP to save its life. Didn't seem to get that products have lifecycles. Much excitement for a "new" product, but little sense on how to maintain or develop it going forward.

Advice to Management

The old BigFix is gone, but culture can persist.

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  1. BigFix true winner was the original owners

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    Former Employee - Sales in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at BigFix

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    CEO was hands off. Liked to stay in office. Former owners were the key to the culture. Once company was sold off to investors the Berkley Emeryville mentality was lost. The beauty of a BigFix was selling the culture and purity of honest caring about the endpoint security needs of our clients. Working hands on with Big Pharma, Government/large end user needs help expand BigFix into growth. BigFix cared about its clientele. Sales teams always delivered what customers needed. Once bought by IBM all was lost. Marketing VPs were crap. Sales never had a true leader. The product was the true PRO!

    Cons

    Cons are above listed with pros

    Advice to Management

    True leaders are hard to find. Women can lead and sell too.


  2. Gone, But Not Forgotten

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    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 Management

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


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