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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. Gone, But Not Forgotten

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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.

  2. Small teams that created big products

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - fast paced work in small teams
    - worked on relevant products that competed against much larger companies

    Cons

    - there wasn't much going on in terms of career development
    - there were definitely cliques among certain senior employees that alienated newer folks

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