AVG Technologies

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AVG Technologies Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
63 Reviews
3.8
63 Reviews
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Gary Kovacs
17 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The people are great, benefits are not so good and very limited work life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • goog salary in beijing good manager good salary (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Company culture is extremely toxic - lack of clear direction from top-management and lots of office politics in middle-management (in 5 reviews)

  • Roles have changed multiple times with little or no warning (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company that is always on the move

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reseller Management in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Reseller Management in Orlando, FL

    I worked at AVG Technologies

    Pros

    The office relocated from Orlando, FL to Chelmsford, MA so I don't know if these still hold true: Excellent benefits, bonuses (depending on department), casual work environment, free software

    Cons

    They seem to relocate the office every time someone new is hired for the top position at the North American office. (every 1 to 2 years) It would make more sense for the person hired to relocate than for that person to move the office closer to him. Or maybe they could hire someone that is local to the current office - gee that's an idea.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Moving the office often makes the company look unstable and it's not right to force your employees to resign at a time when good jobs are so hard to find. For the sake of the current employees, I hope the company is going to keep the current office open for a long time so they don't get screwed like so many others did.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Exciting and challenging through out the day

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk Agent in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Help Desk Agent in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at AVG Technologies as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    -The people who work here are amazing
    -Opportunity to travel
    -Decent pay coming in
    -Fun atmosphere
    -Room to grow

    Cons

    -Needs more structure
    -You start on contract with no benefits and just get renewed with no promise of being permanent after set time
    -Pay doesn't go up from when you start, it seems to be stuck at one level with no increases despite reviews (team wide)
    -Pay has not even increased for inflation so every year we actually make less and less and especially as minimum wage goes up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Review our compensation procedures, we start off decent but after 2-3 years in a company and after reviews no one gets a pay increase and no increase for inflation either.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very good teamwork and interesting job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Brno (Czech Republic)

    I have been working at AVG Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to solve challenging technical problems (high traffic services), great team, good benefits, very good carreer opportunities

    Cons

    Too much politics to fully enjoy the work (mainly cross departments), architecture not fully under control of technical people (business picking the tools by marketing materials without getting feedback from technical people)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust the team and architects with picking the right tools and technologies, and guide them by giving business requirements and SLAs. Focus on eliminating the politics from business departments. Approve architecture strategy for at least 2-3 years and make it company public.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Enjoying the challenges of a growing and changing environment. Exciting but occasionally frustrating.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Brno (Czech Republic)

    I have been working at AVG Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, generous and kind. Exciting work.

    Cons

    Many departments have immature processes and it can be difficult to get some normal things accomplished without involving a number of people to help you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to emphasize collaboration and inter-departmental fusion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Brno (Czech Republic)

    I have been working at AVG Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people in my team, very interesting work, good salary and lot of benefits, team building actions like grill parties, burcak and sport activities.

    Cons

    Management is sleeping almost whole year and 2 months before release wants new features asap. Bonuses are not paid in full amount.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better planning of new features for future releases. When you promise to talk about some decision, please do this (Omelka days on Q2 Results). Please, do not promise to pay full bonuses when hiring new employer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Solid company to work for, lot's of room for growth if you have the initiative to succeed. Great Staff!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at AVG Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits package and salary; structured reviews and performance feedback. There is lot's of room for advancement in a fast paced environment if you have the drive to excel. Lot's of company social events such as barbecues etc.

    Cons

    The company is in a transition and acquisition phase and a lot of restructuring is currently occurring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some sort of employee recognition program would be nice so that employee's are compensated for working above and beyond.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The opportunity of life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Architect in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Test Architect in Brno (Czech Republic)

    I have been working at AVG Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - people (colleagues)
    - career opportunities
    - money
    - space for realising own ideas
    - some of the products

    Cons

    - bureaucracy
    - some people from senior management
    - work under pressure
    - business strategy oriented to sell sell sell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think more from long-term perspective, stop activities decreasing AVG reputation and respect.
    Hire more developers and testers - we have higher potential, but not enough resources.
    Make the development unit and people there (including all the stakeholders) as one team, one family.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    International fast growing environment and teams

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AVG Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic, quickly growing company
    Multicultural environment, nice people to work with
    Interesting international projects and both horizontal and vertical growth opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes too dynamic and pretty busy;)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great balance between small company and big corporation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I have been working at AVG Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can take advantage of big internation company and in the same time there are not negative aspects of big corporations. There is freedom to work on new things and explore new areas. Company cares about professional development. The environment is very friendly and it is easy to work when you have friends around you.

    Cons

    There are many changes constantly which are not well managed. Employees don't have sufficient information about company direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the employees, talk to them, listen to them. You can get much more from employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company, great people but a company in transition.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I have been working at AVG Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent friendly and smart people, lots of scope for personal initiative if you're good and eager, good salary. Good product portfolio and a forward-looking strategy.

    Cons

    Currently in transition, so will take a few months to settle down and allow the new strategy to work best. But this also means there are further opportunities for the adventurous and hardworking sort.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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