Bitdefender Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Company had good potential which was unrealized due to indecision and poor leadership by the owner/founder.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Bitdefender

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -global and international company based in Romania. -people are generally nice and pleasant to work with. -core anti-malware technology is excellent and regularly wins reviews -lots of problems and places to add value if you can deal with the lack of direction and unstructured environment.

    Cons

    -Salaries are below market -No stock options -Core business of consumer antivirus and security in decline -Top management suffers from analysis paralysis and have not figured out a new growth strategy -Top Management does not communicate effectively with employees or inspire confidence -Company will probably be acquired in the next 12-24 months meaning no job security.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you want to be and your new product strategy fast and communicate it to employees, partners, and customers. Consumer AV is the past and there is not a well defined and clearly communicated strategy for the future. The engineering and anti-malware technology are top notch, but customers don't buy based on that alone. You need to give businesses and partners a reason to buy from you vs larger more established competitors and a great anti-malware engine is not enough.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Poor Experience

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Bitdefender

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    BitDefender is one of limited group of software technology companies in Fort Lauderdale. Really good AV consumer AV product. Was a fun place to work before new management was brought in.

    Cons

    The senior management is based in Romania. Not much is communicated to the rank and file employees. Key employees were let go in 2010 and 2011. Not much depth in the organization. Marketing has been consolidated in Romania; local marketing team just takes what is given to them.


  3. Decent place to work for starting a career

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucharest (Romania)

    I have been working at Bitdefender full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    -global company with clients from all over the world -friendly work environment -decent starting salary -good for starting up a career and learn new things

    Cons

    Can seem a bit disorganized at first till you get used to. A better management for everything that happens daily could be good thing. They should motivate more all the employees and not find ways to give them less money.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees motivated and invest in your employees. Better management for all the staff can only bring good things. A happy and motivated employee leads to a higher client satisfaction and overall better results.


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  5. Mostly boring, but overall a positive experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
    Former Employee - Intern in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

    I worked at Bitdefender

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

    Pros

    Interesting workmates, lots of new stuff to learn.

    Cons

    Low programmer salary, gets pretty boring sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Awesome team!


  6. Awesome experience; great people.

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    Former Employee - Malware Researcher in Iaşi (Romania)
    Former Employee - Malware Researcher in Iaşi (Romania)

    I worked at Bitdefender full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Bitdefender is much like your highschool girlfriend: hard to get into at first, but easy once you're in there. The work hours are very flexible. That's a big plus if you're going to collage in parallel. The people are all very smart and friendly. You get the chance to work on some very interesting projects.

    Cons

    From time to time you will be assigned some boring tasks. While the salary is competitive on the romanian market, I believe they could do a lot better if they wanted.

    Advice to Management

    Keep beeing awesome!


  7. Great Employer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Alliances in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Strategic Alliances in Bucharest (Romania)

    I have been working at Bitdefender full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule Good pay Great colleagues

    Cons

    Slow decision making Office not in the center

    Advice to Management

    Please speed up decision making


  8. A good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Malware Research in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Malware Research in Bucharest (Romania)

    I have been working at Bitdefender full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of stuff to learn in a really PRO team

    Cons

    Low salary No team buildings or other social activities


  9. Difficult, because of the dezorganized team managee

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    Current Employee - Designer in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Designer in Bucharest (Romania)

    I have been working at Bitdefender full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good place to start if you are on the long run

    Cons

    Moar of the people heere seem to be doing their job since yesterday. They have no clue what to do next, or why things aren't going smooth

    Advice to Management

    Get training on leadership amd management. Get off facebook and personal messages. Start actually working, instead of passing the blame of a failure.


  10. Great place to work if you like to learn

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bitdefender full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Start-up mentality in the development team, lots of freedom, you can build cool stuf, work from home, flexible hours, smart people

    Cons

    No real HR, bad chairs, the new offices have a lot of issues with the elevators and AC.


  11. SEM Specialist

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    Former Employee - SEM Specialist in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - SEM Specialist in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at Bitdefender full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    International team, chance to work for big markets (UK, US).

    Cons

    It becomes boring after a while.



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