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Bitdefender Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
27 Reviews

4.2
27 Reviews
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    Junior Software Developer

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    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer in Bucharest (Romania)

    Pros

    People seemed to be very nice and smart. It's a relaxing working environment in which one can improve its skills.

    Cons

    People can become careless at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Experience

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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Great place to work if you like to learn

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Junior Software Developer

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    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer  in  Iaşi (Romania)
    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer in Iaşi (Romania)

    Pros

    Exceptional co-workers who are great to work with. Very compettitive pay and benefits.

    Cons

    You can't work part-time at Bitdefender.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    SEM Specialist

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    It becomes boring after a while.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great work environment. Great career move if your are looking to get security expertise on your current skills

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, always up to date with new technologies

    Cons

    The current office location is not so great. Another downside for some people might be that it takes longer to get promotions in the company career wise ( not money related )

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Technical project manager

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    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Bucharest (Romania)

    Pros

    - very good atmosphere
    - quality people

    Cons

    - departments are not always in sync

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    A cool job where you have a lot to learn.

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    Former Employee - Automation Testing Engineer  in  Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
    Former Employee - Automation Testing Engineer in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

    Pros

    Young team, good partyes, professionals at work, flexible hours. Develop cool stuf.

    Cons

    I didn't find anything that I don't like. I renounced because it was to mutch 8 hours a day while being a student.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it the same way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Acceptable

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

    Pros

    - flexible hours
    - authonomy
    - recreation room

    Cons

    - good technical people with insufficient non-technical skills / knowledge promoted to team leaders and managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kaizen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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