Bitdefender

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Bitdefender Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
29 Reviews
4.2
29 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 ManagementAdvice

    Please speed up decision making

  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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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Bitdefender

    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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Bitdefender

    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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  5.  

    A good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    A lot of stuff to learn in a really PRO team

    Cons

    Low salary
    No team buildings or other social activities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Junior Software Developer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer in Bucharest (Romania)

    I have been working at Bitdefender as an intern (less than an year)

    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
  7.  

    Great place to work if you like to learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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
  8.  

    Junior Software Developer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer in Iaşi (Romania)
    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer in Iaşi (Romania)

    I have been working at Bitdefender as an intern (less than an year)

    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
  9.  

    SEM Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SEM Specialist in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - SEM Specialist in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at Bitdefender full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    It becomes boring after a while.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)

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

    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
  11.  

    Technical project manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Bucharest (Romania)

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

    Pros

    - very good atmosphere
    - quality people

    Cons

    - departments are not always in sync

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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