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AVG Technologies Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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AVG Technologies Chief Executive Officer Gary Kovacs
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  • VERY management bloated - your job is at risk every min unless your senior management (in 8 reviews)

  • Work/life balance seems to be an issues (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Roswell, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, including Medical, Dental, and Vision. Very low copays for doctor visits. Lots of Vacation/PTO. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Once AVG was acquired by Avast, many layoffs resulted.


  2. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great deal of autonomy and freedom

    Cons

    Old commoditized products, weak product pipeline, poorly conceived/executed acquisition of leading competitor

    Advice to Management

    Step aside and bring in professionals who know what they are doing

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Political and bloated company..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lunch provided every day.
    A good number of smart and engaged co-workers.

    Cons

    Middle management is very weak - focused on their own personal gains and not overall corporate ones.
    Executive management is SO disconnected from the rest of the folk.

    Advice to Management

    Listen. Actually take the time to listen to what your employees are saying. Not just lip service and generic all-hands - but genuinely take time to understand.


  4. "Great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AVG is truly an international company with all its perks and challenges. You get to meet amazing people from all over the world, management is open minded, a lot of great perks and to some extend work-environment flexibility. Either way, the people are great. And salaries are more than decent too.

    Cons

    It's a big company. A lot of processes and levels but that shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. It's annoying but it "comes with the job".


  5. "Lots changing following acquisition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AVG Technologies full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart, motivated people that work there, which made it fun.

    Cons

    Priorities can change quickly, sometimes without any explanation.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great company - no longer around"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roswell, GA

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of opportunities to learn new things, flexible work from home policy

    Cons

    AVG no longer exists as it got bought out by Avast.

    Advice to Management

    Next time don't agree to get bought out by a company doing nothing but a user grab


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AVG Technologies full-time

    Pros

    All around a good company, but it was apparent in the end that a lot of important decisions and investments were avoided because the company was in acquisition talks

    Cons

    The company was acquired and a lot of us were terminated. The acquiring company had a lot of product overlap and so they wanted to consolidate.

    Advice to Management

    None at this point. It's just business and what they had to do I order to make the deal.

  8. "Excellent Company"

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    Former Employee - IT in Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - IT in Roswell, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top notch teams...Innovative ideas and thoughts...Open to alternative methods of technologies...Telecommute..Benefits..

    Cons

    Although they are going through an acquisition with Avast Software and many are being hit by layoffs...They still need to do what they need to do so all is good.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communications between teams open..not only from a manager to manager perspective but also from engineers to engineers across teams.


  9. "AVG"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to work and greater people to work with.

    Cons

    Not a lot of communication from the top down


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good developers, bad management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most of tech guys are awesome.

    Cons

    The thing the top management did with company is very upset me.


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