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AVG Technologies Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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Pros
  • great people - inteligent and motivated while quite easy going (in 19 reviews)

  • Everyone gets along with each other, there is very little overtime, it's a good work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • VERY management bloated - your job is at risk every min unless your senior management (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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. "Great company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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".


  3. "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.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great company - no longer around"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Product Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  7. "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.


  8. "AVG"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good developers, bad management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  10. Helpful (10)

    "Stay away!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Lead
    Former Employee - Team Lead
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Work from home.
    * Always a lot of work to do.
    * Benefits were on par with most major companies.

    Cons

    * Poor decision making from upper management.
    * Definite cultural differences between CZ folks and US. CZ is ran like former USSR mindset.
    * HR department is a complete joke.
    * Sold out after the CEO told folks in December that this was just a rumor.


  11. Helpful (17)

    "Disappointing but perhaps expected"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are definitely competitive and people (not senior management) seem to make an effort to enjoy the work place.

    Cons

    Executive management has made a agreement with Avast that only benefits them and they are ignoring this fact, behaving as though we should be happy. They are walking away with $25 million or so, while about 70% of us are going to be let go with nothing. The CEO could have negotiated a deal that took care of the employees, had he wanted. But he chose not to. That shows what kind of a person he is. He is truly a bad leader and is so inwardly focused he doesn't see that he will be remembered as the CEO who took a company, brought it down and then took the money from the employees. He hired his network of people who would never say anything to his face, but are happy to talk when he isn't around. The most dysfunctional management team any of us have ever had the displeasure to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Stay out of the public eye because you are not going to be remembered well after this. You looked after your own. A big mistake for someone who values himself on ego.



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