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AVG Technologies Reviews

Updated February 1, 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. "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.


  2. 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.


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Well Meaning Management but Boring Company"

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

    I worked at AVG Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    My in-location team were good people to work with.

    Cons

    It's just not very inspiring to work for a Company that will probably will not evolve beyond being a has-been antivirus peddler.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a better culture. It's a good job but it's far from exciting to work here or want to be part of this Company


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "So so company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at AVG Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Has a decent enough benefits package

    Cons

    Certain job roles are treated like second class
    Limited progression in many roles

    Advice to Management

    Treat all teams equally


  6. "great place"

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    Former Employee - Channel Account Manager in Winthrop, MA
    Former Employee - Channel Account Manager in Winthrop, MA

    I worked at AVG Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    great co-workers and managers, fun environment

    Cons

    ever changing company direction and focus. Lack of communication


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Ok place to work but upper managment needs to follow a road map"

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    Former Employee - Engineering in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good technology, great co-workers, catered lunches and snacks.

    Cons

    Good people keep leaving, either they quit or groups of people get laid off on change of direction but the change of direction keeps changing causing the employees to feel that there is no directions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the fighting at the upper managment level....


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Fun team, difficult company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There was a strong, positive office culture with interesting problems. The pay was good and benefits adequate.

    Cons

    There seemed to be constant conflict between offices and no unified long term vision at that time. Vertical integration meant that critical responsibilities were held by people with conflicting priorities and in different time zones.


  9. "OKAY"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The salary is good, perks are good, management is OK, nice place to work

    Cons

    Work life balance could use a lot of work. People are expected to work many hours.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on work life balance


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great people needing better vision"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AVG Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are wonderful aside from occasional office politics

    Good pay, though on the low side of market value

    Good amenities for workers especially in San Francisco with free lunches and stocked pantry.

    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Departments are geographically dispersed in multiple time zones

    Pay increase is low even at optimal performance for employees.

    Little vision in exec teams where employees are being constantly polled on what to do next for products, etc. Asking employees is not new, but the frequency at AVG is worrisome.

    Executive team can be disengaged and behind the curve on trends muddling what kind of company AVG is.

    Little new blood in leadership roles from pre-IPO days stalls progress means new thinking is not commonly accepted.

    Paralysis through analysis causes stalemates on critical situations and new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Start by optimizing the exiting product line for functionality and security...especially anti-virus.

    Review major projects and their timelines and compare to other companies timelines for similar projects.

    It's well known internally AVG is painfully slow at execution. Dive into why.


  11. "Interesting company, in need of strong leadership"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AVG Technologies as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great, benefits are not so good and very limited work life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of strong management across the company

    Advice to Management

    Work harder on developing the company, focus on world class products



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