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AVG Technologies Reviews

Updated January 31, 2017
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AVG Technologies Chief Executive Officer Gary Kovacs
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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. Helpful (3)

    "Great company - no longer around"

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


  2. "Excellent Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Executive Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AVG Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    constantly looking to improve employee engagement; competitive benefits, great people to work with, culture global diversity; job growth and job opportunities, very supportive with work life balance; new senior leadership, internal communications, breakfast snacks and lunches provided daily at no cost to employee

    Cons

    San Francisco office moving to Emeryville; stock/equity not offered to everyone

    Advice to Management

    improvement in acquisition/integration


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sweet office near Caltrain"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Like I mentioned before, there is a great open office converted from an old warehouse with brick interior and exterior.
    Catered lunch
    Accessible and passionate executives

    Cons

    Constant turnover, which is normal considering the Bay Area market.


  6. "New employee who is glad to have joined the team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AVG Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I wouldn't give any company 5 stars because there are always cons to any work environment. I'm one of the new U.S. employees who is happy with coworkers and the management team, especially the new executives who've come on board in the last year. There is a lot of opportunity at the US office to make your mark, be a part of a global company shift, and gain experience with jobs you may not have the opportunity to do if you were the same level at another company. Keep in mind this is not the same company it was just a year ago, so the newer employees are probably much happier than the older ones. The benefits package is great. I actually took a tiny pay cut from my old job to come here for the health benefits, the work/life balance, the HR support, and because I really like my direct supervisor.

    Cons

    Being able to do jobs and gain experience that you may not get the opportunity to do while having the same title at another company also means that you have more work! You don't just have 3 jobs you have about 10.
    Company is in transition from an employee, an executive, and a business standpoint so while the strategy is clear the movement in getting there is not a well-oiled machine just yet. It will also take the international managers and employees a while to get used to having many executives at the US headquarters. The company overall still seems very Czech and European-centric.

    Advice to Management

    Other managers need more knowledge about the U.S. customer and US Marketing / Branding needs overall.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "A company that is always on the move"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reseller Management in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Reseller Management in Orlando, FL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The office relocated from Orlando, FL to Chelmsford, MA so I don't know if these still hold true: Excellent benefits, bonuses (depending on department), casual work environment, free software

    Cons

    They seem to relocate the office every time someone new is hired for the top position at the North American office. (every 1 to 2 years) It would make more sense for the person hired to relocate than for that person to move the office closer to him. Or maybe they could hire someone that is local to the current office - gee that's an idea.

    Advice to Management

    Moving the office often makes the company look unstable and it's not right to force your employees to resign at a time when good jobs are so hard to find. For the sake of the current employees, I hope the company is going to keep the current office open for a long time so they don't get screwed like so many others did.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Product Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "AVG"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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. "Sr. Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company. Good benefits, Flexible work Environment great atmosphere

    Cons

    Need for integrated mature processes. will be bumpy while solid processes are implemented.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Get those processes in place. Company has a bright future.


  11. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AVG Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, Ability to work from home if need be, Ability to learn and work without micromanagement. Benefits are great and they do take care of their employees.

    Cons

    Workflow is entirely to dynamic. This causes confusion in regards to deadlines, or what you are supposed to be working on. This makes things at times, more stressful than they need to be.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with tasks set, see projects through to completion, focus more on quality than new features. Not allowing projects to run to completion devalues the work that the engineers do.


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