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Avira Product Manager Reviews

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Avira CEO Travis Witteveen
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Pros
  • It's really a great working environment (in 5 reviews)

  • Free drinks, nice building, affordable lunch (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • management, appreciation, bonuses, career growth, product development (in 3 reviews)

  • keine nennenswerten, nur ein Rat an das Management (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Jury is still out for the future of the company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    More holidays than any US company I have heard of. Benefits used to be very impressive when I worked there (health, 401k). Work life balance is great since you are essentially competing with your counterparts in Europe which traditionally have much more relaxed work culture. CEO is a smart guy but has been let down by his upper and middle management so much that he does not trust them anymore (perhaps rightfully so)

    Cons

    Very German company culture which has many conflicts with US culture (not to mention Silicon Valley).
    Many re-organizations a year (positions lost, transferred...)
    No clear vision and no product for the modern world, the userbase is old and is getting older.
    Huge amount of office politics and bureaucracy is almost crippling. No career growth in US office.
    Many early morning meetings since other offices are at earlier time zones.

    Advice to Management

    Hire stronger middle management and have product decisions come from bottom up. Give appropriate resources to the managers to deliver

    Avira Response

    Aug 28, 2015 – HR Manager

    Thank for sharing your experience. We are always striving to improve, so we are genuinely appreciate your feedback. We will pass over your suggestions to our Management team.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Wenn man eine langfristige Karriere sucht, sollte man bei dieser Firma NICHT anfangen."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Avira full-time

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Bezahlung ist OK, Bürogebäude ist gut

    Cons

    - Manager haben nicht die geringsten Führungsqualitäten – formelle Konversation, Nettigkeiten, usw.
    - Belästigung bei der Arbeit (persönliche Erfahrungen und viele Vorfälle beobachtet), kein humanes Verhalten
    - Keine Ahnung von Veränderungsprozessen, Strategie, Team- oder Karriereentwicklung
    - Willkürliches Einstellen und Feuern
    - Hohe Personalfluktation
    - In einer abgelegenen Stadt – wenn man vor hat umzuziehen, die Lebensqualität ist nicht gut
    - Man kann nichts lernen
    - Man muss bereit sein, mit unfähigen Managern und Ausstattung zu arbeiten
    - Das Reisen nach Bukarest wird zu sehr hervorgehoben, wenn man in anderen Zweigstellen arbeitet, muss man Tettnang besuchen
    - Vor dem neuen Geschäftsführer war es besser, aber jetzt haben sich leider alle in der neuen Richtung und den geplanten Veränderungen verlaufen.

    Advice to Management

    Baue auf Leute und die Leute WERDEN das Unternehmen bauen. Fokus auf ein Hauptprodukt von Qualität und Markenwert.