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Bitdefender Reviews

Updated December 8, 2017
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Pros
  • You get in touch with new technologies (in 5 reviews)

  • Nice people, cool products, heaven for hardcore c (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Bad management style and very micro (in 3 reviews)

  • Product Management, Top Management, Performance Evaluation, Transparency (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Unmatched Sales Director"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Inside Sales reps get the unrivaled opportunity to learn from the best sales director in the industry...Mr. Rob Linder. If you are receptive to positive criticism and listen closely to this guy, you can be successful selling anything. The wealth of experience and knowledge he brings to the table will continue to surprise you every day...and not just about work. Rob can teach you more about life in general than any person I've met. He takes overwelmingly complex problems and simplifies them into simple, attainable goals to solve them. If you need additional pros, I advise that you just go meet with Rob and talk with his employees...because he's a pro that makes any cons worth dealing with.

    Cons

    There used to be a couple of things at the company level that bothered me...Rob fixed them.

    Advice to Management

    I'm sure you could guess...Rob Linder for president. I'm sure upper management knows how valuable an asset Rob is to them but at the same time, could never understand how valuable he is to the people working for him. This guy could take this company anywhere in a more strategic position.


  2. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, and a good technology.

    Cons

    No brand marketing, and just pressure from management to close business. The management can't close anything and they push customers away. No really important product difference between Bitdefender and the hundreds of other companies just like them.

    Advice to Management

    Quit. You don't know how to sell, manage, lead, etc.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great Romanian Company, Terrible USA Management"

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bitdefender full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Romania based technology company that has a solid software product and over 800 caring, educated and wonderful employees in Europe. The annual trips to Bucharest, Romania with the optional additional weekend in a European city while staying at the JW Marriott is a very nice perk.

    Cons

    The current USA based Management team is the worst and least caring group I have ever seen. They don't care at all about the clients or the US employees. Their only concern is which bar they can expense the next worthless meeting at.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the US management team ASAP.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bitdefender full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    CEO and owner is nice. Majority of the BD folks from Bucharest are nice.

    Cons

    Micromanagement in the US. Hired new management who does not know how to sell and focus the market.
    Manager had run in with Sales, Marketing, and SE. He thinks he owns the company. Bad management style and very micro.
    Manager has very little experience selling software.

    Advice to Management

    Get new US Management Team.


  5. "Great company that is growing fast!"

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

    Pros

    -Great product
    -Great culture
    -No Micro-management
    -flexible work and life balance

    Cons

    None that I can think of. The only thing would be to make sure we are hiring the best talent that fits with the culture.


  6. "Great workplace"

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

    I worked at Bitdefender (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Surrounded by a lot of smart and friendly people. A pleasure to work with them!

    Cons

    Some of the workers are underpaid here.
    This is valid especially for students who are working part-time / full-time.

    Advice to Management

    Management should set their goals more clearly.

    The low salary problem is among mostly all Romanian companies.
    Try to value more your younger employees.


  7. "Senior Management (confidential)"

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

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

    Pros

    Great technology / great people - easy to work with

    Cons

    Pay could be closer to industry standards - unrealistic goals

  8. "Balanced work / life and great technology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Culture is friendly and supportive.

    Cons

    A tech company without equity.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees and they will deliver.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Solid technology in need of outside help"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bitdefender full-time

    Pros

    I had a lot of freedom to do my job. Developers, & tech side of the company were excellent.

    Cons

    Never had a review in almost 4 years. Never had a raise. When I handed in resignation, never contacted by HR. Doesn't seem to operate like anything based in a 1st world country. Really struggles with transition from consumer to enterprise & cloud customers.

    Advice to Management

    Share your vision company wide on a regular basis. Management should get out of Romania more often. Revamp PMM, HR. The cloud isn't a fad.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Company had good potential which was unrealized due to indecision and poor leadership by the owner/founder."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -global and international company based in Romania.
    -people are generally nice and pleasant to work with.
    -core anti-malware technology is excellent and regularly wins reviews
    -lots of problems and places to add value if you can deal with the lack of direction and unstructured environment.

    Cons

    -Salaries are below market
    -No stock options
    -Core business of consumer antivirus and security in decline
    -Top management suffers from analysis paralysis and have not figured out a new growth strategy
    -Top Management does not communicate effectively with employees or inspire confidence
    -Company will probably be acquired in the next 12-24 months meaning no job security.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you want to be and your new product strategy fast and communicate it to employees, partners, and customers. Consumer AV is the past and there is not a well defined and clearly communicated strategy for the future. The engineering and anti-malware technology are top notch, but customers don't buy based on that alone. You need to give businesses and partners a reason to buy from you vs larger more established competitors and a great anti-malware engine is not enough.


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