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Bitdefender Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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Florin Talpes
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  • Bad management style and very micro (in 3 reviews)

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

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  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.


  2. 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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    BitDefender is one of limited group of software technology companies in Fort Lauderdale. Really good AV consumer AV product. Was a fun place to work before new management was brought in.

    Cons

    The senior management is based in Romania. Not much is communicated to the rank and file employees. Key employees were let go in 2010 and 2011. Not much depth in the organization. Marketing has been consolidated in Romania; local marketing team just takes what is given to them.


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  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. "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.


  7. "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.


  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "amazing environment"

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

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

    Pros

    very friendly environment, direct reach at all level. fair play.

    Cons

    they should work more on benefits

    Advice to Management

    maintain the good enviromnment


  11. "Engineering Manager"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Bucharest (Romania)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bitdefender full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Technology, People, Location, Growing Opportunities

    Cons

    Product Management, Top Management, Performance Evaluation, Transparency


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