AVG Technologies
2.7 of 5 33 reviews
www.avg.com Amsterdam, Netherlands 500 to 999 Employees

AVG Technologies Reviews

Updated Mar 20, 2014
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2.7 33 reviews

                             

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Gary Kovacs

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Exciting new direction and products for the company

Senior Software Developer (Current Employee)

I have been working at AVG Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe CEO has a great vision for the company. Good compensation, standard health benefits, good training opportunities and career growth potential.

ConsA fair bit of office politics. As with most large companies decisions often take a long time to be made.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to keep the environment creative and agile by relaxing the bureaucracy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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average experience

Marketing Function (Current Employee)
Amsterdam (Netherlands)

I have been working at AVG Technologies full-time for more than a year

Prosgood product portfolio for consumer, mobile and SMB. leading security products on privacy, optimization and privacy. over 170 million customers around the world

Consunpredictable behavior, missing focus on customer, toolbar product causing dissatisfaction from customers

Advice to Senior Managementclarity of company goals and performance metrics. improve employee benefits and stock options program.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Responsible for global marketing

Marketing Function (Former Employee)
Prague (Czech Republic)

I worked at AVG Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

ProsInternational experience, cutting edge technology

ConsInvestor interference in operational management

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep focused on what AVG is known for and good at.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Worst Management in the market

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Roswell, GA (US)

I worked at AVG Technologies full-time for less than a year

ProsSalary is good. Interviews are easy to crack.

ConsNo concept of "team", no recognition even if you work 12 hrs a day, too much blame culture, Management doesn't have "time" to listen to their employees grievances, no interaction between the team. Small doubts which can be easily solved by discussion with senior employees will take 2 days at least to get an appointment from them.
pretty bad company politics at management level. There are very few good genuine people but are crushed by the larger bad ones.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you need good work, keep your employees happy and motivated, "listen" to their problems.
Rate your employees on basis of logic/ amount of hard work employee had done.
Dedicate more time on one-one meetings than the current twice in an year policy.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Lacking best practices

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at AVG Technologies full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat office and location. All amenities needed for comfort and tech culture.

ConsI was constantly searching for structure around best practices. It was a struggle to find consistency in this area.

Advice to Senior ManagementPost-ipo; one would think best practices would be in place. Maybe it's changed since I left?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Interview is very easy

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at AVG Technologies

Prosgoog salary in beijing good manager good salary

Conssmall office small office small office small office small office

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Valuable experience in constantly changing environment

Business Analyst (Current Employee)

I have been working at AVG Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

ProsInternational environment, skilled workers, to-do attitude, open minded culture, career opportunities, friendly and collaborative athmosphere

ConsPolitics, top-management and middle-management fighting for power, constantly changing processes to handle IT development

Advice to Senior ManagementGive up on background politics, focus on strategy, people management, and motivation of employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice team, nice colleagues, but management is terrible

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Darmstadt (Germany)

I worked at AVG Technologies part-time for less than a year

ProsWorking in the team was very good. Everyone is ready to help and I didn't feel as a new person at all.

ConsTo many discussions, not clear what the targets are, on the meeting often comes managers without basic overview of the product. I had feeling that managers are fighting for some good career positions but not helping to get company goes better.

Advice to Senior ManagementBring Management and Development together. Create real teams and go forward with clear ideas.

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Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I have been working at AVG Technologies full-time for less than a year

ProsAbove average technologies, smart engineers.

ConsHuman resource is a big joke in this company, don't even know they are outsourced or contractors, HR don't reply any emails, they only contact you whenever they need something from you. Totally disconnected, one way communication.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your employees, they work LONG hours > 10-12 hours everyday. On call during the weekend also.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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High turnover, short sighted, and a few recongnized

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at AVG Technologies full-time for more than a year

ProsSome very talented people
Free lunch (SF office)

ConsFragmented compensation structure
Perpetual state of crisis management, in a constant state of reaction
Every hour of the day is always a fire level state of urgency
Human Resources absent from the people, simply headcount, nothing more
Shrinking revenue base with volatile short term search contracts (over 50% of revenues)
Aloof senior management

Advice to Senior ManagementPeople are the asset, not the just the top and bottom lines. Build relationships with your employees. Focus on the long term future, not just quarter to quarter.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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