AVG Technologies Reviews

Updated 20 October 2014
Updated 20 October 2014
61 Reviews
3.8
61 Reviews
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Gary Kovacs
17 Ratings

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Pros
  • goog salary in beijing good manager good salary (in 6 reviews)

  • Good opportunities to learn and grow, interesting work content, very good salary and benefits (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Company culture is extremely toxic - lack of clear direction from top-management and lots of office politics in middle-management (in 5 reviews)

  • Roles have changed multiple times with little or no warning (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

    I have been working at AVG Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Very professional people and co workers.
    - convenient working hours.
    - Big and global company.
    - self development opportunities.
    - Yearly off sites for the company employees.
    - Decorated offices with many games for the use of the employees.

    Cons

    Although it is a big and global company, relocation opportunities are not common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in your workers and not take them for granted. Looks like it pays off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people needing better vision

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AVG Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are wonderful aside from occasional office politics

    Good pay, though on the low side of market value

    Good amenities for workers especially in San Francisco with free lunches and stocked pantry.

    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Departments are geographically dispersed in multiple time zones

    Pay increase is low even at optimal performance for employees.

    Little vision in exec teams where employees are being constantly polled on what to do next for products, etc. Asking employees is not new, but the frequency at AVG is worrisome.

    Executive team can be disengaged and behind the curve on trends muddling what kind of company AVG is.

    Little new blood in leadership roles from pre-IPO days stalls progress means new thinking is not commonly accepted.

    Paralysis through analysis causes stalemates on critical situations and new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start by optimizing the exiting product line for functionality and security...especially anti-virus.

    Review major projects and their timelines and compare to other companies timelines for similar projects.

    It's well known internally AVG is painfully slow at execution. Dive into why.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Exciting and challenging through out the day

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk Agent in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Help Desk Agent in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at AVG Technologies as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    -The people who work here are amazing
    -Opportunity to travel
    -Decent pay coming in
    -Fun atmosphere
    -Room to grow

    Cons

    -Needs more structure
    -You start on contract with no benefits and just get renewed with no promise of being permanent after set time
    -Pay doesn't go up from when you start, it seems to be stuck at one level with no increases despite reviews (team wide)
    -Pay has not even increased for inflation so every year we actually make less and less and especially as minimum wage goes up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Review our compensation procedures, we start off decent but after 2-3 years in a company and after reviews no one gets a pay increase and no increase for inflation either.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Very good teamwork and interesting job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Brno (Czech Republic)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to solve challenging technical problems (high traffic services), great team, good benefits, very good carreer opportunities

    Cons

    Too much politics to fully enjoy the work (mainly cross departments), architecture not fully under control of technical people (business picking the tools by marketing materials without getting feedback from technical people)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust the team and architects with picking the right tools and technologies, and guide them by giving business requirements and SLAs. Focus on eliminating the politics from business departments. Approve architecture strategy for at least 2-3 years and make it company public.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Growth, dynamics, team!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brno (Czech Republic)

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

    Pros

    AVG Technologies is doing a great job in order to keep it's steep growth. The market is dynamic, so the company is evolving dynamically. The growth is driven by a team of friendly and smart people who are not afraid of work. Pay is slightly above average.

    Cons

    The dynamics is not for everyone. If you want a quiet work, AVG is not for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company and expirience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Configuration Manager
    Current Employee - Configuration Manager

    I have been working at AVG Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stability, opportunities, co-workers. This company let me grow up, provided lot of future career opportunities. I love the workplace and my co-workers.

    Cons

    Struggles with strategy communication in the past. Sometimes communication issues between teams in different timezones.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Enjoying the challenges of a growing and changing environment. Exciting but occasionally frustrating.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Brno (Czech Republic)

    I have been working at AVG Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, generous and kind. Exciting work.

    Cons

    Many departments have immature processes and it can be difficult to get some normal things accomplished without involving a number of people to help you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to emphasize collaboration and inter-departmental fusion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A breath of fresh air. A company that understand common sense. AVG is a great company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at AVG Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people at a company make all the difference. AVG treats it's employees with respect and dignity. It's fun to work with people that have a sense of humor and that are really good people. Being paid properly and having a budget also helps.

    Cons

    As with all public companies, nothing happens as fast as we would like. I'm still working on this. It better than the government. Being in support is sometimes tough as the hours can be extremely long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the dedication that employees are providing. Provide more staff so we can share the load. I really enjoy working directly for someone with so much experience and intelligence.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    AVG Technologies is one of the best places to work in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

    I have been working at AVG Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good salary / compensations
    They care about the employees
    Many career opportunities
    innovative and fast paced
    Smart and motivated teams
    Working in a global and growing company

    Cons

    A lot of pressure to meet wall street's expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The opportunity of life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Architect in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Test Architect in Brno (Czech Republic)

    I have been working at AVG Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - people (colleagues)
    - career opportunities
    - money
    - space for realising own ideas
    - some of the products

    Cons

    - bureaucracy
    - some people from senior management
    - work under pressure
    - business strategy oriented to sell sell sell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think more from long-term perspective, stop activities decreasing AVG reputation and respect.
    Hire more developers and testers - we have higher potential, but not enough resources.
    Make the development unit and people there (including all the stakeholders) as one team, one family.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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