AVG Technologies

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AVG Technologies Reviews

Updated 25 February, 2015
Updated 25 February, 2015
67 Reviews
3.7
67 Reviews
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Gary Kovacs
18 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • goog salary in beijing good manager good salary (in 7 reviews)

  • The people are great, benefits are not so good and very limited work life balance (in 4 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)

  • Work life balance could use a lot of work (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Exciting and challenging through out the day

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

    I have been working at AVG Technologies as a contractor (less than a 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
  2.  

    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
    Current Employee - Technical Support Manager in Ottawa, ON

    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
  3.  

    Solid company to work for, lot's of room for growth if you have the initiative to succeed. Great Staff!

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits package and salary; structured reviews and performance feedback. There is lot's of room for advancement in a fast paced environment if you have the drive to excel. Lot's of company social events such as barbecues etc.

    Cons

    The company is in a transition and acquisition phase and a lot of restructuring is currently occurring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some sort of employee recognition program would be nice so that employee's are compensated for working above and beyond.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting new direction and products for the company

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep the environment creative and agile by relaxing the bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company with modern thinking and friendly, smart people.

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

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

    Pros

    AVG provide good environment for working, career and personal growth.

    Cons

    AVG needs to complete Agile transformation also in high management levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Expect you to deliver 100% yet give you little to no direction or tools to achieve set goals or develop

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

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

    Pros

    Health Benefits, Set Hours, Company Name, Company background , Know logo, Established customer base, Known in their channel, Work days, Holidays off

    Cons

    No roles or structure for advancement you are what you are, Don't give you a clear line of sight on how to achieve the goals they set, We ask for tools that we never receive, It's like we are expected to make tools on our on, Pay is not on track with other companies similar to other companies in the market, The goals are so high they are hard to hit and often goals are set when the month or quarter is already up, but are held accountable for missing them, Not really a "fun" environment, managers are not focused on employee moral! Employees constantly feel like their walking on thin ice. Management hears what we need but views it as complaining and instead of fixing issues, holds us accountable for voicing our opinions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide Goals in a timely manner, Create more structure around each role. Provide more tools when asked for, and in a timely manner, Listen to the employees at the ground floor, Provide more structure this company has been around to long to be this unorganized, Help drive employee moral, managers get focused on numbers and don't focus on employees enjoying what they do. At this point its more a there's the door type environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Sweet office near Caltrain

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Like I mentioned before, there is a great open office converted from an old warehouse with brick interior and exterior.
    Catered lunch
    Accessible and passionate executives

    Cons

    Constant turnover, which is normal considering the Bay Area market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok place to work but upper managment needs to follow a road map

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good technology, great co-workers, catered lunches and snacks.

    Cons

    Good people keep leaving, either they quit or groups of people get laid off on change of direction but the change of direction keeps changing causing the employees to feel that there is no directions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the fighting at the upper managment level....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun team, difficult company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AVG Technologies

    Pros

    There was a strong, positive office culture with interesting problems. The pay was good and benefits adequate.

    Cons

    There seemed to be constant conflict between offices and no unified long term vision at that time. Vertical integration meant that critical responsibilities were held by people with conflicting priorities and in different time zones.

  11.  

    More than I expected

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

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

    Pros

    People are very professional, driven, but still friendly. The idea about the responsibilities I was given before I joined was accurate, and although it is a bigger challenge than I expected, I really like it here. All the people that I work with (and it's a lot!), are really helpful, even where I would not expect it really.
    The remuneration is good, benefits are wide, the working environment and culture is really nice.

    Cons

    Given the size of the company I think the organization structure could be simpler. Even after months I am discovering new people that I should take into account.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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