AVG Technologies

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AVG Technologies Reviews

Updated 17 January, 2015
Updated 17 January, 2015
64 Reviews
3.8
64 Reviews
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Gary Kovacs
16 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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  1.  

    Exciting and challenging through out the day

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

    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
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    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
  9.  

    OKAY

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AVG Technologies

    Pros

    The salary is good, perks are good, management is OK, nice place to work

    Cons

    Work life balance could use a lot of work. People are expected to work many hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on work life balance

  10.  

    my first 6 months for this company

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

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

    Pros

    The work is interesting. Colleagues are very helpful and friendly. The environment is amazed.

    Cons

    The salary should be slightly higher but is good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    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 a 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

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