AVG Technologies Reviews

Updated 28 August, 2014
Updated 28 August, 2014
46 Reviews

2.9
46 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting new direction and products for the company

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    • 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 for 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
  2.  

    A globally recognized brand making a real difference to the world

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at AVG Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Super-smart team, and a leadership that is very driven and hungry for success, while maintaining a healthy balance of family values underpinned with exceptionally strong ethical and corporate values. It's a pleasure to feel valued and part of a truly global team.

    Cons

    The tyranny of distance and time zone differences plague all global companies, meaning that communication across geo's has historically been a weak spot, but is improving greatly through better use of internal technology of late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let's make sure we can keep the brand fresh and relevant for the next generation of users that will be relying on AVG to keep their Data and Devices secure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Mostly the people, great community of friendly and passionate people. A lot of small startups have been acquired so the talent here is through the roof and it's never boring. No matter what your role, there's always room to explore and push yourself with room for internal growth both personally and professionally. Great salary!

    Cons

    Working with different timezones on a global scale can be challenging... but then again there's lots of travel involved so this doesn't really qualify as a con.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    AVG is one of the best companies I have worked at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Care  in  Brno (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Customer Care in Brno (Czech Republic)

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

    Pros

    The pace is fast, rewards are good, the job is interesting and there are many opportunities for development and career growth. Great working environment and great people to work with.

    Cons

    As a public traded company we are constantly under pressure by the street to hit the numbers and this takes away the entrepreneurial flexibility and agility to seize certain opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Interesting company, in need of strong leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AVG Technologies as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are great, benefits are not so good and very limited work life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of strong management across the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder on developing the company, focus on world class products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    International fast growing environment and teams

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AVG Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Dynamic, quickly growing company
    Multicultural environment, nice people to work with
    Interesting international projects and both horizontal and vertical growth opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes too dynamic and pretty busy;)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great people, strategy not clear

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    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good opportunities to learn and grow, interesting work content, very good salary and benefits. People in the company are really great, they are the biggest asset of the company.

    Cons

    strategy is not clear and therefore each department sets its own goals. As a result there is competitiveness between departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work as a team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great balance between small company and big corporation

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You can take advantage of big internation company and in the same time there are not negative aspects of big corporations. There is freedom to work on new things and explore new areas. Company cares about professional development. The environment is very friendly and it is easy to work when you have friends around you.

    Cons

    There are many changes constantly which are not well managed. Employees don't have sufficient information about company direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the employees, talk to them, listen to them. You can get much more from employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company, great people but a company in transition.

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    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent friendly and smart people, lots of scope for personal initiative if you're good and eager, good salary. Good product portfolio and a forward-looking strategy.

    Cons

    Currently in transition, so will take a few months to settle down and allow the new strategy to work best. But this also means there are further opportunities for the adventurous and hardworking sort.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Commission based quotas become impossible to acheive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Newton, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in Newton, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent group of people to work for and with in my particular office. Excellent benefits package and group outings.

    Cons

    Very secretive company, the everyday employees never have a clue whats going on above them. Roles have changed multiple times with little or no warning. Commission based quotas are increased every month if you have a successful month to ensure you never hit 100% of bonus quota. We often do not receive monthly sales quotas until after the 20th of the month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open with employees. Set an aggressive but achievable monthly sales quota.

    No opinion of CEO

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