AVG Technologies Reviews

Updated 18 September, 2014
Updated 18 September, 2014
60 Reviews
3.4
60 Reviews
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  1.  

    Exciting and challenging through out the day

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    • 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 for 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.

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    • 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 for 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!

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    • 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 for 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.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good teamwork and interesting job

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    • 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 for 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
  7.  

    Growth, dynamics, team!

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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

    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
  8.  

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

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    • 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 for more than a 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.  

    AVG Technologies is one of the best places to work in

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    • 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
  10.  

    Great company and expirience!

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    • 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 for 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
  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 for 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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