Avast Software Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2021

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3.6
54%
Recommend to a Friend
66%
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Avast Software CEO Ondrej Vlcek
Ondrej Vlcek
80 Ratings
Pros
  • "relaxed work environment (zero micromanaging or abusing power)(in 15 reviews)

  • "The team spirit in Avast is just great(in 13 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Avast is an old company (30 years) that grew quickly in the recent years(in 26 reviews)

  • "The employees would feel heavy handedness from Prague(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work on

      Jul 28, 2021 - Software Engineer in Prague
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, great atmosphere, great place

      Cons

      Forced to work from home right now when I would prefer to use the office

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great starting point fordeveloper

      Jul 23, 2021 - Junior Software Engineer in Prague
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Hughly skilled seniors, good company benefits

      Cons

      Strict hierarchy, but thats understandable

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Keep Looking You Can Do Better

      Jul 29, 2021 - Senior Infrastructure Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits package, some pretty decent attempts at corporate culture but frankly comes up short.

      Cons

      Leadership lacks vision and clear direction. Poor communication between divisions and across regions. Not Invented Here is a definite problem at this place.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Laid back and friendly atmosphere

      Jul 5, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work there really has a purpose.

      Cons

      Recent changes in benefits and evaluation.

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Ripping the Heart out the business

      Jun 29, 2021 - Project Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - great brand - colleagues - development projects - cash rich company

      Cons

      - unclear leadership - most people not bought into the 'vision' - shift of management to the UK - forgetting what has made AVAST so great - 'senior' HR leadership, lots of talk... underwhelming actions - poor pay, not aligned with market - many leavers - senior leadership team will bail once they have made their money

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to grow.

      May 27, 2021 - Senior Data Engineer in Prague
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Place with many competent engineers, analysts and researchers. Lots of opportunities to learn.

      Cons

      Sometimes the technological freedom can lead to bleeding edge associated issues. Culture very Czech in some teams. Only decent salaries.

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      A lot of baggage

      Jun 21, 2021 - Senior User Experience Designer in Brno
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice salary and bonus, interesting products, good AA players people

      Cons

      Big clash between sales and product resources, unclear priorities, leadership that don't give a damn or are so disconnected from organization they don't understand

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great but corporate

      Jun 1, 2021 - Agile Coach in Prague
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People, culture, offices, time flexibility

      Cons

      Disconnection between the top and middle management

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good

      May 28, 2021 - ESG Product Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Remote, Ethics, Flexibility, Independence, Work

      Cons

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company to work for

      Apr 28, 2021 - User Experience Designer in Prague
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lateral career moves welcomed, Close to management, Ability to attract great people, Culture - everybody's willing to help, Great benefits

      Cons

      Lower pay, fast-pace, customer-centricity wanted but not delivered on daily basis (short-sighted sales always wins)

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