Avid Technology Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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Avid Technology President & CEO Louis Hernandez, Jr.
Louis Hernandez, Jr.
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Pros
  • There was an air of gratitude for getting to work with great products like ProTools that were so much a part of the lives of musicians (in 35 reviews)

  • Great people, Flexible work hours A great product that can do some amazing things in an exciting industry (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management sometimes lacks initiative to innovate (in 26 reviews)

  • Senior management has no clue what they are doing to the point that we have been delisted and lost all our value (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Poor Culture

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avid Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Working in some of the best entertainment technology.

    Cons

    Company is much too top heavy with the most negative managers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being negative.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Move along, this is a

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Avid Technology (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Really inspirational technology, interesting industry, most of your colleagues are pretty great and super talented.

    Cons

    I completely agree with the earlier "Devil Wears Prada" comments. Executive Leadership do their best to shield their teams from the CEO who rules by public humiliation and bullying. CEO is disrespectful to others, including customers.

    There are no successes, you will not have that "Job well done" experience here.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your Board and let them know about the inappropriate behaviors of this CEO. Your teams depend on you. Perhaps you can do both - create cool stuff and a cool work environment.


  3. Technical Support

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avid Technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company! Really takes care of you!

    Cons

    Just have to stay up to date on all the latest software!


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  5. Helpful (5)

    From Industry Leader to Corporate Shenanigans

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Some of the best audio technology out there, and you get an employee discount.

    The regular employees and lower management types are all cool people.

    Cons

    Typical "corporate mentality". It's all about the numbers. Downsize, downsize and downsize. Outsource. Cut back on customer service.

    Advice to Management

    Why don't you get a heart? You had the best software and hardware in the industry and a following that was unbeatable. Now, you've just joined the corporate jerks that are ruling and ruining America.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Everything is being taken away

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Avid Technology

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great industry, innovative people, that's all I've got

    Cons

    Any benefit you had is taken away, there is no reward for going above and beyond, you are expected to work 70 hours a week, if you are given something, a benefit, a "thank you" it is peeled from you within days. You have to be from Open Solutions to thrive here.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Great people, lousy senior management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome company and culture when it was Digidesign

    Cons

    Avid senior management ruined a great place to work


  8. Thriving company with many ambitious ideas to change the world

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avid Technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of software engineers have been working for this company for over 10 years. There are a lot enthusiasts, a lot of extremely knowledgable people. Many new and great ideas are being implemented, with the hope to change the world or at least to discover a whole new profitable market.

    Cons

    Even though there are many ideas of the future are being talked and getting done, the current products are old. That requires a lot of efforts to change things and to add new bits over the long existing ones. It lacks some momentum to stay current with other competitors in the industry. Different cultures across different teams. Some are bad, some are good, but the culture of young is hard to be found.

    Advice to Management

    The company is steering to a good direction after a long while heading south. The new CEO seems to come up with new ideas and products that could drive it out to somewhere better.


  9. Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Daly City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Daly City, CA

    I worked at Avid Technology

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Generally positive work experience, great people, most very competent and passionate about doing the best job possible within schedule, etc.

    Cons

    Relaxed, laid-back culture was maybe a bit too relaxed at times, product definition sometimes came slowly, late, or not at all. Not much room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    more frequent one on ones meetings (team member with boss) to discuss current challenges, short-, medium-, and long-range goals and commitments


  10. Helpful (2)

    CEO needs to go

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Products are very interesting and most people were friendly. Nice building. Benefits/salary were good.

    Cons

    Devil Wears Prada mgmt style. Manager ruled by fear, making it an extremely stressful environment. Everyone has one job that is by far the worst - this was it.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as human beings, not easily disposable equipment. Sadly, this stems from the top and trickles down.


  11. Helpful (5)

    Just not as it once was

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Avid Technology

    Pros

    Good people, ok pay, mostly remote

    Cons

    I worked there many years ago, it was fun and the technology was great. This is no longer the case. It grew old and dated.

    Advice to Management

    Move on, your not the right people.



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