Avidyne Corporation

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Avidyne Corporation Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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  1.  

    I was a Customer Service Technician in Melbourne, Fl.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Technician in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Technician in Melbourne, FL

    I worked at Avidyne Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The fact that the products of the company are "State of the Art' or 'Cutting Edge Technology" was a true selling point. I was happy to go to work each day. I enjoyed the challenge of troubleshooting the PFD 2000, and testing the final product upgrades before Customer Delivery.

    Cons

    I was Laid-off unexpectedly in August 2013.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people and work environment. Stop announcing products years in advance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avidyne Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people at Avidyne are great and it is a good environment to work. Salaries are fair and benefits are good. Bonus days given around major holidays

    Cons

    Products announced years in advance of delivery. If you have a customer facing job you end up dealing with upset customers on a daily basis.

    1% raise in 5 years and always the worry of lay offs. I made it through three rounds of lay offs luckily.

    Three locations for a company of 125 people is crazy. There is a lot of tension between the MA and FL locations and can be unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop announcing products years in advance to fund the development of the product you've announced.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A transformed company

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Avidyne Corporation full-time

    Pros

    The work is very interesting, especially for anyone with an interest in aviation. The company has gone through a radical transformation in the last few years. The engineering team is considerably smaller than before the great recession, but the remaining core of engineers are all top-notch. It is a tight-knit team that is really incredibly talented and fun to work with. Managers do not micro-manage and you have a great deal of flexibility, and the responsibility to go with it. The executive team is approachable and genuinely seem interested in the employees. The high stress days of 2008 are pretty much a memory--we don't forget the great people we lost, but we have been able to adapt and come out stronger.

    Cons

    Pay is fair, but wages tend to stagnate. There isn't much room for advancement since the teams are so small. Schedules are sometimes a bit aggressive, but management has been getting much better about realistic scheduling lately. SW development for aviation is not as simple as java or development--more than half the development time will be dedicated to dealing with requirement/document generation or testing mandated by the FAA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, but maybe throw us a bone on salary/bonus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Truly unique ( not in a good way)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avidyne Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Reasonable benefits and compensation. They have a few bright, motivated and capable managers and directors.

    Cons

    Fractured business model, management is completely disinterested in realizing that improvements are grossly overdue. 2 main offices, one in Massachusetts and one in Florida. The advacerial relationship among the locations was in my opinion unprecedented. They are committed to tearing the last bits of good reputation to shreds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop believing the fantasy view of the company and it's direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, Great company

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Lincoln, MA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Lincoln, MA

    I worked at Avidyne Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is not just a job or a paycheck for the people that work there, they love what they do and the love flying. Everyone was happy to ask answer any questions I had, but also gave room and trust to grow and learn on my own. Really one of the best work environments I could imagine.

    Cons

    I was a mechanical engineer, and the office I worked at was mostly software. Has nothing really to do with the company, their mechanical dept. was at another office, but I learned a lot and did mostly wiring etc. for them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good exposure!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avidyne Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great entry level avionics company with the user experience being at the top of the priority list for future product development.

    Cons

    No room for growth and declining market share with limited accountabliity on project management and to lofty sense of position within the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust in your employees and value the roles you create for them

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I enjoyed working for this company. I would proudly go back if I am called back.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Technician in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Technician in Melbourne, FL

    I worked at Avidyne Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They are at the cutting edge of their field. Their Products are innovative and they live up to their Motto, "Flying Made Simple"

    Cons

    My only down side was being Laid-off from a job I enjoyed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Call me back soon.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Need to prioritize and stop the scope creep.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avidyne Corporation full-time

    Pros

    If you are an engineer and/or aspiring pilot and want to get your foot in the door of some cool projects, this may be a decent place for you to work.

    Cons

    Management is often not aligned with the future of the products. Poor compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Very challenging, but great work environment and people.

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Lincoln, MA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Lincoln, MA

    I have been working at Avidyne Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, great products, smaller tight knit company.

    Cons

    Slow product development and STCs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More STCs and faster. Get a PFD.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun work, long hours, low pay

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lincoln, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lincoln, MA

    I worked at Avidyne Corporation

    Pros

    Tight knit group group of developers that enjoy the work

    Cons

    Tight knit group group of developers that don't enjoy the long hours and relatively low pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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