Avidyne Corporation

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Avidyne Corporation Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
13 Reviews
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13 Reviews
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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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 for more than a 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
  3.  

    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 for less than a 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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 for 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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 for 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Loved the work, baffled by the priorities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lincoln, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, MA

    I worked at Avidyne Corporation

    Pros

    Great location, the work is challenging and fun. By and large, the people are very smart and great to work with. The products really are best in class, and it's satisfying to get them out there and in use by an appreciative user community.

    Cons

    While there was a solid long-range vision, there was not a consistent strategy to achieve it. Management tended to be reactive, shifting priorities and resources based on near-term issues, while not anticipating predictable trends and events. As a result they let their flagship product grow long in the tooth, were late delivering new products, trumped by the competition, and lost their biggest and best OEM customers when they could have been first to market with a superior product. Now they have to scrabble for after-market upgrades.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Avidyne = false promises and lies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lincoln, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, MA

    I have been working at Avidyne Corporation

    Pros

    Avidyne is a small company that seems to be shrinking quarterly. It's nice to be able to meet all employees and form relationships with those in other departments.

    Cons

    Working at Avidyne can be very trying. You will be expected to work long days, nights and weekends with little compensation for your time. This is true for all departments. You will be promised the moon and stars for hard work, but will never see any such thing. You will also find that Avidyne has a bad reputation with its customers and dealers. The bad reputation is warranted. Avidyne has a long history of horrible customer support. And more recently with the hire of a new VP (department not mentioned), Avidyne now has a sales department known for its lies and pushiness. The sales department will say anything to close a sale. Overall this company is failing and dishonest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales and Marketing needs an honest leader. Someone with integrity, drive to do the right thing, someone who respects customers and employees alike.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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