Avid Technology

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4 people found this helpful  

Disappointing

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager in Iver, England (UK)
Current Employee - Manager in Iver, England (UK)

I have been working at Avid Technology

Pros

Welcoming and hard-working colleagues
Sympathetic middle management
Good basic salary and competitive benefits package
Easy location to commute to and from

Cons

Very low morale across the organisation
Unimpressive top level leadership, lacking in charisma and company vision
Annual redundancies
Working hours are stupid, worse than any organisation I've ever been at, and by some distance too
Lack of coherent vision between top and middle level management
Corporate guidance is infrequent, but when it does come it is usually sudden, 'urgent' and requires a complete change in direction or working practices, causing dislocation, confusion and stress

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Obviously they're not in a very strong position, given the general stagnancy of the company and our reputation in the market place, but they have to do something to earn the loyalty of the employees. Currently no one really cares about the company and its future because the company has shown through successive redundancies, dysfunction recruitment and investment decisions, lack of recognition, etc, that it doesn't particularly care about the employees.

Currently anyone who leaves is genuinely congratulated with more than a hint of envy.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A rollercoaster ride. Constant changes. Company cannot gain traction. Should be privately owned.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Avid Technology

    Pros

    Company has a great history as a leader in the industry
    Diverse product line
    Awesome colleagues in a very tight knit industry

    Cons

    Biggest con is that company used to do what was right for the customer and now is falling back into bad habits of doing what is best for the lawyers and financial analysts. Too much middle management with big B-school MBAs, but no gut instincts for the industry.

    Too many layoffs over the years have moved Avid to a point of tremendous ineffeciency and estrangement from it's customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your customer facing employees and shift some salaries from middle and upper managers to frontline sales, support, and product specialists.

    Really do what is right for the customer and don't make it just a catch phrase.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Top mgmt should resign for the sake of its shareholders...need new leadership with industry expertise

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avid Technology

    Pros

    Exciting industry to work in with cutting edge technology. Lots of opportunity to retake the top place in the industry.

    Cons

    Mgmt has way overstayed their time. Initially they did a decent job restructuring, but then only hired new senior leadership without any real industry expertise. It is very sad to see how a once great company ended up in such terrible shape financially, morally and in any other negative way. Due to the inactiveness of the BOD, the BOD probably needs an overhaul as well. A perfect example of what corp. America should not look like!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that your time has passed. You don't have anything to add to the success and future of this company. You all have amazing 'golden parachutes' so don't worry about your time after Avid! Let a new more inspiring and capable team bring Avid to new heights.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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