Avid Technology

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A fantastic learning experience that has prepared me for the position I now hold at Magellangps

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Former Employee - Senior Hardware/Software QA Engineer  in  Irwindale, CA
Former Employee - Senior Hardware/Software QA Engineer in Irwindale, CA

Pros

The vast well of knowledge from very intelligent and passionate coworkers

Cons

One of the downside of working at Avid is clear disconnect from upper management from the troops in the trenches making Avid function at a high level. The layoffs sent a terrible message that we were simply commodities instead of valued human beings.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop with the preferential treatment, and treat all employees as valued team members. Stay connected with the troops and be concerned about their work environment and work experience. It goes a long way and they will in turn be loyal and high functioning employees.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overworking is taking the joy out of it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    Pros

    Great people to work with, learning a lot, visiting cool sites, "staying on top of the wave"

    Cons

    Bad management, people are overworked, a lot of chiefs with very few indians

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase quality vs quantity; 30 sales people and only 10 delivery personnel, really?!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A company going nowhere? It used to be a fun place to work with great team spirit.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    Pros

    Company has a great history as a leader in the industry.
    Avid still has great products and product design and delivery teams who have passion.
    Grass roots staff are the best, hardworking, experienced and many highly respected in the industry.
    Great customers and an exciting industry to work in

    Cons

    The whole ethos of the company has changed with the current management team. The wider team spirit is largely gone and communication between teams is very poor leading to duplication of work and confusion. The continual changes in organisational structure (often coming round full circle) have also contributed to the confusion and decline in morale.
    The excessive number of highly paid Directors and VPs, often brought in as 'friends of friends' and then imposing their standard 'MBA management theories' without understanding the business is very disappointing.
    Staff are scared of being fired, hence free speaking, constructive arguments and innovation is a long way from what it was. All communication seems to have to be channeled via line managers in 'controlled' fashion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-build team spirit and better communication by returning to a regional organisational structure as much as possible. The current vertical structure leads to people not knowing who sits 5 cubes away and what they do.
    Understand that Avid is not a billion dollar company. Staff need to be 'multi-tasking' in many areas. This also leads to improved job satisfaction with job variety. A team of 15 works more efficiently and with more shared experience than 3 teams of 5.
    Avid is too top heavy, lets have less chiefs and more indians. Bring back the industry experience that has been lost through redundancies.
    Look at the world wide markets and focus on what Avid has always done best: Solutions for the Professional Video and Audio media industries. Reduce the product line-up and get out of the consumer market. Avid has tried on numerous occasions to extend into the consumer products and have always failed, its a completely different market.
    Make better use of the Channel. We have great Resellers in many regions and fail to invest properly in making them 'part of the Avid family'

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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