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High tech environment with a human face too

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Current Employee - Lead QA for Film Technologies  in  Tewksbury, MA
Current Employee - Lead QA for Film Technologies in Tewksbury, MA

I have been working at Avid Technology full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Outstanding product, still best in its class. Nice salary, and outstanding benefits. Upper-management was very smart, even if not always technically aware of what the editing products were being used for, they were smart enough to listen to those who did.

Cons

As Apple decided to declare war on Avid, and belts had to be tightened, management made increasingly poor decisions. Emulating other editing solutions for one, then letting go of the most industry-experienced staff.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Bring back the energy of a new company instead of resting on your laurels. Playing safe has helped Avid survive in name, though much less so in spirit.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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    Need to get back to the industry basics

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Avid Technology full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company has had great products. There are good people there who know what they are doing.

    Cons

    Increasingly management has the "creating widgets" mentality. They don't understand or care to understand the industry or the customers. Many are obviously only planning to stay at the company for a short time and see it as a stepping stone to a better position at another company. They have no interest in the long term stability of the company. This is obviously not everyone, but it is a growing portion of middle and upper management.
    The company seems to see more value in hiring from outside the company rather than promoting from within.
    They also seem to be overly concerned about Wall Street. Any time there is a bad quarter you can guarantee there will be layoffs. They are mostly for show and the company hires more people shortly after.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to the fundamentals. Stop worrying about small stock swings. One the company is concentrating on what customers actually need and want instead of the latest gimmick, they we return. Stop investing in ancillary technologies that do nothing but raise the product prices without adding much value.
    There are good people there. Promote them. They have more industry knowledge than someone with a freshly minted MBA.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tewksbury, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tewksbury, MA

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A large customer base with few legitimate competitors. An amazing group of talented employees who are passionate about the customer, and our product.

    Cons

    Company Growth: For those who are not seeing the writing on the wall, this company continues to reduce, reduce ,reduce.

    Senior Leadership not on the same page (or at least that’s the appearance).

    Work life balance is nonexistent. Perception is: You are replaceable.

    Leadership rules in fear.

    The line is at the door waiting to get out (leadership knows this and does not care). They are willing to replace knowledge and hard work for the next college kid who does not know any better.

    I have watched good people leave on their own. In this economy that should speak volumes!!

    If I could give a zero rating to the Executive Leadership at this company I would.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. You have done enough damage to the people who work hard for you. You have used the poor economy in your favor to keep the masses huddled in fear. You should be ashamed of yourself for the disgusting perception this once great company now has from its customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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