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Glad to be out, never looked back., sad for the company and those left behind.

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Former Employee - Marketing in Burlington, MA
Former Employee - Marketing in Burlington, MA

I worked at Avid Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

For high-tech business, media/broadcast is interesting and fun - makes for working on intriguing products for which you can see the results of your work on TV or in the theaters.

Cons

Avid is where inspiration, motivation, and loyalty go to die. Great place if you like executives that haven't got a clue, were promoted via the Peter Principle, and have perfected the my way or the highway form of management. GG's "open door" style of leadership really only applies to the regular layoffs and those who have managed to escape on their own. Look at the SEC filings since GG joined & brought in his cronies - they have sucked millions of dollars to pad their bank accounts, lost $200M+ of cash, reduced headcount from almost 3000 to under 2000, never made a penny of operating income, and revenues have dropped lower than since 2009. Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how do you like the play?

Advice to Management

Easy - leave. BOD - shame on you for letting this travesty continue.

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  1. Helpful (7)

    Avid has a long road ahead, but I want them to succeed.

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Avid's Editor Technology and Enterprise media management systems, and Audio products are good and they have a long history of having great tools for pros and prosumers. Decent Pay. Open office atmosphere - easy access to shopping at a major shopping mall - competitive benefits.

    Cons

    Company lay offs are an annual occurence. Lack of inspiration from Company leaders. Disenfranchised leadership with distorted sense of purpose, killing any good idea, in what was a passionate company. Products are used in Major Motion Pictures and Television shows but the industry quietly questions or shuns Avid. No More - no sense of community - no sense of corporate family, fractured lack of culture, Management new hires do not have industry experience. Avid has also lost it's connection to it's roots e people who made it a great company were let go for SVP profits. Consistent rewarding of bad behavior in executive leadership. Shareprice has little to no value and employees are not awarded stock based compensation and do not have incentive to grow with the company, outside of being allowed to "keep their job". No work life balance - employees are expected to be available weekends, holidays, and over night.

    Advice to Management

    I would strongly recommend the board of directors purge the executive management and perform a top down inspection of all senior management and leaders and let go anyone who cannot prove they have knowledge of the products and industry, and their people. Create Department based employee surveys that are an analysis of individual managers - anonymous based and let go all managers that do not meet grade by an outside organization. The people deserve a voting chance to rid themselves of incompentent management.


  2. Still a leader in the industry but going wrong direction.

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

    I have been working at Avid Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good products but luck of vision..

    Cons

    Producers were fun but no good idea and innovation anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Need more speed on products development...


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