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Once full of potential and opportunity, no longer positioned to lead industry

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Former Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Burlington, MA
Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Burlington, MA

Pros

Comp is fair

They invest in their personnel with training

a few very dedicated and talented contributors spread throughout the organization

they value process

Cons

management layers are dense

decision making process is slow and very bureaucratic

executive leadership is out of touch, disconnected from the realities of the products, customer and markets

one size fits all approach to managing almost everything in the organization limits everyone's ability to be effective

shared services model for hardware engineering is dysfunctional

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Step aside.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Avid Technology

  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Where Instability, Ignorance and Arrogance Reside

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

    Pros

    -Creative industry, for the most part
    -Exciting products, that which are left in the decreasing product line due to sell offs

    Cons

    -Constant reduction in force/layoffs
    -Extremely frequent restructuring and high turnover (average employee experiences multiple managers within a year timeframe)
    -Employees are set up to fail as they are constantly faced with appeasing their new manager(s) in a reactive fashion and conforming to their way of doing things
    -New Senior Management staff members who come and go with the seasons in all departments are cocky and act as though they are able to fix all that is wrong overnight, raise the bar (when they don't have any history or knowledge as to where the bar is currently at) and do everything better, faster and cheaper, assuming they are the first people to have any innovative idea to introduce that has never been done. Well, it pretty much all has been done by all of their predecessors but the arrogance prevents these individuals from caring about what's been road tested. It was disheartening to experience this ignorance and the "here I come to save the day" attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean this mess up before it's too late for the limited number of industry-savvy, talented staff in place who are all jumping ship. BOD - start at the top with your crony Gary's dismissal and all of his first lieutenants from there. Then there may be some hope and something left to salvage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Sitting on a Porcupine

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Good but dying product lines
    Passionate troops in the onshore trenches with indifferent management

    Cons

    This place is good if

    - you enjoy working on good but dying product lines
    - you like the thrill of an eventual layoff or a sudden office closure looming over your head
    - you believe loyalty, hardwork and commitment is for loosers and there are other quicker ways to enrich and grow your professional life.
    - you don't care about growth unless you have special talent in the art of sucking up to climb the totem pole
    - Words like roadmap, vision are not in your dictionary and you don't attach any value to words like employee retention, employee satisfaction, passion etc.
    - you are are fully satisfied when you offshore any interesting or strategically important work you can to Kiev
    - you can defend yourself when your manager leaves you to the wolves but comes to offshore team's defence within microseconds.
    - you want to see unworthy people getting rewarded.
    - you can control yourself from pointing out offshore team's incompetance and risk offending them.
    - you can be indifferent when you see the organization shooting itself in the foot again and again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please expedite your plans to break up the remaining divisions and sell off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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