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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

I worked at Avid Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

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

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 Management

Step aside.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Where Instability, Ignorance and Arrogance Reside

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (6)

    I go to work every day hoping today will better than yesterday, but it never is. It only gets worse.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Customer Support in Burlington, MA

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

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

    Pros

    The products, customers, and coworkers are the best . Pay is decent, and when the company has the money, good raises do happen. Get to walk past a couple Oscars and Emmys on the way in. Also, if you are an executive that is looking for a place where you can stay for five years without turning a real operating profit this is the place for you!

    Cons

    What a management job posting should look like: The offices at Avid are reserved for outside applicants only. Never having worked in our industry is a prerequisite. Ability to ignore employee feedback a plus. Looking for an applicant that values resources over humans.

    Advice to Management

    This used to be my dream job come true. Please leave so we can have the company we love back.


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