Avid Technology
2.0 of 5 219 reviews
www.avid.com Burlington, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Like the Navy in "The Cain Mutiny"...designed by geniuses, run by idiots.

Senior Test Engineer (Former Employee)
Tewksbury, MA

ProsStill the gold-standard of the film and video post production industry. (Largely) dedicated workforce trying to made a difference. Avid was truly the "better mousetrap" for film and video editing, and at one time that world beat a path to their door.

ConsThose who created the "better mousetrap" are long gone. Revolving-door management. No vision beyond survival. I worked for three different engineering managers in my two years with the company, the last having been employed by three previous companies that crashed. Near-constant threat of layoffs (which explains my short tenure.) Senior and middle management who know nothing about the industry and turn a deaf ear to customer requirements. Slavish adherence to release schedules...when I worked for QA (before it was outsourced) we were regularly "beaten up" in meetings with complaints like "you're finding too many bugs!" More cronyism than most companies - those politically connected stay for years, while energetic, passionate people with strong opinions are tossed.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdmit that you don't know the business you're in - this isn't another "widget" company, but a specialized company that still has a killer app. Get out of the offices and board room and engage your customers, while you still have a few of 'em!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people, relaxed environment, many opportunities for growth

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    Excellent engineering talent with creative product offerings

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    Burlington, MA

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time


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