Avid Technology

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6 people found this helpful  

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

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Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Tewksbury, MA
Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Tewksbury, MA

I worked at Avid Technology full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Still 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.

Cons

Those 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 ManagementAdvice

Admit 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!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great people, relaxed environment, many opportunities for growth

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    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern
    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern

    I worked at Avid Technology as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    - opportunity to work with products and technologies you are passionate about
    - brilliant co-workers from whom you can learn a lot as an intern
    - great work/life balance
    - laid back atmosphere; Wii & arcade games in lounge, etc.
    - flexible hours, ability to work from home

    Cons

    - offshore development teams can be difficult to deal with
    - upper management has no idea what goes on beneath them

    Recommends
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    An old dinosaur with no eggs

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Daly City, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Daly City, CA

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

    Pros

    You actually get an office in most locations! Cool people and a decent location. This company has a lot of potential. They have cool products and a great market.

    Cons

    Still to many managers and not enough workers. As much as I hate to say it. Office Space all the way. No direction and a lot of waste. Benefits are not the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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