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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 a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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!

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  1. Great people, relaxed environment, many opportunities for growth

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

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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

  2. Helpful (2)

    Disconnect between executives and grunts

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    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Avid Technology full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Competitive Salary
    Room for Growth
    Excellent products in Music, and Movie industry

    Cons

    East coast "win win" and money mentality
    Disconnect from the boardroom to the employees...

    Advice to Management

    Step up on your ability to work with PEOPLE, not just PRODUCT

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