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Recent second round of layoffs, most people demoralized.

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Daly City, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Daly City, CA

I have been working at Avid Technology

Pros

Great products, amazing people (whats left of them), good holiday package, interesting work.

Cons

Off shoring train wreck in progress.
Low pay.
People demoralized by layoffs.
Fear of project cancellations.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You need to find some vision or move on. Reducing costs without investing in high growth technology is a recipe for fail.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Still something that can be saved

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Tewksbury, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Tewksbury, MA

    I worked at Avid Technology

    Pros

    Great technology, great engineering teams with tremendous skills and industry understanding. The bottom rungs of this company have what it takes. The basic IP is still valid. The opportunity in the marketplace can be lost, and Avid is no longer a leader, but its still in the game.

    Cons

    Board flushed the CEO on down to just above the director level, and replaced with folks without any industry understanding or experience. Embraced the wrong internal messages from the remaining ladder climbers and have already paid a high price; then reversed direction again. The marketplace moves forward while products and resource direction flips and flops in MA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Board should seek industry expertise to replace layers of business only, M&A, and operations focused management team. Skip looking at middle management within, and either seek direction from the "makers" level, or find it outside. Current death spiral can still be avoided, but not without Avid finding its central value proposition again.

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

    Avid was a troubled company

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    Former Employee - Fellow  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Fellow in Boston, MA

    I worked at Avid Technology

    Pros

    flexibility, challenging problems, good co-workers

    Cons

    support for new projects was minimal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    software is entering a new era - software needs to be highly integrated with the web and must monitor and track usage patterns and release updates constantly

    No opinion of CEO
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