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Avid Technology Reviews

Updated February 3, 2019
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  • "Many coworkers expressed negative opinions regarding upper management" (in 47 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance is not always bad, but it can be very tough for long periods" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Hardware"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avid Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    solid team, currently very good leadership team

    Cons

    various teams are not always connected


  2. "Lots of change going on, but interesting and smart people"

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    Current Employee - Technology in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Technology in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avid Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart team, New leadership, still work to do

    Cons

    Still a 24/7 around product releases, not so good on review and people processes

    Advice to Management

    Continue the new focus on the people, focus on fewer things at the same time, lots of churn and spinning this direction then that direction

  3. "Tumultuous growth, cocoon flowering to butterfly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic opportunity to be part of the best in the industry

    Cons

    Turn around management strategies weigh heavy on remaining staff.

    Advice to Management

    Disconnect occurs with staff and management, as continuous improvement requires different to go down many avenues to find that one that will work best. Staff feels like they are always playing catch up to latest management craze!


  4. "Work in Progress (In the right direction)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avid Technology full-time

    Pros

    CEO cares a lot about the company and the employees,
    Amazing Colleagues, Cool Products
    A leadership that is engaged and wants to bring about change

    Cons

    Hopefully, all of this will soon change (I have hope)
    Too many products not as many engineers.
    Quality of the product not given enough importance.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees (management is already working towards it)
    Improve the quality of the product
    Listen to the customer but don't necessarily become a custom workshop for big names


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Crisis of leadership, low employee morale"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    New CEO is a positive change
    State of the art office and facilities
    Good work from home policy
    Great, industry-leading products

    Cons

    Old CEO got fired for sexually harassing an employee
    A crisis of leadership and direction within the Marketing department
    Demoralizing culture, high demand with very little praise, poor teamwork and open confrontation with coworkers
    Very few promotions from within the company - no career opportunity
    Marketing teams do not work together, never on the same page, poor planning, and execution
    Too many Marketing Directors, hard to make decisions, no agility
    Too many #1 priorities (should only have 1) no strategy or plan to achieve priorities
    Poor data makes it difficult to segment customer lists and get accurate insights
    No SEO strategy - website, store, blogs, stories, and community sites are all on different domains
    The website is outdated and very rigid, limiting what changes can be made without involving IT
    Zero measurements or analysis of campaigns, once it runs, it is forgotten
    High employee turnover, many open positions - seem to hire whoever applies for the job, not always the best candidates

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of toxic employees
    Hire better leaders at every level of the company
    Do more career development and planning with employees
    Make sure that employees know how their success is being measured
    Promote more from within the company


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great co-workers...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great co workers. Amazing and innovative products.

    Cons

    Company was still trying to turn around and regain market share. This resulted in a sense of a revolving door with seasoned skilled employees leaving and replaced with cheaper younger less knowledgable workers.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Nobody uses Media Composer anymore"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Avid Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really nice office space and awards on display

    Cons

    Board chose current nice-guy CEO after last CEO was fired for "misconduct". The new CEO has been at Avid for more than five years though and supported last CEO the entire time. He presided as the head of Sales and Marketing over the Avid's largest and most accelerated decline in sales. Rest of the the executive team (CPO, CLO) and middle-management have all been there forever and don't know how to reverse the decline. I anticipate more layoffs as they try to stop the bleed.

    Advice to Management

    Hire new people outside of the industry. Older, male hardware employees dominate the culture. If you're in your 40s at Avid, you're considered young.

  8. "sound technician"

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    Current Employee - Audio Operator Our Sound Technician in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Audio Operator Our Sound Technician in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    audio operator with tv experience

    Cons

    At the moment I'm living in Brazil, but I'm already programming to go to the USA.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "still a fan but need improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avid Technology (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Had fantastic direct managers who exposed me to many different things
    - Learned a lot while I was there
    - Worked with a lot of great people
    - Product is cool

    Cons

    - Has been stagnant and shrinking consistently
    - Product offering lacking focus and unclear value proposition
    - Operates like a big company while it is shrinking
    - No loyalty to long-time employees
    - Too many legacy processes that rely on tribal knowledge to survive


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Has a lot of potential but disorganized"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Room to grow, great product, very smart people

    Cons

    Disorganized, financially compromised, low morale

    Advice to Management

    Talk to employees. Take into consideration their feedback, and do not lay off people unless you absolutely have to.