Avid Technology Reviews | Glassdoor

Avid Technology Reviews

Updated April 22, 2017
395 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

2.6
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Avid Technology Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Louis Hernandez, Jr.
Louis Hernandez, Jr.
139 Ratings

395 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
  • Great company and great products (in 53 reviews)

  • The best thing about Avid is the great products, followed closely by great people (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management doesn't have a feel for the industry (in 42 reviews)

  • Senior management set the goal in outer space to they could pay people next to nothing (in 22 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Channel Partner Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Channel Program Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Channel Program Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting media/audio products designed for entertainment, sports, music and broadcast industries.

    Cons

    Lack of life cycle workflow definition and accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Tie activities of every job to meaningful deliverables required to achieve company goals.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "software engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in PO, OH
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in PO, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment. Good vacation.

    Cons

    Pay less health insurance for employees.


  3. Helpful (24)

    "Believe the reviews with the most 'helpful' votes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Engineering 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

    Flexible, casual work environment. Dedicated people at a peer level (upper management excluded), decent product.

    Cons

    Leaders have zero experience in this industry, therefore steering managers and staff in bad decision making. Failures blamed on junior-level employees whose voices are not heard, just told to keep rowing g the boat towards the iceberg. People are fired left and right when they were just doing what they were told. If something doesn't work and go as planned...Who is to blame...The person who was only doing as they were told, or the mastermind geniuses behind the ill-fayex plan? Hmmm. Only so many times you can cover up mistakes and scapegoat blame before the jig is up. Every truthful review on here is followed-up with some ridiculously flowery review. So suspicious.

    Advice to Management

    Cash in your chips and go ruin a different company. You can get your point across without belittling people, especially in front of audience. Karma.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (13)

    "Sad but this organization continues to decline rapidly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Daly City, CA
    Current Employee - Operations in Daly City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Avid Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    technology and most are nice people.

    Cons

    quite a few less great people due to continual on-going layoffs as the CEO continues to do the very un-American thing and send jobs off-shore (Philipines etc). Also, since about 3-months after the arrival of the current CEO many many employees have voluntarily quit and happily left. No money in the bank. Way, way too much debt. Revenues continue to decline. Losing to competition (Adobe) and others. Best years ended 8 years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Finish the job, sell the company. End the misery, take your money and leave. Not sure what math is used for execs to get their salaries. It's not based on their performance. Please take the nauseating bunch of ceo etc. brown-nozers with u


  6. "Working With Avid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Burlington, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at Avid Technology (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent team to work with. In my role, I was able to work with different aspects of the company from logistics, office management, HTC and payroll

    Cons

    Pay was a bit low


  7. Helpful (18)

    "Regional Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues who are passionate about video and audio. Awesome products that do make life easier for customers across both audio and video.

    Cons

    Poor executive management that thinks they are better than the rank and file. Big company mentality with excessive focus on process that rarely yielded results. Management created unnecessary amount of stress.


  8. Helpful (22)

    "A Shell of It's Former Greatness"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    None anymore. The few people that are still the heart of Avid and have stayed would be the only pro. Everything else is fluff and lies.

    Cons

    Having spent my whole adult life here I can truly say I watched Avid deteriorate until it barely exists. Good people who cared and tried to make a difference would come in, get beat down then eventually throw the towel in and move on. The technology is not cutting edge. The staff are treated horribly and underpaid compared to . Outsourcing is king in every department. Raises and bonuses are urban legends but each new reign of management comes in making a disgusting amount more than their incompetent predecessors. Lather, rinse, repeat - with a shiny new powerpoint!

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company. ASAP.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Friendly Co Workers, Nice Vacations and It is enjoyful. Sometimes I can nap in a corner and have an extra hour for munchies

    Cons

    Negative Environment, Manager is extremely strict at times, I wished for more salaries and it is unlikely for technician to rise up in the salaries.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (28)

    "What is asked of employees should be asked of Exec's"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Avid Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay Check. Great boss. That about sums it up.

    Cons

    Being asked to sacrifice when the exec's don't. Examples such as.... 1. we are told to travel coach, which is fine, but then asked to go thru several airports even on our own time to get the best fair yet the CEO fly's everywhere and post's to Facebook and rubs it in... He also posts that he takes out customers across the world all the time at expensive restaurants on our dime. The stock is down to an all time low and he is spending money like crazy. 2. We all are working 3-5 jobs and he has a group of people that work for Avid doing his Facebook page, helping him write his books, managing his social media..... 3. Doesn't listen to anyone snd thinks he knows all. What kind of leader thinks he walks on water when all those around him think he is a narcissistic greedy person - and these people around him have industry experience. Pathetic CEO.

    Advice to Management

    The board had better wake up.... Stock isn't worth touching, options under water for most, wall street advises against Avid.... the transition we have been hearing for almost 2 years isn't working... The CEO should lead by example and not by fear. None of the folks that report to him will say what they really feel for fear of repercussions. Really great management style as the ship sinks....... Board - time to get drain the swamp!


  11. Helpful (19)

    "Unethical corporate environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Daly City, CA
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Daly City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super cool technology, most employees (in every department) were musicians and creative types.

    Cons

    Leadership and many co-workers were simply unethical. Huge salary disparities. Employees and directors cheating on their spouses with company employees and in company parties was common. HR's job was always simply to show employees how corporate was right and you were wrong.


Showing 395 of 410 reviews
Reset Filters