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Updated February 16, 2017
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Avid Technology Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Louis Hernandez, Jr.
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Pros
  • Great products vision, and has all needed to implement this vision (in 52 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Upper management more intent on new offices than getting the business done (in 42 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Entertainment/Media/Broadcast industry is really cool, so are the products and the people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products, great people, very cool industry, competitive salary, good work life balance

    Cons

    Avid's transformation is a bit challenging but it is going to make is stronger and healthier for the future

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and we'll come out on top


  2. Helpful (13)

    "Senior Principal Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Avid has good benefits and you will work with some of the most intelligent minds in the broadcast industry.

    Cons

    Avid has management issues, they are continually "transforming" the company which results in yearly layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together, with the brilliant employees there is no reason this company should be suffering the way they do. Management is severely lacking and inconsistent.


  3. Helpful (10)

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

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    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.


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  5. Helpful (9)

    "When even the out-sourced jobs get laid off, it's time to move on."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still some really smart people left, although their number is falling fast.

    Cons

    No job security at all. Cuts happen every 6-12 months.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Sad but this organization continues to decline rapidly"

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    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


  7. "Working With Avid"

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    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


  8. Helpful (15)

    "Regional Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    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.


  9. Helpful (11)

    "Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some Good people, matching 401k, lots of WFH

    Cons

    unqualified people in management roles, lots of things are done because "we've always done it that way", very little collaboration, lots of politics and negative atmosphere overall

    Advice to Management

    management seemed to be going in a better direction or at least trying. But the CEO comes across as a jerk and isn't good for morale. If he suceeds it won't matter, but there's a lot of doubt


  10. Helpful (18)

    "A Shell of It's Former Greatness"

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    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.


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Lack of Leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great office location, like the gym and cafe

    Cons

    Lack of Leadership, lacks team focus



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