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Updated Aug 9, 2019

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Avid Technology CEO Jeff Rosica
Jeff Rosica
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  • "Many coworkers expressed negative opinions regarding upper management(in 48 reviews)

  • "Senior management set the goal in outer space to they could pay people next to nothing(in 23 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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

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

    I have been working at Avid Technology full-time for 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

    Avid Technology2019-02-03
  2. "Amazing"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    What they do for students and how the prepare teachers to foster our next generation is wonderful

    Cons

    None, it was a great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

    Avid Technology2019-05-31
  3. "Great product, but terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Independent Contractor in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avid Technology for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People I worked with were all professional and good at their jobs. Travel was interesting and clientele were often very interesting.

    Cons

    Getting paid once a month half way through the next month; job details often kept from contractor until or after last minute.

    Advice to Management

    The Salesforce system doesn't list basic info. like start and end time, and project managers sometimes do not have that information listed either.

    Avid Technology2019-06-06
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Very Slow"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Spacious place; good place to have fun

    Cons

    Business and Managers are at times confused on what to do.

    Avid Technology2019-05-16
  5. Helpful (9)

    "Don't walk - run"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO, WFH flexibility, location convenient, free parking

    Cons

    In February 2018, the CEO was terminated for workplace misconduct. However, many of the people who enabled him are still in c-suite and board positions. The fish rots from the head down, as they say. The culture is beyond toxic. There is very little praise, fractured teamwork, incompetent leaders and open confrontation across titles. Some VPs go out of their way to pit teams against each other. It’s very difficult...

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    Advice to Management

    I doubt they'd listen to any advice.

    Avid Technology2019-05-29
  6. "A company which badly treats freelancers"

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    Former Employee - Workflow Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avid Technology for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Avid work with the biggest broadcasters around the world. So there have been a good variety of projects

    Cons

    Internal staff do there very best to deny you quality work. They also try to shadow you and learn your skills to ultimately make you redundant. Do NOT sign a contract which Avid. They prohibit you from working with the entire industry for one year if you decide not to work with them anymore. The contract is full of obligations on the contractor side but there are no obligations of Avid towards the contract - they are...

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    Advice to Management

    Learn to work with partners and the company will grow rather than just stay stagnant year after year.

    Avid Technology2019-05-21
  7. Helpful (7)

    "Don't do it!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited vacation time, there really is no other pro

    Cons

    Unethical C-Suite, impossible to get work done, as the systems are broken. The former CEO has ruined the company. Employees are scared. Health insurance is lousy.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing - Management is crap - the Board needs to get rid of them all.

    Avid Technology2019-04-05
  8. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Avid Technology full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people benefits culture and office

    Cons

    Bad managers greedy HR over looked issues

    Avid Technology2019-02-22
  9. "Tumultuous growth, cocoon flowering to butterfly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time for 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!

    Avid Technology2019-01-13
  10. "Great place to intern"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avid Technology for more than a year

    Pros

    The shared storage division is full of great people

    Cons

    Many coworkers expressed negative opinions regarding upper management.

    Avid Technology2018-12-27
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