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Updated October 11, 2018
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  • "Career growth seemed difficult and upper management seemed poor" (in 46 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. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time

    Pros

    senior management great to work with

    Cons

    culture among EA's somewhat negative


  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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "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


  6. 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.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Software Engineer"

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

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many great engineers who care about the work they do

    Cons

    * lack of direction from senior leadership
    * broken promises from leadership
    * unrealistic project management

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Product Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and great products.

    Cons

    Layoffs within the company became inevitable.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Customer Support Expert"

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    Former Employee - Customer Support Expert in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Support Expert in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Regular pay check, health insurance

    Cons

    Layoffs of good people continue.

    Advice to Management

    Keep jobs in America


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Change is not for everyone. Rebirth takes strength and perseverance!"

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    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 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1) Talented group of employees.
    2) Significant investment being made (new hires and sys upgrades) to improve internal and customer facing systems.
    3) Opportunity for those who want to step-up and contribute to the transformation.
    4) The cross-departmental experience I have had to-date has exposed me to a group of passionate people who want nothing but great success for AVID.
    5) Feels like a start-up.....lot's of opportunities for those who want it.
    6) Management is dedicated and committed to positive change and driving improvements to business processes.

    Cons

    1) Not a good place to work for disgruntled employees who are seeking out others who are equally unhappy.
    2) Not a good place to work for those who don't consider themselves an A-player.
    3) Not a good place to work for those who feel posting derogatory reviews on Glassdoor is helping their cause. If you are unhappy it might be time to move-on.
    4) Not a good place to work for those who can't adapt to change and embrace new challenges.
    5) Not a good place to work for those who walk around with their head down and feel sorry for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on transparency, team building and ensuring each and every employee knows how important and valuable their role is to growth and profitability. Reward those who want to be here and are willing to do whatever it takes to grow the company.


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