Avid Technology Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2020

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3.6
70%
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Avid Technology CEO and President Jeff Rosica
Jeff Rosica
42 Ratings
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  • "Upper management has no idea what is really happening in the field(in 49 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. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun to work at, with music and video technologies

    Cons

    music and video business goes through cycles, not stable.

  2. "Growing Small Company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Tech Writer/Machine Room Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avid Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent Staff, Growing Employees, Plenty of Growth, Great Program for Education

    Cons

    Owners Lack Communication and Health Care not the best

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  3. "Read the small lines your bonus depend on it"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Support Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Installed bases gives you entree for most of large broadcasters and production companies around the globe Networking

    Cons

    Tons of bureaucracy to fill Slow HR process Ego fighting between Sales and other teams will test your guts Male-dominated management Low per deem No career plan Other countries employees are treated like garbage, external contractors or other countries will have even less opportunities

  4. Helpful (6)

    "Lack of Innovation"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Avid has some really great people working hard to succeed.

    Cons

    Upper management has no idea what is really happening in the field. Lack of communication and distrust. Avid stopped innovating several years ago but still believes it is at the top of it's game.

  5. "Amazing turnaround over the last two years!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Manager in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avid Technology full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Jeff Rosica has turned the company around Very cool technology Passionate workforce Passionate and loyal customers

    Cons

    We lost a lot of good people during the down times a few years ago

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  6. "Love the flexibility"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Product Designer in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avid Technology full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    This is a global company. It's understood that not everyone's situation is the same. It's better to have the right person for the job than it is to have someone physically in the office. I work from home the majority of the time, which really helps me as a single dad that must get his kids to and from school. The products are great. It's fun to tell my kids that I work on the things that help create all of the movies they watch and music they listen to. I also use Pro Tools almost every day in my free time, so it's fun to shape something that has been such a big part of my life. Great easygoing team. I love the people I work with day to day. We share common interests and goals, and it's very much like a family. Some of us have been working together for 10+ years, but we've also got a lot of newcomers. Infinite PTO is pretty cool.

    Cons

    We had many years of poor upper management. If I were to write here a couple years ago, I would have a lot more to say. It's taking time to dig ourselves out from previous poor decisions, but we're on the right track now. It feels like a new company.

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    "Huge leaps forward since the new CEO took over!"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avid Technology full-time

    Pros

    Great Co-workers, Interesting business and great clients, Renowned products, well established company, finally getting our name back after treacherous previous leader, Executives are approachable and willing to listen to suggestions and ideas

    Cons

    Work/Life division is lop sided, too many chiefs, need more clear decisions and ability to converge on a plan and set it in motion, too many irons in the fire. Folks can only go in so many directions at one time.

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  8. "Rebuilding and on the right track"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avid Technology full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great support for working from home; effective management of distributed teams; engaged leadership; fun products

    Cons

    Past missteps have led to a relative lack of senior developers

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  9. "The ship is sailing towards a bright future again"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avid Technology full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I've been here >20 yrs. I agree with many of the negative things said in earlier reviews - the ship was sinking - but most Bay Area reviews are 5+ yrs old. Many things are different now. Our finances have been improving for more than a year. Our products are simply cool and are selling well. They enable the livelihoods of thousands of creative professionals who passionately want our products to do well and get better. We are hiring again and it's been years since we've had major attrition or layoffs. Our new CEO, Jeff R, has earned respect inside and outside the company while improving the exec team around him. Product Management and Eng have a healthy, functional relationship. Eng has begun having more bandwidth for process and tool improvements, not just feature development and bug fixing. In summary, the vibe on the product development team is good and getting better.

    Cons

    Stock options, where art thou?

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Poor culture and decision making"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avid Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, senior leaders and products.

    Cons

    Culture and immobility. They need to invest in technology.

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