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Updated Jun 14, 2019

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Avid Technology CEO Jeff Rosica
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21 Ratings
  1. Helpful (8)

    "Customer Support Expert"

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

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Regular pay check, health insurance

    Cons

    Layoffs of good people continue.

    Advice to Management

    Keep jobs in America

    Avid Technology2018-04-22
  2. Helpful (25)

    "This used to be a great place to work, sadly no longer true."

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    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    For years Avid has been one of the best places to work for an engineer. The projects were (and really still are) exciting, the film and television market place is interesting and the management was knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Since the change in upper management, Avid has become a terrible place for an engineer. They are now tracking software engineers by how many lines of code you check in, which is totally the wrong thing to measure. The CEO stands up and says everything is great and everyone pop champagne. A few weeks later another round of layoffs. Avid has consistently laid off the best of the best in engineering, losing a huge portion...

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    Advice to Management

    Get rid of CEO and upper engineering management. Put back someone who knows the business.

    Avid Technology2018-03-01
  3. Helpful (17)

    "Shame on Avid"

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

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

    Pros

    Good people except CEO. Treats everyone like garbage and threatens to hire his assistant regularly

    Cons

    Everyone scared to be around CEO. Yells, threatens to fire his assistants on a daily basis. When he is in the office the teams are walking on egg shells. They all fear they are next to get the wrath,

    Advice to Management

    Get a new CEO and get rid of the other executives that like to be like Louis.

    Avid Technology2018-03-04
  4. Helpful (1)

    "A busy place with cool technology"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you want to work with really smart folks on cool technology where clients really like you..this is the place for you. The company is growing again after years of declines and changes due to bad accounting and leadership. New team was brought in and changed everything. Clients are buying again and many new products and technology.

    Cons

    Very busy place and not enough on-boarding. Wish those of us in the trenches could see clients more.

    Advice to Management

    Amazing turnaround from where I sat..many are really proud and I know clients love the direction.

    Avid Technology2018-02-21
  5. Helpful (25)

    "Poor upper management and slow career growth"

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

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time

    Pros

    Some great people to work with, flexible hours, and cool products, especially if you're a musician.

    Cons

    Compared to Silicon Valley companies, they were fairly low on perks. Career growth seemed difficult and upper management seemed poor. I know someone who has been there for quite a while and has not been promoted or been given decent wage increases to combat the ever increasing cost of living in the bay area. I was in a town hall meeting once where an upper manager was basically yelling at an employee and trying to bully...

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    Advice to Management

    Replace the CEO with a new one that employees will trust and get some good management and flatten the hierarchy.

    Avid Technology2018-01-02
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Perplexed at all the Untrue posts about company by disgruntled folks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avid Technology for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have never met a more technically astute CEO that connects with clients the way he does. He seems to trust his team that had to do a lot of fixing. For all the old glory discussion, no one mentions the current team had to fix wrong accounting for 9 years before they repaired the company, and all the old results were wrong. I have worked with clients in international markets and they love the company's new direction...

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    Cons

    Hangover from all these older employees who should get a life.

    Advice to Management

    Heard about your presentation to Veterans organization..they were so excited..more of this would be good!

    Avid Technology2018-02-04
  7. Helpful (14)

    "Avid technology"

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    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avid Technology full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very interesting products and a lot of great people.

    Cons

    Bad location. The current management team is more interested in the stock price rather than employees.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on employees.

    Avid Technology2018-02-13
  8. "Good So Far - lots of new folks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avid Technology full-time

    Pros

    Great training Newest tools People seem friendly Lots of energy Company meeting very motivating Management answered any questions Lots of things happening Unlimited vacation Casual dress environment

    Cons

    None that I can notice

    Advice to Management

    Company meeting and message was inspiring

    Avid Technology2018-02-18
  9. Helpful (38)

    "Finally..."

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      Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Burlington, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Avid Technology for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Most of the people who work there are great - dedicated, hard working and committed.

      Cons

      See my comments under "Advice to Management."

      Advice to Management

      Finally, the board of directors has woken up and fired Louis Hernandez! It's stunning that it has taken this long. As one of his former longer-term (2+ years) EA's who has endured some of the worst from him, I am glad he is gone. Hopefully, now the company can move forward and truly have a transformation.

      Avid Technology2018-02-26
    • Helpful (27)

      "Fake Reviews Ring Hollow Now that CEO is fired"

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

      I worked at Avid Technology full-time

      Pros

      Great people in the ranks Great technology - but falling behind Great industry with interesting customers

      Cons

      No commitment to investing in product innovation / excellence Financially shaping the business the cost cutting measures and lack of investment Unrealistic goals and complete lack of accountability other than the sales team Terrible culture with no development opportunities for employees Recent positive reviews are not real so do your homework before considering joining Avid

      Advice to Management

      Get as far away from the Louis Hernandez Jr. culture as quickly as possible and get back to being an industry innovator and thought leader. Stop lying to your customers, treat them well and make them want to be partners with you. Hold all teams accountable to the company's success.

      Avid Technology2018-02-27
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