Avid Technology - Managed by people who do not understand the industry | Glassdoor
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    "Managed by people who do not understand the industry"

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Avid Technology

    Pros

    * The people - we are like a family. It's rare that you see software engineers working with the same company over a decade. * The products - the stuff we make is used to make the most watched and listened to entertainment out there. * A couple of our recent acquisitions could be very potent if their integration is executed properly.

    Cons

    * How many many more VPs can we hire while still not allowing for new positions in necessary areas like QA. * Management has hoped for significant attrition in order to move more development offshore. * Management doesn't understand how challenging it is to develop real-time audio and video processing products like ours. This is probably the largest contributing factor to my previous 2 cons. * Employees spend too...

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    Advice to Management

    Eliminate half of the VPs. The only thing they are doing is distancing you from your products and your greatest resource, your talented employees. Learn to communicate with your employees. We are just filling in the communication void with our own negative thoughts.

    Avid Technology2010-06-15
  1. "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
  2. "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

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