3form Reviews

Updated April 7, 2015
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  1. First class management team and environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at 3form full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    3form is progressive, innovative, always looking to improve and expand its product offering. It is a very fun, creative environment, with an objective to always stay ahead of the competition. The compensation is good with opportunities for growth and advancement.

    Cons

    The performance oriented culture can be stressful and workloads can be high.

  2. LightArt-- Highly Underpaid, overworked and constantly disillusioned by the deceit of management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at 3form (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are nice enough. Almost all are unhappy.

    Cons

    You will be promised change, raises, promotion, and more... None is true. Been with the company for 3+yrs and they do give you more work but never more pay. Pretty constant turnover for this reason. They appear to value people who enjoy working 16hr days with no compensation and no chance of upward mobility because there is absolutely no position to move to and they refuse to pay people what they are worth. The jist of it is; they will make promises they never intend to keep, work you to the bone and then feign support when you turn in your resignation.

    Advice to Management

    The problem is from the top down in this company and it doesn't appear to be changing. I have watched years of history repeat itself and the outlook on par for poor moral across the board.

  3. Good People, Disorganized Process Directed by Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in West Valley City, UT
    Former Employee - Project Manager in West Valley City, UT

    I worked at 3form full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    people are awesome! company is trying to improve culture by building a gym, providing yoga classes, new coffee machine, etc. product is innovative and downright cool. marketing department is cool, production is cool.

    Cons

    Individual departments do not work together. you are literally fighting the factory to get your jobs made and on time. Sometimes there would be 6+ week delays and the factory was unwilling or unable to move up jobs even if it was a 3form fault. For example, you have a project and the factory polishing the edges messed up and burned it. So, you would have to remake the plastic, but the plastic factory wouldn't push through any orders because overtime hours would mess up their profit margins. You, as the direct contact with the customer, would have to deliver the bad news and literally get yelled at, berated, delaying huge projects and there is nothing you can do. project managers and middle management are not empowered to make decisions so everything has to be approved by the coo and cfo, who operate a good ole boys club with their favorites. There is no incentive to do the right thing for the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees and empower them to make decisions. Positively incentivize departments to cooperate with one another. Cross train within departments so people know the big picture so they understand how their cooperation can affect the final outcome of the project.

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  5. Great Product, Great People, Rough epartment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at 3form full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product line and overall company direction. They are constantly coming out with new innovative and on-trend products. Great poeple to work with.

    Cons

    The Sales Coordination department was a undervalued and the pay was very low for the amount of work and stress for the position. This contributed to the revolving door for this position. Immediate supervisors were aware of the difficulty, but it seemed to fall on deaf ears any further up the chain. This contributed to the revolving door for this and the supervisiory role to this position.

    Advice to Management

    Consider improvement when the morale of an entire department is low. There needed to be a better work-life balance for this department.

  6. Poor management, high workload 3form Lightart

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - CAD Drafter in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - CAD Drafter in Seattle, WA

    I worked at 3form full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Always interesting new projects, lots of custom jobs that required creativity and new design

    Cons

    poor project management, frustrating politics, and a non-supportive environment

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and discourage politics

  7. A good job for me.

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at 3form full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Design-wise, the standard for work was high and there was alway interest in keeping up with new opportunities. Motivation to collaborate was descent. Hours were regular.

    Cons

    A few times a year, I had to put in overtime for trade shows and new products.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management often felt out of touch because we were left out of important conversations. Talking more with your employees could help them trust your leadership.

  8. Good people, growing company, but not enough attention to employee satisfaction

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3form (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - A growing company, so lots of opportunities to do new things and work cross-functionally
    - Driven by an environmentally-friendly vision
    - Attracting some very talented people

    Cons

    - People are stretched really thin
    - Morale is low in project management
    - Nepotism at the highest levels

  9. Low pay, overworked, extreme stress, zero respect

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at 3form full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great product when used correctly, great technical expertise in fabrication, some great people in the office to work with.

    Cons

    Sales force is entitled and lacks basic product knowledge, untrained and not managed, unaccountable. They could not sell a concept- they are 100% dependent on office staff to sell their products.
    Management has been unable to match the product and processes to customer needs. Customer experience is the #1 problem and there are not attempts being made to correct it.
    Low pay, no advancement, 50+ hour weeks, no standard processes for work.
    Best jobs at 3form are in the factory.

    Advice to Management

    Enable sales support staff with technology and automation. Focus on the process to get a sale through and how it can be brought down to one click of the mouse, if possible.
    Shift the perception that employees are monkeys pushing buttons to expecting expertise and exceptional customer service from a highly skilled and highly intelligent support team.

  10. I love to be natural @ 3-form

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    Former Employee - Post-Production Saw-3Axis Supervisor in West Valley City, UT
    Former Employee - Post-Production Saw-3Axis Supervisor in West Valley City, UT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work environment
    State of the art technology
    Awesome location in WVC, Ut.
    You can earn company stocks

    Cons

    Not a great income and the opportunities to escalate to better positions is practically inexistent

    Advice to Management

    Please improve the earnings rate to the people in production, post-production and fabrication

  11. Not real project management

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at 3form

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good experience, great people, good exposure to sales and manufacturing. Opportunities to work with many departments and diverse groups.

    Cons

    Overworked,
    Low Salary,
    High stress,
    Reps are not well distributed and the department is not run well.
    Sales reps dump of menial work

    Advice to Management

    Restructure the department and put some competent people with real project manager experience in charge to streamline process. Distribute sales reps in a manner that makes sense (by region).

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