Nemetschek Vectorworks

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Nemetschek Vectorworks Reviews

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
4 Reviews
3.5
4 Reviews

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    Exciting, growing company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Nemetschek Vectorworks full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Great culture and employee work/life balance and small company feel although growing
    -Company is doing well which I believe will lead to growth and additional opportunities for current/future employees
    -Employees truly care about the work they are doing and are willing to work hard to meet goals
    -Executives are involved with the company on a day-to-day level and care about employees
    -Fair compensation

    Cons

    -Additional time-off benefits would be desired
    -Would desire to get to learn more about other departments in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep thinking of ways to keep employees motivated and continue being involved in the day to day operations of the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating and unrewarding depending on the department

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Nemetschek Vectorworks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, talented employees, tuition reimbursement, fair pay. It was obvious that HR and the CEO were trying to make the company an enjoyable place to work. Company is successful and has experienced continual growth year over year.

    Cons

    The company has basically two halves, the Engineering side and the Sales & Marketing side. If you are on the Sales & Marketing side, you have to deal with the CMO, who can be a nightmare. He is the epitome of a micromanager and does not trust his managers, does not empower his team to make decisions, does not use standard means of corporate communication and project management tools, and rarely gives positive feedback on projects. In addition, he seeks to motivate his team by fear and coercion and is generally disrespectful, especially towards women. It's hard to accurately describe just how miserable the people were when I was there and I hear it hasn't gotten any better. As a result, the mood was tense and talented people were leaving the company in frustration or were getting fired because the environment had such a detrimental effect on their performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice is put a layer of management between the CMO and have him involved at the strategic level, but force him to let his managers manage and execute projects at the tactical level. Also hold him accountable and force transparency by making him use the project management software that the rest of the department does. He needs to undergo leadership training. There also needs to be an anonymous way for employees to share their frustrations because people do not feel that they can go to HR and have their opinions held in confidence. At some point the company is going to have to decide how many people they are going to let walk out the door before they make a change to how that department is run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nemetschek Vectorworks

    Pros

    good work/life balance
    cool events
    good relationship

    Cons

    not a fast paced company
    do not recommend it to young developers

    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunity to work on many technologies to deliver a successful product to creative professionals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Software Engineering in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Nemetschek Vectorworks full-time

    Pros

    - lots of opportunities to learn new technology
    - professional atmosphere
    - invests in hardware and software to improve productivity
    - it is possible to work on collaborative and interesting projects
    - you know that you are creating value; many many very creative professionals use the software product for important work.
    - no one is pushed to work crazy hours. Some Software Engineers do so because they want to complete their projects.

    Cons

    - low salary compared to similar positions in the area
    - plays catch up to competitors rather than setting the standards.
    - tries to do everything for everyone with not enough resources which results in half-baked features
    - need leadership to invigorate employees to focused and motivating goals
    - some projects are boring or don't make a lot of business sense (employees need to _speak_ up if you're not doing something you don't like).
    - management doesn't always listen and great employees leave after not being heard.
    - is a little behind the times in terms of software development processes or work policies (such as telecommuting, core hours, etc).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some risks, invest in User Experience designers and product designers, focus on key goals, and stop wasting time on features that no one uses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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