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

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineering in Columbia, MD
Current Employee - Software Engineering in Columbia, MD
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at 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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Vectorworks

  1. "Enjoyable Place to Work... for me"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sense of community
    Perks (weekly lunches, small workout facility, bonuses, company events)
    Improvements have been made to fix some of the cons listed
    Work/Life balance
    Passionate employees (for the most part)

    Cons

    Management collaboration wasn't the best when I left, but they were working on it
    Favoritism was evident in some departments
    Gossip

    Advice to Management

    Avoid complacency. Continue to promote those who have the company's best interest in mind and who want to see the company grow.


  2. "Has it's goods and bads."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Employee in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The events team does a terrific job to create events that are fun and make working here worth it. The people here are passionate about what they do and when given a hint of freedom to be creative they take advantage of it and create incredible work.

    Cons

    Promotions are based on friendships and not performance. It is discouraged to collaborate with other departments without direct instruction from your executive.

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