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Newforma Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Mostly good people to work with and good work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Great people to work with at all levels and departments (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • there are also some people in the upper management who are not on the same page as everyone else and it is clear who they are (in 3 reviews)

  • Another member of the exec team (not the CEO) seems to be calling the shots but is poorly qualified to do so (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "A good company that treats it customers well"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Newforma full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A company that cares about its employees as well as customers. Always willing to invest in those that invest in themselves

    Cons

    Lost some culture while bringing in many outside people into senior management.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Stay away far away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Newforma full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    None. Limited vacation/sick time.

    Cons

    None. Stay way.

    Advice to Management

    Just close the doors. The mgmt team are pathetic. Firing good people and hiring total idiots. Worse software company in New Hampshire. Do not apply.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Hopefully they will survive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Sales in Manchester, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Newforma has a lot of nice people who work very hard. The person they bought in to manage engineering is tough ina good way and is pushing to build new products. Hopefully it is not to late because some customers are leaving.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the leaders in marketing and selling that were helping to improve newforma have left recently and the new ones do not seem to know what to do because they do not have experience in construction. Many people are feeling uncertain about what they're priorities are and management does not seem to know either.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some leaders who can save newforma before it is to late.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Time are changing"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Manchester, NH
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, sense of community, willingness to help, acceptance of new folks

    Cons

    Management shake-up has changed (ruined?) the culture

    Advice to Management

    FOCUS on the goal and do not be distracted. Apply scrum correctly to the entire organization.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Rapid Decline"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Manchester, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are still good people to work with
    Some interesting technologies to learn

    Cons

    New leadership is arrogant without the intelligence to back it up
    No vision on where the company is going


  7. Helpful (1)

    "I love working here!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newforma full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great: helpful, supportive and fun. Exec actually listens to needs and is very responsive.

    Great culture, without trying too hard. It is genuine and heartfelt.

    Cons

    Trying to undertake too many initiatives at once. But that is the only con. I really do love everything about Newforma!

    Advice to Management

    Focus on a strategy and stay the course.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, great people, great culture. Awesome intern program. Really learned a lot working here

    Cons

    Honestly, i had a great summer internship here. I have nothing bad to say about the company. I think that this is a great place to work.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Sinking Fast"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I think the CEO still wants to do the right thing, but most of his team is weak. Benefits are OK.

    Cons

    Many of the previous reviews talk about rapid change. This was exciting in the early days but the executive team hasn't been able to make their original vision a reality. Another member of the exec team (not the CEO) seems to be calling the shots but is poorly qualified to do so. The company is now a dysfunctional mess, with high turnover and a new big idea every week that contradicts what was just said. It used to be a company focused on their employees and a great place to work. Now they just care about making a quick buck and possibly trying to sell the business. The common conversation around the place is about getting your resume updated.

    Advice to Management

    Get some training in business leadership. Instead of bringing in consultant after consultant to 'fix' things, try finding some leadership that knows how to do it themselves.


  10. "great place to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment, great team culture, and helpful and talented employees throughout the company.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits could be more competitive, relative to other companies around the area.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Overworked...all bonuses go to management and sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Newforma full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - a good HR team
    - well known product in the AECO vertical
    - most of the employees really do want to do right by their clients

    Cons

    - small amount of PTO
    - expect to work 50+ hours/week
    - micromanagement
    - product was slow to adjust to the cloud so customers have been finding other solutions
    - too much upper management (people shouldn't have multiple managers to report to on everything)
    - daily processes change almost quarterly

    Advice to Management

    Stop giving bonuses and trips to only sales. If we are "all in sales" then other people deserve the bonuses and trips too. Be more open to change (like cloud solutions) and stop developing products that no one uses.


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