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Newforma Reviews

Updated Nov 1, 2018

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3.8
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Brock Philp
17 Ratings
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Management"

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    Current Employee - Engineering 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Newforma full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There are a lot of interesting things to do and a lot of good helpful people you're working with.

    Cons

    The quality of the managers has only gotten worse as more and more new high level people are brought in and if your manager is one of these new people that doesn't know what they are doing your day to day work life can be miserable. Management doesn't know how to move forward and it's making a lot of bad decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people that know something and are trying to help. Do what you say you are going to do, don't continue with empty words.

    Newforma2017-05-05
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Change, redirection, fresh look"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newforma full-time

    Pros

    The Company has been undergoing much change in the past 6 months, setting itself up for it's new arrival into the world of Cloud Services and Mobile First vision. Change in leadership across all organizations giving a fresh look at our future. As with any company that undergoes change, there is some hardship, disagreement, culture change, acceptance, excitement, energy, passion and many learning and career opportunities....

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    Cons

    Some people look at change as a negative. Change is hard, but we can learn from it. How we handle it, how we embrace it, how we move forward with it determines whether we as individuals are successful, which in turn makes the company successful. The changes have had an impact on morale across the organizations, causing some people to leave the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep plowing straight ahead and through the challenges. Keep listening to the feedback from customers and employees alike. Both have much value. Strike the balance. Hire passionate, experienced people who want to work with the latest and greatest technologies, and Cloud solutions for engineering, marketing, product and sales.

    Newforma2017-03-16
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great company, moving in the right direction!"

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    Current Employee - Sales 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newforma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, great culture, good comp, good benefits, everyone has the same goal of moving the company forward. work / life balance is great!

    Cons

    A lot of change in the past year. Most of it was warranted and as we all know, change is inevitable for growth, but can be difficult to go through. Product Development has been slow, which creates a roadblock for sales.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Employees love working here, mainly due to senior management and the culture you have created. Stay focused on new product development.

    Newforma2017-03-15
  4. Helpful (1)

    "A Little Concerned"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newforma full-time

    Pros

    The company's best asset is its employees. Great people to work with at all levels and departments. Current customers mostly love the product and renew year after year. The CEO is a respected leader who's had to make some tough decisions, but his success is dependent on the direction moving forward.

    Cons

    Behind on the cloud aspect of the company, but leadership has clearly realized it and is doing its best to catch up before falling behind. However, if it's not successful, the company will for certain be left behind. As an employee, this is concerning.

    Advice to Management

    There's still an opportunity to right the ship here, so please make sure to get the product to where it needs to be.

    Newforma2017-03-03
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Newforma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun environment Solid benefits Good pay for the workload They take good care of employees They'll let you travel everywhere for work if you want

    Cons

    Management is clueless CEO seems to be the puppet of the board Sales people would rather take 2-3 hours off than attend meetings No accountability 70% works remote Changed course 4-5 times in the past 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Look into the mirror. Are you working harder than the lowest person? Don't fire people after hiring them 2 months earlier, that's bad business and rude. Don't promise the board numbers you'll never achieve Newforma's product is good, but not the best and you have to understand that. Take feedback from your employees and apply it.

    Newforma2017-03-12
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Love the work, but hate the job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Newforma full-time

    Pros

    You're only expected to work a reasonable number of hours per week. Nights and weekends are very rare. There's a team that does a lot of the work on the legacy code base which means there's a lot of new, interesting work for others. We're spoiled with the new technologies we work with. Many of the engineers are very talented and many are friendly.

    Cons

    We all liked working here for many years, but now it's depressing and many of us are looking for new opportunities. The engineering culture has become based on fear. Many feel they can't bring problems to management because those who do are treated as whistle blowers and experience negative consequences including termination. While some of engineering's leadership tries to create positive relationships with contributors,...

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    Advice to Management

    Fix the root of problems instead of bandaging their symptoms. Look deeper than the surface and demonstrate that contributors can trust you to listen about potential improvements. Find a way to repair the fear culture.

    Newforma2017-03-12
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Hopefully they will survive"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Manchester, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Newforma full-time for 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.

    Newforma2017-03-04
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Hopefully back on the upswing"

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    Current Employee - Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newforma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Recently implemented restructuring to trim costs. Mostly good people to work with and good work-life balance. Management is fairly transparent.

    Cons

    No new products to sell and reduction in support to existing customer base (they seem to be trying to fix this). implementation of 'Agile' and unnecessary process has slowed done what used to be very productive and responsive Engineering Dept. Some extremely vocal people with little/no experience who think they know everything and think they should be calling the shots. Open office environments are distracting and reduce...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire good people who know what they're doing - not people who just talk a good game. Be realistic about goals/timeframes

    Newforma2017-02-03
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Customers are starting to talk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Newforma full-time

    Pros

    Prior to new management, company was going places and had great potential Customers are locked in and (mostly) love it Some of the most talented people in the industry are still there Legacy product well penetrated into market Original core value proposition of legacy product still resonates with current customers

    Cons

    New management has no grasp of the AEC industry and is arrogant enough to believe they can change expectations of an entire industry to spend more for less The company has been blowing money for years on poorly executed copy-cat product concepts that didn't work Most of the key visionary founders have left The new "Cloud" platform is an expensive experiment in delivering to existing customers something they don't want...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop while you're ahead. Ditch your Black Duck, QAD and EMC expat management team before they sink the ship entirely.

    Newforma2017-03-02
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Rapid Decline"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Manchester, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Newforma full-time for 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

    Newforma2017-03-01
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