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Newforma Reviews

Updated Nov 1, 2018

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Brock Philp
17 Ratings
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Time are changing"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Manchester, NH
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Newforma for 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.

    Newforma2017-01-26
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Was a great company"

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    Former Employee - N/A 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Newforma for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Love the CEO and a number of the team members

    Cons

    Newforma has made a number of bad decisions, it appears they may not be able to bounce back. The flagship (Center) software is outdated and only supports old school Architects and Engineers. They have a few other software solutions, but with the team of engineers only supporting the flagship product, it is putting all the software options at risk. Investors are pulling out. Newforma has so much to offer but until...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire back the management team that made you successful.

    Newforma2017-01-27
  3. Helpful (1)

    "I love working here!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newforma full-time for 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.

    Newforma2016-11-23
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Newforma

    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.

    Newforma2016-11-02
  5. Helpful (9)

    "Sinking Fast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newforma full-time for 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...

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    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.

    Newforma2016-11-30
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Was growing but now stagnating..."

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

    I worked at Newforma

    Pros

    It was a dynamic team with a great corporate culture. Schedule was flexible as well as working remotely. Employees were very friendly.

    Cons

    Changes in organization or systems were constant and felt like there were a lot of lost time just adjusting to the changes and hindered productivity. Lots of meetings but not a lot of communication or collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency and/or communication between higher ups and the rest of the company. Take in account all employees on changes.

    Newforma2016-09-09
  7. "great place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Newforma

    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.

    Newforma2016-08-24
  8. Helpful (3)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Newforma full-time for 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.

    Newforma2016-09-02
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Decent company but needs to diversify it's product line."

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

    I worked at Newforma

    Pros

    The employees are good and development is eager to make changes to enhance the products.

    Cons

    Management is a bit stifling and slow to make decisions. The market for these products seems a bit saturated and needs to diversify in other industries outside of AEC.

    Newforma2016-08-24
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Sales"

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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

    None - management says they value opinions - sales people turnover quarterly

    Cons

    Too many to list. Boiler room environment, sleazy tactics. Calls counted and timed.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your sales team with the same respect given to development.

    Newforma2016-06-21
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