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Brock Philp
17 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work hard play hard work atmosphere that promotes work/life balance(in 8 reviews)

  • "The new management team gave dynamism and energy to all the 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 4 reviews)

  • "The market for these products seems a bit saturated and needs to diversify in other industries outside of AEC(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Business Development Rep"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open office environment, downtown location, co-workers, management, compensation. The new CEO is a great guy. The tools we sell and develop are specialized for the AEC Markets, that means competition in this space is limited to a handful of other companies, you're not competing against other companies that do what we do. Business Development here is demanding, but they give you the resources and the coaching to...

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    Cons

    Work hard, achieve success, then play hard...repeat. The performance standards are high. They push you to do your best, but that is exactly what a good manager should do. They'll encourage you to improve yourself and help you when you ask. Management will also be the first to congratulate you when you succeed.

    Advice to Management

    There is a secret sauce to this company since I came back a few months ago. It's hard to define but it started with a new CEO, and continues with great management and fantastic employees.

    Newforma2018-02-22
  2. 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...

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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
  3. 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
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Tremendous Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Newforma full-time

    Pros

    Great Vision Extremely customer focussed One of the top "Tech" companies in NH Wonderful supportive culture Willingness to try new things (to a point) Great people Has a clear passion for the AEC industry - best fit for candidates are those who share that passion and have a passion for technology solutions

    Cons

    Clarity and consistency and buy-in of vision across organizations has been a challenge (the devil is in the details) - not unique to Newforma Some of the more recent mid/upper level leadership has been questionable - it appears as though there is awareness of this and a willingness to fix/change Branded as a "start-up" - it does not behave as one internally - which is to be expected for a 10+ YO company, just be...

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    Advice to Management

    Finding tech leadership candidates for NH can be a challenge - do not settle! Look for inspiring, high energy individuals with a vision of their own and give them permission to be change agents for more inspiration and energy within the organization. Follow ONLY the vision - stop doing anything and everything that is not consistent with the vision - you cannot prevent the pain of transition, you can only prolong it.

    Newforma2016-01-15
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Powerful AEC Software / Hard Work Does Pay Off / Home Office"

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

    I worked at Newforma

    Pros

    Newforma is widely used within the AEC technology space. Its software is proven to make companies more successful. The name is very reputable in the industry and allows you a seat at the table with C-Level executives frequently. The work life balance is good, and the ability to work from your home office is great. Earning potential is good, and I was able to get near my on target earnings most years. Making sure...

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    Cons

    If you have the ability to work well from home it is great. If not it wouldn't be a good fit for you. You might just see your co-workers 2 times a year. You will have help if you ask for it, but you won't get a lot of people working on your sales opportunities for you. Buying patterns for customers are cyclical and need to be planned out well in order to manage your pipeline. Also AEC...

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    Advice to Management

    Leadership has righted the ship in my eyes, less turnover, more structure which is all positive an I am optimistic about the companies future. As for sales they have brought in a better process than had been in place in the past. The founders are all very talented and passionate, and have now brought in outside experience to grow the company to the next level. My advice to leadership would to spend more time...

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    Newforma2015-06-05
  6. "Growing Company with Solid Customer base and Growth-Minded Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Life/Work Balance genuinely prioritized Opportunities to grow for those who are motivated to do so Respectful and Professional environment Transparency on business health/challenges Competitive Salaries

    Cons

    Occasional long hours due to global operations & customer emergencies Mentoring opportunities limited outside of Dev/QA & Sales AEC Technology as an industry is challenging in and of itself, not for the faint of heart

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing and maturing the company and continue to listen to your passionate staff. You're doing a great job at it now.

    Newforma2015-05-08
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