Employee Spotlight: Victoria Viet
Meet Victoria, one of FORMA’s Assistant Project Managers. Victoria is from Lufkin, Texas, and currently lives in San Francisco. She attended UT Austin, where she studied civil engineering. In her free time, Victoria enjoys playing tennis, running, going to farmer’s markets and music festivals, and exploring the city.
Q: How long have you served as Assistant Project Manager at FORMA? What are your daily responsibilities in this role?
A: I’ve been at FORMA for almost a year. I run the service maintenance division, so clients come to me with any relevant questions. I also help with scheduling and function as a liaison between clients, architects and vendors. Additionally, I assist Shane (Special Projects Manager) with various projects. This can range from larger remodels to smaller projects such as elevator and sauna installations.
Q: What do you enjoy most about working for FORMA?
A: The trustworthiness of the company. Everyone trusts each other to get their work done without micromanaging.
Q: What has been your favorite project so far?
A: The Glen Park project because I got very familiar with it and have been managing it independently. The sauna installation has been challenging, so I’ve learned a lot from it.
Q: What parts of FORMA’s mission resonate with you the most?
A: Collaboration and teamwork. When everyone is on the same page and working together, there is always a positive outcome.
Q: What is unique about working for FORMA?
A: The culture. There is a lot of structure surrounding the projects, but if you ever need a breather, someone is always there to help and talk to you.
Q: How have you grown professionally since starting this job?
A: I have improved in my interactions with clients. In the past, I’ve had tough clients where I’ve had to mitigate issues and be responsible for things that have delayed projects. Working through those situations has helped me learn from my mistakes and communicate more efficiently with clients.
Q: If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
A: Buy a house in the Netherlands. My father’s family is from there so I think it would be really cool to have a place for our family to stay when we visit.