Metaswitch

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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2018)
"A friendly attitude and enthusiasm to keep employees happy."
Culture
8.3 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.9 / 10
 
Hours
8.3 / 10
 
Salary
7.7 / 10
 
 
Diversity
6.6 / 10
 
 
Training
7.1 / 10
 

Pros

  • People of all levels are approachable in the office and willing to help each other.
  • The flexible hours are popular and allow employees to have a good work/life balance.
  • Both starting pay and salary progression are seen as competitive in the industry.
  • Previous experience in coding is not a requirement at the company.

Cons

  • There’s considered to be a lack of diversity, though this is being addressed.
  • Some feel there is a lack of formal training.
  • While the pay is seen as being good, the pay structure could be more transparent.
  • Some graduates don’t like that the main office is split over three buildings.

What insiders say about...

"The process is extremely efficient, punctual and rigorous. Expect to have to think!..."

"There is a deep hierarchy (the CEO is my seventh manager) but the community remains..."

"The office is quite old. At least the windows are big so there is light but it's..."

"We all track the number of hours we complete each day in my team. This means that..."

"The starting pay was above anything else I applied for in the industry and rises..."

"Providing drinks with a tab gets most people out of the office for a good ice-breaker..."

"We had logic-based and problem-solving questions that did not require any technical..."

"We have no green initiatives. However, we do have recycling bins throughout the offices...."

"Managers almost always have time to talk and listen to any problems you have. They..."

"Software engineering is, of course, a sector that suffers from a lack of diversity..."

"The company does not have a rigid structure, which enables you to move into roles..."

"I'm mostly assigned work that is at a suitable level yet still allows me to contribute..."

"Challenging and rewarding work as well as a sense of accomplishment and progress...."

"Due to the nature of the job there isn't a set graduate scheme that is followed...."

"We started off making automatic tills."

"Employee-focused and keen to do difficult things well."

"The salary and type of work."

"There is no official training programme as you are just taught what you need for..."

"Although it is expensive, I would ask the company to consider granting more leave..."

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